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How to Know If You Should Have Business Interruption Insurance

When you own a business, you know how important it is to pay attention to your finances and the various property you own. You don’t want any of it to be at risk. Business interruption insurance coverage is just one part of this, and it’s not a necessity, but you might consider it to be worthwhile. Discuss with an agent from STARS Insurance of the Buffalo Grove, IL area if this would be ideal to have for your company. 

Why Have Business Interruption Insurance? 

One of the major benefits of having business interruption coverage is that it protects your business if it’s impacted by a disaster or some other type of loss. When you have this insurance and need to shut down for a while, it will protect you from lost earnings. This may be just what you need to keep your business from going under entirely. 

How Much Coverage Do You Need? 

The amount of coverage you should have depends heavily on the type of business you have since different companies will have different coverage considerations. For instance, a small business will have needs that differ from a larger retail operation. It would help to sit down and have a talk with an independent agent.

Before you do this, think of certain things that relate to your company such as if the building is well-protected, if you have a sprinkler system that’s up-to-date and working, and if there’s a location close by that’s available for you to use when you can’t use your current location and how long it would take to move operations to this space. This will give you a solid idea about whether you’re prepared for when a disaster strikes. 

Business interruption insurance may not be necessary, though by now you can see why it probably is a good thing for your company to have. Contact us at STARS Insurance of the greater Buffalo Grove, IL area.