If you have a home business in Boise, ID, you might not have thought about whether or not you will need to have an additional insurance policy to protect the business assets. Whether you rent or own, you may have assumed that your renters or homeowners policy provided the protection you need for your business.
At Fuhriman Insurance Agency, we help small business owners find the coverage they need depending on what kinds of services and products they sell, and what kinds of assets the business owns. Everyone has a different situation, and what works well for you might be a very poor fit for someone else.
Minimal coverage from a homeowners policy
While a homeowners policy may provide a small amount of coverage, it will be very limited. If you don’t need to purchase a full regular business insurance policy, you may be able to get optional business coverage for up to $10,000 to protect your home business.
That may not be enough, especially if the value of your home business assets is much higher. if there is a fire or large theft, you will have to pay the deductible first, before your coverage even kicks in.
Other possible exclusions
One of the biggest problems is that the liability coverage will probably not extend to business activities that occur within your home. If someone has an accident while conducting business with you, or is damaged by one of your products, you would then be responsible for any damages.
There may be other exclusions in your policy about what kind of property might be covered, and there may even be limitations that make you keep the assets within the building. If you think your Boise, ID small business may not be fully protected, call Fuhriman Insurance Agency today to discuss your options.