Misfortune is rarely planned for, but something as innocuous as a water leak could have devastating implications for your business. This is especially true if you’re operating a small business or have a very tight budget. That’s why all business owners need to find the right commercial insurance for their business. Let’s go over the basics of how commercial insurance protects your business from catastrophe.
What is commercial insurance?
Commercial insurance is a special type of insurance that is designed to protect your business from financial losses. There are two main varieties of commercial insurance: commercial property and business liability insurance. Commercial property insurance covers a variety of different risks to the property and its contents, such as natural disasters, water leakage, and building damage. If your business deals in digital assets, cyber liability insurance also falls under the umbrella of commercial insurance. Business liability insurance protects the company from lawsuits against the business, either from employees or clients.
Your commercial insurance policy is based on specific risk factors and providers may offer additional coverage depending on your needs. For example, a company in Florida would purchase a plan that covers flooding, while a company in Kansas would also want to be covered for natural disasters such as tornados.
What are the benefits of commercial insurance?
The biggest benefit of having commercial insurance is that it helps you save your hard-earned money in the long run. Having an insurance plan can help you avoid having to spend all of your profit on a major property damage claim or lawsuit. This would allow you to invest more of your money in other aspects of your business and improve the long-term health of your business.
Are US businesses required to have commercial insurance?
Every state has different rules on whether companies need various kinds of commercial insurance to operate. However, general wisdom dictates that business owners should seek out insurance for complications that they wouldn’t be able to pay for on their own. Facing disasters without a financial safety net can potentially put you out of business, so investing in insurance now can keep you afloat later down the line.
How do I get started?
If you’re ready to invest in your company’s future, schedule a call with a PKIG agent today for a free quote. Our coverage experts will walk you through the process of choosing the right coverage to protect against your company’s potential risk factors. We customize your plan to suit your specific needs, so you’ll always receive the best possible deal on your plan without overpaying on coverage you don’t need. We look forward to speaking with you!