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What are the requirements for small business insurance in Louisiana?

State laws can affect which insurance policies you need for your small business. These policies are required for Louisiana businesses.
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Workers' compensation insurance

Every employer in Louisiana is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance or must be approved for self-insurance. Any employee who is full- or part-time, including seasonal staff and minors, must be covered. This policy covers medical bills for work injuries and illnesses.

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Commercial auto insurance

All business-owned vehicles must be covered by commercial auto insurance. Louisiana requires a minimum of $15,000 bodily injury liability per person, $30,000 bodily injury liability per accident, and $25,000 property damage liability per accident.

Though it's not required, personal vehicles driven for work purposes should be covered by hired and non-owned auto insurance, as personal auto policies usually exclude business use. It can be added to general liability insurance or a business owner's policy.

Recommended insurance policies for small businesses in Louisiana

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General liability insurance

This policy is important for all Louisiana businesses. It covers common risks, including customer property damage and injuries. Most commercial leases require this coverage.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries at your business
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Professional liability insurance

This policy, also called errors and omissions insurance, protects professionals whose work depends on their expertise. It covers client lawsuits over mistakes and missed deadlines.

BEST FOR
  • Work mistakes and oversights
  • Professional negligence lawsuits
  • Late or incomplete work
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Cyber liability insurance

This policy helps Louisiana businesses survive data breaches and cyberattacks by paying for client notification costs, legal fees, and other related expenses.

BEST FOR
  • Data breach lawsuits
  • Client notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring costs
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Business owner’s policy

This policy bundles property insurance and general liability insurance in one plan. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for a Louisiana business.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
  • Damaged business property
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ compensation insurance is required for all Louisiana businesses that have employees. It can cover medical costs for work injuries and illnesses.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Partial missed wages
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Commercial auto insurance

This policy is required for business-owned vehicles in Louisiana. It covers injuries and property damage in an accident, along with vehicle theft, vandalism, and weather damage.

BEST FOR
  • Accidents involving business-owned vehicles
  • Theft of a business-owned vehicle
  • Damage to a company vehicle
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How much does small business insurance cost?

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Commercial insurance can be affordable for a small Louisiana business. Factors that influence the cost include:

  • Your industry and risk
  • Coverage limits
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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Insureon specializes in Louisiana business insurance

In Louisiana, insurance agents, agencies, and brokers are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Insureon is licensed in Louisiana as BIN Insurance Holdings LLC (NPN 15752926) for property and casualty insurance and for surplus lines (license number 512282). Verify our licensure with the Louisiana Department of Insurance Producer / Adjuster Search.

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