This type of business liability insurance is important for all South Dakota businesses. A general liability policy covers common third-party risks, and it's required by most commercial leases.
Workers’ comp is highly recommended for South Dakota businesses with employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.
This policy is required for business-owned vehicles in South Dakota. It covers injuries and property damage in an accident, along with vehicle theft and some types of 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 South Dakota business.
A professional liability insurance policy provides financial protection against lawsuits related to work performance. It's also called errors and omissions insurance (E&O).
E&O, sometimes called professional liability insurance, is common with professional services in South Dakota. 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota, from Sioux Falls to Pierre.
This policy covers medical bills for work-related injuries and illnesses, and provides disability benefits to injured South Dakota workers. It also protects employers financially in the event an employee claims their injury was caused by negligence.
South Dakota state law requires that drivers show proof of financial responsibility, usually by carrying auto insurance. The minimum requirements for auto liability coverage (and uninsured motorist coverage) are:
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 commercial general liability insurance or a business owner's policy.
South Dakota'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 insurance and bonds for your industry. You may also need a license depending on the work you do.
State law also requires that attorneys carry malpractice liability insurance with policy limits of $100,000 per claim. Attorneys who do not have this coverage must notify clients by putting this information in their firm’s letterhead.
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 quotes from top-rated insurance carriers 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.