No single small business insurance policy covers all risks. Different types of commercial insurance address different accidents, lawsuits, and damages that could impact a business. These policies address common risks.
Coverage for common business risks including bodily injury, customer property damage, and advertising injury. Required for most commercial leases.
Coverage that bundles property insurance and general liability insurance under one plan. A BOP is often one of the most cost-effective commercial insurance policies.
This policy, also called errors and omissions insurance, can help cover legal expenses if a business is sued for unsatisfactory work.
This policy, sometimes called professional liability insurance, is common with professional services. It can cover legal fees of lawsuits related to work performance.
This policy is required in almost every state for businesses with employees. It covers medical bills and lost wages for work-related illnesses and injuries.
This policy helps businesses survive data breaches and cyberattacks by helping pay for recovery expenses and associated costs.
Business-owned vehicles are required to have commercial auto insurance. Additionally, personal vehicles used for business purposes are not covered by your personal auto insurance policy.
Coverage for business-owned vehicles. This policy typically pays for the other person's damages after an accident and damage by theft, weather, and vandalism.
This policy covers a business's liability in accidents that occur while driving leased vehicles, rentals, and employee-owned cars for company errands.
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Businesses with expensive equipment, a board of directors, or extra liability concerns may need additional coverage, or endorsements that cover common exclusions. Coverage for communicable diseases is available, but it's not part of standard policies. Most insurers will not write new policies covering COVID-19.
This policy provides additional coverage once another policy's limit is reached. It boosts coverage on your existing general liability insurance and other liability policies.
This policy covers the value of a business's physical structure and its contents, such as inventory, equipment, and furniture.
Coverage for lost revenue and expenses when an event forces a business to temporarily stop operations.
Property coverage for business items used in the field. It typically pays for property that has been lost, damaged, or stolen.
Coverage for claims that a business's products caused personal injury or property damage.
This policy, also called EPLI, can cover legal expenses when an employee sues over discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and similar issues.
D&O insurance covers decisions directors, officers, and board members make on behalf of the company. If they are sued, it may pay their legal expenses.
This policy combines liability and property coverages for events that occur outside of normal business activities.
Business insurance costs vary based on the policies you purchase and your coverage limits. Other factors include your industry, number of employees, revenue, and location. Small, low-risk businesses – especially those that qualify for a business owner’s policy – pay less for insurance than larger companies.
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It’s easy to get small business insurance if you have your business information on hand. An insurance application will ask for basic facts about your business, such as revenue and number of employees. With Insureon, you can complete one application to receive multiple quotes from top U.S. carriers. You can buy insurance policies for a wide range of risks.
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No single insurance policy covers everything. In general, there are two broad areas of insurance coverage:
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Most standard business insurance policies exclude coverage for communicable diseases, such as COVID-19. Small business owners are often curious if the following policies provide any coverage for the coronavirus.
Special event insurance provides short-term coverage for a business event. It usually excludes communicable disease coverage. However, some policies might cover lost deposits or event postponement regardless of the reason behind it.
Workers' compensation insurance covers on-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses. Because each state sets its own laws for workers' comp, you may be able to recoup losses if your employees are unable to work due to the coronavirus.
Always check with your insurance provider if you think you might be eligible for a claim. And feel free to contact an Insureon agent if you have any questions.
These policies cover the risks of certain industries, such as bars and construction companies.
Coverage for legal fees, settlements, and medical costs if alcohol is served or sold to a visibly intoxicated person who then harms others.
Coverage for structures in progress, often paying for damage caused by fire, vandalization, and non-severe weather events. It can also cover on-site materials and equipment.
This policy covers the value of a contractor's lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.
Businesses may need bond insurance if they work with the government or handle a client’s finances.
Fidelity bonds, also called employee dishonesty bonds, cover client accusations of employee theft, including theft by electronic funds transfer.
Surety bonds assure a business's clients that an insurance company will reimburse their losses if the business fails to deliver contracted services.
License / permit bonds offer guarantees a business will perform the contracted work and adhere to state or town regulations. They are often prerequisites for licenses and permits.