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Small Business, Big Insurance Implications
For the more than half million U.S. entrepreneurs who start a business each month, making the right insurance moves can mean the difference between a first-anniversary celebration and an inaugural-year flop. Whether you have one or a few hundred employees, sell products or offer services, or command your operation from inside or outside your home, your insurance considerations as a small business owner are quite different from those of an individual consumer.
Five Insurance Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business
A business owner’s policy – sometimes called a BOP – is a “package” product that typically includes property, business interruption/continuation and liability insurance. For many small businesses, purchasing a BOP can be a less costly option than buying individual policies. Many insurers also customize BOPs for specific types of businesses.
A home-based business or a company with only a few employees may start out with a BOP and then expand coverage as the company grows. However, a BOP typically does not include commercial auto insurance, workers’ compensation, health or disability insurance or liability insurance for claims of wrongful professional practices.
Not all businesses qualify for a BOP. For example, a factory or a jewelry store, because of the unique risks, usually require more customized coverage than what’s included in a standard BOP.
Small Business Insurance Tips and Considerations
Insurance premiums are based on risk. Small business owners who take steps to minimize risk in the workplace can help keep employees and customers safe, and save money. Consider the following: