Human life is precarious and so are the activities they indulge in. So it is not just the human life that needs to be protected but the work that he does - his business etc. that needs to be safeguarded. A business is a living not just for its owners but also for the workers and the ones benefited by it. Business insurance thus is too significant to be understood in today's life.
What is business insurance?
Like life insurance takes care of one's life, business insurance looks after one's business. All one needs to do is to select what aspects or parts of the business should be secured. This can be comfortably done after one makes an appropriate assessment of his company's turnover. Since the insurance companies provide insurance on the basis of company's turnover.
According to the turnover a businessman can decide how much he can afford to spend on the insurance of sentient (his partners, workers, he himself, main suppliers etc.) as well as the insentient (machines, the workplace, the equipment used, the cash transactions from factory to bank, shipments and the like). A case in point can be- a dye machine that is supposed to be the main machine in a factory and has a high cost price should be insured first. Not just this, the worker handling the machine should also be insured for if any accident happens with him the insurance money will take care of its medical expenses and all. Besides this all heavy machinery, any new machine or plant to be set up, the place where the business is set up, partners in business, workers who work day and night and all other things whose damage or loss can incur financial burden or even crisis can be successfully insured.
Initially there were one or two insurance companies like Oriental Insurance?but now there are ample of agencies like TATA AIG, Chola Mandalum etc., which gives an entrepreneur an opportunity to be selective.
Many companies nowadays provide certain complementary benefits once you get your work ensured by them. The preferable can be the one that offers you a slightly less premium, good and spontaneous returns or benefits and additional facilities. However, the premium rates and returns etc. do not vary significantly from company to company.
Even if it is small scale business (a cottage industry or so) one should not hesitate in getting it insured. For business insurance can save you from many unwanted and unexpected hazards for instance theft, robbery, any accident-breaking of fire, problems that come with time-the malfunctioning of an old machine, and any damage to life and property. Nowadays all sorts of businesses even those which are operated online can be safeguarded through insurance. All it takes is to inquire a little about the companies that can take up your work's insurance and with open eyes decide what is essentially to be insured and so secured.
"Be sure that you and your business is insured."
Mansi Gupta writes about Small business insurance topics.