Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for photographers and videographers in Florida.
If you have a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance, one of the most commonly purchased insurance policies by photographers and videographers in Florida. General liability coverage can protect your business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as client property damage and injuries at your business.
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 photo or video work caused financial harm because it was late or incomplete.
State law in Florida requires every business with four or more employees to provide workers’ compensation coverage, and business-owned vehicles must be covered by commercial auto insurance. Personal vehicles used for business purposes should have commercial coverage, as well.
Photographers and videographers in Florida most often buy the following types of insurance. The exact coverage you need depends on the specifics of your business, such as whether you hire employees or drive for work.
General liability insurance is the foundation of a photographer or videographer’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.
Photographers and videographers sometimes qualify for a business owner’s policy, or BOP. This package helps your business save money by bundling commercial property insurance with general liability coverage at an affordable rate.
Many clients require proof of professional liability insurance before entering into a contract with a professional photographer. This policy helps cover legal expenses if you’re sued for unsatisfactory performance or a work mistake. It's sometimes referred to as photographer liability insurance or errors and omissions insurance (E&O).
Workers’ compensation insurance covers the cost of work-related injuries and provides disability benefits to injured workers. If you are a sole proprietor, the coverage is optional. However, if you trip over a light stand and break an arm at your studio, or develop a repetitive stress injury from your work, you can turn to your workers’ comp policy to help pay your medical bills and lost wages.
Any Florida business that owns a vehicle must carry commercial auto insurance, which covers expenses in the event of an accident. Photographers and videographers who drive their own vehicle for work, or rent or lease a business vehicle, can opt for hired and non-owned auto insurance instead.
While property insurance covers equipment that stays at your primary business location, inland marine insurance can cover items you use in the field, such as cameras and lighting equipment you take to photograph a wedding. These items move from location to location, which exposes them to more opportunities for loss, damage, and theft. That’s why they require special coverage.
According to data from Insureon's small business customers, the median cost for photography and videography business insurance in Florida is close to the nationwide median. Photographers and videographers in Florida can anticipate annual costs of:
That means for less than $2,000 a year, you can purchase comprehensive videographer or photographer insurance to protect your business.
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