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5 Stapes in completing your insurance policy audit

5 Stapes in completing your insurance policy audit


Business Insurance: 5 Stapes in checking your insurance coverages 

Owning a business is a thrilling rollercoaster ride. Highs of success intermingled with lows of unforeseen challenges. That's where business insurance comes in, your trusty safety net against unexpected bumps on the road. But just like a physical net, it needs regular checks to ensure that it's in top shape to catch you when you need it the most.

Here are 5 crucial stapes in checking on your business insurance:

1. Coverage Types:

  • General Liability: This is your guard against claims of bodily injury, property damage, and lawsuits. Is your coverage limit sufficient? Does it extend to cyber liability or product liability if needed?
  • Workers' Compensation: This protects your employees if they get injured on the job. Are you covered for all types of injuries and disabilities? Is your payroll classification accurate?
  • Commercial Property: Does it cover your building, equipment, and inventory against fire, theft, or natural disasters? Are any valuable items excluded?

2. Policy Changes:

  • Life Changes: Did you move locations, add new employees, or expand your product line? These changes might require policy adjustments.
  • Regulation Updates: Laws and regulations evolve. Are your policies compliant with the latest changes?
  • Renewal Notices: Don't auto-renew blindly. Compare rates and coverage options before signing on the dotted line.

3. Claims History and Deductibles:

  • Claims History: Have you filed any claims recently? Check the impact on your premiums and future coverage options.
  • Deductibles: Are you comfortable with the amount you need to pay before the insurance kicks in? Adjust your deductibles based on your budget and risk tolerance.

4. Agent and Company:

  • Agent Relationship: Do you feel comfortable discussing your concerns with your agent? Are they responsive and proactive in addressing your needs?
  • Company Reputation: Research the financial stability and claims payout history of your insurance company.

5. Regular Review:

  • Schedule Annual Checkups: Don't wait for renewal season. Set a yearly reminder to review your policies and coverage.
  • Life Changes Trigger Reviews: Any major business change should prompt an immediate insurance review.

Ignoring these stapes can leave you vulnerable to financial shocks and legal trouble. 

So, take a deep breath, grab a cup of coffee, and give your business insurance the TLC it deserves. It's an investment that will pay off in peace of mind and long-term stability. 

Please, contact us if you need a FREE assessment of your insurance coverage