Comparison: ABMP vs AMTA Massage Insurance

As a massage and bodywork professional, you deserve the full support and benefits of a professional association, not just someone selling insurance. And, as you can see by the value ABMP membership gives you, there’s a clear choice for massage association membership, which is why more professionals choose ABMP membership than any other association in the profession, even the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

 

ABMP

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

AMTA

American Massage Therapy Association
Individual liability insurance coverage not subject to a shared member aggregate
200+ hours of free CE, plus optional access to 400+ more CE hours with the World Massage Conference library
Hands-on apps Five-Minute Muscles and Pocket Pathology
Free website with unlimited web pages
Award-winning magazine sent six times a year
More than 50 member discount partners
  $199 per year $235 per year

It's just another example of why massage therapists can expectmore from their association with ABMP.

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What is a shared member aggregate?

 

Curious about why ABMP massage insurance does not have a shared aggregate while AMTA insurance does? ABMP president Les Sweeney explains more about the differences between ABMP and AMTA liability insurance in this blog. Specifically, the liability insurance included in ABMP membership gives you coverage at $2 million per incident and $6 million per year, just for you. Other liability insurance policies, like AMTA’s, have a master limit that is shared among all members.

Who is ABMP?

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a national membership association that goes above and beyond great liability insurance to make it easier for massage and bodywork practitioners and students to succeed. Founded in 1987, ABMP membership stands alone for its quality and value.

ABMP's comprehensive program of liability and business property insurance sets the standard for the profession. Specifically tailored to meet the needs of massage therapists and bodyworkers, the policy included in membership offers "occurrence form" coverage; professional, general, and product liability coverage with the highest limits available; no additional charge for Additional Insured Endorsements; and no "shared member" aggregate, like AMTA insurance provides.

Our business philosophy is summed up by our credo: expectmore. ABMP members receive the most responsive, knowledgeable service and a comprehensive package of member benefits that includes free CE hours, dozens of member discounts, a free business website, the award-winning Massage & Bodywork magazine, dedicated legislative advocacy, and more.

Ready to take your massage and bodywork career to the next level by joining a professional association? Get started with ABMP to gain access to the best value membership and liability insurance on the market.

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South Carolina Bill Changes Massage Therapy Act

Senate Bill 227 amends the massage therapy scope of practice, definitions, fees, license qualifications, and misconduct. The bill also adds the following new sections: public roster, licensure by endorsement, and establishment licensure.

Learn About the Proposed Interstate Massage Therapy Compact Draft Bill

The bill will make it easier for massage therapists with 625 hours of education to move to and from other jurisdictions once at least seven or more states approve the proposed bill language. Participate in a Zoom meeting on July 6, 2022, or August 11, 2022, to learn more about the interstate compact.

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In Celebration of Pride Month: Resources from ABMP

A multicolored Pride Flag representing the LGBTQIA+ community.

This month, to honor the LGBTQIA+ community, we want to take a moment to celebrate the diversity of our members along with their clients, as well as provide educational resources from our magazine, CE library, and podcasts. 

Benefits

ABMP Recognized for Top Publications

The 42nd Annual EXCEL Awards were celebrated on June 22, 2022. SIIA’s EXCEL Awards is the largest and most prestigious program recognizing excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communication.

ABMP was recognized for some of our top publications and educational offerings:

Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.

In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!⁠

Cupping Canada Inc. and Mobile Massage Mastery GIVEAWAY: Value over $2,022!

Cupping Canada Inc. and Mobile Massage Mastery GIVEAWAY—value over $2,022!

3 lucky participants will win shared prizes:

• 16 CE live online Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping course from Cupping Canada & Cupping USA (NCBTMB approved & Canadian approvals) - valued at $405 CAD

• Online course starter kit, tie dye silicone drinking glass & silicone straw kit from Cupping Canada and Cupping USA - valued at $120 CAD

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