Between Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Morrisville, there are plenty of great companies for North Carolinians to work for. It's also a wonderful place to visit, tourism being one of North Carolina's leading industries. This is all good news for IT businesses looking to set up shop in the state known for being "First in Flight" (take that, Ohio!). With happy residents and an influx of visitors, there's plenty of business to be won.
But with more lucrative contracts comes increased potential for risk. Is your IT business prepared for the hazards that may come your way should you add employees or expand to include vehicles for company purposes?
At TechInsurance, we pride ourselves on providing the most up-to-date information on the policies best suited for your IT business. We have established relationships with top-notch insurance providers and can provide competitive quotes within 24 hours of filling out our free online application.
So whether you're looking to purchase Workers' Compensation Insurance, Property Insurance, or Errors and Omissions Insurance, we'll make sure you're armed with the facts you need to make an informed decision.
One package you should consider when researching your business insurance options is the Business Owner's Policy (BOP). This package combines two of the most crucial insurance policies for IT business owners: General Liability Insurance and Property Insurance. What's more, a BOP is generally more cost-effective than purchasing these packages separately.
With a BOP, you're protected from property damage and third-party lawsuits. Common events covered by Property Insurance include...
With the General Liability portion of a BOP, you're also protected from having to pay out of pocket for litigation brought about by non-employees. Perhaps one day you'll be hit with a lawsuit alleging you fostered an unsafe environment in which a client's employee became seriously injured. Or one of your employees might damage equipment while installing software at a client's office. General Liability Insurance covers the legal costs associated with defending your company, should the affected parties sue you over incidents like these.
What's more, a BOP can offer Business Interruption Insurance, which provides funds for IT businesses forced to shut down by covered property damage. With Business Interruption Insurance, you won't have to worry about making payments to cover expenses that continue despite your closure: loans, employee wages, and lost sales.
To see if your IT business is considered low-risk enough to qualify for a Business Owner's Policy, get in touch with one of our certified reps today.
Yet another essential policy for IT business owners is Errors & Omissions Insurance (also called Professional Liability). This policy protects you from lawsuits claiming your business failed to deliver on contracted services, as well as suits alleging you committed an error or oversight that caused a client to lose money.
Because IT work often affects the security of sensitive information or the systems that allow a client's business to function, the stakes are often high for IT businesses – which means lawsuits are fairly common when something goes wrong. The last thing you want, however, is have to dip into your profit margin to defend a Professional Liability case in court. The following costs can be disastrous...
North Carolina law states that any business operating with three or more employees is required to carry Workers' Compensation Insurance. However, there are plenty of benefits to carrying this policy, even if your business consists of just you and one other employee.
For instance, there are plenty of workplace hazards for those in office environments. From carpal tunnel syndrome to sudden accidents, the last thing you want to have to worry about is paying for the following expenses should an employee be injured on your site...
If you're currently operating with three or more employees, be sure to get in touch with a TechInsurance agent right away. We'll makes sure you're compliant with state laws so you can avoid fines and penalties.
The more employees you have, the more likely you are to take on claims alleging employment practice violations. That's why IT businesses with multiple employees are urged to carry Employment Practices Liability Insurance. This policy protects your IT business from having to pay out of pocket for lawsuits filed by employees alleging discrimination, wrongful termination, or harassment.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance also protects against...
Lawsuits can be financially devastating. Don't let your IT firm fall victim to costly liability claims. Get in touch with one of our reps today.