Your Business Insurance Broker
Answering Your Most Asked Questions
These are challenging times for both individuals and business owners. Many of my business owners have been reaching out for information on how their insurance policy might respond. Here are answers to the most commonly-asked questions.
In the event of a loss to your company’s key assets, how quickly can they be replaced and at what costs?
Ensure all your physical assets are protected: your buildings, contents, and all types of equipment.
Ensure you’re insured against lawsuits and claims that you or your employees’ negligence has caused.
Protect yourself and your company with a commercial general liability policy designed with your firm in mind.
Insure the reason you went into business as well as the things that help you have a business; whether it was to support your family, help your community, to make a profit, or contribute to the economy.
Be protected if you suffer downtime as a result of an insured loss and have not properly prepared for the inevitable loss of income that will occur.
Knowing the difference between Commercial Use and Business Use of automobiles is critical in determining what insurance to purchase, and to ensure that your coverage will be in force in the event of an accident.
For most commercial vehicles, even a short-term loss of a vehicle can have devastating effects on your ability to service your customers.
As a tradesman, be it electrical, construction, plumbing, carpenter, painter etc. you have unique needs that can be addressed with a Contractor’s Package.
Insurance packages vary from insurer to insurer. Most will provide commercial property, liability, tools, installation floaters and office contents to name a few of the extensions. We can tailor-make a package to provide coverage for what you need.
Cyber & Privacy Insurance
High profile cyber attacks are the tip of the iceberg. Those make the news but any business owner is subject to cyber attack or losses arising from the loss of or breach of data. Ransomware, Malware, Phishing, Whaling, Porting have become common terms.
Something as simply as losing a USB containing client data can result in a substantial financial loss. Ask about the many forms of insurance protection available.
Worry Free Claims
I have worked closely with multiple clients who have experienced losses and understand the importance of business continuity. Your insurance program should be designed in conjunction with a proper business continuity plan.
Sometimes the insurance claims process can be a challenge, but at ThinkInsure I can help make the claims process as stress-free as possible. As your insurance broker I put my customers best interests first. I act as your advocate if you have a claim, helping ensure fair and prompt settlement.
Hard to Place Risks
It could because of the age of location of a building. Perhaps it’s poor claims experience. Maybe the business you operate is in a less-than-desirable class of business. If so it can put a business owner at risk of not finding affordable insurance or any at all! Heather’s vast experience is priceless and can assist business owners with reducing risk and locating an insurer willing to insure those Hard to Place Risks.
Owning your own business gives business owners the opportunity to provide for their families well-being. Your home, automobiles, recreational vehicles and other personal belongings are important to you.
It’s just as important to do a thorough review of your personal insurance as it is with your business insurance. All policies are not the same and buying your insurance based solely on the best price may not be your best option.
We can review your personal insurance and make sure that when something happens there will be no surprises.
Ready to get the ThinkInsure advantage?
At ThinkInsure you get the best qualities you want from an insurer. I can take care of all your insurance needs, from getting expert savings advice, best quotes and coverage to providing superior personal customer service. Let me save you money and take all your insurance worries away.
Heather took the time to learn about my operations to ensure I had the proper coverage for everything we do. It was a completely different experience than answering a few questions over the phone with a broker. I learned we had more than a few coverage gaps that she was able to cover us for and the price was actually better than what we were paying the other company. Heather is highly recommended!
I really appreciate the thorough reviews you do for each file and the fine attention to detail. We are extremely busy and having the assurance that this is being done makes our jobs a lot easier and we can confidently choose the best product to recommend to our boards. I admire how accessible you are and passionate you are for each file no matter how big of a challenge it may be.
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Aviva Insurance Company
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Intact Insurance Company
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Travelers Insurance Company
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Premier was established in 1989 and now has over 160 employees Administering over 130,000 policies. Their products are developed in-house and are unique to Premier. They are a Managing Underwriting agency with domestic and London security with a minimum rating of A- (Best’s)
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