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Technology Business Insurance in California

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Recommended insurance policies for technology businesses in California

General liability insurance

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General liability covers common risks for technology businesses in California, including customer property damage and injuries. Commercial leases often require this policy.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries at a tech company
  • Damaged customer property
  • Copyright and defamation lawsuits

Errors and omissions insurance

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This policy is also called professional liability insurance. It protects tech professionals against lawsuits over mistakes, missed deadlines, and oversights.

BEST FOR
  • Technical errors and oversights
  • Professional negligence lawsuits
  • Late or incomplete work

Cyber liability insurance

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This policy protects California technology businesses against data breaches and cyberattacks that affect your business or a client.

BEST FOR
  • Data breach lawsuits
  • Client notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring costs

Business owner’s policy

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This policy bundles property insurance and general liability insurance. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for a California technology business.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
  • Damaged business property

Workers’ compensation

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Workers’ compensation insurance is required for all California technology businesses, even if they only have one employee. It can cover medical costs for work injuries.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Wages lost while unable to work
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries

Commercial auto insurance

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This policy is required for vehicles owned by California technology businesses. It covers injuries and property damage in an accident, along with other types of damage.

BEST FOR
  • Accidents involving business-owned vehicles
  • Theft of a business-owned vehicle
  • Damage to a company vehicle

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What are the insurance requirements for technology businesses in California?

State laws can affect which policies you need for your technology business. These policies are required for California businesses.
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Workers' compensation insurance

California state law requires all technology businesses, even if they only have one employee, to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This policy covers medical bills for work injuries and illnesses.

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Commercial auto insurance

Vehicles owned by technology businesses in California must be covered by commercial auto insurance. California requires $15,000 bodily injury liability per person, $30,000 bodily injury liability / death liability to more than one person, and $5,000 property damage liability per accident.

Though it's not required, personal vehicles driven for work purposes should be covered by hired and non-owned auto insurance, as personal auto policies usually exclude business use. It can be added to general liability insurance or a business owner's policy.

How much does business insurance cost for technology professionals?

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Commercial insurance can be affordable for a small California tech company. Factors that influence the cost include:

  • Your industry and risk
  • Coverage limits
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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