Catering Insurance in District of Columbia

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Catering insurance
Catering insurance in District of Columbia designed to protect your business

Catering insurance in District of Columbia designed to protect your business

NEXT specializes in providing customized insurance for small businesses and the self-employed. We offer affordable coverage tailored to catering business in District of Columbia so you are always protected against unpredictable events. The most common insurances packages bought by  catering business in District of Columbia include:

  • General liability
  • Commercial property

How NEXT helps catering businesses

See the coverage plans for Catering Insurance in District of Columbia

You can pay for your insurance monthly or annually and you can cancel instantly at any time.

Basic
Lowest Price
General Liability
Per occurrence
$500,000
Commercial Property
Per occurrence
$25,000
Pro
Most Popular
General Liability
Per occurrence
$1 million
Commercial Property
Per occurrence
$25,000
Pro Plus
Best Coverage
General Liability
Per occurrence
$1 million
Commercial Property
Per occurrence
$25,000
Easily find a custom District of Columbia catering insurance package that’s right for you
NEXT specializes in small business insurance, so you can easily find a custom insurance package that’s right for your catering business in District of Columbia.
General Liability

General Liability

Bought by 95% of business owners like you
General liability insurance covers a wide range of catering accidents and basic risks. You’ll have financial protection if someone other than an employee gets hurt or you are held responsible for damaging property that doesn’t belong to you. It’s often required by event venues.

general liability can help you pay for:

Medical payments
Property damage
Legal fees and judgments
Commercial Property

Commercial Property

For business owners who own or rent physical spaces
Commercial property insurance can help protect your business equipment, inventory, spoilage and even the building itself if you own it. If your business property is damaged due to a covered event, such as a burst water pipe or fire, property insurance can help with replacement costs or repairs.

commercial property can help you pay for:

Damaged equipment and inventory
Lost income
Operating expenses
How much does it cost to get Catering insurance in District of Columbia?

How much does it cost to get Catering insurance in District of Columbia?

The exact amount that a catering business can expect to pay for business insurance depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The kind of work you do
  • How many employees you have
  • The number of vehicles you use for work
  • How long you’ve been in the industry

Business insurance typically costs a catering business in District of Columbia about $17 each month.

You automatically save 10% if you combine more than one type of policy together. For example, if you add a commercial auto policy to your existing general liability policy, you’ll save 10% right off the bat.

Why does a Catering in District of Columbia need business insurance?

Why does a Catering in District of Columbia need business insurance?

A catering business in District of Columbia needs insurance to help stay protected from financial losses after an accident. It can also offer protection from costs related to business disagreements, and it can help you qualify for licenses. You might need insurance to:

  • Align with industry standards and state requirements for a catering business.
  • Change with your business as you experience fluctuations.
  • Hire employees. Most states require workers’ compensation.
  • Drive for business purposes. Business-owned vehicles typically need commercial auto insurance.
  • Repair or replace property you own or rent. Protect your inventory, equipment and even the building that you lease or own.

Frequently asked questions about catering business insurance

Here are some of the most common questions we get about catering business insurance. If you don’t find the answers you need here, our licensed, U.S.-based insurance advisors are standing by to help via online chat or phone.

Does NEXT Insurance offer catering business insurance in District of Columbia?

Yes, NEXT Insurance offers tailored catering business insurance in District of Columbia.

Does NEXT Insurance offer Commercial Property coverage for catering business in District of Columbia?

Yes, NEXT Insurance offers General Liability, Commercial Property coverage for catering business in District of Columbia.

How does business insurance protect event planners?

Our event planner insurance packages are designed to protect your business from a variety of risks and help you save money to grow your business. You’ll be protected from financial losses related to:

Damage to someone’s property

One of your subcontractors accidentally cracks a large window at an event space. The general liability coverage in your insurance package would help pay for a replacement.

Accidents that hurt someone

A client slips and falls on the front steps when arriving at your office. Your general event planner liability insurance coverage would also come into play here by helping to pay for medical costs and legal fees.

Professional mistakes

A client claims they had to pay extra catering fees because you added incorrect information to the service agreement. Professional liability insurance helps you defend yourself if you’re accused of making a mistake that causes someone to lose money.

Workplace injuries

You throw out your lower back while helping to set up tables for a party and you have to take off two weeks during peak season to recover. Workers’ compensation insurance with business owner’s coverage can help cover medical bills and lost wages. Workers’ comp is usually required by law if you have employees.

Injuries and damage involving your business vehicles

Your car slides on a slippery road and hits a parked car. Commercial auto insurance will help pay for the repairs. This coverage is also usually required by law for business-owned vehicles.

Damage to your own property

A tree falls over and damages the roof of your office. Commercial property insurance can help with replacement or repair costs if your owned or leased property is damaged due to a covered event, such as a burst water pipe, fire, tornado or vandalism.

How can I get a certificate of insurance?

You’ll have instant access to your certificate of insurance 24/7 from your computer or mobile device when you purchase coverage with NEXT. There’s no waiting for anyone, no need to print anything and definitely no fax machines. If you’re a new or current NEXT Insurance customer, all you need to do is log in to your account and your Live Certificate delivers you the proof of insurance you need instantly, for free. You can easily share your COI with anyone via email, text message or a social media post. We provide unlimited certificates and you can also add an additional insured for free. If you decide to change your coverage, your certificate will be automatically updated. Find out more details about your certificate of insurance.

What do I need to get an insurance quote online?

We keep it simple and straightforward so you can find the coverage that’s right for you within a few minutes. When you start a quote for insurance, we’ll ask you a few basic questions about your business, including: the kind of services you provide, the location of your office or where you plan to work, how many people you employ and how much you pay them and the number and type of vehicles you use for work.

How does the claims process work with NEXT Insurance?

  • If you’re a policyholder, you can file a claim any time by logging in to your account at www.nextinsurance.com and clicking the “File a claim” under the "About us" tab. You can expect a call from us shortly after you submit a claim to go over the details.

  • If you do not have a policy with us and are filing against one of our policyholders, you can head over to our website at www.nextinsurance.com, select “Help Center” under our “Support” tab, and under “Quick Actions for Customers” click where it says ”Not a policyholder and want to file a claim?”

  • If you cannot access your online account and require help from our support team, please visit our online help center.

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