Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for accountants in Florida.
If you have a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance. General liability insurance can protect your Florida-based business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as client property damage and injuries.
Your clients may require professional liability insurance in a contract. Also called errors and omissions insurance, professional liability insurance provides financial protection if a client files a lawsuit claiming your work caused financial harm because it was late, erroneous, or incomplete.
For instance, Florida law requires any non-construction business with four or more employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which covers medical bills for work injuries.
The most common policies for accountants in Florida vary depending on revenue, client contracts, partnerships, and other factors.
General liability insurance is the foundation of an accountant’s business protection, with coverage that extends to client injuries, client property damage, and advertising injuries. Most commercial leases require you to have this coverage.
Many clients require proof of professional liability insurance before entering into contracts for professional services. This policy, also called errors and omissions insurance or accountant liability insurance, can help cover legal expenses if you’re sued for unsatisfactory performance or a work mistake.
Cyber liability insurance can help accountants survive data breaches and cyberattacks. Many professional liability policies include this coverage, but check with your licensed Insureon agent to make sure.
If you own an accounting business in Florida that has four or more employees, you are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage. Even if your business has fewer than four employees, a workers’ comp policy can help pay medical bills and lost wages if one of those employees breaks an arm while tripping down the stairs at a client’s office, or develops carpal tunnel syndrome after years of working on a computer.
According to an analysis of Insureon applications, the typical accountant in Florida can expect to pay close to the national median for some policies, and less than the national median for others.
For example, Florida accountants pay a median premium of $809 annually for workers’ compensation, close to the national rate of $795. However, they pay a median premium of just $505 annually for a business owner’s policy, about half the national median rate of $1,007.
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