The Texas economy is one of the largest in the world – and it's growing at an incredible rate. Cities like Austin are quickly becoming hubs for burgeoning tech companies, making this behemoth of a state attractive for IT businesses like yours.
All that growth means a positive outlook, and it makes sense you'd be curious what your business insurance options are. As your business expands, you likely want to ensure that the livelihood of your IT business stays intact no matter what.
There are dozens of hazards that threaten your IT business throughout the week – workplace injuries, third-party lawsuits, miscommunications with clients, employee mistakes – but with adequate business insurance in place, you can prevent these mishaps from hurting your revenue.
Your TechInsurance agent is trained to help build you a business insurance plan that's comprehensive and affordable. Get in touch with us today to receive multiple quotes from top insurance providers at no charge.
Read on for more information about how basic business insurance can protect your IT business.
A good place to start for your business insurance needs is a Business Owner's Policy. This cost-effective package combines two crucial policies into one – General Liability Insurance and Property Insurance. The General Liability portion of the BOP protects you from lawsuits over third-party property damage and personal injury that occur on your business premises. The Property Insurance portion provides reimbursements for damage to your business property.
E&O lawsuits against IT businesses happen when a client claims your or one of your employees made errors or omissions in their work. Errors and Omissions Insurance helps fund lawsuits alleging negligence or oversights. If you've been tapped by a Fort Worth company to help with network administration, you could face an E&O suit if and when that network malfunctions.
Even if the claim is frivolous, you'll have to go to court to combat litigation – especially if the plaintiff says your work contributed to a financial loss. It only takes one E&O lawsuit to put a serious damper on your IT business – give us a call today to find out more about how you can protect your revenue with E&O Insurance.
Many IT professionals feel their firm is too small to require Workers' Compensation Insurance, or that they're too tight-knit with their employees to be at risk for a claim should an employee become injured on the job. But Workers' Compensation is beneficial to both you and your employees – and carrying it doesn't mean you and your crew aren't close.
In the event that one of your employees suffers an injury as result of repetitive motion, carpal tunnel, a slip or fall, knee injuries, back injuries, or sudden accidents, you want to make sure you won't have to pay for their medical expenses out of pocket. Workers' Compensation Insurance provides funds for employee wages while they recover, as well as the costs incurred from having to pay an additional employee to take over the injured employee's work.
Just because you're not required by Texas law to carry Workers' Compensation Insurance doesn't mean you should ignore this essential policy. Get in touch with a TechInsurance rep today to see how you can be protected from costly workplace injuries.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (or EPLI) protects your IT business from the rare, though financially devastating, instances where an employee claims they were wrongfully terminated, experienced some form of discrimination, or were the victim of harassment.
Claims covered by EPLI include...
These types of cases can rear their head at any time. Make sure that if your business faces an EPLI charge, you're protected from the financial fallout.