Small business owners – what type of business and what insurance do you carry?
We repair equipment on customer premises and carry general liability insurance, including coverage for property damage and personal injury. We don’t carry workman’s comp, only because the repair people (the employees) are also “officers” of the company – and our state allows us to be exempt from carrying it because of that. Thanks.
Interesting points have been made. I have further questions now – since the officers use their own personal vehicle (and have excellent auto coverage), we were told by our agent that the business should be “ok” and that business auto isn’t really necessary, because the business does not own any vehicles. Is this incorrect? As far as workman’s comp, the officers pay for their own (very good) health insurance that covers prescriptions, emergency room visits, long-term care, etc. Would any injury incurred while on a customer’s site be covered under that? It is highly unlikely, due to the nature of what they do that they would be injured. Maybe a paper cut… or I could see maybe falling from tripping over a carpet, but nothing related to the actual work (which is why we opted out).