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Small Business Insurance

Your small businesses needs many types of coverage in order to adequately secure itself against losses in the event of certain common business casualties. Common elements of small business insurance include:

  • General Liability Insurance: This policy covers a business against claims arising from problems like libel, slander, medical expenses, property damage, medical expenses, and the cost of defending against a lawsuit.
  • Product Liability Insurance: If you deal with a product - whether it's manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, or just distributing it - you may be responsible for keeping it (and people in the area around it) safe. The amount required depends mainly on the products involved - the larger and/or heavier the products are, the more coverage is needed.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Similarly, if you provide any kind of professional service, you may need coverage for errors, malpractice, and negligence. Some companies are required to have this type of coverage (especially, though not exclusively, those in the medical field).
  • Commercial Property Insurance: If your small business owns any kind of physical property (an office, a retail store, a warehouse, etc.), this coverage insures it against a wide variety of natural and man-made forms of damage. If your business is particularly vulnerable to a certain type of damage (flooding, vandalism, etc.), you may need additional coverage for that specific problem.
  • Home-Based Insurance: If you're running a business from your home, then your homeowner's insurance probably doesn't cover any of your business operations. You may need to purchase additional coverage separately, or as an extension of your existing plan. Speak to a Texas Risk Solutions agents to find out.

Many other industry-specific forms of coverage are available. For more information about what policies are the most important for your business, talk to one of our agents and ask for a full risk assessment. You can research forms of insurance through reputable sources—this information is available for free online, courtesy of groups like the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Insurance Requirements for Small Business

All small businesses are required to have Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and sometimes Disability Insurance. Other requirements for small business insurance vary by industry, as well as local, state, and federal law.

What constitutes a small business?

The exact definition of a small business varies by industry, but according to the Small Business Administration, it's usually 500 employees or less for mining or manufacturing, and $7.5 million or less in revenue for other industries. Note that there are many exceptions to this rule, and they are listed in detail on the Small Business Administration's website.

 

1. "Insure U Get Smart About Insurance." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.insureuonline.org/smallbusiness/.

2. "Insurance Requirements for Employers." The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/insurance/insurance-requirements-employers.

3. "Summary of Size Standards by Industry Sector" The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/summary-size-standards-industry-sector.

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Texas Risk Solutions

790 S. Castell Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Main office: 210-585-2860
Fax: 888-794-0361

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Testimonials

TeraVolt Energy (www.tvnrg.com) is a leading developer of commercial and utility scale solar energy projects in Texas, and is a broker of electricity in deregulated areas of Texas. We chose Texas Risk Solutions for our insurance needs, initially, because they fully understood our unique business model and were able to match our operation to the best risk solutions available. We also prefer to deal with companies that meet our high standards for professionalism and integrity. We have stayed with Texas Risk Solutions because we have found them to be all that we expected and more---they are one of the most customer oriented insurance companies I've had the pleasure of working with. I would give them a definite 10+. James A, "Hoss" Boyd, LtCol (Retired) President and CEO TeraVolt Energy Inc
- James "Hoss" Boyd
I want to take a moment to tell you how happy I am with the service you guys provide. I was pretty cynical going into this based on my past experiences. You have not only raised my expectations you have even exceeded those you raised. Your quick responses and optimistic attitude have just been a pleasure to experience. Ashley has been a great asset to me as I can send it and forget it with her; She has been amazing to work with. Last but not least, the Christmas Gift. I have gotten used to a stupid paper calendar from my insurance agents in the past but again you have raised the bar beyond expectation. My wife is now a candied pecan addict and I have you to thank for it. I hope you and your team have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!! I look forward to many years together as we grow. Thanks, Trey King GPS Roof Leak Repair
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