The importance of an insurance policy for businesses cannot be overstated. The nature of business itself is such that just as risks will be taken in hopes to trigger growth, the businesses will also be exposed to happenings that may wreck. It is for this reason businesses are advised to have insurance covers for the unexpected losses that may (will) happen.
On Collected.Reviews, users have said a number on their experiences with having insurance policies. As a business owner, it is important to read the reviews about insurance companies, while getting started on insurance covers for your business.
Below are six types of insurance policies you need for your business:
General Liability Insurance:
It does not matter that the jobs are done remotely, or that the nature of the business is one that is service oriented. General liability insurance protects business owners from data breaches, injury claims that may rise from employees, clients or third parties. Business owners must however take note, that they are only protected to the extent of claims contained in the policy.
For businesses that have physical stores, property insurance will protect you against theft, vandalism, explosions, riots, or mischief. In essence, protecting you against unplanned disasters. This is ironic, because a lot of times, properties are exposed to damages that may not have been so unexpected. For example, maintenance damages. These are not covered.
Commercial Auto Insurance:
Businesses that deal primarily with the sale of goods usually have vehicles that are used to transport goods to customers. Accidents happen, and it is for this reason, important, that the automobiles used in the course of doing business are protected against these unforeseen circumstances.
Professional Liability Insurance:
While the goal of every business is to serve its customers and provide seamless operation, omissions happen, and for service oriented businesses where orders could get lost in junk mail, or where work done was inadequate or negligent, a policy that protects against claims is important.
Product Liability Insurance:
Customers pay to purchase items in belief that what would be gotten is as was advertised. Flaws however happen in the manner of production, design, or packaging and the warnings (or those not contained), and these have led to injuries by users who then make legal claims.
Workers Compensation Insurance:
For injuries or illnesses which befell the employees in the course of doing business, business owners must have an insurance policy to forestall them. Employees’ salaries can be protected under this type of insurance.
This is important to be had as a business owner, especially if the type of business operated is a sole proprietorship. A life insurance protects the business from an end simply because the owner has reached their end. It also attracts employees, because of the security in knowing that the end of a business isn’t one sickness away.
The Bottom Line
Cyber insurance, personal indemnity insurance, and employee travel insurance are other types of insurance policies businesses can explore, but it is necessary to speak to a Lawyer well versed in insurance policies before putting your money in one. Doing this would make sure you are actually protected, because it isn’t uncommon that insurance companies suddenly have the most to say when these losses occur.