Proper Business Insurance Coverage
Trying to determine coverage without the help of a commercial insurance professional can be a daunting task. You need to take the time to meet and discuss insurance needs with the proper information to get maximum value and protection in coverage. Here are some ways to simplify and maximize your time and efforts in determining the proper coverage needed for your business with your broker. Here’s a list of items and documents you should have with you when you meet with your insurance professional:
Business Location(s) Information
Copies of all leases and landlord information
Construction and building types
Square footage / floors
Additional locations where employees may be contracted
Equipment and materials inventory
Vehicles and Equipment
Make, models and color
Mileage and title(s)
Titles and registrations to any trailers and road equipment.
Approved drivers list with drivers license information
Owners, Officer’s and Employee Information
Spouses and children
Date of birth
Social security numbers
Banking and Financial information
Cash flow/Profit and Loss statements
Present insurance declaration pages
Attorney and CPA contact information
Putting together this information and updating it annually will save you time when meeting your insurance agent it will also serve as a great review for your business. Taking the time to meet and discuss insurance needs with this proper information will get you the maximum value and protection in coverage.
By: Niklas Almström, Insurance Advisors, Inc.
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