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Handyman Insurance Costs and Coverage

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How Much Does Handyman Insurance Cost?

Wondering about the cost of handyman liability insurance? You’ve come to the right place. Your handyman insurance cost will be based on a variety of factors, including how big your business is, how many employees you have (if any) and the exact type of work you do for your customers. Handyman insurance costs can be very different between businesses that might look the same, but let’s look at some specifics to give you a sense of the type of expense you might be looking at. Of course, your handyman liability insurance cost will vary, in particular based on the level of handyman insurance coverage you choose.

Remember that with Next Insurance, you can pay for your affordable handyman insurance monthly at no extra cost, and that we charge absolutely no extra fees–for proof of insurance, or anything else. We also offer you a choice of three levels of handyman insurance coverage, so you can choose the right insurance for your business. Finally, we keep our deductibles low-$0 on general liability claims, and only $500 on professional liability claims. When looking at handyman business insurance costs, it’s important to look at costs such as these, which help you see the full picture.

These are just examples of the costs some of our handyman customers pay for their insurance. To find out about your own handyman insurance costs and figure out which of our policies is right for you, get your free handyman insurance quote now, and buy your policy online in just a few minutes.

How Much is Handyman Insurance for General Liability?

Handyman general liability insurance costs for our customers are usually between $361-$707 annually, or $30-$60 per month.
General liability insurance protects handymen who are working from certain types of costs. These include claims related to:

  • Injury to people other than yourself or your employees, which can result in medical costs or lawsuits
  • Property damage, including claims about your work causing damage even after it’s done
  • Personal injury, which includes claims that your words or images caused harm to someone’s reputation

Given that you’re constantly working in different customers’ homes, general liability coverage is important for making sure your business is covered, no matter what happens. Handyman insurance costs that could be covered include legal costs, medical expenses, and more.

Most of our customers pay: $361-$707 annually, or between $30-$60 per month
Per occurrence limit: $300,000-$1 million, depending on your policy
Aggregate policy limit: $300,000-$2 million, depending on your policy
Deductible: $0

How Much Does Handyman Insurance Cost for Professional Liability?

Handyman Professional Liability insurance starts at $2/month and relates to the work that you do as a handyman.

Professional Liability is included in the Pro and Pro Plus plans, which start at $30/month. It’s not available as a standalone policy and can only be purchased as part of a Pro or Pro Plus policy.

Let us explain. You don’t need to spend your time understanding the difference between various types of insurance. The question of what insurance a handyman needs and how much you need of each type isn’t one you have time to deal with; you have a business to run. To make your decision easier, we’ve combined general and professional liability insurance into a single, integrated handyman package that offers the coverage you need.

Professional liability insurance relates to the work that you do, specifically as a handyman. While general liability covers accidents including catastrophic accidents that could happen to anyone in any business, professional liability insurance covers you if you don’t do your job properly–if an appliance wasn’t installed right, a job wasn’t finished, or a sink you fixed breaks. It’s important for people who are considered experts in their field. Everyone makes mistakes, and handyman professional liability coverage makes sure a mistake doesn’t wind up costing your business money.

These claims are generally smaller than general liability claims, so our packages and pricing reflect that fact, with lower limits and coverage included within the larger policy. All of our policies also include products completed coverage, so even claims made after the work is done are included.

Most of our customers pay: An additional 4-8% for this coverage, which is reflected in the total policy cost
Per occurrence limit: $10,000-$20,000, depending on your policy
Aggregate policy limit: $25,000-$50,000, depending on your policy
Deductible: $500

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General Liability

$300,000 aggregate limit
$0 deductible

Professional Liability

Not included

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General Liability

$1,000,000 aggregate limit
$0 deductible

Professional Liability

$25,000 aggregate limit
$500 deductible

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Pro Plus

General Liability

$2,000,000 aggregate limit
$0 deductible

Professional Liability

$50,000 aggregate limit
$500 deductible

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What’s Covered by Handyman Insurance?

Bodily injury

Bodily injury

Someone trips over your tools and breaks their leg.
Advertising harm

Advertising harm

Someone sues you for improper use of images in your advertising.
Libel, slander and defamation

Libel, slander and defamation

An employee bad-mouths a client on Facebook and the client sues you.
Property damage

Property damage

You drop heavy duty equipment inside your client's house and damage their hardwood floor.
Medical payments

Medical payments

Someone gets injured at your work site and asks you to pay for medical expenses instead of suing you.
Court and legal fees

Court and legal fees

You need an attorney to defend against a lawsuit even though you did nothing wrong.

Handyman work

Miscellaneous work for others, involving minor repairs in a household environment
Cleaning and pressure washing outside surfaces of buildings and other exterior surfaces
Installation of items such as ceiling fans
Placing caulking around windows, doors and other openings

Minor repairs, including

Small painting work
Minor drywall repairs
Minor carpentry repairs
Fixing or replacing broken windows, screens or locks
Patching a roof
Cleaning gutters

Appliance installation, service and repair

Includes washers, dryers, fans, stoves, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and more
Incidental sale of replacement parts for appliances
Applies to appliances and accessories not sold by the insured

Handyman Claims Examples We've Covered:

Our customer was in the midst of painting and sanding walls. He had an extension cord running through hallway to living room. The homeowner tripped on it, fell into her TV, and broke the TV, its stand and a gaming system.
Our customer did an add-on for a client and there was a storm during the construction. Water leaked through the roof and damaged the ceiling.
Insured installed carpeting and flooring in the house and in doing so ruined the carpeting material. There are issues with the carpeting coming up, and issues with laminate flooring coming up. Claimant has tried to get insured to fix it, unsuccessfully.
Claim scenarios are shown for illustrative purposes only. Coverage is dependent on policy terms and conditions and the actual facts and circumstances giving rise to a claim.

What’s Not Covered by This Policy?

Exterior work

Roof cleaning as a standalone job
Structural demolition including use of dynamite/wrecking balls
Dock construction or repair
Hurricane shutter installation

Other work

Work on wooden playground equipment
Refinishing of floors or furniture
Standalone roofing
Work involving sprayed or rolled insulation
This is a brief summary of your policy and does not supersede the policy documents. If you want full details, please contact us.

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