What Business Owners Should Know About Commercial Insurance

A business owner is an investor. You have invested time and money in your business and you want that investment protected. The best way to do that is with strong insurance products. At Preferred Insurance Center, serving Coldwater, OH, and the surrounding areas, we can help you make solid insurance choices.

Commercial Insurance FAQs

What Is Commercial Insurance?

Commercial insurance is an insurance product developed especially for business owners. There are many different factors that play into the success of a business and that is why you need insurance protection on many different levels. A commercial insurance policy allows you to bundle these different types of insurance into one easy-to-understand policy. 

What Does This Product Cover?

Business insurance will provide coverage in the following areas:

  • Liability- You will want to make sure you are protected from liability claims that could come up against your business. If someone is hurt at your business, this type of insurance will pay for medical bills or legal fees. 
  • Property Damage- This is an important type of insurance coverage. If your business property or equipment is damaged, this type of insurance coverage will kick in to help pay for repairs or replacement. Without this coverage, you could be left paying these expenses out of pocket. 
  • Auto Insurance- You will need a strong auto insurance policy if you are operating vehicles as part of your business. 

If you would like to learn more about commercial insurance or any of our other insurance products, please contact us at Preferred Insurance Center serving Coldwater, OH, and the surrounding areas. 

Home businesses and commercial insurance: Why you need it

Having a home business makes a lot of sense. You don’t need to rent or own office or business space, you already have space. That is very cost-effective. While you are economizing you may think you can get away with the insurance you already have to cover your business as well. That is not the best idea; you may find the coverage is inadequate or nonexistent. In Coldwater, OH, Preferred Insurance Center has the information you need to make the correct decisions about your home/business insurance coverage. 

Your home insurance is designed to protect your home; it is not designed for business protection. While the area of your home that houses your business may come under the property coverage, your business property like office equipment and supplies, raw materials, and any inventory or raw materials may not be covered. You need to talk to your carrier and inform them that you are running a business out of your home. 

If your business owns a vehicle, it should be covered by a commercial auto policy. Keeping your personal and business lives separate is a very good idea. You should talk to your carrier; many will not cover the business use of a personal vehicle. This could leave you holding the bag in the event of an accident while you are on business.  

Liability insurance for your business is imperative. If someone is injured while visiting your home on business, your home insurance may refuse to pay. Liability will also protect you from legal actions having to do with the services you provide. 

If you employ even one person, in Ohio you are required to have worker’s compensation insurance or be granted the right to self-insure. 

Preferred Insurance Center in Coldwater, OH is here for you when you are ready to discuss your home business insurance needs.