Small Business Insurance in Illinois
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If you’re searching for the business insurance Illinois companies trust, biBERK has a proven track record and the coverage you need. We offer different policies to protect you from the many types of risk businesses like yours face.
Illinois Workers' Compensation Insurance
This insurance helps protect your business if an employee is injured, contracts an illness, or dies as a result of an incident on the job. It can cover medical costs, legal fees, and lost wages due to the injury.Workers' Compensationchevron_right
Illinois General Liability Insurance
Also known as commercial liability insurance, a general liability policy covers damages and legal costs associated with injury claims by customers and other people you don't employ, damage to other people's property that was caused by your business, and medical costs associated with these incidents. It also covers libel, slander, and copyright infringement. Plus, there are endorsements you can add to customize your policy, including cyber, hired and non-owned auto liability, employment-related practices liability, and employee benefits liability.General Liabilitychevron_right
Illinois Business Owners Policy
Also called property & liability insurance, (BOP) combines general liability insurance with coverage for your company’s property. You'll get protection for the building you own, space you lease, and any property needed to run your business, while also receiving coverage for things like business interruption. This can replace lost income, as well as cover other costs associated with getting your business back up and running after suffering property damage, such as the use of a temporary location. You can also tailor your BOP with add-ons including cyber, hired and non-owned auto liability, employment-related practices liability, and employee benefits liability.Business Ownerschevron_right
Illinois Professional Liability Insurance
Also known as errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, this policy could protect you from the cost of damages and legal fees when someone claims your professional service caused financial harm to them or their business. Coverage includes both mistakes on the part of your business (errors) and the failure to perform a service (omissions). Professional liability insurance should be considered if your business provides professional advice, offers a professional service, or has contractual requirements for the coverage.Professional Liabilitychevron_right
Illinois Commercial Auto Insurance
If your company owns or leases vehicles, this policy protects your business. This type of insurance can provide coverage for your legal fees and the medical costs of others if your employee is at fault in an accident. It can cover the cost of damages even if the vehicle is used for personal activities outside of its primary business use.Commercial Autochevron_right
Illinois Cyber Insurance
This coverage can be purchased as an add-on to a general liability, professional liability, or BOP policy. It helps cover costs related to system hacks or data security breaches in which sensitive data like customer credit card information has been stolen and fraud has occurred or there is a reasonable expectation that it might occur.Cyber Insurancechevron_right
Illinois Umbrella Insurance
Every liability insurance policy you purchase has a maximum value that it will cover in the event of an incident. Umbrella insurance adds another layer of protection: it can cover costs that exceed the limit of another liability policy, subject to its own limit. Without it, you may be responsible for anything over your policy limit. Business liability suits can easily exceed the actual value of many small businesses, so we highly recommend an umbrella policy to protect your company.Umbrella Insurancechevron_right
We Cover all Kinds of Professionals and Businesses in Illinois, Including:
- Accounting firms
- Ambulance services
- Auto service and repair centers
- Building electrician services
- Building operations
- Business consultants
- Cabinet and trim installers
- Car rental companies
- Carpentry services
- Concrete driveway installation/repair services
- Conduit construction companies
- Contractor building operations
- Fast food restaurants
- Floor and carpet installations
- Full-time housekeepers
- Garbage collection services
- Grocery stores
- Heating and air installation/repair services
- Home health care companies
- Indoor and outdoor ceramic tile, stone, and marble installers
- Iron and steel dealers
- Landscaping and gardening services
- Laundry services
- Law firms
- Masonry services
- Metal fence installation
- Painting and wallpaper installation companies
- Paperhanging companies
- Physicians’ offices
- Plastering companies
- Public park operations
- Retail stores
- Telephone and telegraph companies
- Trucking companies
- Wood furniture manufacturers
Why Choose biBERK for Your Business Insurance in Illinois?
We’re the experts when it comes to small business in Illinois.
Get a quote entirely online or speak with one of our insurance experts right away for help getting a quote, buying a policy, or answering any questions you may have.
We insure your small business directly, without a middleman or insurance broker, so we pass that savings on to you—up to 20% less than policies with other insurance companies.
We're part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group with millions of satisfied customers, more than 75 years of insurance experience, and $38 billion in paid claims in 2020.
Why is biBERK Better for Workers’ Compensation in Illinois and Other Policies?
Whether it’s workers’ compensation in Illinois or other small business insurance, we’re often less expensive and easier to do business with than other insurance companies. That’s better for you in many ways. We’re also part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, the nation’s largest insurance company in terms of assets. You may know Berkshire Hathaway as the company started by Warren Buffett. Mr. Buffett began as a small business owner, and he’s dedicated to providing small businesses with services and value that can help them grow.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Illinois and Other Requirements
Every business with employees is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Illinois. Even if you only have one employee, you’re still required to carry workers’ comp. You can receive substantial fines and criminal penalties if you’re caught doing business with employees in Illinois without a workers’ comp policy.
Other Policy Considerations
While the law may not state it, there’s a good chance you need to carry other business insurance policies in addition to workers’ comp. Many contracts require a general liability policy and/or a professional liability policy. Even if your customers, clients, or partners don’t require you to carry specific policies, it’s recommended that you have policies to cover any part of your business that could be at risk.
What Does Business Insurance in Illinois Cost?
The cost of business insurance in Illinois takes a variety of factors into consideration, including your industry, the size of your business, your desired coverage, and any claims you’ve had in the past. Because of that, the cost of insurance can vary largely for different small businesses. Consequently, getting a good rate on the other business insurance you need—like up to 20% less with biBERK—is very important.
What are Some Resources for Illinois Small Businesses?
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act
InsuredASAP.com - Your Guide to Illinois Business Insurance Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business Insurance in Illinois
What types of insurance do I need for a small business in Illinois?keyboard_arrow_down
Every Illinois business is different, so we need to learn a little bit about your company before recommending coverage. But, generally speaking, if you have employees, you’re probably required to have a workers’ compensation policy. General liability insurance is needed for companies that have customers visit their premises, and errors and omissions insurance is important if you provide a professional service or advice. If you have assets like equipment and furniture, or if you own buildings, a business owners policy or BOP (also called property & liability insurance) can provide crucial protection.
How long does it take to get small business insurance in Illinois?keyboard_arrow_down
Getting a business insurance quote and then paying for one or more policies is fast and easy. It can take as little as five minutes, and your policy is issued immediately for the effective date.
Can I set up my policy to be paid automatically when premiums are due?keyboard_arrow_down
Yes, our autopay feature is easy to activate and signing up gives you one less task to worry about.
Small Business Insurance in Illinois in Three Simple Steps
Get a Quote
Fill out a form online or give us a call to tell us about your company. You’ll have a quote in as little as five minutes.
Buy a Policy
Complete your purchase and make payments online or over the phone. You can pay your premium all at once or in monthly installments.
Get a Certificate
Download an instant Certificate of Liability Insurance immediately after purchasing a policy.