Business & Commercial Insurance
Business & Commercial Insurance Information
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Montgomery Agency & Associates (MAA), would like to help You better understand
the Benefits of protecting your business with Business and Commercial Insurance.
As a business owner, you probably face a number of daily obstacles but your commercial auto insurance shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, you generally need the same kinds of insurance coverages for the car you use in your business as you do for a car used for personal travel -- liability, collision and comprehensive, medical payments (known as personal injury protection in some states) and coverage for uninsured motorists. However, while the major coverages are the same, a business auto policy is different from a personal auto policy in many aspects.
One rule of thumb to remember is, if the vehicle is owned and registered in the name of the business, make sure the name of the business appears on the policy as the "principal insured" rather than your name. This will avoid possible confusion in the event that you need to file a claim or a claim is filed against you.
Whether you need to buy a business auto insurance policy will depend on the kind of driving you do or how you use vehicles in your business, who will be driving them and whether employees, if you have them, are likely to be driving their own cars for your business.
We provide Commercial Auto Insurance products including, but not limited to:
◾Contractors / Landscapers
◾Dump Trucks/Tow Trucks
◾Box Trucks/Sprinter Vans
General Liability insurance (GL) pays losses arising from real or alleged bodily injury, property damage, or personal injury on your business premises or arising from your operations.
Unfortunately for every business owner, the chances of getting sued have dramatically increased in the last decade. General Liability insurance can prevent a legal suit from turning into a financial disaster by providing financial protection in case your business is ever sued or held legally responsible for some injury or damage.
We provide General Liability for an array of business operations and new ventures including, but not limited to:
◾Professional Liability (Directors & Officers, Lawyers, Accountants, Architects & Engineers, etc.)
◾Contractors (General, Artisans, Specialty)
◾Special Events /Event Planners
◾Home Healthcare/Nursing Homes
◾Social Services/Social Clubs
◾Martial Arts / Dance Schools
◾Youth Day/Sports Camp
◾Fitness Instructors/Gymnastics Programs
◾Sports Teams & Leagues
Broad Range of General Liability Protection
- Bodily Injury, including the cost of care, the loss of services, and the restitution for any death that results from injury
- Property Damage coverage for the physical damage to property of others or the loss of use of that property
- Products-Completed Operations provides liability protection (damages and legal expenses up to your policy's limit) if an injury ever resulted from something your company made or service your company provided
- Products Liability is a more specialized product liability insurance that protects your company against lawsuits from product-related injury or accidents
- Contractual Liability extends to any liability you may assume by entering into a variety of contracts
- Other coverage includes: Reasonable Use of Force; Borrowed Equipment; Liquor Liability; Non-Owned Vehicles (such as aircraft and watercraft); Fire, Lightning or Explosion Damage; Water Damage Liability Protection; Legal Defense Costs; Medical Payments; Personal Injury; Advertising Injury; and specialized liability protection for specific business types
Contractors Equipment offers broad coverage protection for contractors’ equipment and tools. Covered equipment may be owned, rented, leased, or borrowed from others.
Items typically insured amongst other numerous items are:
Workers Compensation insurance also known as workmans' comp, is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses.
Workers compensation insurance coverage serves two purposes as it usually protects employers from lawsuits by workers injured while working and it assures that injured employees get medical care and compensation for a portion of the income they lose while they are unable to return to work. As a protection for employees, most states require that employers carry some form of Workers Compensation Insurance. Workers Compensation Insurance is not health insurance. Workers Compensation is designed specifically for injuries sustained on the job.
In most states, if you have employees, you are required to carry Workers Compensation coverage. Even in non-mandatory states, it can be a very good idea, particularly if you have many employees, or if they are engaged in hazardous activities.