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How Much Does a 1 Million Dollar Business Insurance Policy Cost?

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What Does Your General Liability Insurance Cover?

Across several industries, general liability insurance is essential for businesses. Before we cover how much these policies cost, let's explore the coverage you'll be getting. General liability insurance covers:

  • Advertising and personal injury

  • Bodily injury

  • Property damage

Factors That Influence Your Insurance Policy Cost

Several factors decide most insurance policies, including business insurance premiums. Insurance companies want to know:

Figuring Out the Cost of Your Business Insurance Policy

All the factors above play a significant role that can affect the cost of your insurance premium, regardless of whether your business is valued at 1 million dollars or just 1 dollar!

On average, your business may pay between $300 and $1,000 annually for $1,000,000 of basic professional liability insurance. This price depends on the factors mentioned above. If you have a more significant business, expect to pay more for insurance due to the greater risks of having more products, clients, locations, etc.

Having a smaller company doesn't guarantee your rates will be lower. If you are a small business that offers physical activities, you could pay more in premiums to cover accidents.

Depending on the needs of your business, per policy, coverage limits and deductibles will vary. If you choose to pay a higher deductible, you'll save money for your business on monthly premiums. The downside to doing so means you'll pay more out of pocket when you file a claim.

Why Do You Need a Business Insurance Policy?

Without business insurance, you're vulnerable to the cost of damages and accidents caused while doing business. These costs can leave you and your family in a financial crisis. General liability insurance helps you to generate more business.

Most people won't work with you unless they know you are insured. If any lawsuits occur, having business insurance gives you the comfort of knowing there are no out-of-pocket expenses to pay. If your business had any tools or equipment stolen, adding content coverage to your policy will cover those items.

Are you a manufacturer? General liability insurance covers you if you sell a defective product that causes damage or injury. Employees recognize that you are serious about conducting business with this coverage.

You'll be able to hire the best candidates in your industry. Having insurance for your business is more important than many people think.

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You need more coverage with the more risk you take on. Your insurance should grow and change with your business. To figure out which areas of your business might need more liability, monitor your business operations.

Once you figure out your risks, you'll have a better idea of what coverages you need to include in your insurance package.

There are endorsements you can add to your general liability insurance called add-on coverages. When you use these policy enhancements, they give your business protection against cyberattacks, fire damage, employment practices, liquor liability, and any other exposures you may have.

FAQs on Business Insurance Policy

What happens if I don't have small business insurance?

Without insurance, don't expect to keep your business open for long. A major event can happen at any time that causes significant damages to your business. Without insurance, the cost can be devastating. Huge losses can put you out of business. Every expense would have to come out of your pocket.

How can I save money on small business insurance?

We know you don't want to spend money when you don't have to. If you're thinking about taking lower policy limits to control costs, remember whatever your insurance doesn’t cover is taken out of your pocket. When you exceed policy limits, things get costly.

If you're thinking about controlling costs by getting a higher deductible, remember that you have to pay before any benefits kick in.

How can I lower my liability insurance rates?

There are a couple of ways you can lower your liability insurance rate. You can choose a lower deductible to lighten the load of your monthly cash flow. You will have to pay more money out of pocket if you need to make a claim.

You can also package multiple insurance coverages together. If you take as many as you can from the same company, you may take advantage of huge discounts.

What type of business insurance do I need?

For the basics, every business needs general liability insurance and commercial property insurance. If you are a small business owner, you can combine these insurances into a Business Owners Policy or Commercial Package Policy.

If you want to know the difference, check this out.

If you have employees, you will have to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Not having this insurance can be a disadvantage to you.

Is there a comprehensive insurance policy that will cover all my risks?

A comprehensive policy capable of covering all the risks you could face would be pretty expensive. Most people wouldn't be able to afford it. In most cases, a comprehensive policy wouldn't be beneficial to you.

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