Protecting your retail store
Retail stores have many moving parts. There is customer traffic. Employees are working in tight aisles stacking merchandise, cleaning spills, or helping customers. Partners and suppliers are coming and going. Parking lots are filling up and lines for the checkout counter can extend around corners. Do you have the protection you need?
Retail stores should consider a few types of insurance. First, if you have employees, and to comply with state laws, you need Workers Compensation insurance. You need protection for your space (whether leased or owned), your property and inventory. You need coverage in the event of an accident and – worst case – you need to be protected when claims of negligence are made by customers or employees. To save time and money, you can combine nearly all the retail business insurance you need into a single Business Owner’s Policy (BOP).
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The policies you need
The benefits of a Business Owner's Policy
A Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) is a packaged insurance policy that contains all of the essentials most retail store owners need. A BOP combines the two primary commercial coverage types – General Liability and Property Insurance – into one, affordable policy. This packaged policy covers the widest range of risks that the average business owner faces: protection from lawsuits, damage to their business space and property loss.
There are also many add-ons that can be included in a Business Owner’s Policy to protect the unique needs and risks inherent in any small business. For example, Business Interruption, a coverage that pays an insured if business operations are suspended due to a loss, is included in most BOPs.