ABMP President Talks Liability Insurance on Podcast

ABMP’s president, Les Sweeney, BCTMB, was featured on a recent episode of the Massage Business Blueprint podcast. Sweeney joined hosts Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds on episode 68, “Common Questions About Massage Liability Insurance.”
 
Among the topics covered were the differences between general, professional, and product liability insurance; the need for massage professionals to secure their own liability insurance coverage; and the reasons to avoid claims-made coverage.
 
The podcast is available at www.massagebusinessblueprint.com/podcast/e68-common-questions-massage-liability-insurance-les-sweeney-abmp.

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ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

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Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

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