Introduction to Business Owners Policy Insurance

What is a Business Owner Policy?

A business owner policy or BOP is an insurance policy that combines many property and liability risks into one. A BOP includes the basic types of coverage that a business would need. You can think of it as an all-in-one insurance policy for a small to medium sized business. Most BOPs cover general liability, property insurance, and business interruptions insurance.

Who needs a Business Owner Policy?

You should consider investing in a BOP if your business has a physical location, there is a possibility of your company being sued or the company has assets that can be stolen or damaged.

If your business has a physical location, no matter if it is an office, home or other work-place, a BOP can insure against situations that could stop business such as a natural disaster.

A Business Owner Policy can also protect a business’ valuable assets in the event that they are stolen or damaged. These assets are not limited to physical assets; digital assets and data can be included as well.

What is covered under a Business Owner Policy?

  • Property insurance, which covers buildings and their contents.
  • Business interruption insurance, which covers loss of income due to a fire or other catastrophe that disrupts business, usually for up to 1 year.
  • Liability protection, which covers the company in the case of bodily injury or property damage.
  • Additional coverage can also be purchased for crime insurance, vehicle coverage and flood insurance if the business is at greater risk and needs specific coverage.

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