A commercial package policy (CPP) combines general liability and commercial property coverage into one policy at a discount. On average, small business owners pay $90 per month for this policy.
Small businesses pay an average premium of $90 per month, or about $1,075 annually, for a commercial package policy.
Our figures are sourced from the median cost of policies purchased by Insureon customers from leading insurance companies. The median offers a better estimate of what your business is likely to pay because it excludes outlier high and low premiums.
While Insureon's small business customers pay an average of $90 monthly for a commercial package policy, almost a quarter (23%) pay less than $50 per month for their policies, and almost a third (32%) pay between $50 and $100.
The cost varies for small businesses depending on their risks, the value of their business property, and the insurance coverage they choose.
Insurance companies consider several factors when determining how much to charge for a commercial package policy premium, including:
For the general liability insurance portion of a CPP, your industry has a significant impact on policy costs. Generally, high-risk industries pay higher premiums, while low-risk industries enjoy lower rates.
Cannabis businesses and technology professionals also have high liability coverage costs because these industries often have valuable equipment or inventory, as well as increased third-party liability.
The graph below illustrates how the type of business affects what you'll pay for a commercial package policy, with average monthly costs for each industry.
For the commercial property insurance portion of a CPP, the cost of insurance depends on the value of your business property, its location, and how you choose to protect it.
To protect your property, the first step is knowing what it’s worth. You'll need an estimate of your business personal property. The amount will help you determine appropriate limits to make sure your insurance can cover the cost of replacing or repairing stolen, lost, or damaged items.
The value of your building and subsequent insurance costs vary dramatically depending on where your business is located. For example, a small retail shop in rural Pennsylvania would cost much less to insure than a similar retail shop in urban California. Older buildings may also incur higher insurance rates as they are more susceptible to damage.
If you want car insurance that pays for a wide range of damage, you have to pay more for it. The same rule applies to business insurance. If you want a policy with higher policy limits, expect to pay more than you would for basic coverage.
The most popular commercial package policy among Insureon customers is the $1 million / $2 million policy. This includes:
The average deductible for a commercial package policy is $1,000.
A commercial package policy is a must-have for small businesses that interact with customers and own business property.
At any business, a visitor could trip and suffer an injury. If the visitor sues, legal costs can escalate to the point where they could sink your business.
Even if no one outside your company visits your office, someone could still hold your business liable for damages. For example, businesses that run advertising campaigns or post on social media could face a lawsuit if they post content that doesn't belong to them, or make a false claim about a competitor.
When someone sues your business – even if it's a frivolous lawsuit – you'll have to pay legal defense costs, such as the cost of hiring an attorney. If you lose the suit, you could end up paying a fortune in a court-ordered judgment or a settlement.
A general liability policy covers all of these costs, which could save your business from bankruptcy. Commercial property insurance covers your building, computers, equipment, tools, and furniture in the event of theft, storm damage, or a fire. A commercial package policy includes both, safeguarding your business against the most common lawsuits and losses.
Because the premium is based upon your level of risk and the value of your business property, small businesses usually pay only a small monthly premium for a CPP.
It's possible to reduce your commercial package policy premium through a couple simple steps:
Your commercial package policy premium can typically be paid in monthly or annual installments. Policyholders who pay the full premium can sometimes save money because insurers may offer discounts for annual premiums.
If your small business has no insurance claims history, expect to pay lower rates. An effective way to do this is to create a comprehensive risk management plan. For example, you might:
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Insurance premiums vary based on the policies a business buys. See our small business insurance cost overview or explore costs for a specific type of coverage.