If you have a small business, you are probably aware that you need a Certificate of Insurance (COI).
You might have been asked to provide one by a savvy consumer or potential landlord. Or perhaps your independent insurance agent advised that you have one.
You may not even have the slightest clue what it is.
As Central Florida-based independent insurance agents, we not only know what a Certificate of Insurance is, we’re also used to answering questions about them. Let’s answer some of your top questions about your Certificate of Insurance.
Whether you’ve heard it called Errors and Omissions insurance or Professional Liability insurance, let’s take a closer look at what it is (and why you need it).
We all learned from a young age that no one is perfect. But, while we’re usually quick to overlook our own mistakes, you’ve probably discovered that your clients aren’t as forgiving when you mess up.
Everyone is sure to have an “off day” from time to time, but businesses that perform a service or give advice can’t afford to make a mistake. Especially when those mistakes can lead to a loss for a client or colleague.
Luckily, the insurance industry recognizes a need to cover instances of errors, omissions, and negligence, which means there’s a product available to protect your business.
“I have a small business…so why does my insurance cost so much?”
Why does small business insurance cost so much? Allow us to untangle it for you.
There are few things more exciting than a business startup. Picking your company name, designing a logo, signing a lease, hiring your first employee, selling your first widget…you’re ready to hustle, baby!
Something that’s probably not so exciting? The commercial insurance quote.
“Wait a minute,” you say. “I have a small business. Why does small business insurance cost SO much?”
There are actually a LOT of different ways to answer that question!
In this article, we’ll try to give you a better understanding of why small business insurance is priced the way that it is, why you shouldn’t base your decisions purely on cost, and a simple way that you can make sure you’re getting the most out of every dollar you spend on your insurance.
Your professional insurance needs go way beyond property damage.
Protect your clients, your reputation, and your livelihood with these five professional insurance policies.
Most business owners understand the risk fire poses for a restaurant, or the consequences of a hurricane flooding a retail store. But many people don’t stop to think about the intangible risks that threaten professional services businesses like accounting firms, law firms, or marketing agencies.
The problem is, your insurance premiums depend a lot on your unique business. But since it doesn’t help to say, “It all depends; contact your agent,” we’ll give you some insight into seven different factors that have an affect on the cost of business insurance. Read more →
There’s a lot of misinformation about business insurance. Allow us to set the record straight.
Learn the truth behind these common business insurance myths so you can set yourself up for success.
As a small business ourselves, the Harry Levine Insurance agency hates to see local businesses with the wrong insurance policies.
Whether it’s someone with unnecessary policies, too little coverage, or—worse still—no insurance at all, we can usually trace it down to one thing: misinformation.
Too many people have fallen prey to these business insurance myths for us not to address them. So we’ve gathered up the 10 most popular myths people believe about commercial insurance and debunked them, one at a time.
Those “in the know” know that a business owner’s policy (BOP) can be one of the most efficient ways to kick off their commercial insurance coverage.
But exactly what is a BOP? In this article, we’ll discuss what a BOP policy covers, why you want one, and who can benefit from it.
When it comes to your business, you don’t want to miss a single detail. You purchased the right furniture and equipment, leased the perfect location, and hired the right employees. When something goes wrong, you’re on top of it.
Nestled between Clermont, Winter Garden, and Windermere lies the burgeoning neighborhood of Horizon West, Florida. With easy access to both Disney World and downtown Orlando, it’s easy to see why Horizon West could make 34787 the next “it” zip code.
Local builders seem to think so. Construction is underway for dozens of subdivisions in the area. And one thing that no new construction project should be without is adequate builder’s risk insurance.
Just because new construction homes aren’t occupied doesn’t mean they aren’t full of risk. Here’s everything you need to know when purchasing builder’s risk insurance. Read more →
As a handyman, you know how important it is to have the right tools for the job: a selection of screwdrivers and drill bits, a sturdy ladder, a good pair of work gloves….
But there’s one more important thing you need that you can’t find in a hardware store: the right handyman insurance.
While there aren’t any policies specifically labeled “handyman insurance,” there are certain types of coverage that no handyman should be without. In this article, we’ll talk about the different types of insurance you need as a handyman as well as how to use your coverage to increase your clients’ trust. Read more →