Written by Andy Gurczak

September 22, 2022

The Types of Insurance Businesses Need

The Types of Insurance Businesses Need

There are many types of insurance coverage options for businesses small and large-and everything in between. Business insurance protects your company from different risks that can come up during everyday operations. However, there are several types of business insurance businesses need.

For instance, many business owners start with a Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) for their small business insurance needs. It combines three essential coverages: general liability insurance, commercial property insurance, and business income insurance.

In addition, businesses can add other business insurance coverages to get more protection. For example, if your business provides a professional service to customers, get a professional liability policy.

That policy can help protect your business from claims that it made a mistake in the professional services given.

We also know this type of insurance as errors and omissions (E&O) insurance.

General liability insurance is also known as business or commercial liability insurance. This insurance protects your business from claims it caused bodily injury to a visitor or customer.

In addition, it covers claims of property damage to another person’s belongings.

Lastly, it covers claims of other personal injuries such as libel or slander.

Commercial property insurance protects your owned or rented building and the equipment you use to run your business. Consequently, you have coverage if a hurricane or fire damages your buildings, equipment, etc.

However, this insurance doesn’t cover damage from earthquakes or floods. You’ll have to get separate policies to cover flood and earthquake damages.

Other Types of Business Insurance

If you can’t run your business because of covered property damage, business interruption insurance can help replace your lost income. This is also called business income insurance.

You can use this coverage to help pay for fixed expenses, like rent, utility bills, property taxes, or payroll.

Commercial umbrella insurance increases coverage limits for some of your liability policies. Consequently, if a claim exceeds the limits on your policy, your umbrella insurance can help cover the difference.

Commercial umbrella insurance is not very expensive. Therefore, it is worth it to get that additional coverage to protect your business.

Many states require businesses to get workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance gives your employees benefits if they get hurt or sick from their job. These benefits can help pay their medical bills.

In addition, workers’ comp replaces most of their lost wages if injuries force them to miss work.

Lastly, data breach insurance protects your business after a data breach. As a result, if personally, identifiable information gets lost or stolen, this insurance provides coverage for costs the business incurs relating to the data breach.

Commercial auto insurance covers the business and its employees on the road if they drive company-owned vehicles for business. Therefore, it will cover property damage and bodily injury claims if one of your employees causes an accident.

If You Have Questions About the Types of Insurance Businesses Need, Call AllCity Adjusters

We are a family-owned claims company with five decades of combined adjusting experience. Consequently, if there’s one thing we understand, it’s that you need 100% of your claim value.

Insurance companies undervalue your claim 8 out of 10 times. They hire expensive claims adjusters to ensure they maintain a strong profit margin. Additionally, they have experienced actuaries that help their team of agents challenges your insurance claim’s validity and value.

Of course, having all or part of your roof torn off your home by a storm is a tumultuous event. Therefore, get an agency that gets you more during the claims process.

The first thing to remember is that we are experts on all types of commercial insurance policies. Moreover, we can review your business operations with you. Then, we can tell you what types of business insurance policies you need.

In fact, we’ll make sure you get the coverage you need to protect your business from natural disasters, fires, and other events.

And if a fire, hurricane, etc., damage your business, assess the damage to your property. Then we’ll help you prepare and file an accurate and complete claim with the insurance company.

In addition, we’ll collect and organize supporting documents, such as photos, repair estimates, and an inventory of damaged equipment to give to the insurance claims adjuster.

Importantly, we know how the claim process works. Therefore, we will get the necessary documents to the insurance carrier to resolve your commercial insurance claim settlement faster.

Then, we will contact your insurance company to negotiate a settlement for you. A settlement that will get you the money you deserve.

Don’t get fooled, get the company that gets you more. Call us today at 844.692.3587. Or you can visit our website to find an office near you.

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