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Choosing Insurance For Vacation Businesses

Aug 17, 2007
Business insurance is vital to ensure that the business continues to operate despite any calamities and all businesses need a good agent to help them select a good insurance coverage policy that will be appropriate for the business. This applies tp vacation businesses too such as bed and breakfasts or farms. Insurance will help protect the business in case of damages due to natural calamities such as fire, tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, or intentional damages. A healthy flourishing business may well face closure in case it has no adequate insurance coverage. With it the owner has a guarantee to be back in operation within a reasonable amount of time.

What To Seek In An Insurance Policy

It is better to shop around and contact several agents before buying insurance for vacation businesses. A good agent will guide you to get the best policy at the lowest rates possible. Go for a package policy, as it will be more economical than applying for individual policies. Care should be taken that none of the policies are duplicated.

General liability insurance is needed for any vacation business. It helps to protect against lawsuits from people who may have suffered damages on your property.

Workers compensation insurance and employee practice liability insurance will be necessary too. Employee practice liability insurance offers protection against lawsuits filed by employees for sexual harassment, wrongful discipline, and wrongful termination. As it is a very vulnerable business for such crimes it is better to have adequate coverage.

Auto liability insurance will be needed if you have leased trucks to deliver materials.

Business interruption insurance can also be beneficial when damages to business occur. This will help to pay the employees and taxes and provide compensation until normal business is resumed.

Make sure the building, the equipment owned, and the contents are covered by the insurance policy.

Large establishments usually provide health and medical insurance for the employees.

These are a few things to look for when you opt for insurance for vacation businesses.

Have your property regularly assessed and always pay the premium on time and keep the policy active. If you have not paid the premium, not only will you have lost the insurance but should calamities strike, you will be left with no option available to get back in business. Select a reputable and trust worthy carrier after carefully checking their financial position with rating firms. Make sure that your insurance for vacation businesses provides adequate coverage.

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About the Author
David Gass is President of Business Credit Services, Inc. His company publishes a free weekly e-newsletter on Small Business Consulting at their web site http://www.smallbusinessconsulting.com.
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