Businesses have enough to worry about, the least of which should be getting sued if someone is injured on company property or one of their top employees suffers a major injury or illness and is out of work for a substantial time.
In order to protect a company, business insurance coverage adds to the company's value, making it more attractive to both potential customers and buyers, should it go on the market some day.
When reviewing policies, company owners should be sure to follow several key steps. Read the rest of this entry
- Research the different coverages and available insurance agencies and see how they would best serve the company. Getting several quotes is highly advisable given that expenses vary from insurer to insurer. Also check the ratings of each insurer to potentially avoid choosing someone with a bad rating;
- Review the company's needs and determine where protection is required;
- Review the chosen policy carefully before agreeing to and signing the documents.
Businesses should first look to get a disability insurance policy in place, allowing both the owner and important members of management to be covered. With such a policy active, the business is protected and able to remain for the most part operative in the event of accident or injury.
Another important form of protection for a business is liability coverage.
With liability coverage, business owners are protected in the event customers, clients and/or employees are injured on the building's premises. This form of coverage also offers protection against any claims tied to the company's services and/or products and when employees are using company vehicles.
Another option is to consider buying a BOP (Businessowners Policy). The advantage here is that a packaged plan offers standard coverages and limits of liability appropriate for normal small-to-medium-sized companies.
Remember that as the business' needs grow, its coverage needs will likely require updating, so policies should be reviewed and adjusted as needed on a regular basis.
Company owners who make it their business to be properly insured stand a much better chance of protecting their assets and negating major liabilities.