Restaurant Insurance

Looking for Restaurant Insurance in the Concord, China Grove area?

We’ve got you covered!

Owning your own business is hard enough as it is right? Between the schedule managing, staff coming down with the mysterious sickness of the quarter, and especially unhappy customers.

We sadly can’t resolve the issues listed above but we can resolve an issue you might not even have thought of yet.

Liability Coverage for your Restaurant

Picture this, you have a customer who specifically lets you know of a food allergy that must be avoided. Your kitchen staff not paying attention accidentally contaminates their meal with said food allergy.

Not only does your customer suffer from the extreme allergic reaction but you are now wide open to a potential lawsuit.

See, things like this happen every day in our world. Although they might not happen every day in yours, our job is to make sure you are protected for the “what if”

Restaurant Liability Policy Components

There are multiple “components” that make up a solid Restaurant Insurance policy. Different companies may offer these as a “bundle” while with others they are a’ la carte.

General Liability Insurance

This coverage is going to protect you from a variety of potential claims. Some of these examples can be bodily injury, property damage, personal injury and others that can potentially come up if you are found negligent.

Workers Compensation Coverage

In most states if you have employees then this isn’t even a question of do I want this? This is a must to be able to employee staff. Workers Compensation (otherwise known as workers comp) is strictly designed to ensure payment by employers for some part of cost of injuries to an employee. Some examples of this can be things like:

  • Injury at Work
  • Disease caused by work environment

In most cases an incident would need to take place while the employee is at the place of employment, however it would be best to discuss with your local insurance agent for more of a case by case basis.

Loss of Income Insurance

What happens in the event you are unable to open your restaurant due to a claim? This in most cases would cause a major hardship for you as a business owner. You wouldn’t be able to serve your customers which in turn means no income coming in.

This is where Loss of Income Insurance is imperative. This coverage would allow you to have a “back up” plan in the event you were unable to generate an income due to a covered loss.

Property Damage

This would allow you coverage for damage to your building, inventory, or equipment. Most policies would offer you a replacement cost coverage to these items so you would be able to repair or replace these items for today’s cost.

To make sure you have replacement cost coverage on property it is important to check with your insurance agent.

Crime and Vandalism Coverage

This would cover you in the event you had a claim due to a burglary, robbery, employee theft, or any vandalism to the property.

Here are a few examples of clients we work with and make sure their business are protected:

  • Local Restaurants
  • Food Trucks
  • Catering Companies
  • Food Delivery Restaurants
  • Ice Cream Trucks
  • Bars
  • Cafeterias
  • Local Diners

The list can go on and on.

So how do you know if a restaurant liability policy is a good fit for your business?

We always would recommend you calling a local insurance agent like us, and discussing your coverage options. Our agency can work with you in finding the perfect fit for your restaurant insurance needs.

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General Liability Insurance

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General liability is the core building block of business insurance coverage.

Before you begin to construct elaborate and niche policies, you must make certain your basic liability coverage is in place. The Grogan Agency will begin by reviewing your liability exposures and strive to make sure you are fundamentally sound in you business liability coverage.

A strong liability package will make certain that there are no glaring blind spots in your policies that can financially cripple you should an accident occur at your workplace.

Our agents will craft a Comprehensive General Liability package for business owners depending on your specific needs. Bundling options are always available.

Let’s get the conversation started today!

Commercial Umbrella

Commercial Umbrella coverage is critical to your business

It’s in the news. You hear more and more about massive jury awards that result in a business’ financial ruin.

Most business owners never expect to encounter a loss that exceeds the limits of the coverage they have to manage accidents, mistakes and injuries—also known as liability insurance—but unfortunately in today’s business environment, it happens too often.

A large loss could impact the business success you’ve worked so hard to achieve and destroy your hopes for a bright future. 

Jason Bentley Agency can help you protect the assets you have today by providing added coverage where you need it most. We can help you build a tailored insurance solution that meets the specific needs of your business.

All businesses are vulnerable

No matter the size of your company or how well it’s run, your business faces the potential of a devastating claim arising from an unforeseen event. For example, let’s say you own a retail store or apartment building, and a customer trips on the carpet and hits his head, sustaining serious brain injury.

You could be potentially liable for millions of dollars in medical and other payments.

