How commercial insurance protects small businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. The Small Business Administration estimates that 99.9% of businesses in the US are small businesses. A small business has less than 1500 employees. Many small businesses are much smaller and 89% have fewer than 20 employees. Owning a small business comes with lots of risks and having the right commercial insurance can protect your business from some of the risks you face. At Smoller Insurance Agency in Boston, MA, we are family-owned and operated. We believe in giving our customers the level of service they expect and deserve. 

Protects your building and equipment

Bad things happen. A fire, broken pipe, or theft can devastate your business. Commercial property insurance not only covers the physical building but also all your equipment inside. This makes it helpful for renters as well as owners of the building. If you lose your machinery, office equipment, inventory, raw materials, and records, commercial property insurance can help you to get back in business quicker or at all. 

Protects your assets

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to being sued. Protecting your assets is important. Commercial liability insurance offers that protection. It offers coverage that will pay a judgment against you as well legal expenses associated with that judgment. 

Protects your vehicles

If your business owns any vehicles, they need to be covered by commercial auto insurance in Massachusetts. The requirements are 20/40/5. 

Workers compensation

Most states require employers to cover their employees with workers’ compensation insurance. Massachusetts requires all employers no matter how many employees you have or how many hours they work to cover them with workers’ compensation insurance. 

At Smoller Insurance Agency in Boston, MA, our team is committed to providing the highest level of service and making sure that we are there for our customers when they need us.

Does home insurance cover weather damage

Anyone who lives in New England knows that the weather can be very unpredictable. A common saying is that if you don’t like the weather you are having, wait a few minutes, it will change. Hot summers and cold winters are par for the course. Fall and spring are no picnic either. Having home insurance that can protect your investment is vital. In Boston, MA, Smoller Insurance Agency offers the personalized service that only a family-owned and operated independent insurance agency can offer.

Simply stated, many types of weather damage are covered by home insurance. In Massachusetts, the risk from hurricanes is rather small. On average one or two hurricanes make landfall on the east coast every year and of those, only about 3% reach Massachusetts. However, when they do reach this part of the country they can cause devastating damage. In 2019, hurricane Dorian brushed Cape Cod with tropical storm strength winds. If you worry about hurricanes, make sure that coverage is included with your home insurance. 

Violent summer storms are probably a bigger concern to most residents since they happen with regular frequency. They come with lightning, thunder, heavy rain, and strong winds. They can take down trees and do major damage to your roof and other parts of your home. 

Keep in mind, that flooding caused by severe storms and hurricanes or any other weather is not covered by home insurance. You need to have specific flood insurance to be protected.

Winter storms can cause a lot of damage. Your home insurance protects your home from most damage including damage from frozen water or snow in gutters etc. as long as the damage is not caused by lack of maintenance, you should be able to count on it.  

In Boston, MA, Smoller Insurance Agency is here to answer any questions you may have about weather coverage and your home. Always read your policy for specific details.