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Business insurance is a wide category of business insurance coverage. It is also known as business insurance.
Businesses purchase insurance to protect themselves from financial loss or physical damage to properties belonging to their businesses. After a loss occurs, a company that has no insurance may not continue to operate.
1. Safeguards Human Assets
As the owner, it is up to you to maintain the business. But what if you stop running for weeks, months or even years due to a sudden illness or some other unfortunate circumstance? The insurance coverage for business ownership and disability includes payments covering the loss of revenue you generate. It provides money to purchase your interest under the buy-selling agreement in the event of your death or incapacity. Also you can buy these policies known as “key man” or insurance for “key person” — to cover a valued employee’s disabilities or death.
2.Assists in Attracting and Retaining Staff
Insurance does not only protect your company in challenging times. It can be beneficial to attract and retain skilled staff. Also, employees seek benefits packages which include life, health, handicap and long-term insurance. You can lose a good employee to a business that does if you do not offer these benefits.
3.Gives You Credibility
Business insurance demonstrates that you are a safe bet to your potential customers and investors. It shows that you have a way to compensate them if something goes wrong. That’s the main reason why home services companies carry their trucks and signage with the statement ‘licensed, bonded and insured.’ Insurance builds confidence, which is regarded as a modern economy’s currency.
4.Protects Your Staff
The products and services offered by your company, the equipment you care about or even the brand you have struggled to build for years are not nearly as valuable an advantage to your business as your employees. Therefore it is worth paying for their protection in case of an accident. The legislation requires you to take care of the workforce but, even if you have to charge them for a part of the costs, you should be considering covering employee disability in your insurance plan. By the way, it is also an excellent way to protect your interests – from proceedings or liability claims.
5. Maintains the Operation of Your Business
In case of a natural disaster, like an earthquake or flood, what happens to your company? P&C insurance covers loss — buildings, appliances, etc. – but what about your money that you lose when your company is shut down? That’s where insurance business owners (similarly called BOP) play a critical role. It can help a company survive a major disaster by safeguarding against income loss. The insurer pays you the income of the business while it is out of action (assuming it is because of a covered loss). BOP also offsets the normal operating expenses you would otherwise have incurred during that time (e.g. rent, services etc.). Some companies choose not only to insure lost revenue, but also cover pay of staff for up to 12 months.
You run your own business at an inherent risk; if you safeguard your business with an insurance plan, you will come out unscathed even in the most challenging times.