Would that entire sum be covered by your existing business liability insurance? Could your business savings and/or revenue make up for the difference in what’s not covered?

If your answer is no, that’s where Commercial Umbrella Coverage comes in. Umbrella Coverage goes above and beyond basic business liability insurance limits, offering up to $10 million of additional funds to manage situations just like this.

If you are a small business owner, you might think they can’t take what you don’t have. Think again—a court can seize the business assets you currently have and even allocate future earnings to satisfy a judgment against you.

It’s never too soon to invest in umbrella coverage.

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It’s your decision how to best spend each one of your hard-earned dollars. But if an unexpected major loss occurs that key decision may no longer be yours.

You’ll find that Commercial Umbrella Coverage offers you a way to help ensure your business assets remain yours for less than you might expect.

Do you know if your current coverage offers you the protection that you want for your business against major catastrophic events?

Builders Risk Insurance

Looking for Builders Risk Insurance in the China Grove, Concord NC area?

Builder’s Risk Insurance, which some refer to as Course of Construction Insurance, is a form of commercial property insurance which covers a building where the building or insured area is presently being constructed or heavily remodeled.

It can cover just the structure, or also the materials on site waiting to be installed or transported to the job site.

The builder’s risk insurance policy will pay for damages up to the coverage limit in the policy. The limit must accurately reflect the total completed value of the structure (all materials and labor costs, but not including land value).

The construction budget is the best source for determining the appropriate limit of insurance.

Builder’s Risk insurance policies can often be purchased in terms of three-months, six-months, or 12-months. If the project is not completed by the end of the initial policy term, it can often be extended, but usually only one time.

builders risk insurance China Grove NCHow much does a Builder’s Risk Insurance cost?

The builders risk policy will provide coverage for damage done to the insured structure from a wide variety of events.

Damage from the following events will be covered by most policies:

  • Fire
  • Wind (may be limited in coastal areas)
  • Theft
  • Lightning
  • Hail
  • Explosion
  • Vandalism
  • Vehicles/Aircraft

You should read your course of builder’s risk insurance policy to be familiar with its limitations and exclusions. Limited coverage is provided for collapse.

Standard exclusions include:

  • Earthquake
  • Employee theft
  • Water damage
  • Weather damage to property in the open
  • War
  • Government action
  • Contract penalty
  • Voluntary parting
  • Mechanical breakdown

An important exclusion which should be read in its entirety excludes coverage for damage resulting from faulty: design, planning, workmanship and materials. Earthquake and flood coverage may be purchased in some areas.

Cyber Liability

What is cyber insurance?

Cyber insurance covers your business’ liability for a data breach that includes sensitive customer information. This could include things like Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, account numbers, driver’s license numbers and even medical records.

Why doesn’t my general liability insurance cover cyber liability?

GLI covers bodily injuries and damage to property which is a result of your products, services or operations. Be sure to check your policy because cyyber insurance is usually not included in your general liability policy.

What does cyber insurance cover?

  • Legal fees and expenses as well as:
  • Restoring personal identities of affected customers
  • Notifying customers about a data breach
  • Repairing damaged computer systems
  • Recovering compromised data
  • What to look for as a cyber insurance buyer

Many well-known insurance companies offer cyber insurance policies. We work with the top carriers in the country to be sure your needs are met.

Like any business insurance, cyber insurance coverage varies by insurer and policy.

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When shopping around and comparing policies among insurers, here are some things to look for and ask about:

  • What are the deductibles? Be sure to compare deductibles closely among insurers, just like you do with health, vehicle and facility policies.
  • Does the insurance company offer one or more types of cyber insurance policies or is the coverage simply an extension to an existing policy? In most cases, a stand-alone policy is best and more comprehensive. Also find out if the policy is customizable to an organization.
  • How does coverage and limits apply to both first and third parties? For example, does the policy cover third-party service providers? On that note, find out if your service providers have cyber insurance and how it affects your agreement.
  • Does the policy cover any attack to which an organization falls victim or only targeted attacks against that organization in particular?
  • Does the policy cover non-malicious actions taken by an employee? This is part of the E&O coverage that applies to cyber insurance as well.
  • Does the policy cover social engineering as well as network attacks? Social engineering plays a role in all kinds of attacks, including phishing, spear phishing and advanced persistent threats (APTs).
  • Because APTs take place over time, which can be months to years, does the policy include time frames within which coverage applies?

