Business Insurance in Washington (WA)

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Business Insurance Washington State The Evergreen State is home to more than 590,000 small businesses.1 These small businesses make up nearly every company in Washington and employ over half of the state’s workforce. If you run your own business, chances are you know why having business insurance is so important. It helps business owners run successful companies by protecting them from different risks.
 
When it comes to business insurance, Washington companies can work with us to get the right coverage. Whether you need a quote or help filing a claim, we've got your back.
 

Types of Business Insurance in Washington State

Washington Business Owner’s Policy

Many small businesses in Washington have a Business Owner’s Policy (BOP). It combines three essential coverages into one:
 
It’s a good idea to get a BOP if your Washington business has:
 
  • A physical location or business equipment that’s rented or owned
  • The potential to get sued by a customer for an injury or property damage
  • Assets, like furniture or customer data, that can be stolen, damaged or destroyed

Washington Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Washington is one of four monopolistic states. This means businesses can't get workers' compensation insurance through private carriers and can only get coverage through a state fund or by self-insurance.
 
Workers’ compensation insurance, also known as workers’ comp, gives benefits to your employees to help them recover from a work-related injury or illness. These benefits include:
 
  • Help paying for medical treatment
  • Partial replacement of lost wages
  • Disability benefits
It can also give a deceased worker’s family financial benefits to help cover funeral costs.
 
This insurance can help protect your Washington business if one of your employees:
 
  • Trips on a torn carpet in the break room and requires an emergency room visit.
  • Hurts their back carrying office supplies to the copy room and needs physical therapy.
  • Gets injured in a car accident while returning from a client meeting.

General Liability Insurance in Washington State

General liability insurance helps protect you from claims of bodily injury and property damage. It also helps protect businesses from claims of:
 
  • Advertising injury
  • Libel
  • Slander
General liability insurance Washington State For example, one of your employees accidentally puts a hole in the wall and scratches the wood floors while delivering an item to a client’s home in Seattle, Washington. General liability insurance can help cover the repair bills to fix the hole. Without coverage, your business would have to pay these costs out of pocket.
 
For higher liability risks, we also offer Specialty General Liability coverage. Our underwriters, risk engineering consultants and liability claims specialists have experience in hard-to-place products and premises risks.
 

Washington Data Breach Insurance

Washington businesses may store sensitive or confidential customer information, such as:
 
  • Social Security numbers
  • Credit or debit card numbers
  • Names, phone numbers and addresses
This type of information puts businesses at risk of a cyberattack or data breach. Data breach insurance and cyber liability insurance help cover the costs for your business to respond to a cyber-attack or breach. Depending on the level of coverage you choose, this insurance can help pay for:
 
  • Public relations
  • Crisis communications support
  • Legal counsel
  • Credit monitoring services to impacted customers
Our cyber insurance can help your Washington business:
 
  • Prepare for a data breach before any data gets compromised. Our team can advise your business on security measures and policies to put in place before there’s an incident.
  • Quickly respond to a data breach. Immediately responding cuts the impact to their customers and business.

Washington Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance, also known as errors and omissions insurance, helps your Washington business if a customer or client sues you for a mistake in the professional services given. It can help cover your legal costs and any judgments or settlements. If your business provides a service to customers, it’s a good idea to get this type of insurance.
 

Washington Minimum Business Insurance Requirements

Washington business insurance Any business in Washington with employees must have workers’ comp insurance. Most businesses get coverage through a state fund. But if your company has at least $25 million in assets or is a government entity, you may qualify for self-insurance.2
 
Washington also requires construction trades to register as contractors. This requires bonding and insurance. Be aware that marketing or bidding for a construction job requires you to register as a contractor.3
 

Get a Washington Business Insurance Quote

Business insurance Washington It’s important to work with an insurance company that you can rely on. We’re backed by over 200 years of experience and know that every business is unique. We can help you get the right Washington business insurance coverages to meet your business’ needs. Get a quote and start protecting your business today.
 
 
 
 
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The information contained on this page should not be construed as specific legal, HR, financial, or insurance advice and is not a guarantee of coverage. In the event of a loss or claim, coverage determinations will be subject to the policy language, and any potential claim payment will be determined following a claim investigation.
 
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