As a Sandy, UT business owner, you’ve probably heard the term commercial insurance and you likely have a policy. You may not know all the different types of commercial insurance though and this can hurt you because it means you may not carry an insurance your business really needs. In this blog, Smart Way Insurance Agency explains the difference between the types of commercial insurance, including auto, liability, business owner’s policy, etc. to help you determine what you need.
Types of Commercial Policies
Besides addressing general liability needs, some types of commercial policies cover damages to your business, its property and/or specific equipment.
Property insurance covers damages to or loss of personal or real property. Property covers an office fire’s damage.
Boiler and machinery insurance , also known as equipment breakdown insurance, pays for repairs to boilers, equipment and machinery. It also reimburses you for business interruption.
Builder’s risk insurance provides coverage while a building remains under construction.
Business interruption insurance pays your expenses and lost income due to property damage. It reimburses you for the salaries, taxes and rents you paid while closed and the net profits lost.
Crime insurance reimburses you for losses resulting from crimes of property like burglary, robbery and theft.
Debris removal insurance pays for removing debris after a catastrophic event like a windstorm. Debris removal is a requirement before you can begin rebuilding or renovating.
Fidelity bonds insure you for losses from a bonded employee who stole money or property.
Glass insurance pays for repairs to broken plate glass and store windows.
Inland marine insurance pays for the reimbursement of a customer when their items get damaged or destroyed while on your premises or in your care in transit.
Liability insurance pays medical bills and other payments to third parties you injure or who are injured while on your property. Your commercial vehicle insurance covers these liability payments stemming from accidents you cause.
Tenant’s insurance is essentially the renter’s insurance of the commercial world. Most commercial leases require the renter to carry it.
Workers’ compensation insurance is required if you have employees. Each state has its own laws. It covers medical payments to employees who get injured on the job.
Contact Smart Way Insurance Agency of Sandy, UT to learn which commercial insurance options best suit your business. We have help you obtain the coverage you need.