As an entrepreneur/small business owner, protecting your investment from potential risks is a top priority. However, when it comes to properly insuring your business, there may have been instances where you were unsure how much coverage you needed and how much premium you should be paying. You’re not alone. Many individuals have been, and continue to be, in your position, which ultimately results in many small businesses being either over or under insured.
What does it mean to be over-insured?
Over-insuring your business means that you have purchased too much coverage and exceeded your actual loss exposure, or what the insurance company would actually pay in the event of a loss. If you’re over-insured, it’s likely that you’re paying more than necessary in insurance premiums.
What does it mean to be under-insured?
Under-insuring your business means that you haven’t purchased enough coverage, either for the value of your physical property or your liability exposure, or a combination of both. In the unfortunate event of a claim, only part of the of the claim will be paid and the full amount of the loss or damage will not be covered.
To help prevent over-insuring or under-insuring your business, you should review your assets and liabilities on an annual basis to ensure that your policy reflects changes that have been made over the year. Also, don’t over-insure your business out of fear of not being fully insured. By doing so, you are wasting funds that could be invested into your business in other areas. More importantly, don’t under-insure your business due to cost. In the event of a claim, being under-insured could turn out to be financially devastating.
How Bullfrog ensures that your business is neither over-insured or under-insured:
Bullfrog Insurance helps small businesses like yours ensure that you are properly insured based on your industry, your businesses unique risks, and other relative factors. We also provide you with quotes from multiple companies based on the same coverage, so that you can be sure you’re getting the best price for the proper coverage. Why waste money or not be covered fully should a claim occur? It’s ridiculous to us too.