As a business owner, you have enough on your mind without having to worry about your insurance needs. You want to have the confidence that the business you’ve built is covered by a company that understands your business insurance needs. Our insurance advisors understand the business environment in North Carolina and can help you identify gaps in coverage, look for ways to save money, and keep your assets and income protected.
Which business insurance solution is right for your company?
Explore how having the right insurance can protect you from the unexpected.
As a business owner, you've worked hard to build a solid business. But what happens when the unexpected happens? Are you covered?
A business owners policy is uniquely designed to protect your most important assets, including your business, its continuation, your employees, and your way of life. Discuss the details of this coverage with your agent and ensure that you're protected.
If you perform services for others, you are at risk of not doing the work correctly (errors) or not doing it at all (omissions). Lawsuits can arise claiming the error or omission harmed your client and caused them a financial loss.
Errors and omissions liability insurance protects any business that gives advice, makes educated recommendations, designs solutions, or represents the needs of others. Ensure you have this important coverage if you perform services for clients.
Directors and officers (such as board members) are exposed to increased risk factors and are held accountable for acts that claim negligence in the performance of their duties. Any resulting lawsuits are typically expensive to defend, resulting in potentially large settlements.
Obtain comprehensive coverage to protect senior individuals of your company. Directors and officers liability insurance provides coverage for the legal costs to defend a covered lawsuit and provides the money necessary for any settlement beyond the defense costs.
What happens when your business faces a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limit of your standard policy?
A commercial umbrella policy provides high limits of insurance, typically between $2,000,000 and $10,000,000. Coverage is extended over your general liability insurance, workers' compensation, business auto, as well as directors and officers liability coverage. It provides a great safety net and helps ensure your business is well protected.
Businesses are susceptible to many risks, such as claims due to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and more.
General liability insurance is an absolute necessity for any business. It provides broad coverage when you are deemed responsible and liable, and will also pay to defend any covered lawsuit or action regardless of its merit.
What will you do if one of your trusted employees is found guilty of doing something dishonest?
Crime and fidelity coverage is designed to provide coverage for employee dishonesty, forgery and depository, theft, destruction and disappearance, and more. Discuss the details of this coverage with your agent to learn more.
Could your business cause damage to the environment? If so, are you covered?
Environmental insurance provides protection if an environmental catastrophe occurs.
With technology performing many tasks in today's world, a breakdown can cause a significant financial burden, including the cost to repair the equipment, the interruption of your business, as well as any lost income and extra expenses.
Comprehensive coverage provides protection against equipment mechanical breakdown. Discuss the details of what's covered with your insurance agent.
If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.
Workers' compensation protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during the course of employment. This coverage is required by law, so be sure that you understand your obligations.
An auto accident can cause bodily injury or property damage to others for which you are responsible, potentially putting your business in financial jeopardy.
Business auto insurance provides coverage for vehicles owned or leased by a commercial enterprise and provides coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and other coverages, and includes both comprehensive and collision coverage.
On average, it's estimated that three out of five businesses will be sued by their employees. While there is nothing you can do to prevent someone from filing a lawsuit, there is something you can do to limit the costs of defending a legal claim.
Obtain employment practices liability insurance to protect your business and its directors, officers, and employees from alleged employment-related acts such as wrongful termination, failure to promote, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
The Internet has spun a whole new web of liability exposures. E-commerce, social networking, cloud storage, and other technologies bring great benefits to large and small businesses alike. But with these benefits also come challenges, including protection of privacy, data, and financial information of your customers.
Cyber liability coverage covers unauthorized access to electronic data or software within your network. It also provides coverage for spreading a virus, computer theft, extortion, or any unintentional act, mistake, error, or omission made by an employee. This coverage is quickly becoming more and more important as you embrace technology to help run your businesses.
What would you do if a fire impacted the operation of your business? Or what if a pipe leak caused a system outage or extended downtime? These and other events can destroy your ability to serve clients and bring in revenue, which can have a major long-term impact on the viability of your business.
Business income insurance compensates you for lost income if the business cannot operate as normal due to damage that is covered under your commercial property insurance policy, such as fire or water damage. Business interruption insurance covers the revenue you would have earned, based on your financial records, had the incident not occurred. The policy also covers operating expenses, like electricity, that continue even though business activities have come to a temporary halt.
Your business property is a significant financial investment. What if something happens to it?
Commercial property insurance can help protect the property your business owns or leases, including things like equipment, inventory, furniture, and fixtures. Whether you own your building or lease your workspace, commercial property insurance can be purchased separately or can be combined with other necessary coverage to protect your business’ physical assets.
