If you own and operate a business in New York, you need to understand and put in place the required amount of commercial insurance to protect your business that you have put your hard-earned money into, along with your time and hard work. The commercial insurance agents at the NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency in Albany, NY know and understand the importance of commercial insurance requirements for your business.
Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Under New York law, it is required for you to have worker’s compensation insurance in place if you have three or more employees, either full-time or part-time. Worker’s compensation will cover the medical bills for your employees if one or more of them are injured while they are on the job or become sick because of something related to their job. It will also reimburse them for their wages for the time they have to be off of work.
Commercial Auto Insurance
In New York, all motorists must have at least a liability auto insurance policy in place and that applies to you and your business also. If your business owns vehicles, you must have at least liability insurance on each vehicle. Also, if privately owned vehicles are used for your business, you must ensure that those vehicles are covered under at least a liability auto insurance policy. This type of policy will cover any injuries or property damage that are caused by you or one of your employees in an accident if it is deemed to be your fault or the fault of one of your employees.
Other Commercial Insurance Coverage
In addition to the commercial insurance policy requirements set forth by the state of New York, you can also obtain more coverage for your business. General liability insurance will protect you if a customer or some other visitor to your business is injured in an accident or if an accident is caused by your business. Professional liability insurance is also available that will cover you in a lawsuit if you are accused of something like slander or libel. Cyber liability insurance will protect your customers if there is some sort of cyber-attack on the data records of your customers.
To determine which commercial insurance coverage options you want to obtain for your business, call one of our commercial insurance agents today at the NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency in Albany, NY today for an appointment or quote!