Commercial business income insurance is a type of coverage that protects against loss of income due to damage to physical property. In addition to payroll, commercial business income insurance may also cover rent, the cost of moving (if needed), and more.
The restoration period is the timeframe when a business is closed, starting with the physical damage and ending when the property is repaired and normal business operations are resumed. There is typically a 24–72 hour waiting period, which will be defined in the insurance policy.
EXAMPLE: When a restaurant’s kitchen catches on fire the business income insurance will cover lost income during renovations/repairs.
Contiguous coverage is additional insurance that can cover income lost if a company can’t access the materials needed to make its product. For example, if a brewery or beer manufacturer can’t get hops because one of its supplying farms had a loss, contiguous coverage will help supplement income.
Every commercial business should have income insurance. This includes online suppliers (like Etsy stores), brick-and-mortar stores, manufacturers and contractors, and more. Commercial business income insurance should be considered if a business sells tangible goods. It’s also beneficial for building owners, lessees, and landlords to have commercial business income insurance since they rely on tenants for income.
If you’re unsure if you need commercial business income insurance, reach out for more information. We’d be happy to help!
Commercial business income insurance covers the following:
This type of insurance doesn’t cover certain operating expenses, such as utility payments or product or merchandise loss. Those expenses may be covered by commercial property insurance.
Commercial income insurance does not cover:
The cost of commercial business insurance will differ for each company and its insurance needs. The main variable is a company’s gross sales over the past 12 months. Commercial business income insurance is generally affordable and is recommended for any business.
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Commercial business income insurance is a type of coverage that protects against loss of income due to damage to physical property.
Any business can apply for commercial business income insurance.
Business income insurance is attached to your property policy.
The cost of commercial business insurance depends on your company’s insurance needs. The main variable is gross sales over the past 12 months.