As a business owner, you’re responsible for maintaining the main (usually front) customer parking and walking areas of your business, including fixing potholes and removing snow from sidewalks and parking lots. But what about the rear and side walkways and parking lots of your business? It’s been my experience that the rear and side lots and walkways, the ones commonly used by your employees, can potentially be where the most serious injuries occur and, therefore, have the most impact on your workers’ compensation insurance costs.
You just ended one of the most prosperous post-Christmas sales in your store’s history. As soon as you close, you’re heading to the bank to deposit the day’s receipts. But just as you’re locking up, an armed thief pushes his way into the store and demands that you turn over your cash. Weeks of hard work and thousands of dollars in sales walk out the door with him. And because you didn’t have Money and Securities coverage on your insurance policy, you’ll never see it again.
As a small business owner, it would seem very probable that the autos you are using in your business are titled in your personal name. If scheduled on a Commercial Auto policy, this may create a coverage gap for you in the event of an auto claim. Depending upon the commercial auto symbols assigned to your policy, coverage may be limited to “owned autos”. This would only include autos owned and titled in the business name if that business name is the only named insured on your policy.