Many states require individuals to purchase vehicle insurance to protect their cars. Car insurance is mandated for good reason- if you get into an accident, you and the other driver involved will be thankful you have coverage. If you are a business owner whose company has a fleet of vehicles, the same auto insurance needs still apply.
Even if your employees use company cars for both business and personal use, it would be good to look into purchasing a commercial vehicle policy for your business. If the business is the owner of the vehicle, make sure the name of the business appears on the policy as the “principal insured” rather than your name.
Whether your company needs to purchase a commercial auto insurance policy is dependent on the type of driving its employees do. Our agents will sit down with you and explain your business’s vehicle insurance options. You will be asked about how your employees use their vehicles, which employees drive company cars, and if some employees will be using their own cars for company work and travel.
We understand that you may have questions about the type of coverage that may be right for you. Our friendly agents will walk you through your insurance shopping, and search the country to find you the best rate. Contact us today or call to learn more about your options- or get a free commercial auto insurance quote right now!
Does your business have enough liability coverage?
If you are relying on the liability coverage provided through a Business Owner’s Policy (BOP), then chances are you do not have enough. Although a BOP does provide liability coverage for businesses, it is often at a small limit and not enough to cover costs due to claims and lawsuits.
Does your business qualify for general liability coverage?
It is important to know which market your business falls into before you shop for liability insurance. Those businesses that fall into the “excess surplus market” (i.e. “dangerous” occupations such as roofers, siders, etc.) have to purchase excess liability insurance. If your business falls into the “standard market” (i.e. technology companies, lawyers, etc.) then you qualify for general liability insurance.
General liability insurance protects your business from a variety of things. Typically, your insurance agent can create a customized policy for you to include different types and amounts of coverage. The following coverage is often included in a general liability line:
- Business Personal Property (BPP)
- Protection of your business’ property from:
Claims due to:
- Bodily injury
- Property Damage
General Liability insurance protects a business from many liability issues, but business owners should also consider adding specialized liability coverage like errors & omissions insurance.
Contact AIA Insurance Services for information on all of the business insurance lines we offer and a free quote for California general liability insurance
Owning a business is difficult task. As a business owner, you worry for the future of your company in a time when many businesses are going under. In addition to making sure the company is growing, you must also plan for mistakes or accidents that could potentially devastate your business. The best way to deal with an unsatisfied customer and a potential lawsuit is through umbrella or excess liability insurance.
Umbrella or excess Liability insurance will cover your business from catastrophic issues that threaten its security. An excess liability insurance policy acts as an umbrella to your basic liability insurance. This type of coverage kicks in when a claim is made against you that exceeds the amount of your existing liability coverage. Umbrella liability insurance provides a safety net when your other business coverage has been exhausted.
Your basic insurance policies are essential for your business’s survival. They offer your company a blanket of security with so many risks and dangers working toward bringing you down. But unfortunately, these coverage options will only you cover you to a certain extent.
Give your business the coverage it needs with umbrella insurance from Alandale Insurance Agency. Contact us right now for more information or fill out the free, no obligation form to receive a fast quote.
Although most business owner policies (BOPs) do provide coverage for property, this most often pertains only to the actual structure of your business. Under a BOP, generally, the structure of your business is covered from events of “peril” (i.e. weather-related damage) and causes of loss (i.e. Robbery). What about the furniture, computers, and equipment in your building? Who will cover the cost of replacing an outdoor sign?
This is where Commercial Property Insurance comes in. A typical Commercial Property Insurance policy will cover the property of your business that a BOP will not. Most insurance agencies can compile a Commercial Property Insurance line to include coverage for:
- Structure (building) of your business
- Lost inventory
- Outdoor signs
- Damage to the property of others
- And more…
Commercial Property Insurance is customizable in most cases, allowing you to provide more coverage for the things that truly matter to your business, and less coverage to the things that do not. Don’t think you need Commercial Property coverage? Consider this: if a fire erupts in the building of your business and you lose your entire inventory, are you positive that your BOP provides enough coverage to replace it all? If someone breaks into your business and steals expensive equipment, are you positive your BOP provides enough coverage to replace it in full?
Contact AIA Insurance Services right away for a free quote and more information on Commercial Property Insurance. We are a business too, so we understand your complex needs and the importance of comprehensive insurance.
As a business owner, you do everything you can to protect your employees from potential dangers, but do you have workers compensation protection? Most business owners understand that workers compensation is important, but did you know that if you have employees, it is required by law for most businesses to have coverage?
Workers compensation is a type of insurance coverage that protects your employees in case of injury or disease during the course of employment. Policies can provide coverage for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Death benefits
- And more…
For anyone who is classified as an employee, it is required by law to provide them with workers compensation coverage. Employees can opt out of coverage, but if you do not offer it, you can be fined up to $2,500 a day and can face a Class D felony charge with a mandatory minimum one year prison sentence. Termination of an employee who is injured while working and/or who files a workers compensation claim is also illegal. As a rule, a company with five or more employees is mandated to purchase workers compensation insurance to cover medical expenses, permanent disability, and a portion of the injured employee’s wages.
Having workers compensation coverage can save you and your business from costly lawsuits and employee issues. Workers Compensation Insurance protects your business AND your employees, who are oftentimes a huge part of the framework of a company. AIA Insurance Services can provide you with a coverage program that is specifically tailored to meet your needs. We can also provide you with a free workers compensation insurance quote. You’ll be surprised at how much your business can save by choosing to place your policy with AIA Insurance Services; contact us today!
Offering benefits to your employees will attract a higher caliber of worker and make your company more successful and more profitable. When an applicant looks for employment, the two most important factors they consider are salary and benefits. AIA Insurance Services has a long history in providing employee benefits that will help you retain better employees by setting you up with an affordable and attractive employee benefits package.
Employee benefits may include but is not limited to:
- Health insurance
- Retirement plans
- Workers compensation
- And voluntary products
No matter what size and type of business you are running, AIA Insurance Services can help you incentivize your business and recruit a higher quality of employee by offering your employees a full range of comprehensive benefits.
Contact us today for a free quote on California employee benefits and get your business on the track to success!