Guide to Build the Best Business Owner's Insurance Policy

BOPs are very important for every business, whether big or small. Even if you’re too busy with the business operations, you should find time in talking to insurance agents so that you can negotiate for the most appropriate BOP that can meet your business’ insurance needs.

You can protect your business more if you have a BOP.

The Basics of BOP

If you’re not from the insurance business, BOPs (business owner’s policy) may not be familiar to you. Whether you own a home/small business or a big business, you can get BOPs easily but before anything else, you need to understand the basics.

Firstly, you will need to realize the BOP is very convenient. As a business owner, you can be very busy most of the time. This is especially true if you’re a new business owner since you’re still formalizing the operations. The established ones are busy in maintaining their success. All businesses, small or big, want complete coverage, great price, and convenience. You will need the help of insurance agents since these people know more about BOPs. However, you should not disregard the fact that they are also salespeople. With enough knowledge about BOP (auto insurance, business interruption, general liability, property, and product liability), you can easily negotiate for the best deal. The insurance needs vary and your needs will depend on the kind of business you currently have.

If you have vehicles that are licensed and registered to the business, you can include auto insurance. To ensure that your business will operate even during the most difficult times (e.g. disasters), the insurance for business interruption can be of help to you. The insurance for general liability will cover slips, fall, or any other incident that can cause harm to your business. Property insurance will cover the assets of the business in the event of theft or fire; this type of insurance can include the building as well as all the furniture inside it. If you’re a seller or manufacturer of a certain product, you can opt for product liability insurance so that your business can be covered just in case the product caused harm to any of the customers.

Make the Right Pick

There are many insurance companies offering BOPs. Make sure that you pick a reputable and established company that provides excellent service and agents. The BOP should be able to cover your needs. Expect to pay a considerable amount of money since this policy already covers almost everything you need. Instead of getting individual policies (like the ones mentioned above), you can now get them in ONE policy and that is the business owner’s policy. Try to negotiate the price with the insurance agent. If you’re knowledgeable enough, the agent will surely realize this and will offer you the best deal in the market. Start searching for a BOP now.

1 Comment

  • Victoria Yusko said on February 11, 2015
    General liability and property insurance is needed on a commercial property. I am interested in quotes.


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