Entrepreneurs, Fill In The Gaps Of Your Homeowners Policy
Business Owners Policies for the Self-Employed
Who needs a business owner's policy?
Simple, anyone that runs a business from their home should have one. A comprehensive coverage homeowner's policy will cover economic losses caused by damage or legal liability but, once a home business is discovered any economic loss that can be associated to your business is your problem. Some homeowner's policies allow business owners to purchase a policy rider that will cover losses associated with their business. If your homeowner's policy provider doesn't offer this option you should consider a separate business owner's policy.
Suppose your home office gets hit by a bolt of lightening (it happens). The loss from damage to your house, computer and loss of income amounts to 50,000. If your homeowners insurance discovers that you were running a business from that room, and if they sent an adjuster they certainly would, they have the right to refuse any coverage.
On the other hand if you were wise and purchased a business owner's policy your entire loss would be covered, even the loss of income.
Increasingly important is bodily injury liability. If you have business visitors in your home, a business owner's policy should cover any liability if they're injured in any part of your home. Conversely, if you simply had a homeowner's policy and someone was injured in your home, office or anywhere, they may refuse coverage for any liability. You don't need to be reminded about how expensive personal injury liability can be, do you?
What about product liability?
Additional product liability coverage can often be added to a business owner's policy for an extra fee. This covers you in case someone is injured using your product. As you are probably aware, regardless of your involvement in the manufacturing or design process. The price of this coverage can be extremely expensive, depending on the products you distribute, but is definitely worth it. I know you don't need to be reminded about how expensive product liability can be.
What if I'm not eligible for a business owner's policy?
Different insurance companies have different criteria for excluding businesses from their policies. If one insurance company turns you down, ask another. Often, companies that allow riskier businesses to purchase policies also charge higher premiums, so it definitely pays to shop around for a policy that fits your particular business.
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