The Highlights Of Business Insurance For Remote or Hybrid Businesses

As your business continues to grow, so too will its risks. Take the time now to ensure your business insurance fundamentals are strong, so that when your business is ready for the next step, it won’t miss a beat.

What Insurance Does Your Business Need?

Your risk advisors have mentioned business insurance, and you’ve even bought the policies. But has anyone ever broken down, in plain language, the basics of business insurance? Outlined below are a few policies every business should review and consider based on its specific needs.

General Liability Insurance

Compared to other types of insurance, general liability insurance is the most familiar to business owners. General liability is a foundational policy and the minimum any business should consider. As its name suggests, this insurance coverage provides general protection against the common risks that nearly any business may encounter when engaging with the public and their clients. This type of coverage typically focuses around the risks and expenses related to the bodily injuries and property damage of others.

Business Owner’s Insurance

If your business is like most and has a remote or hybrid footprint, it has additional risk factors, especially when it:

  • Employs multiple people, especially across state lines
  • Has invested in computers and other business equipment for those employees
  • Owns the building the business operates in

Owners of these more complex businesses may be wise to pursue coverage that mitigates this wider risk. In fact, many general liability policies lack the property protections that your business needs. 
These businesses might consider a business owner’s policy, commonly referred to as a “BOP.” A BOP is a combination coverage. It provides general liability policy offerings, with additional property protections. The additional property protections in a BOP mainly focus on protecting your business’ property, moving beyond the typical coverage of a general liability policy.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance

At this point, you’ve taken the time to understand the coverage required to protect both others and your business property. You may now be asking how your employees or even your LLC’s members will be covered.

This brings us to worker’s compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to your employees if an injury or illness occurs in the course of employment. 

You might also wonder whether worker’s compensation insurance is required by law. Unsurprisingly, the answer is, “It depends.”

The world of worker’s compensation is a vast array of state regulatory requirements which trigger based on several factors, such as your company’s legal structure, number of employees, and industry. Like any other state compliance requirements, worker’s compensation rules (and your business’s situation) are subject to change. 

Despite the inherent complexity of worker’s compensation laws, businesses should always at least consider coverage, even if the only people working for your business are LLC members. 

Ultimately, your business may not end up being required to purchase this type of insurance by law, but the analysis should be done to identify your compliance risks and obligations.

Professional Liability Insurance

Finally, if the expertise and skill of you and your employees is your business, you may want to consider professional liability coverage, otherwise known as an E&O policy. Professional liability coverage protects you against the specialized exposures of the services provided by your business.

Professional liability insurance protects you and your business against claims of errors, omissions, or misrepresentation. A professional liability policy may provide protections not only in drastic scenarios, such as lawsuits arising out allegations of discriminatory behavior, but also, from the risks of errors associated with the administration of grant monies or endowments.

The coverages outlined above are just the highlights of business insurance. Your particular company may need additional other insurance options to protect your day-to-day operations and safeguard you from catastrophic risks.

Take care of your business insurance needs by booking time with a Gild Agent or receiving a digital quote!


Banish The One Size Fits All Mentality In Your Business

Personalization Equals Premium Results

As a beauty or barbering professional, a one size fits all mentality would hardly lead to a successful business. Your customers are diverse in texture, color, curl pattern, and density. Each is unique! For your business to succeed and to foster trust with your clients, you would never offer the same services, in the same manner, to each and every client. 

Now ask yourself, are you using that same personalization mentality to run your business?

Oftentimes, the role of business owner succumbs to a one size fits all mentality. It is just easier. The efforts of providing services as a stylist or barbering professional leaves little time or energy to develop a personalized approach to your business’ operations. 

One of the common areas where personalization falls victim to a one size fits all mentality is business insurance. This is certainly due to the common misconception that the sole purpose of this type of insurance is to protect against emergencies. This leads business owners to purchasing the cheapest or most convenient policy. Because, in their minds, it is highly unlikely for a disaster to occur, so expending effort or dedicating time to searching for business insurance is not worth it.

Though business insurance can be there when the worst happens. It is also so much more than a guardian from tragedy. Like premium and tailored color, your business’ insurance should be personalized to your business’ operations, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring long-lasting outcomes. Your clients deserve premium results and so does your business!

It’s time to start moving away from the one size fits all mentality. Check out Gild Insurance to learn more.