You turn your back and someone does the 100-yard dash with your business laptop. You’ll need a replacement.
A tree unexpectedly falls on your shop’s roof.
Your HVAC unit stops working the day after the warranty expires.
A fire damages an exterior wall at your business and you have to close for three weeks during repairs.
Commercial property insurance in Connecticut can help provide coverage for the physical assets you need to run your business.
These insurance policies cover emergencies like damage from wind, water or fire as well as theft and vandalism. When certain types of accidents or emergencies arise, Connecticut business owners may be able to submit a claim to get help with replacement, repair or reimbursement costs.
For example, commercial property insurance could help businesses in the following types of scenarios:
Make sure you read your policy documents carefully to find out exactly what is covered and what is excluded for your business. Coverage can vary between different industries.
Commercial property insurance policies help protect assets like:
Connecticut commercial property insurance policies from NEXT can include up to four basic types of coverage:
Commercial property insurance can help cover related costs if a covered event affects your furniture, equipment or inventory. This is also known as business personal property insurance or BPP insurance.
Example: If the equipment used by a Hartford home renovation contractor is damaged by water from a burst pipe, commercial property insurance could help pay for replacement or repair costs.
Commercial property insurance can help cover lost income and other related expenses if your business has to close temporarily due to a covered event. This coverage is also known as business interruption insurance or business income insurance.
Example: If a fire breaks out in a Fairfield fabric store and the business has to close for two weeks while repairs are made, commercial property insurance can help compensate for lost income.
This insurance can help with replacement or repair costs if your equipment is damaged due to a power surge or mechanical failure.
Example: If the walk-in freezer in a Bridgeport restaurant stops working due to a problem with the circuit board, commercial property insurance can help pay to fix the problem.
Commercial property insurance can help cover repairs to a building that you own and use for your business. Businesses that lease or rent commercial space typically don’t need this coverage.
Example: If the windows of a Stamford clothing store are broken by flying debris during a tornado, commercial property insurance could help cover the costs to fix the damage.
Connecticut business owners with commercial property insurance from NEXT can get coverage for fire, wind, hail and water damage related to severe weather events, such as:
NEXT commercial property policies do not cover floods and volcanic eruptions. However, the National Flood Insurance Program provided by the federal government is the leading resource for flood insurance nationwide. If your business is located near the coast or in another flood-prone area, such as the Connecticut River basin, you should consider participating in this program.1
Severe thunderstorms and blizzards are some of the most common disasters in Connecticut. The Connecticut State Department of Public Health provides helpful guidance on what to do in the event of a natural disaster in the state.2
Vandalism and rioting are examples of man-made disasters also covered by NEXT commercial property insurance. Optional terrorism coverage is available as an add-on.
Connecticut businesses are not required by law to have commercial property insurance.
However, some banks, lenders and landlords require this type of insurance when a business purchases or leases a commercial space.
Many Connecticut business owners purchase commercial property insurance even when it’s not required due to the important advantages it can provide, such as:
This type of Connecticut business insurance can help cover the costs if your property requires repairs or replacements to assets damaged by a covered event.
If your business must close temporarily after a covered event, business income insurance could help cover your lost income, employee wages and moving and relocation costs.
Some banks and lenders require proof of commercial property insurance before they will approve a mortgage loan for a business property. The Small Business Administration (SBA) requires small business owners to have business hazard insurance on building used as collateral for loans.
Some Connecticut business property owners may ask you to carry commercial property insurance before they’ll agree to rent a commercial space to you. This requirement is often written into commercial leases.
Businesses in nearly every industry can benefit from having commercial property insurance in Connecticut.
Whether you rent or own the space where you do business, this type of coverage offers important financial protections.
While homeowner’s insurance can offer limited protections for home-based businesses, these policies typically don’t provide enough protection for business assets. Commercial property insurance can help provide additional coverage when needed.
Retail stores typically have a large stock of merchandise on site, which makes them more susceptible to damaged or stolen inventory. Commercial property insurance can help reduce financial concerns regarding these risks.
Many factors influence the cost of commercial property insurance in Connecticut, such as:
NEXT offers affordable commercial property coverage for small businesses. In fact, 56% of our U.S. customers pay $45 or less per month for commercial property insurance.**
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General liability coverage can help pay for costs related to accidents that cause property damage or injury to someone other than you or an employee.
If an employee gets hurt on the job, Connecticut workers’ compensation insurance can help cover related expenses like medical bills and lost wages. All employers in Connecticut must have workers’ compensation coverage according to state law.3
Commercial auto insurance can help pay for expenses like towing, repairs and medical bills in the event of an accident in a work vehicle.
Auto insurance is legally required for all vehicles in Connecticut with minimum coverage levels of $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident and $25,000 for property damage.4
Professional liability insurance can help protect your business if a client claims that you made a professional mistake that cost them money. It’s commonly bundled with general liability insurance for more comprehensive protection.
Learn more about commercial property insurance options in the state where you work.
Business insurance is divided into different policies. We offer seven types so it's easy to design the coverage that fits your business.