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Insurance Policies for Tennessee Small Businesses

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.

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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.

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General Liability Insurance

Also known as commercial liability insurance, a general liability policy is important, because general contractors and landlords often require a policy before they hire you. The policy covers damages and legal costs associated with injury claims to 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.

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Umbrella Insurance

Every 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 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.

Commercial Auto Insurance

If your company owns or leases vehicles, this policy protects the vehicles and drivers from any damage incurred during the course of business. Our commercial auto insurance policies are offered through a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.

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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 information has been stolen and fraud has occurred or there is a reasonable expectation that it might occur.

Business Owners Policy (BOP)

Also called property & liability insurance, a business owners policy (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—including from incidents like hurricanes or sinkholes—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. 

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We Cover all Kinds of Professionals in Tennessee, Including:

    • Architectural and engineering firms
    • Auto parts shops
    • Barber shops and beauty parlors
    • Bars, lounges, and nightclubs
    • Bathroom remodel installation services
    • Building electrician services
    • Bus companies
    • Cabinet and trim installation
    • Carpentry services
    • Concrete driveway repair and installations
    • Conduit construction companies
    • Contractor building operations
    • In-home nanny or au pair
    • Drug stores
    • Electrical apparatus manufacturing
    • Floor and carpet installations
    • Garbage collection services
    • Heating and air installation/repair
    • Iron frame and steel frame companies
    • Landscaping and gardening services
    • Laundry services
    • Lumberyard operations
    • Masonry services
    • Painting and wallpaper installation
    • Park operations
    • Plumbing services
    • Restaurants
    • Retail stores
    • Security system installation and repair
    • Swimming pool construction companies
    • Telephone and telegraph companies
    • Traveling auditors and accountants
    • Traveling sales and collection services
    • Tree pruning and tree spraying services
    • Trucking
    • Welding and metal cutting companies

Why Choose biBERK for Your Tennessee Business?

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Why is biBERK Better for Small Business?

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, one of the world’s wealthiest businesspeople. Mr. Buffett began as a small business owner, and he’s dedicated to providing small businesses with services that can help them grow.

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What Coverage is Required for Tennessee Small Businesses?

Workers’ Compensation

In Tennessee, every business with five or more employees is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. For construction and mining companies, workers’ comp is required even if a company only has one employee. If you’re required to carry workers’ compensation and you’re caught doing business without a policy, you can receive substantial fines and criminal penalties.

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 carry policies to cover any part of your business that could be at risk. Financially protecting your company is one of the smartest business decisions you can make.

Special Considerations for Tennessee

Many locations in Tennessee have significant exposure to damages from wildfires. In 2016, more than 2,000 commercial properties were affected by wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains. A property and liability policy would have covered those damages. If there is a potential for wildfires in your area, we strongly recommend a BOP.

What Does Business Insurance Cost in Tennessee?

The cost of business insurance in Tennessee depends on a number of factors, including industry, number of employees, and the amount of payroll. Additionally, your claims history will influence your policy cost. Companies with fewer claims typically pay lower premiums.

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Tennessee Small Business Insurance in Three Simple Steps

1. 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.

3. Report a Claim

Submit a claim online or by phone, and we’ll work quickly to pay your covered claims up to your policy’s limit.

2. 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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Report a Claim

Submit a claim online or by phone, and we’ll work quickly to pay your covered claims up to your policy’s limit.

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