A Business Insurance Update
Have you considered the cost to you if your business had to shut down for a week, month, or even longer? We have, and we can offer a few tips to help your business continue even in the midst of a shut down.
A business can be shut down for a number of reasons. Your business or commercial insurance policy will cover the cost to repair or rebuild your building, and replace business property. But are you protected if it takes time to re-open? Business Interruption Insurance keeps you financially stable during the period that you are forced to vacate. You can continue to provide your employees with pay, and manage bills during the period in which the business cannot operate.
When considering business income, you also need to determine if you have certain risks that would require specific limits within the overall coverage. If these are not managed correctly, you may suffer a loss and not have enough insurance to ensure your recovery.
Business Income Insurance
- Peak Season – If your business has seasonal income, you will want to adjust your policy accordingly. Don’t just average your income out over 12 months; that may not be adequate coverage.
- Period of Recovery – When you consider your recovery time, (the amount of time to fully resume operations) you may need to take into account any special construction needs. For example, you may have unique equipment that will take several months to design and construct. Knowing this will help you design your coverage to meet your needs.
- Payroll coverage–Under this coverage, you can select who you want to offer payroll continuation to. However, you must do this prior to the loss. You can also add categories of workers and even managers.
At Roussel Insurance we strive for trust and reliability with our clients. Through our 32 years in the insurance business we have learned to achieve immediate and sustainable cost savings for businesses and individuals. We can help find you the right insurance options, so that no matter what your budget is we can minimize you’re spending and easily meet your needs.
This information is intended for the client, individual or entity to which it is addressed. These articles contain concepts and opinions, and are not intended to represent the consensus of the insurance or risk community, nor to provide professional legal or tax advice. Please seek professional legal or tax counsel before making any decisions. The information provided does not change or modify any insurance policy, only the actual terms of the in-force policies will govern claim settlements.