Do Businesses That Don’t Own Buildings Need Business Property Insurance?
Some businesses that don’t own buildings may still want business property insurance for their equipment, supplies, inventory or other physical assets.
In these situations, an insurance agent who specializes in business property policies can help find policy options that offer protection for equipment and other contents without requiring businesses to pay for building coverage that they don’t need.
Is Liability Coverage Included in Business Property Policies?
Liability coverage is an important component of business insurance. Businesses normally acquire liability protections they need through other insurance policies.
(This is one coverage area where commercial property policies tend to differ from homeowners policies, which often do include liability coverage for the homeowner.)
What Factors Affect Commercial Property Policies’ Premiums?
Insurance companies consider many different factors when setting rates for commercial property policies. Some of the factors that might influence how much a policy costs include the:
- Location of the insured property
- Size of the insured property
- Structure of the insured property
- Value of the insured property
- Coverages and limits selected for the policy
- Past claims history of the purchasing business
An independent insurance agent can help businesses compare policies from several insurance companies, making it easy to see what different insurers will charge to insure a particular building. When comparing policies, an agent can also point out any coverage variances that may account for premium differences.