This type of business liability insurance is important for all Vermont businesses. A general liability policy covers common third-party risks, and it's required by most commercial leases.
Vermont requires workers’ comp for businesses that have one or more employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.
This policy is required for business-owned vehicles in Vermont. 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 Vermont 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 Vermont. 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 Vermont 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 Vermont, from Rutland to Burlington.
Workers' comp covers medical costs when an employee is injured on the job or develops an occupational disease. It also provides disability benefits to injured Vermont workers.
Most policies include employer's liability insurance, which covers legal costs if an employee claims their injury was caused by the employer's negligence.
Vermont's minimum requirements for auto liability insurance are:
Trucking companies may need additional coverage to comply with regulations.
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 (BOP).
Vermont'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.
Cannabis businesses in Vermont do not need cannabis business insurance to operate legally, but it is strongly recommended to keep your business protected.
Note that cities and counties may have their own laws, in addition to state laws.
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