Business Owners Policy
Protect your small business with a Business Owners Policy
A Business Owners Policy offers both property and liability protection to help you with your small business insurance needs
Businesses such as retailers, wholesalers, small contractors, artisan contractors, dry cleaners, restaurants, offices and convenience stores (including those with gas pumps) are eligible for BOP coverage. All such operations may be insured by a BOP as long as they meet certain size criteria. These criteria are decided by each insurance provider.
The policy’s protection to business personal property applies whether the property is located inside or immediately outside the building. Business personal property (such as office equipment, copiers, desks, etc.) includes property you own, lease or borrow as long as the property is used by the business.
Business owners liability coverage provides comprehensive protection for claims or suits made by other parties. Its liability section covers losses involving injury to other persons or damage to property that belongs to others. It also provides limited protection against personal injury (slander or libel), advertising injury and losses involving an operation’s products or services.
A BOP may be supplemented to provide additional protection. Property coverage options include adding insurance for accounts receivable, valuable papers and records, earthquake, spoilage, etc. Liability coverage can be expanded to handle additional business interests, limited vehicle liability, losses related to personnel situations and liquor liability.
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Frequently people go for years without reviewing their insurance program, even though life quickly changes. By answering a few questions, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your family and possessions are protected.