Commercial insurance is a broad category that covers all the different types of insurance that a business might need. The choices can be complex and confusing. This is why it is best to work with an agent at Southwest Insurance Center serving Austin, TX and the surrounding communities. Your agent will analyze the risks for your business, discuss the different types of commercial insurance coverage available, and help you decide what coverage is the best solution for your needs.
Business Interruption Insurance
Most businesses live or die based on cash flow. There may be some money put aside for emergencies along with adequate insurance for property damage and the legal requirements of insurance coverage for workers. However, even with these things in place, there is a risk that business owners need to think about in a serious way. What happens if the business cannot operate for an extended period? How can a business continue to pay its bills, when there is no cash flow coming in?
This is what business interruption insurance is for. Consider an example of a business in an area hit by a major natural disaster. Even if the commercial property is intact, with minimal damage, there may not be electricity for an extended period. The roads may not be passable. Residents may not return quickly. Tourism may stop. How long can a business last under these conditions?
Save the Business from Failure
Some bills continue, even if a business completely stops operating. That is the calculation that needs to be made. Use an adequate estimate of the worst-case scenario of how long a business may be prevented from operating to see what level of business interruption insurance is appropriate that will cover the needs.
Contact your agent at Southwest Insurance Center in Austin, TX, to get a comprehensive commercial insurance review including considerations for business interruption insurance and to get recommendations for adequate coverage.