Business Insurance2019-05-10T12:44:45-04:00

Business Insurance

According to Economic Development Canada, “all Canadian businesses take some risks, but taking too many risks or failing to protect yourself does not make good business sense”. This is why having Business Insurance is so important.

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Business Insurance

What is Business Insurance?

Business insurance  protects business owners from losses due to unforeseen events that may occur during normal business operation such as property damage, errors or injuries. There are many types of insurance for businesses that protect them according to their industry, size and revenue. Some of these types include general liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance or directors & officers liability insurance.

What does Business Insurance cover?

While it’s not an insurance type per se, it is usually used as an umbrella term to refer to commercial general liability insurance and all other insurance sub-types.

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Who needs Business Insurance?

Regardless of your business type, owning insurance is critical for the long term survival of any business. Cover the financial costs associated with unforeseen events such as damage caused to 3rd parties, accusations of professional negligence or defective products.

What is the cost of insurance for small businesses?

The cost of an insurance policy varies according to factors such as:

  • Industry
  • Level of experience in the industry
  • Revenue

It also depends on the nature of your work and the size of your particular business.

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Which Small Businesses Require Insurance?

Regardless of the type of business you own, having insurance is critical for almost any business including:

  • Accountants

  • Accounting Firm

  • Actuaries

  • Advertising

  • Aerial and ground based Photographers / Videographers

  • Alternative Energy

  • Architects & Engineers

  • Appraisers

  • Bookkeepers

  • Broadcasters

  • Building Designers (Bill 124)

  • Business Consultant

  • Chiropodists

  • Civil engineers

  • Collection Agencies

  • Consultants

  • Chiropractors

  • Design Firms

  • Directors and Officers

  • Employment Agencies/Recruiters

  • Engineers

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Energy Audits & Assessments

  • Financial Advisors

  • Financial Planners

  • Foreign Legal Consultants

  • Holistic Professional

  • Hotel Consultant

  • Home Inspectors

  • Human Resources (HR) Consultant

  • Immigration Consultants

  • Information Technology & Computer Consultants

  • Interior Designers

  • IT Contractor

  • IT Specialist/Technician/Programmer

  • Independent Contractor

  • Product Designers

  • Professionals Liability

  • Lawyer’s Excess Professional Liability

  • Management Consultants

  • Medical Related

  • Medical Professionals (Malpractice Insurance)

  • Medical Students (Malpractice Insurance)

  • Multimedia designers

  • Mortgage Brokers

  • Naturopaths

  • Occupational Health and Safety Consultants

  • Quality Control Consultants

  • Placement Agencies

  • Podiatrists

  • Process Servers

  • Private Investigators

  • Project Managers

  • Property Managers

  • Paralegals

  • Publishers and Printers

  • Recruitment and Employment Agency

  • Recruitment Consultants

  • Safety Engineers

  • Service Organizations

  • Solar & Wind Farm Engineers & Consultants

  • Staffing Agencies

  • Structural Engineers

  • Sub Contractor

  • Surveyors

  • Therapist Professionals

  • Training Providers/Trainers

  • Travel Agencies

  • Travel Agents, Tour operators

  • Web-Site Designers

  • Web Developers

  • Workplace Engineers & Consultants

Frequently Asked Questions about
Business Insurance

What does business insurance cover?2019-05-10T12:46:29-04:00

The most basic type of business insurance known as a commercial general liability (CGL) covers two main areas: 3rd party personal injury and property damage. This basically means that if as a result of your normal business operation someone gets hurt or something is damaged, your business insurance can help cover the costs. On top of this, if you have unique protection needs, you can add a wide range of optional coverages such as cyber liability, errors & omissions or medical malpractice just to name a few.

How much does business insurance cost?2019-05-10T12:45:52-04:00

Most small businesses pay anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per year for business insurance.  The wide range in cost is explained by the wide diversity of business types and risk factors of specific trades or industries. Other factors that affect your business insurance cost are the amount of coverage, previous experience in the industry or insurance claims made in the past. The easiest and fastest way to know how much your policy could cost is to get a business insurance quote here.

How much business insurance do I need?2019-05-10T12:30:42-04:00

Canadian entrepreneurs often ask how much business coverage they should get. 1 million or 2 million? The answer as with many things insurance is: It depends. As your business coverage goes up so does your premium. If you can absorb the cost, the general advice is to get as much coverage as you can afford. Many business owners who have to file a claim and went for the cheapest option often wish they had gotten broader coverage. Evaluate the potential risks your business is exposed to and your budget.

Do I need business insurance if I work from home?2019-05-10T12:31:16-04:00

The short answer is YES. While some personal home insurance policies could cover some personal items you use for work such as a laptop, a printer, a monitor or some tools, many times there are exclusions in your home policy that don’t cover home business items. In case of damage to your home or loss of equipment that prevents you from working, the loss of income will not be covered by your home insurance.

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The Zensurance team was responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. Zensurance knew exactly what we were asking for after a few minutes on the phone. I would highly recommend them for liability insurance especially if you’re not sure what you need to protect your business.

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