You might be tempted to skip business insurance when you first start your business. The cost of coverage can seem prohibitive for new companies. But as your business grows and requires more protection, you’ll want to add business insurance even if you are the only one working for your business.
Goodman Insurance Inc. has the expertise to help Shelton, CT business owners protect their business with the right insurance coverage. We understand the unique challenges of small businesses and the importance of having the proper protection in place.
Insurance You Are Legally Required to Have
The state only has two laws that require you to have insurance. The first is for worker’s compensation, which only applies if you have employees. The second is for commercial auto insurance, which only applies if you have a vehicle used for business purposes.
If you use a vehicle exclusively for business purposes, you must insure it against a minimum amount of coverage. These coverages include liability for bodily injury and property damage and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Note: You aren’t required to insure a personal vehicle used for work purposes with a commercial auto policy. However, it’s good to have hired and non-owned auto coverage (HNOA), like your personal auto policy, which may not cover damages incurred during business use.
Insurance You Should Have for Your Businesses’ Protection
If your business has property such as computers, inventory, office equipment, etc., that would be expensive to replace if damaged or stolen; then you need a commercial insurance policy. Likewise, suppose you are worried about your business being sued for damages due to an accident involving a customer or in the event of a data breach. In that case, commercial insurance is a good idea.
Business insurance can offer protection for:
- Identity Theft
- And more…
Contact Goodman Insurance Inc. today to discover what commercial insurance is available for you in Shelton, CT.