When it comes to owning a business in Michigan, it is important to stay on the right side of the state’s requirements – particularly insurance – to avoid any potential fines or shutdowns. With more and more small businesses opening throughout the state, business insurance can help protect your livelihood while giving your business the opportunity to strive and secure additional jobs for people in the workforce. Similar to most states, Michigan requires that businesses carry mandatory workers’ compensation insurance and commercial auto insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance is required for any business that employs at least one full-time employee and helps cover the medical bills for any injury or illness sustained while working. If you require an employee to utilize their personal vehicle for any business-related purpose, it is strongly recommended that the vehicle be covered by a hired and non-owned policy because personal auto insurance policies are unlikely to cover any damages associated with a business-related accident.
Outside of commercial auto and workers’ compensation insurance, there are no other requirements for small businesses in Michigan. However, depending on the size, scope of work, and many other factors additional coverage may be a good idea. For instance, data breach insurance helps cover the costs associated with items like legal fees, public relations, liability lawsuits, and identity protection services that are related to a cybersecurity incident. Additionally, business income insurance helps to cover the cost of items like payroll, rent, and other monthly bills if your business is unable to operate due to a covered incident like theft, wind, or fire.
Shopping for a commercial insurance policy doesn’t have to be stressful and the team at Premier Insurance Agency in Detroit, MI is ready to assist. Our expert team knows the insurance industry inside out and will be able to customize the ideal policy for your needs so give us a call today to learn more.