master insurance scheme

An insurance program with BMS Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (BMS) for the profession by the profession – Australian and New Zealand members only*

ANZACATA membership automatically includes $10,000,000 professional indemnity insurance for Australian and New Zealand members. BMS Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (BMS) is ANZACATA’s exclusive insurance broker and brings a member-centric perspective to the design and delivery of ANZACATA’s insurance program, resulting in significant immediate and long-term benefits to members. ANZACATA members will have access to the following insurance through their membership application from 1 August 2018; providing you with access to many additional benefits:

Practice risk resources  BMS experts will work with legal professionals and arts therapists to provide targeted information, tools, content and educational seminars and webinars on practice risk, thereby aligning with ANZACATA’s long-term strategy to help members manage risk. 

Specialised legal protection  Members have access to specialised legal services, including free initial legal advice at the time a claim, complaint or allegation is made against you.

Exceptional Service  ANZACATA members will have access to BMS experts through a range of platforms, including email, phone and live chat via the ANZACATA Insurance Site.  BMS will work with members to answer any questions you may have.

The ANZACATA Insurance policy can be automatically included as part of any Australian Professional membership purchase.  If you currently do not participate in the ANZACATA insurance policy and your insurance is not due on 1 August 2018, we encourage you to contact BMS to discuss your options around moving to the ANZACATA program.

All New Zealand practising members and Australians at other practising levels of membership other than Professional can apply to BMS directly for an opt-in insurance scheme plan.

What is Professional Indemnity Insurance?

Regular interaction with clients is a consistent part of any creative arts therapy practice and may be a daily occurrence. With this in mind, you may face situations where your clients look to hold you responsible for harm they deem to have received as a result of your professional services.

Professional Indemnity insurance (PI) protects you against liability or allegations of liability for injury or damages that have resulted from a negligent act, error, omission, or malpractice that has arisen out of your professional capacity as a creative arts therapist. PI protects creative arts therapists by ensuring that your legal defence is coordinated and paid for if a claim is made against you. Your PI also covers the cost of patient compensation, or damages.

Why an exclusive program and broker? 

ANZACATA provide members with a comprehensive, value-added program that promotes investment in practice risk management. With the new and exclusive program brokered by BMS, members will have access to services including:

  • dedicated program website at
  • more protection for professional indemnity insurance
  • expanded limits of coverage
  • isolating the low risk profile of arts therapy from the broader psychotherapy industry, ensuring premiums accurately reflect your practice risk.
  • an insurance program that is designed with the input of members, enabling the profession to respond to its own practice needs

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You can visit ANZACATA’s Insurance site for more information regarding the member insurance program at or by contacting BMS directly:
Australia – 1800 931 071
New Zealand – 0800 999 267
BMS’ offices are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm AEST.

* The master insurance scheme is for Australian and New Zealand practising members only.
Only Professional and Tiers 1–4 are eligible.

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