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Top 4 Risks Businesses Face

By August 19, 2013 June 9th, 2020 No Comments

Business insurance can be complex, and it takes an experienced insurance agent to help you get the right commercial coverage for your enterprise. You need an agent who can provide not just one portion of your business insurance needs, but all of your commercial coverage, from commercial vehicle insurance to professional liability coverage to workers comp. At Loftis & Wetzel, we can accomplish this.

Here are the top 4 risks businesses face:

  1. Property damage from fire, storms and accidents
  2. Liability in many forms, including product liability, accident/injury liability, libel, malpractice and professional liability or “errors and omissions” risks
  3. Fraud, embezzlement, extortion
  4. Cyber-crime and data loss

Every company, large and small, has unique risks. Some have workers who operate heavy machinery or drive vehicles while on the job, while others serve food and alcohol or handle toxic substances. Doctors and hospital staff handle patients, body fluids, sharp needles and equipment. Some employees handle sensitive documents, data, or money, potentially opening the door to business fraud. For this reason, every company needs commercial insurance coverage specifically matched to the risks of the enterprise.

Determining your risks and making sure you have the right commercial insurance in place requires an evaluation of a wide range of factors, including:

  • Your business needs
  • How you serve your customers
  • How many employees you have on staff
  • The materials or substances those employees handle
  • Whether your employees drive in the course of their work
  • The safety of your building, equipment, and processes
  • The security of your data and intellectual property
  • Risks facing your corporate officers

To assess your business insurance needs, start by contacting Loftis & Wetzel, an independent agent in the Trusted Choice network who specializes in Oklahoma commercial insurance. We can fully address every aspect of your business coverage and help to ensure that you do not have gaps that could leave your business exposed to financial risk.