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What are the requirements for small business insurance in Vermont?

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

Vermont state law requires businesses with one or more employees, full-time or part-time, to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This policy covers medical costs and partial lost wages resulting from a work-related injury or illness.

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Commercial auto insurance

All business-owned vehicles in Vermont must be covered by commercial auto insurance.

Vermont requires a minimum of:

  • Bodily injury liability: $25,000 per person / $50,000 per accident
  • Property damage liability: $10,000 per accident
  • Uninsured motorist coverage: $50,000 per person / $100,000 per accident / $10,000 property damage coverage per accident

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 Vermont

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General liability insurance

This policy is important for all Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont business.

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

Workers’ compensation insurance is required for Vermont businesses that have one or more 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 Vermont. 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 Vermont business. Factors that influence the cost include:

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

In Vermont, insurance agents, agencies, and brokers are licensed by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. Insureon is licensed in Vermont as BIN Insurance Holdings LLC (NPN 15752926) for property and casualty insurance (license number 706364). You can verify our licensure with the Sircon Corp. Verification System by selecting Vermont, Agency, and then entering our Vermont state license number.

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