AmTrust is the third largest writer of workers’ compensation coverage for small businesses in the United States, according to SNL Financial’s 2016 Workers’ Comp market share report. While workers’ comp is largely what we are known for, our product portfolio contains a wide array of different coverages to suit the needs of our agents’ small business clients.
Keep reading to find out more about the selection of insurance products AmTrust has to offer.
Let’s start with what we are most known for: workers’ comp insurance coverage. Having a dependable workers' comp policy in place is so important for any business, but especially for small businesses. Damages for injuries suffered at work can amount to thousands or even millions of dollars. Without sufficient coverage, employers could be susceptible to punitive damages, pain and suffering lawsuits and astronomical medical bills.
AmTrust works closely with its agents to place insurance for small-business clients that is intended to comply with insurance requirements and help them succeed. We cover more than 350 eligible classes of business, including hotels, professional offices, restaurants, retail stores and more.
A State Disability Benefits Insurance policy helps a business retain its most important asset – their employees. Simply put, it provides financial security to employees while they are out of work due to a covered off-the-job injury or illness.
AmTrust offers benefits coverage to bridge the gap and help your clients’ employees make ends meet while they try to survive on a disability benefits check. Below are some of the potential benefits to a business carrying a Statutory Disabilities Insurance policy:
- Improved health outcomes of employees
- Reduced out-of-work time for ill/injured employees
- Increased employee loyalty
- Higher team morale
Find out more about AmTrust’s State Disability Insurance coverage.
As the saying goes, “accidents happen.” This is especially true when it comes to automobiles. A Commercial Auto policy is designed to provide coverage in the event of a collision between a commercial vehicle with another vehicle or an object. It also helps protect businesses from litigation related to automotive incidents. Perhaps most importantly, however, it helps ensure that your clients’ employees have medical expenses taken care of after a work related auto incident.
AmTrust’s Commercial Auto product covers a wide range of businesses, such as commercial and residential contractors (HVAC, landscaping, roofing) or distributors (food and beverage, auto parts, etc.) to name just a few.
If your clients ask why they may need this type of coverage, check out “Why Small Businesses Need Commercial Auto Insurance.”
Business Owners Policy (BOP)
This type of insurance combines coverages a business normally would buy individually into one bundle. A standard BOP covers three things:
- General Liability- If a customer is injured at your client’s place of business, General Liability insurance is designed to cover the potential medical costs and associated legal fees. It also covers advertising injury – certain offenses like copyright infringement and libel.
- Property - This helps ensure that your client’s property is covered in the event of damage – ultimately helping to keep a business up and running. Property coverage can be “named-peril,” “open-peril,” or “special.”
- Business Interruption- A major storm, an electrical outage, a hacking incident – any of these can abruptly stop a business in its tracks. This coverage is designed to protect your clients during a covered event, even potentially replacing money that would have been made if not for the incident.
To learn more about the benefits of BOP coverage, read our blog post “3 Reasons Small Businesses Need BOP Coverage.”
Cyber Liability Insurance
A 2017 report from CSO shows that the impact of cyber security events has increased. Additionally, they estimate that cybercrime damage costs could hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.
What does all this mean? Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure your clients are covered for a cybercrime event, especially for smaller businesses according to an article from Trend Micro.
The level of coverage your client needs will vary from business to business. In addition to basic cyber liability coverage, AmTrust's Cyber Liability policy also includes coverage for Website Media Content Liability, Regulatory Defense and Penalties as well as PCI Fines, Expenses and Costs. So as your client’s business expands into the digital and mobile space, so does their coverage to address risks associated with any violations of privacy, plagiarism or piracy, copyright and trademark infringement, alleged defamation, libel or slander relating to their website.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)
This is a valuable insurance product specifically designed to help protect businesses from employment practices liability exposure. Insured events generally include alleged discrimination, wrongful termination or demotion, sexual harassment and retaliation. This coverage is inexpensive and includes free risk and employee management services previously available only to larger companies.
Regardless of company size, the possibility of being sued for one of the above infractions is a reality for any business. Without an EPLI policy in place, your client may have to pay for any losses associated with employment practice litigation out of pocket.
Learn more about EPLI coverage and its benefits.
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This material is for informational purposes only, summarizes coverages and services that may be available in a policy, and is not legal or business advice. Neither AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates represents or warrants that the information contained herein is appropriate or suitable for any specific business or legal purpose. Readers seeking resolution of specific questions should consult their business and/or legal advisors. Individual coverage may vary and may not be available in all states. Claim examples are general and for illustrative purposes only. Any available coverage for a claim will be determined based on the facts and circumstances of the claim as well as the terms and conditions of the policy, including any applicable exclusions or deductibles. In the event of a conflict with the material herein, the terms and conditions of any issued policy will control.