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What business insurance do I need?

Business Insurance

Every business in New Zealand, whether big or small, faces risks that could potentially be financially damaging. To safeguard against such risks, businesses need specific insurance tailored to their needs.

Why do businesses need insurance?

Understanding the reasons for business insurance helps you realize its significance.

Protection from Financial Loss

Unexpected events can lead to significant financial losses. Insurance helps you bear the financial burden without affecting the smooth operation of your business.

Legal Requirement

Some forms of insurance are legally mandated in New Zealand, depending on the nature of your business. Operating without them could lead to penalties or legal complications.

Boosts Credibility

When clients and partners know you're insured, it instils confidence. It shows that your business can handle unforeseen challenges without compromise.

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What are the common types of business insurance?

Business insurance comes in various forms. Some of the core types suitable for New Zealand businesses include:

How do you obtain the right types of business insurance?

  1. Speak to Gerrards: As insurance specialists, Gerrards can provide insights, clarify doubts, and guide you towards the insurance that aligns perfectly with your business needs.

  2. Evaluate Your Risks: Even while consulting with us, understand what potential risks your business might face. It can be property damage, lawsuits, or employee injuries.

  3. Stay Updated: Regularly review your policy with our assistance to ensure it remains relevant as your business evolves.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of business insurance?

When deciding on business insurance it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons:

  • Financial Security: Insurance ensures you don’t bear the entire burden of financial losses.

  • Peace of Mind: With insurance, you can operate with the confidence that unforeseen setbacks won’t ruin your business.

  • Compliance: Meet legal and contractual requirements by having the necessary insurance.

  • Cost: Premiums can be an added expense, especially for small businesses.

  • Complexity: Understanding the fine print and specifics of policies can be challenging.

  • Not All Risks Covered: Some policies might have exclusions that leave specific risks uninsured.

What are some common misconceptions about construction insurance?

  • “It’s too expensive for my small business.” In reality, the cost of a major unforeseen setback could be far more crippling than the cost of a premium.

  • “I don’t need it; nothing will happen.” Risk is inherent in any business. It’s better to be prepared than caught off-guard.

  • “All business insurances are the same.” Different businesses have different needs. It’s crucial to understand what specific insurance your business requires.

How can you do it right?

  1. Tailored Policy: Instead of a one-size-fits-all policy, opt for something tailored to your business’s specific needs.

  2. Stay Informed: With Gerrards by your side, always understand the terms and conditions, especially the exclusions in your policy.

  3. Regularly Review: As your business grows and evolves, your insurance needs might change. Regularly review and update your policy with our assistance.

  4. Document Everything: In case of claims, proper documentation can expedite the process. Gerrards can guide you on what’s essential.

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