Small businesses in Mississippi most often buy these types of insurance.
Commercial general liability insurance is important for all Mississippi businesses. It covers common risks, including customer injuries. Most commercial leases require this liability coverage.
Workers’ comp insurance is required for Mississippi businesses that employ five or more workers. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.
This policy is required for business-owned vehicles in Mississippi. It covers injuries and property damage in an accident, along with vehicle theft, vandalism, and weather damage.
A BOP bundles commercial property insurance and general liability coverage in one plan. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for a Mississippi business.
This policy, also called errors and omissions insurance (E&O), protects Mississippi businesses that provide professional services or advice. It covers lawsuits related to work performance.
E&O, sometimes called professional liability insurance, is common with professional services in Mississippi. It can cover the cost of lawsuits related to your work performance.
This policy covers financial losses from data breaches and cyberattacks. It's recommended for Mississippi businesses that handle credit card numbers and other sensitive data.
Umbrella insurance boosts coverage on your general liability insurance, commercial auto insurance, and employer's liability insurance when the underlying policy reaches its limit.
This policy covers the value of a business's physical structure and its contents, such as inventory, equipment, and furniture. Bundle it with general liability coverage in a BOP for savings.
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State laws can affect which business insurance coverage you need. These policies are required everywhere in Mississippi, from Jackson to Gulfport.
Mississippi state law [PDF] requires all businesses that regularly employ five or more workers to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. State law does not require businesses to carry workers' comp for independent contractors, though they can still benefit from buying coverage.
This policy covers medical costs from work-related injuries and illnesses. It also provides partial lost wages to Mississippi workers who are disabled from a workplace accident.
Mississippi requires a minimum of:
Trucking companies may need additional coverage to comply with regulations.
Though it's not required, personal vehicles driven for work purposes should be covered by hired and non-owned auto insurance (HNOA), as personal auto policies usually exclude business use. It can be added to general liability insurance or a business owner's policy.
Mississippi's data breach laws require businesses to report security breaches to affected residents, and the costs can escalate quickly. Cyber liability insurance lessens the financial impact by paying for notification costs, legal fees, and fines.
Yes, your state may have special requirements for business liability insurance and bonds for your industry. You may also need a license depending on the work you do.
Real estate agents and brokers and other professionals who offer advice or services sometimes need errors and omissions insurance (E&O; also known as professional liability insurance) to get licensed in their state.
Note that cities and counties may have their own laws, in addition to state laws.
As with any purchase, shopping around is one of the best ways to find an affordable option. With Insureon, you can compare business insurance quotes from top-rated providers by filling out a free online application.
Other ways to save include bundling insurance products for a discount, and choosing less expensive coverage options, such as lower limits or a higher deductible. Learn more about how to find cheap business insurance.