Commercial Insurance Tips From The Hartford
If you own commercial property, you’ll want insurance to help protect it. Commercial property insurance
can help cover your building and your business if there are fires, burglaries, natural disasters or other covered losses at your property. Commercial property coverage helps protect your:
For example, let’s say a fire damages your building and furniture and forces you to close during repairs. Commercial property insurance can help recover your lost business income while it’s closed. It can also help cover your costs to fix or replace the damaged furniture.
We know how important your business and livelihood are, and we work hard to help protect them. We’re here to walk you through all your commercial property insurance options.
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Be sure to compare multiple policies and quotes because you may find a better insurance package if you shop around. There are pros and cons to different insurance companies, so make sure you check their reviews and ratings. You should also look at the price and specific commercial property insurance coverages for each policy you compare.
Always know your terminology to help you better understand “insurance speak.” Get familiar with this list of insurance terms and definitions:
- Premium is another name for cost.
- Deductible is the amount you have to pay before your coverage takes effect.
- Covered loss is an incident or event that your insurance policy covers, like a fire, theft or natural disaster.
You can learn more about insurance terms like these at Investopedia
Look for unexpected costs
by reviewing your policy in detail.
If you don’t, you could end up with a high-deductible business insurance policy. This means your insurance company won’t start paying until you spend a significant amount of out-of-pocket money.
For example, let’s say a fire severely damages one of your warehouses. Your commercial property insurance policy covers up to $2 million in repairs, but has a $200,000 deductible. This means you have to cover the first $200,000 of repairs before your insurance will pay the rest.
Deductibles are standard across insurance policies, but amounts vary by company and state. If you have questions about costs, deductibles or business insurance in your state
, contact one of our specialists.
Understand tax implications, because insurance is tax deductible. This can save you a significant amount of money and means you should consider your insurance costs a write-off.
Consider an insurance bundle
to save even more money. Companies offer many insurance protections, such as flood insurance
, tornado insurance and liability coverage. Bundling these coverages can help you save money and better protect your commercial property.
- Commercial property insurance
- General liability insurance
- Business income insurance
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