Property & Casualty

What's Commercial Property Insurance?

If you run a small business or find yourself here because you read our last blog post on businessowner’s , or BOPs, you’ve likely realized by now that your company may have a lot to learn about commercial property and liability insurance. That’s okay – everyone has to start somewhere, let the experts at Newfront help.

Let’s start by defining commercial property insurance. Often included as part of a packaged businessowner’s policy, but also as a stand-alone policy, commercial property insurance covers damage to a company’s building and its contents due to covered perils, such as fire, theft, or natural disasters. If your company has a building with land, computers, equipment, or inventory, you probably need property insurance.

The amount of coverage your business needs and the cost of this coverage, however, will vary depending on the nature of your business and the value of its assets. Coverage can either cover all risks except those specifically included or only those risks which are specifically named in the policy. The cost of this coverage will depend on how you value your company’s assets and whether you opt to include coverage for things like business interruption or risks specific to your business’s location and industry.

While there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right commercial property insurance plan or businessowner’s policy, it doesn’t need to be complicated!

Source: IRMI Glossary

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