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Small Business Insurance in Gallipolis and Jackson, OH

Your small businesses needs many types of coverage in order to adequately secure itself against losses in the event of certain common business casualties. Common elements of small business insurance include:

  • General Liability Insurance: This policy covers a business against claims arising from problems like libel, slander, medical expenses, property damage, medical expenses, and the cost of defending against a lawsuit.
  • Product Liability Insurance: If you deal with a product - whether it's manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, or just distributing it - you may be responsible for keeping it (and people in the area around it) safe. The amount required depends mainly on the products involved - the larger and/or heavier the products are, the more coverage is needed.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Similarly, if you provide any kind of professional service, you may need coverage for errors, malpractice, and negligence. Some companies are required to have this type of coverage (especially, though not exclusively, those in the medical field).
  • Commercial Property Insurance: If your small business owns any kind of physical property (an office, a retail store, a warehouse, etc.), this coverage insures it against a wide variety of natural and man-made forms of damage. If your business is particularly vulnerable to a certain type of damage (flooding, vandalism, etc.), you may need additional coverage for that specific problem.
  • Home-Based Insurance: If you're running a business from your home, then your homeowner's insurance probably doesn't cover any of your business operations. You may need to purchase additional coverage separately, or as an extension of your existing plan. Speak to a Saunders Insurance Agency agents to find out.

Many other industry-specific forms of coverage are available. For more information about what policies are the most important for your business, talk to one of our agents and ask for a full risk assessment. You can research forms of insurance through reputable sources—this information is available for free online, courtesy of groups like the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Insurance Requirements for Small Business

All small businesses are required to have Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and sometimes Disability Insurance. Other requirements for small business insurance vary by industry, as well as local, state, and federal law.

What constitutes a small business?

The exact definition of a small business varies by industry, but according to the Small Business Administration, it's usually 500 employees or less for mining or manufacturing, and $7.5 million or less in revenue for other industries. Note that there are many exceptions to this rule, and they are listed in detail on the Small Business Administration's website.

 

1. "Insure U Get Smart About Insurance." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.insureuonline.org/smallbusiness/.

2. "Insurance Requirements for Employers." The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/insurance/insurance-requirements-employers.

3. "Summary of Size Standards by Industry Sector" The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/summary-size-standards-industry-sector.

Federal income tax laws are complex and subject to change. Neither Nationwide nor its representatives give legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for answers to specific questions.

Our Location

Saunders Insurance Agency

437 2nd Ave
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Main office: 740-443-4034
Toll free: 800-689-5103
Fax: 740-446-4719

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Testimonials

SIA has always given me the personal attention that I expect from my local insurance agency. Whether it be on finding a better rate with an equal or better policy or filing a claim, they have always made me feel like I was a top priority. Anytime I've had a question concerning my policy/coverage my questions have been answered promptly.

Gary Phillips
Saunders Insurance Agency has always been amazing in assisting with all our insurance needs. Both our home and auto policies are through Saunders Insurance and I highly recommend them for any insurance necessities. They're always super quick to reply to any questions or concerns that we may have which is hard to find. Guaranteed lifelong customers!

Heidi McCormick
Saunders Insurance Agency will always make sure you are getting the best coverage of insurance for whatever type you are looking into. They have been in the business for many years and are wonderful to our family. They are always courteous and very dedicated in helping us always. Thank you SIA!

Paula M.
We have trusted our home and auto insurance to Saunders Insurance for many years. Scott Saunders has always provided prompt and knowledgeable attention to our insurance needs. This helps provide security and peace of mind that our property is properly and professionally protected.

Ann & John Caldwell
Our business has used Saunders Insurance for the past 27 years. It's a great company with an experienced staff.

Jenny Shirey
Saunders Insurance Agency has highly professional and courteous agents! They work hard for their customers to provide the best options and pricing for insurance needs! Our whole family chose John and Scott to work with when purchasing new cars - they are great! No stress or high pressure-just what you need!

Fred & Charlie Workman
Scott along with the entire agency was very helpful and precise in processing my claim. It was a big weight off my shoulders as far as processing the claim and getting the claim settled in a timely manner. The diligence that Scott exuded on my claim should be commended. I was very happy and satisfied with the service that SIA provided.

Brad Warnimont
Saunders Insurance Agency was so helpful when we had water damage in our home. They handled our problem quickly and was always there if we had questions. Thank you Saunders Insurance Agency.

Kylie Johnson