All you need to know about business insuranceJulia Jannin
All you need to know about business insurance
What is business insurance?
The "Comercio" insurance is a type of insurance policy designed mainly for SMEs and offices. It is an insurance policy that covers compensation for damages related to the company's activity. It covers possible damage caused by the most common claims on the building and its contents:
- Building means the "walls" of a commercial premises, an office, a warehouse as well as all fixed water, gas, electricity installations...
- Contents means furniture, computer equipment, machinery and stocks.¡
The insurance includes civil liability in the event of claims by third parties as owner or tenant of the premises and for the activity carried out.¡
Examples of commercial insurance: store, office, restaurant/bar, bakery, shop....
What are the main guarantees of the business insurance?
In general, the range of claims covered by commercial building insurance is very wide:
- Fire and explosion
- Atmospheric damage
- Water damage
- Electrical damage
- Window breakage
- Liability Operating, Real Estate/Rental, Product and Employer's Liability
- 24/7 assistance
- Legal and IT assistance
The Comercio insurance includes civil liability in the event of claims by third parties as owner or tenant of the premises and for the activity carried out.
It is also possible to include as an option the product/service liability - (guarantee strongly recommended for a restaurant, for example, to cover food poisoning) - as well as possible claims against employees through the employer liability.
Other insurances such as Professional Civil Liability are also closely linked to the professional activity of the insured and may even be essential for the exercise of his profession. In this case, you will need to take out specific insurance to cover the activity. You can click on our article exclusively dedicated to professional liability insurance by clicking here.
Another very useful cover for businesses is the one that covers loss of profits. With this cover, it is possible to cover the income that a company ceases to receive due to a claim covered by the contract (fire or water damage, for example). It covers the gross margin that the company loses due to the cessation of activity and the fixed expenses that must continue to be paid despite the loss such as salaries, suppliers, taxes, etc.
Who can take out business insurance?
Natural or legal person, owner of the property to be insured as tenant or owner of the premises. The owner will have to insure the "walls" and civil laibility insurance and the tenant will have to take care of its contents and civil liability. He will also be able to insure the work carried out in the premises.
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