A Business Owners Policy is a package policy typically combining General Liability and Property Insurance, along with other optional coverage, for small to medium-sized businesses in lower risk businesses classes. A BOP may be available depending on the type of business, annual sales, number of employees and other factors.
A BOP typically includes General Liability to cover your commercial liability and property insurance for physical assets, such as contents, that are leased or owned. The package insurance policy may also cover loss of business income and extra expense resulting from a covered loss.
The General Liability insurance coverage of a BOP is comparable to a typical Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy, providing protection against claims of bodily injury or property damage for which your business may be liable.
The General Liability portion typically provides liability insurance for the cost of defending lawsuits stemming from:
Accidents that cause bodily injury and/or property damage.
Claims such as libel and slander.
General Liability insurance does not cover errors or negligence from professional services.
A BOP policy may include, or you may be able to select as an option;
Outdoor Sign Insurance
Money and Securities Insurance
Employee Dishonesty Insurance
Water Backup Insurance
Not all businesses are eligible for a BOP policy. If your business has any of the following characteristics, you may not be eligible for a BOP. But don't worry, we can assist you with obtaining other forms of commercial insurance.
Characteristics typically not eligible for a BOP policy include:
Large Premises Operations
High risk or highly specialized operations
Majority of business conducted off-premises
Requires liability limits higher than offered with a BOP
Typically a BOP policy is very competitively priced, however, remember the BOP does not provide coverage to items such as Workers' Compensation, Professional Liability Exposures or Commercial Auto Insurance.
Please contact us to review the best type of policies available for your business or click here to request a quote via our Business Insurance Quote Center.
*The information on this page is not intended for educational purposes. Please consult an insurance professional before making any decision regarding insurance or investments.