What is Business Insurance?
Business insurance protects business owners from losses caused by unexpected such as third-party property damage, errors, or personal injuries that may occur during day-to-day business operations.
For business owners, there are numerous forms of insurance to choose from. The type of coverage you require is determined by a variety of business factors, including industry, size, and revenue.
General liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, and commercial property insurance are all common types of business insurance.
What is Covered by Business Insurance?
Business insurance is an umbrella word for the various types of insurance that business owners need to protect against third-party liability lawsuits or claims.
For further details on specialized coverage, look into the following business insurance policies:
- Commercial General Liability Insurance (CGL)
- Insurance for Professional Liability (also known as Errors and Omissions)
- Insurance for Product Liability
- Insurance for Commercial Property
- Insurance for Cyber Liability
- Insurance for Directors and Officers
What is the Cost of Business Insurance?
A $2M General Liability policy will cost $650 per year for a small to medium-sized business.
When evaluating the cost of your premium, the following elements are often considered:
- Size and Location of Business
- Years of Experience
- Annual and Expected Gross Revenue
- Number of Employees
- Insurance claims History
We ask your business certain questions on the online quote application to better understand your coverage needs.
Who Requires Business Insurance?
Insurance is crucial for the long-term sustainability of every business, regardless of size or sector. Business liability insurance covers the financial implications of unforeseen events such as third-party property damage, claims of professional negligence, or defective products.
Your business is unique, therefore your coverage needs will differ. Speak with a broker to get coverage that is tailored to your specific business requirements.
Is Insurance Required to Start the Business?
Business insurance is not essential to operate a business; nonetheless, it can protect you from the costs connected with claims or lawsuits (e.g., legal bills, medical expenses) that could otherwise endanger the viability of your company. Consider your profession while selecting whether or not to insure your business.
Accountants, for example, must have professional liability insurance to practice in Ontario.
What does Business Insurance Exclude?
Business insurance often excludes coverage for yourself or your workers and only covers incidents involving third parties. It also excludes contractual obligation, purposeful criminal conduct, cost assurances, and cost estimates provided by you.
Is Business Insurance Tax Deductible?
Yes, you can deduct the cost of business insurance from your taxable income.
Commercial general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, commercial property insurance, cyber insurance, and other insurance premiums may be deductible as business costs.
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