Commercial Auto Insurance

We’re the Commercial Auto Insurance specialists in the Concord, China Grove NC area

As a business owner, you may have one or more vehicles, such as delivery vehicles, taxis, limos or buses. The right commercial auto insurance covers you for accidents, injuries and other incidents that can put those investments at risk.

What commercial auto coverage do you need, and how much?

What are the risks to you, your drivers, and your business that commercial auto insurance can cover?

Driver Distraction and Commercial Automobile Operation
The Department of Transportation investigated the impact of distraction in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and safety-critical events in 2009. They found the following:

  • Drivers were involved in non-driving tasks in 71% of CMV crashes
  • Distracted driving caused 46% of near-crashes and 50% of safety-critical events

Types of Vehicles Commercial Auto Insurance Covers

Commercial automobile insurance is a broad term that refers to most commercial business automobiles, including but not limited to:

  • Company cars
  • Cargo Vans
  • Limos
  • Taxis
  • Buses
  • SUVs
  • Pickup trucks

Commercial auto policies cover personal cars that are used for business, as well as SUVs, light duty trucks, buses, limousines, taxicabs, vans and other delivery vehicles used solely for business purposes.

Use of these automobiles is associated with a range of risk factors, including how you use them, how often, and how many miles they travel each year, among other factors. Insurance companies review these risk factors along with any efforts your company may make to improve driver safety, when they assess the amount of coverage your business needs.

If you are looking for coverage information on large trucks and heavy equipment used for business purposes, refer to the commercial truck insurance section.

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What Does Commercial Auto Insurance Cover?

Commercial auto insurance is similar to personal auto insurance in basic coverage, such as liability, comprehensive, collision and other types of coverage that are specific to business vehicle use. A commercial auto policy is designed to protect your business from significant losses that could affect your company’s financial well being.

Commercial auto insurance policies combine several different types of coverage – some are required and some are optional. A typical policy includes some combination of the following:

Bodily injury liability: This portion of the commercial auto policy covers harm to others in an accident caused by you or your employee. Bodily injury coverage will provide compensation for medical costs, funeral costs if necessary, and the costs associated with a lawsuit. The amount of compensation your company receives depends upon the limit set on your bodily injury liability coverage, as well as your deductible.

Property damage liability: This coverage will pay the costs to repair property damage caused by you or your employee. The amount of coverage you receive is based on the limits you set and your deductibles. It is a good idea to work closely with an agent to assess your risks as well as the potential costs of injury, property damage and legal fees. For the best protection, consider buying a commercial umbrella liability policy.

Collision: As with your personal auto policy, a good commercial auto policy should include adequate collision coverage to pay for the damage to your vehicles in the event you or your employees cause an accident.

Comprehensive: Known also as “other than collision,” your comprehensive coverage is an important protection for damage to your vehicle or loss due to causes other than collision. These causes can include weather, theft and vandalism.

Uninsured and underinsured motorists: If one of your drivers is in an accident caused by another motorist who does not have adequate insurance, this coverage will help to pay for damages and injuries to your vehicle and your driver, up to the limits set on your policy.

Medical payments: This coverage pays for medical and/or funeral expenses for you, your drivers and passengers after an accident.

Additional optional coverage: A wide range of additional coverage types may be available, depending on the insurance company you work with and the state your business is in. For example, you may be able to buy coverage for your employees when they drive a car or truck your company does not own.

You might also buy coverage for a rental replacement auto if your company car is in the shop. You could opt to get towing and roadside assistance. Some insurance companies even provide very specific coverage for companies who load and unload cargo, due to the increased liability risk involved.

The right commercial insurance can protect you, your business, and all of the drivers in your commercial cars, vans, pickup trucks or limos in an accident. One of the most critical ways to protect your company is by having adequate liability coverage in case you or one of your employees causes an accident that injures another person or damages their property.

Does Commercial Auto Insurance Cover Personal Use?

Small business owners and entrepreneurs often use their own cars while on the job without a second thought. However, it is important to know that your personal insurance may not cover commercial use of your auto.

It’s very common for a small business owner to send an employee out on an errand, whether to get supplies from the local store or to give a business consultant a ride from the airport.

If the staff member gets behind the wheel of his own car, and the business owner does not have a commercial auto insurance policy in place that covers that worker and his car, any injuries or damage that result from an accident may not be covered.

