If you own a business, there might be a point at which you won’t be able to operate. When this occurs, it’s in your best interest to get business interruption insurance coverage. In fact, it may be ideal to have it in place depending on your type of company and risk factors associated with it. An Alta Vista Insurance Agency expert can help you determine if getting this coverage is a good idea in your situation.
What Is Business Interruption Insurance?
Business interruption insurance protects income that you may lose and helps you move to another location to allow you to open your doors up again quickly. You can use it in the event that there’s been an accident or some type of disaster. It typically is limited to your business’ net profits or projected gross income.
Be Certain You Have Adequate Insurance for Your Business
You might find that you’re under-insured if you don’t have business interruption coverage included in your contract. You can add this to a commercial property policy, a Business Owners Policy, or another type that’s offered by your provider.
What Business Interruption Insurance Tends to Cover
You can’t get business interruption insurance coverage by itself. All businesses need to bundle this endorsement with some other commercial insurance policy. Be aware that your policy only covers certain aspects of your business.
Loss of Income/Profit
When you have to close your business for any period of time due to an accident or disaster, you’ll be able to have coverage up to a specific amount that’s stated in your policy. A business owner who lives in a hurricane zone would greatly benefit from having this in place.
If you need to move to a different location to operate your business after a windstorm, fire, or some other type of disaster, the business interruption insurance covers the costs associated with that move.
You likely have regular bills you need to pay for your business. Since you’ll probably need to continue paying them at the time you close your business, the coverage you get from business interruption insurance is ideal. Rent, lease payments, and employee wages are examples of what’s included under operating expenses.
If you are paying property taxes for a location you have no access to while closed, or you already owe taxes, use business interruption insurance to help.
Business interruption insurance is made easier with the help of professionals. Reach out to Alta Vista Insurance Agency, serving the greater Vista, CA area. We’re happy to help you make a decision about your insurance needs.