We know Accidents can happen we are here to make sure you are covered if it happens.
As a businessowner, you need some of the same insurance coverages for the cars, trucks, vans or other vehicles you use in your business as you do for vehicles used for personal purposes.
Your Businessowners Policy (BOP) does not provide any coverage for vehicles, so you must have a separate policy.
Most states require you to purchase liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage that may result from a vehicle accident occurring while you or someone from your organization is driving on business. Most states have mandatory requirements for you to have uninsured/underinsured motorists’ coverage and/or medical payments coverage (known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) in some states). You can also purchase physical damage coverage for vehicles your business owns, leases or hires.
The Business Auto Coverage Form (BACF) is the standard insurance form used by many insurers to provide commercial auto coverage. Although the form refers only to “autos,” autos are defined to include cars, trucks, trailers, vans or other vehicles designed for use on public roads.
Each vehicle you use in your business can be separately “scheduled,” or listed on your policy along with corresponding coverages. In other words, you can choose different coverages, for your various vehicles, depending on the vehicles’ features (size, age, theft rating and safety rating) and the coverage you need for it.
Your insurance agent will ask in detail how you use vehicles in your business; who will be driving them; whether you own, rent or lease; and whether you and your employees are likely to be driving their own cars for your business. The answers to these questions will indicate the types of coverage you need.
In general, only a BACF can provide the level of liability protection a business needs. In today’s litigious society, many insurers recommend a business auto coverage limit of $1 million with $500,000 as the minimum — that even a small business needs to cover the potential damages in a serious accident.
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