We simply can’t ignore that importance of insurance and there are distinct dangers if we deliberately avoid them. There are many tips that can help us find insurance policies that match our situation, but one of the most important is that we shouldn’t forget to shop. We may need to compare between four or more insurance policies providers, so we can compare prices and other details. As an example, one plan offered by a single provider could be comprehensive enough, but we don’t need many of the coverage details. We should be aware that we could have very unique situations and we should consider that not all plans are suitable for us.
Regardless of the type of our insurance plan, it is important that we properly review it. It should be noted that our business could need to change rapidly. Some of the coverage could be rendered obsolete due to specific changes, but we may need other types of coverage. In this case, we should change our plan where necessary. As an example, liability insurance is probably an essential element in our program. It could provide us with enough protection resulting from injuries and damages to our properties. Insurance representatives should be able to clearly describe their various coverage details. If we fail to negotiate, we could end up with a big fat, comprehensive policy that we don’t need. We should start from basic coverage and then add a few more coverage details that we need. As an example, we may not need some liability insurance, but we may need to provide coverage for employees.
Our business may also need the “key person” insurance. It is important if our company relies on specific individuals to run. Accident, illness and deaths could hamper the smooth running of the company. The loss of key persons in the company could cause us to lose money and time. Seeking new replacement can be very difficult, if not impossible to do in a short period of time. Some firms could rely on general manager, senior marketer or a software engineer who could be the core of their business operation. As an example, a software company could rely on a key programmer and serious car accident could disable him temporarily or permanently. The problem could become rather serious if the software that’s developed by the programmer is the company’s only product. It is nearly impossible to quickly recruit new programmers, no matter how experienced they are. Even if all the source codes are available for these new programmers to study, there would be delays and mishaps that last for months, if not years. So, if our business is relying on such individuals, we should be protected financially to cover expenses related to the loss of key persons.
Fire could decimate our business in a matter of hours, so if we believe that our offices and equipments represent fire hazard, it is important for us to be protected. In fact, fire insurance is a mandatory in some countries.