Published on May 10th, 2014 | by Kandace H0
What You Should Look For In A Small Business Insurer
When you’re a business owner, it’s important to have business insurance that can provide coverage in the case of a loss or casualty. Choosing the wrong kind or an insufficient amount of business insurance is almost as bad as having no insurance. To learn some valuable tips on what to look for in business insurance, continue reading.
What Are Your Business Needs?
The type of business you have will determine the type of coverage you’ll need. If you have vehicles, you’ll need auto coverage; if you have several employees, you’ll need worker’s compensation insurance, etc. You may also be required to carry a certain amount of liability insurance. Knowing what your business needs in the way of insurance is the first step towards finding the best business insurance.
Check the Insurance Company’s Ratings
Before you decide on an insurance company for your business insurance, do some research on the company. You can check their rating with companies like A.M. Best or on several sites online. While different rating companies may use different rating systems, you’ll have a general idea as to the credibility and reputation of a company by knowing how they’re rated. The best rating through A.M. Best is an A++.
Has the Insurance Company Had Complaints Filed Against It?
As important as knowing how good a company is rated, it’s also equally important to know if customers have filed complaints against a company. You can do research, suggests a Calgary insurance broker, by checking into the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s database. The Better Business Bureau is another site you can check to learn about the reputation of an insurance company you may be considering. You may also learn a little about how the insurance handles claims and what type of customer service they offer to their clients.
How Important Are Rates?
We’ve all heard the phrase, “you get what you pay for”, and this is particularly true with business insurance. While it’s always important to find the best rates, it’s more important that you get what you need in business insurance. It’s not always possible to get excellent insurance coverage and still get the cheapest rates. At the very least, however, find a company that’s competitive with their rates. When comparing insurance companies, compare rates AND coverage.
In summary, finding the best business insurance company, although it requires research, is not as difficult as it may seem. You want a company that offers competitive rates, provides the coverage your company needs, has good customer service and a good reputation in the business world.
Informational Credit to Thomson Schindle Green Insurance & Financial Services Ltd