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.
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.
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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.
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.
Businesses may need bond insurance if they work with the government or handle a client’s finances.