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 can help businesses in Michigan protect the physical assets and property they need to operate.
If a covered event happens, Michigan business owners may be able to submit a claim to help pay for repairs or replacements.
The following are a few examples of how commercial property insurance can help businesses:
This insurance can cover a number of different accidents and emergencies, such as damage caused by fire, wind or water and man-made disasters like vandalism and theft.
Coverage can vary between different industries. It’s important to read your policy documents carefully to see exactly what is covered and excluded for your business.
Some of the physical assets which may be covered by commercial property insurance in Michigan include:
NEXT commercial property insurance policies in Michigan can include four basic types of coverage:
Commercial property insurance can help cover repair and replacement costs if your furniture, equipment or inventory is affected by a covered event. This coverage is also known as business personal property insurance or BPP insurance.
Example: If a Detroit jewelry store is burglarized overnight and inventory is stolen, commercial property insurance can help pay to replace the stolen items.
If you have to temporarily close your business due to fire, water damage or another covered event, your insurance can help cover lost income and other related expenses during that time. This is also known as business interruption insurance or business income insurance.
Example: If a Grand Rapids fitness studio clinic has to shut down for two weeks after a fire, commercial property insurance can help cover the income lost during the time it takes to make repairs.
This coverage can help with replacement or repair costs if your equipment is damaged due to a power surge or mechanical failure.
Example: If the electronic circuit control board in an Ann Arbor restaurant’s walk-in cooler malfunctions, commercial property insurance can help pay to fix it.
Commercial property insurance can help pay for repairs to a building you own and use for business purposes. Business owners who lease or rent commercial space typically don’t need this coverage.
Example: If a windstorm damages the roof of a Lansing convenience store, commercial property insurance can help cover the costs to repair or replace roofing material.
NEXT commercial property insurance policies can help cover damage caused by wind, hail and fire. This coverage includes protections for related weather events, such as:
Some man-made disasters are also covered by NEXT commercial property insurance, including damage caused by riots and vandalism. Coverage for acts of terrorism is available as an optional add-on.
Floods and volcanic eruptions are not covered by NEXT commercial property insurance. Michigan businesses located in areas prone to flooding may want to consider getting coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program, which is the country’s leading source of flood insurance.1
A number of different weather events can threaten Michigan businesses. The state’s disaster initiative Michigan Prepares is the number one resource for residents and businesses to stay informed about the latest natural threats in the local area.2
In Michigan, businesses are not legally required to have commercial property insurance.
Michigan business owners may find, however, that they need this coverage to rent or purchase commercial property.
Even if you’re not required to have it, commercial property insurance can benefit your business in the following ways:
With commercial property insurance, Michigan business owners can reduce the financial risk associated with their physical assets and may be able to get help covering certain costs if disaster strikes.
Business income insurance can help cover lost income, moving and relocation costs and employee wages if you have to close temporarily after a covered incident.
Banks and lenders may require proof of commercial property insurance as a condition of approval for a mortgage. Similarly, the Small Business Administration (SBA) requires businesses to have business hazard insurance on building used as collateral for their loans.
Property owners in Michigan 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.
Many businesses in Michigan can benefit from the financial protection offered by commercial property insurance and other kinds of business insurance.
Michigan business property insurance coverage can help protect your business assets if you operate your business from a physical location, such as an office space or a brick-and-mortar store.
Homeowner’s insurance coverage for home-based businesses is typically very limited, so commercial property insurance can help provide additional coverage if necessary.
Business owners may face certain risks that make commercial property coverage especially critical. For example, brick-and-mortar retail businesses often have a significant amount of inventory kept on-site. Commercial property insurance can help cover related costs if that inventory is damaged or stolen.
The average insurance cost for commercial property in Michigan is affected by a number of factors, including:
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Commercial property insurance costs $45 or less per month for 56% of our U.S. customers at NEXT.**
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General liability coverage in Michigan can help protect your business after an accident causes third-party injuries or property damage.
Workers’ compensation insurance can help cover costs such as lost wages and medical expenses if an employee gets hurt at work. Most employers in Michigan are required by state law to carry workers’ comp insurance.3
Commercial auto insurance can help cover medical bills, towing and other related costs if you or an employee is in an accident while driving for work.
All business-owned vehicles in Michigan are required to have commercial auto insurance coverage with a minimum of $20,000 per person, $40,000 per accident and $10,000 for property damage.4
If you make a mistake in your work that costs a customer or client money, professional liability insurance can help protect your business. Also called errors and omissions, this insurance is often combined with general liability insurance.
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.