Every company, regardless of size, is a potential target for white collar crime. We'll work with you to design insurance coverage that helps you minimize risk and protects your business and your assets from theft, fraud and forgery.
Builders Risk Insurance
Did you know you can protect your properties even before they are finished being built? Builders risk insurance protects from risks like fire, theft and more.
Liquor Liability Insurance
As a business that serves alcohol, liquor liability insurance is essential. This type of policy protects you and your business in the unfortunate event that a customer causes damage or injury after being served alcohol by your business.
Special Event Insurance
The stress and cost of organizing a special event is tough enough. The last thing you need to worry about is the financial risk you could face if something were to go wrong! Special event insurance removes this burden and allows you to focus on the event.
A surety bond is a great way to guarantee that a large investment in a project is not lost—whether or not the work gets done. This type of insurance is especially common in the construction industry, and is often utilized for government contracts.
Inland Marine Insurance
Inland marine insurance is coverage that protects your business property while it's away from your business location. We'll help you ensure that your property is protected not only at your location but also while it is off-site or in transit.
Environmental concerns continue to be a leading societal and business risk issue, sometimes posing serious unexpected challenges. We'll work with you to create a custom solution to help protect your business against environmental risks.
Systems Breakdown Insurance
Systems breakdown insurance covers the sudden and accidental, physical damage to equipment that requires its repair or replacement. We'll design comprehensive coverage to protect your business against a financial disaster.
Key Man Life Insurance
Key man life insurance can keep your business afloat in the event of the death of any employee who is an integral asset to the company's survival. We'll work with you to design coverage that helps assure continuity of your business for employees, customers and creditors.
Fiduciary Liability Insurance
Fiduciary liability insurance protects individuals acting as ERISA fiduciaries against fiduciary-related claims of mismanagement of a company's employee benefit plan. We'll work with you to ensure that employee benefits are handled responsibly and your trustees are protected.
Natural Disaster Insurance
Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your business anytime and anywhere. Because many of these occurrences can be catastrophic, there are often exclusions for them in standard business policies. Buying natural disaster insurance can provide additional protection.
Business Owners Insurance
A business owners policy combines business property and business liability insurance into one convenient policy. We'll work with you to design coverage that protects your business from a variety of risks, unique to you.
Ocean Marine Insurance
Ocean marine insurance is insurance used to protect cargo, vessels, and other items while they are being transported across the ocean. We'll work with you to design coverage that provides real protection when you're in open waters.
General Liability Insurance
No matter the size and nature of your business, there are always uncertainties. We'll work with you to determine your business risks and we'll put together an insurance package that makes sense for your business.
Business Auto Insurance
Whether you have one vehicle or a whole fleet, we can help you implement custom coverage that will protect your business and personal assets from the additional exposure that commercial vehicles bring with them.
Commercial Property Insurance
Commercial property insurance protects your assets in the event that they are stolen, damaged or destroyed in a fire or natural disaster. We'll partner with you to design insurance coverage that will protect your company's property.
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Workers' compensation insurance covers employees injured on the job or in auto accidents while on business. It also covers work-related illnesses. We'll work with you to find a solution that creates a safer and more productive workplace.
Risk management goes beyond insurance in that it’s about planning for and mitigating potential business risks, aside from a policy that pays out when suffering a loss. The two work hand-in-hand together, but it’s important to understand that risk management is all about planning and strategizing for the long-term of your business.
Cyber Liability Insurance
Cyber liability insurance protects your business against the expenses associated with a data breach. We'll help you evaluate the data liability risks your business faces and find you a policy that meets your specific needs.
Commercial Umbrella Insurance
Commercial umbrella insurance is designed to supplement existing insurance policies, giving you an additional layer of protection for your business. We'll work with you to find the right umbrella solution to cover all your business needs.
Employment Practice Liability Insurance
As an employer, you face a rising tide of employment practices litigation alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other employment-related issues. We'll work with you to help you assess and manage your risk proactively.
Errors & Omissions Liability Insurance
Errors & omissions liability insurance protects any business that gives advice, makes educated recommendations, designs solutions or represents the needs of others. We'll design coverage that will ensure that one simple mistake does not cause financial devastation.
Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
Directors & officers liability insurance covers directors and officers for claims made against them while serving on a board of directors and/or as an officer. We'll work with you to protect your organization's greatest asset: your senior leadership.
At least 25 percent of businesses that close after destructive events such as floods never reopen. We'll design a policy that will protect your business, as well as its physical contents and assets, from the damage costs that come from floodwater.