Business Owners Policy (BOP) protects you from business liability and property damage at a lower cost. BOP covers claims resulting from fire, theft & disasters. BOP also covers claims of bodily injury or property damage during your business operations.
Workers Compensation covers your employees' medical costs and lost wages while recovering from a work-related injury or illness. The employee gives up the right to sue your company in return for receiving cash and benefits from Workers Compensation. In some states it’s mandatory for businesses!
Business Interruption Insurance protects your small business if impacted by a covered risk. It'll cover the costs in replacing lost income and paying for additional expenditures. Also known as Business Interruption Coverage, this policy is usually part of your BOP (Business Owners Policy).
Product Liability insurance covers your business if you need to recall one of your products. It covers your costs for retrieving the defective product from the manufacturer or seller to prevent any further bodily injury or property damage.
Why do Food Markets need insurance?
Food markets consist of establishments that retail both fresh and frozen food. Establishments in this industry will often sell fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen and fresh fish, and different types of meat and poultry. Butcher shops, fish markets, and fruit stands are considered to be a part of this industry.
Running a food market comes with plenty of risks. Accompanying those risks are the expenses your business could face that would potentially drain not just your profits, but your personal assets as well. Your insurance will protect your business by paying the fees of the covered incidents that your business might face. It is your business’s safety net that protects not just your business but your personal assets as well.
What risks do Food Markets face?
If a customer scraped their leg on a basket at the farmer’s market it may not require medical attention, but the customer could file a claim against your business that could cost thousands in damages.
Thousands of people are hospitalized each year because of food-borne illnesses. And if your business is the cause of these damages, you will pay for the personal injury your produce might have caused and possibly a lawsuit.
How much does insurance for Food Markets cost?
Insurance carriers will normally ask for the size of your food market, the number of employees you have and the coverage needed. Without taking these into account, below are the average cost of your insurance policies: