Specialty insurer Markel Corp. has partnered with online small-business insurer Next Insurance to offer tailored coverage for personal trainers.

Personal trainers can buy insurance online with Next Insurance and pay on a monthly basis. The coverage is offered anywhere in the continental U.S., plus Alaska.

“We believe providing more specific and focused insurance offerings to small business owners—like personal trainers—through Next Insurance will advance our overall industry,” said Trent M. Cooksley, head of Open Innovation at Markel Corp. “This is our first partnership product with Next, and we are excited about Next’s expertise and encouraged by the significant growth we’ve seen since our launch together.”

Next Insurance said it has started working with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), hoping to encourage trainers, sports coaches, lifestyle consultants and wellness professionals to enroll in comprehensive insurance as soon as they complete certification courses and start offering their services.

“We have seen our personal trainer insurance sales grow by double digits every month and expect to see this growth expand with the support of Markel and our collaborations with associations like NESTA,” said Guy Goldstein, CEO and co-founder of Next Insurance.

Source: Next Insurance