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Small Business Insurance

Your small businesses needs many types of coverage in order to adequately secure itself against losses in the event of certain common business casualties. Common elements of small business insurance include:

  • General Liability Insurance: This policy covers a business against claims arising from problems like libel, slander, medical expenses, property damage, medical expenses, and the cost of defending against a lawsuit.
  • Product Liability Insurance: If you deal with a product - whether it's manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, or just distributing it - you may be responsible for keeping it (and people in the area around it) safe. The amount required depends mainly on the products involved - the larger and/or heavier the products are, the more coverage is needed.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Similarly, if you provide any kind of professional service, you may need coverage for errors, malpractice, and negligence. Some companies are required to have this type of coverage (especially, though not exclusively, those in the medical field).
  • Commercial Property Insurance: If your small business owns any kind of physical property (an office, a retail store, a warehouse, etc.), this coverage insures it against a wide variety of natural and man-made forms of damage. If your business is particularly vulnerable to a certain type of damage (flooding, vandalism, etc.), you may need additional coverage for that specific problem.
  • Home-Based Insurance: If you're running a business from your home, then your homeowner's insurance probably doesn't cover any of your business operations. You may need to purchase additional coverage separately, or as an extension of your existing plan. Speak to a Desoto Moulton Insurance agents to find out.

Many other industry-specific forms of coverage are available. For more information about what policies are the most important for your business, talk to one of our agents and ask for a full risk assessment. You can research forms of insurance through reputable sources—this information is available for free online, courtesy of groups like the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Insurance Requirements for Small Business

All small businesses are required to have Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and sometimes Disability Insurance. Other requirements for small business insurance vary by industry, as well as local, state, and federal law.

What constitutes a small business?

The exact definition of a small business varies by industry, but according to the Small Business Administration, it's usually 500 employees or less for mining or manufacturing, and $7.5 million or less in revenue for other industries. Note that there are many exceptions to this rule, and they are listed in detail on the Small Business Administration's website.

 

1. "Insure U Get Smart About Insurance." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.insureuonline.org/smallbusiness/.

2. "Insurance Requirements for Employers." The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/insurance/insurance-requirements-employers.

3. "Summary of Size Standards by Industry Sector" The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/summary-size-standards-industry-sector.

Our Locations

Arcadia, FL Office

243 N. Brevard Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266
Main office: 863-494-2242

Chipley, FL Office

1314 Jackson Ave
Chipley, FL 32428
Main office: 850-547-2161

Coral Gables, FL Office

770 Ponce De Leon Blvd, STE 130
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Main office: 305-446-5800

Lakeland, FL Office

2411 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33805
Main office: 863-687-7137

Rockledge, FL Office

2025 Murrell Rd STE 130
Rockledge, FL 32955
Main office: 321-631-5800

Sarasota, FL Office

5483 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
Main office: 941-366-3322

Vero Beach, FL Office

947 20th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Main office: 772-564-8322

Our Providers

Smart and Professional are the two words that describe this group. The entire staff is exceptional at what they do & knowledgeable in the industry.
Brittany A
I have had my homeowner's insurance with them for 6 or 7 years now, and I stick with them because of their great customer service. Whenever a company raises my rates, they cheerfully help me find a new company with the lowest rates. I have gotten quotes from other offices to compare, but always comes through with the best product. They are very friendly and professional. I am happy to recommend them!
Sandra M
Very satisified recieved the untimate respect and care from the staff. They were the cheapest best quality insurance.
Jackie R
I do appreciate the customer service and how they explained all my questions so I did understand the insurance process. It not easy for me to change from one insurance company to another and your company made it easier.
Maria G H
Anytime in my dealing with this agency has always been great! Everyone there has always answered all of my questions and more. They all are friendly and very helpful. I have been with them along time and will continue to do so.EVERYONE should have an Insurance Company that!
Cynthia O
Great rates and excellent customer service! These ladies and gentleman know their stuff! Very pleased with the way they handled all 3 of my personal policies.
Jackie B
Excellent experience! Great customer service!
Stephanie B