Regardless of how much or how little you and your employees use personal vehicles in the course of doing business, getting adequate coverage in place can prevent a financially damaging event from putting your business at risk.

An agent like Jason Bentley Agency, can provide all of your commercial coverage through one office. We can sit down with you, get to know your business, and learn how you and your employees use your business automobiles.

We’ll ask a variety of questions designed to not only get you an accurate quote, but also find discounts that may be available to you.

You may be asked questions such as:

  • How many commercial automobiles do you have?
  • How are those vehicles used? For example, do they transport people, goods, hazardous materials, or food?
  • How many miles does each vehicle typically travel in a year?
  • How many drivers do you have?
  • What are their ages and level of experience?
  • Have your drivers taken a safe driving course?

If you’re in the market for commercial auto insurance in China Grove, or if you have coverage already but aren’t sure it’s comprehensive or competitively priced, we’ll give you an open and honest assessment of your coverage to determine whether or not you can do better.

Workers Compensation

Looking for Workers Compensation insurance in Alabama?

As a business owner, you are legally obligated to take reasonable care to assure that your workplace is safe.

However, accidents do happen. Having the right workers’ compensation plan from The Grogan Agency can allow your business to ensure payments and cover expenses if an employee is injured from a work-related accident.

This type of insurance covers medical costs and lost wages, as well as rehabilitation or physical therapy. If your employees suffer an on-the-job injury, you want to take care of them and minimize lost productivity. We go above and beyond to provide business owners the insurance value they desire and the excellent, personalized service they deserve.
Call 205-661-9393 to learn more!

 

Bonds

What exactly is a bond?

A bond in layman’s terms is a way to secure a debt.

It is a way of you the consumer, being able to put up a little cost up front that says “I am letting you borrow this money so as to your agreement to pay the face value of said bond if ever needed”. In the real world, bonds can be issued by a government, municipality, corporation, federal agency and other entities.

In the insurance world a lot of times you will see bonds requested in the following ways:

Surety Bond

A surety bond is a contract between three parties. The person who is the recipient of an obligation, the primary party who will perform the contractual obligation, and the person who assures the obligation will be done.

Lost title Bond

These bonds are a type of surety bond. They provide a proof and guarantee of ownership to the Department of Motor Vehicles. When no other form of documentation is available a Lost Title Bond shows the DMV that you are the “owner” of said vehicle.

Contract Surety Bond

Contractor bonds are one of the most “popular” bonds you will see asked for in the insurance space. Contract bonds are used in the construction industry by general contractors. They are a guarantee to a project’s owner that the general contractor will adhere to the contract put in place.

License and Permit Bonds

These types of bonds function as a guarantee to a government entity that a company will comply with a statute, state law, ordinance, etc.

Some examples are but not limited to:

  • Contractors License Bonds
  • Tax Bond
  • Environmental Bonds
  • Broker’s Bonds
  • Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds
  • ERISA Bonds

bonds China Grove NCOur job as an insurance provider is to help you navigate a cumbersome system in finding the best fit for your bond requirements. We can help you find your bond needs, provide you with your bond, and help you get it to the party requesting.

Church Insurance

Looking for Church Insurance in the Concord, China Grove NC area?

Church Insurance can be hard to find because not all insurance companies offer coverage for churches. Luckily, Jason Bentley Agency has access to a wide range of insurance for churches and other religious organizations.

Having the right coverage is key, to avoiding catastrophic claims.

Important Church Insurance Coverages

  • General Liability
  • Property Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors & Officers Coverage
  • Church Auto Insurance
  • Umbrella Coverage
  • Crime and Fidelity
  • Bell Endorsement
  • Overseas Missionaries

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Business Property Insurance

Is your Business Personal Property insurance adequate?

Are you a business owner in the Concord, China Grove area?

Commercial property insurance is a special type of insurance that covers the company building as well as the contents owned by the company. “Property” can include a variety of types: lost income or business interruption, buildings, computers, money, and valuable papers.

Under the liability policy coverage, the building should be protected from damaging events such as fire, burglary and vandalism.

It may not be enough to cover just the building; the aftermath of such damage should be covered as well.

Jason Bentley Agency will help you find the best coverage possible for your business!

Call us today or head over to our quotes page to get started.

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