Extra expense coverage is a form of commercial insurance that pays for a policyholder’s additional costs while recovering from a major disruption.
Extra expense insurance is coverage that pays for a company’s non-ordinary expenses after a disruptive incident. It provides cash to help you stay in business while your property is repaired or replaced. Without this financial assistance, businesses that suffer a major loss might have to close permanently.
Extra expense insurance kicks in after a business suffers property damage from a peril (or incident) its commercial property insurance covers. In that instance, extra expense coverage would pay for costs such as:
Note: Extra expense insurance does not pay for the costs of repairing or replacing your damaged facility. That would be covered by your commercial property insurance. Extra expense coverage only applies to the extraordinary expenses that arise while you continue to operate during the repair or restoration process.
Consider adding extra expense coverage if:
Extra expense coverage pays for expenses that are above and beyond a business’s normal operating costs. Typically these costs occur when a business can’t operate out of its usual location or if equipment is damaged in an insured event. Business interruption insurance (or business income insurance) covers normal business expenses during a temporary shutdown, including employee wages, loans, and leased business property.
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