Different types of business insurance

Different types of business insurance & how to decide if you should buy it

Lesson Details:
October 12, 2020

I: Introduction

Depending on the type of business you are in, there are several kinds of insurance you could purchase. You will want to assess your risk level in relation to the potential loss in revenue and how the loss would affect the future of your company. For example, if you run a restaurant, you will want to purchase a business owners policy. These policies typically cover the costs of replacing lost inventory and help prevent a total loss of a building or equipment. However, if you have a small business where you sell antiques, you may not need business insurance. This is because you aren't at as great a risk of losing a large amount of money from a fire or other natural disaster. In this case, you may be able to get away without purchasing any insurance for your business.

II: Body

There are four main types of business insurance that most companies should consider purchasing: property/casualty insurance, liability insurance, employee benefits insurance and business owners insurance. Property/casualty insurance can help protect your company from a variety of losses including fire damage, theft and acts of nature. Liability insurance can help pay for legal defense costs if someone sues your company for a product defect or poor service. Your employer is required to provide basic employee benefits such as health insurance and life insurance. If you do not purchase these, then it is your responsibility as the owner of the company to cover these costs for your employees. Business owners insurance can help replace lost equipment and building contents from a fire or other natural disaster.

III: Conclusion

In conclusion, buying business insurance is a smart move for many companies to make even if they don't think they need it. Most businesses will see a reduction in their premiums if they offer their employees health and life insurance. This is because these policies help reduce the total number of claims that must be paid out by the company for medical treatment and funeral services. Some businesses will also earn discounts on their auto and homeowners policies if they purchase multiple policies from the same company such as Allstate or State Farm Insurance.

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