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A Solution for Small Businesses Struggling to Find Insurance

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Jake Wintczak

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Small Business Liability Insurance

A Solution for Small Businesses Struggling to Find Insurance

Did you know small business owners have a 40% chance of having an incident that results in an insurance claim? What’s even more troubling is that 40% of small businesses have no insurance at all. Additionally, 60% of small business owners who operate from home don’t carry insurance either since they think they’re covered by their homeowner’s insurance. However, one of those claims can set you back tens of thousands of dollars! That kind of setback can be the difference between open doors and closed doors. If you’re a small business owner looking for some small business liability insurance, you’re in luck. Fortunately, XINSURANCE offers liability insurance for small business owners who are struggling to find insurance even if they’ve been declined, canceled, or non-renewed.

Fun Facts

Thanks to Fundera, we have some statistics that every business owner needs to be aware of.

  1. There are 28.8 million small businesses in the US – they have 56.8 million employees.
  2. About 2/3 of businesses survive 2 years, half of all businesses will survive 5 years, and 1/3 will survive 10 years.
  3. 82% of businesses that fail do so because of cash flow problems.
  4. 27% of businesses claim they aren’t able to receive the funding they need.
  5. Small businesses (defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees) account for 99.7% of all business in the US.


Types of Insurance for Small Business Owners

According to Forbes, there are the 13 types of insurance a small business owner should have. The ones listed in bold are types of insurance that are available through XINSURANCE. Below each type of insurance, we’ll provide some examples. Remember, XINSURANCE can provide different coverages all under one small business liability insurance policy.

  1. General Liability Insurance
  2. Property Insurance
  3. Business Owner’s Policy (BOP)
  4. Commercial Auto Insurance
  5. Worker’s Compensation
  6. Professional Liability Insurance
  7. Directors and Officers Insurance
  8. Data Breach
  9. Homeowner’s Insurance
    • We can offer as a solution and we can cover any exclusion in your current coverage
  10. Renter’s Insurance
    • We can offer as a solution and we can cover any exclusion in your current coverage
  11. Life Insurance
  12. Personal Automobile Insurance
  13. Personal Umbrella Insurance


Common Reasons Small Business Owners Don’t Get Insurance

  1. They don’t have enough money. The most common reason – starting up a business can be expensive enough as it is. Many owners take the risk of running their business without insurance until they think they can afford it.
  2. They think they’re covered by their homeowner’s insurance. Many home-based business owners think they have sufficient coverage through their homeowner’s insurance. However, this is a common misconception. According to Insurance Information Institute, homeowner’s insurance usually provides no more than $2,500 to replace damaged or stolen business equipment.
  3. They thought they were protected by some other type of coverage.
  4. They thought their business was too small to insure.


Most Common Types of Incidents Among Small Businesses

Thanks to Insureon, we have a snapshot of the most common incidents small-business owners experienced in 2016.

  • 22% – Client complaint or contract dispute (can also be one of the costliest for a business)
  • 6% – Employee injury
  • 8% – Burglary or theft
  • 6% – Fire, storm damage, or cracked pipes
  • 4% – Customer injury
  • 3% – Product that caused injury or damage


Most Expensive Types of Claims

Sure, small business liability insurance can be expensive but if a claim occurs, your costs would be much higher. According to Hartford, the 10 most expensive types of claims are:

  1. Reputational harm: $50,000
  2. Vehicle accident: $45,000
  3. Fire damage: $35,000
  4. Product liability: $35,000
  5. Customer injury or property damage: $30,000
  6. Wind and hail damage: $26,000
  7. Customer slip and fall: $20,000
  8. Water and freezing damage: $17,000
  9. Struck by object: $10,000
  10. Burglary and theft: $8,000


Awareness is Key

Being aware of the problem is half the battle. According to The Hanover Insurance Group, small business owners are aware they face risks and growing concerns but they aren’t spending enough time assessing their insurance needs.

Here are some of their key findings:

  • Small business owners (SBOs) are exposed to several risk categories, with 94% of businesses facing cybersecurity risks, followed by 72% of businesses facing employment-related and crime risks
  • 33% of SBOs completely agree they spend sufficient time devoted to assessing their insurance needs
  • 43% of SBOs haven’t reviewed their policy and coverages within the past year
  • Of the SBOs that report they are exposed to employment-related risks, only 23% are expanding insurance coverage
  • Similarly, for small businesses that face cyber-related risks, 24% are obtaining insurance coverage and 17% are expanding to address these risks
  • 82% of SBOs agree proper coverage is more important than pricing
  • Yet, only 21% are leveraging recommendations about coverage from outside experts


Small Business Liability Insurance

Don’t be afraid to invest in small business liability insurance for your business even if you’re just starting out. The costs might seem like a lot at first but over time, especially if an accident occurs, you’ll be glad you have insurance. Small businesses that do have insurance could have that policy dropped, non-renewed, or canceled as soon as an accident or lawsuit occurs. We are here to help you if you’re struggling to get insurance. No matter the case may be, don’t be a victim of insufficient coverage. Let XINSURANCE be your partner and give you the peace of mind you deserve so you can focus on running a successful business.

XINSURANCE provides customized coverage as a wholesome policy or we can cover exclusions in your current policy. XINSURANCE’s “All-In-One Approach” allows business owners to have broader coverage, up to $10 million limits with higher limits available through reinsurance partners, flexible underwriting, risk management expertise, extraordinary claims results, and our partnership approach.


Contact

If you have any questions about small business liability insurance, please contact Logan Fitzgerald at 801-304-5562 or loganf@xinsurance.com

If you’d like to request a quote, please go to our website or contact Logan.

Thank you!

Rick J. Lindsey
Rick Lindsey

President, CEO and Chairman

rjl@primeis.com