Why you need commercial insurance for your home business

In Hershey, PA, like many other places in the United States, home businesses are a popular option. 50% of small businesses are home-based and if you consider those with no employees, that rises to 60%. The reason is obvious, not having to pay for a business location is a big saving. At Options Insurance Agency, we have been serving local customers since 2006 and as independent agents, we can offer more choices and better rates. We focus on educating our clients about the insurance options available to them. 

Property insurance

Home property insurance is designed to cover your home and contents. It is not designed to cover business equipment, raw materials and inventory for a home business. While you might get very limited coverage from your home insurance, it is not the amount of coverage that your home business needs and deserves. 

Liability coverage

Your home has liability coverage as part of your home insurance policy. This is personal liability and will not extend to your business customers or to vendors or employees who might decide to sue you. Without commercial liability insurance, you run the risk of losing your business. Your home liability insurance is not going to extend to your business. 

Commercial auto insurance

When you are using your personal vehicle for business, it is most likely that your auto insurance won’t cover you if you have an accident. Commercial auto insurance is what you need and it is always a good idea to keep your business finances separate from your personal finances. 

Workers compensation

In Pennsylvania, if you have one or more employees, full or part-time, including family members, you must have workers’ compensation insurance. Home businesses are not exempt from having this important coverage. 

For more information about commercial insurance in Hershey, PA contact Options Insurance Agency.