When you operate a business, everything can be a potential threat to operations. Making profits, hiring the right employee, choosing the right car and partnering with another business all expose your business to some type of risks.
Even though you want to, you can’t protect your business from every mistake that creates a liability; however, with the right business insurance, you can mitigate risks.
Commercial Property and General Liability Insurance
If your business has a physical location, it’s important that you protect that office from the unknown. If severe weather or acts of employee negligence strike your business location, you could be facing serious and sudden expenses. While did nothing to cause these problems, you are still responsible for them. Both commercial property and general liability insurance coverage will help you offset the costs of damages you incur in these scenarios. With the right type and amount of insurance, you reduce the time your business has to remain idle.
Commercial Auto Insurance
Regardless of whether you have a car designated for business use or not, you should consider commercial auto insurance. With commercial auto insurance, you have larger limits that help protect your business in the event of an accident or other incident. These limits provide a cushion your business can land on following a lawsuit in which your business is responsible for paying hefty settlement costs.
Professional Liability Insurance
One of the most overlooked types of business insurance is professional liability coverage. If you provide a service in which your clients or customers rely on recommendations or advice from you, then professional liability insurance is a perfect complement to your business.
With professional liability insurance, you get financial protection from your insurance company if your clients sue you for providing faulty information. Additionally, the insurance may help you cover court costs associated with the claims.
Workers Compensation Insurance
Unlike many of the other types of insurance, workers compensation insurance is often required by law. If your business is required to provide your employees with workers compensation, then you may be able to save money by purchasing a BOP — short for Business Owner’s Policy — which that has multiple types of insurance products in one complete package.
Although you want to protect your business in every way, costly incidents can still occur and jeopardize its viability. However, business insurance can help ensure your doors stay open, even if these incidents pop up.
Is your company covered? Call Crawford Butz & Associates Insurance Agency at 314-752-250 for more information on business insurance.