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3 Costs Businesses Can Cover with Business Interruption Insurance

On Behalf of | Apr 15, 2024 | Insurance Coverage Planning, Insurance Recovery |

Insurance is something successful businesses generally require protecting their assets and investments in future operations. The right insurance coverage can significantly reduce the level of risk involved in operating a business.  

Business owners and executives often focus primarily on liability mitigation.  They purchase premises liability coverage and product liability coverage, among other types of insurance, so that the business has protection in case some third party blames the company for an injury. However, businesses also have risks in the form of ongoing operational expenses.

Most organizations do not have enough capital in reserve to cover operating expenses without ongoing revenue. Business interruption insurance helps cover basic expenses to ensure that an organization does not become immediately insolvent if it temporarily stops generating revenue. What does business interruption insurance generally cover? 

Payroll Expenses

Keeping the right people on staff may be crucial for a company’s long-term recovery from a temporary period of financial hardship. Companies may struggle to issue paychecks when revenue decreases. Business interruption insurance can cover the salaries and benefit package cost for workers when a company no longer generates revenue due to a covered disruption in operations. 

Rent and Other Facility Costs

Whether a business has a loan for a purchased commercial property or a lease for a rental space, the costs associated with property ownership or a leasehold can be one of the biggest operating expenses. Businesses could be at risk of foreclosure or eviction if payment obligations are missed. Business interruption insurance can help cover loan payments, rent and utility bills, among other costs associated with a real property interest. 

Vendor Contract Agreements

Ideally, executives negotiate contract terms with vendors and suppliers that allow for flexibility in times of hardship. However, some companies have an obligation to purchase materials or provide payments to vendors and suppliers regardless of what else transpires. Business interruption insurance can include coverage for fixed operating expenses anytime that an organization cannot do business due to a covered event.  

Unlocking the full potential of business interruption insurance can be a game-changer for executives and business owners. Yet, navigating the complexities of coverage can feel like a daunting task. Our team specializes in demystifying insurance jargon and helping you maximize your coverage. With our help, you can confidently protect your business from unforeseen disruptions. Don’t let claim denials or coverage gaps leave your business vulnerable. Let us empower you to safeguard your livelihood and thrive, even in the face of adversity. Reach out to our team today and take the first step towards securing your business’s future.