Most business owners would probably agree that a major worry is having to close the doors temporarily due to a fire or another loss. Experiencing a business interruption throws everything into chaos. Of course, you have property insurance to help you get back on your feet and cover the expenses of repairs or rebuilding.
But here’s the kicker:
Property insurance will most likely not cover moving to a temporary location if you have to close for a short time. What’s more, property insurance also probably won’t reimburse you for the income you lost while you were closed.
However, there’s good news:
Business interruption insurance (or business income insurance) can help your business weather a loss that forces you to close your doors, such as a fire, vandalism, natural disasters, and equipment damage. While it’s often forgotten and neglected, business interruption is a very valuable type of coverage.
Let’s see what it’s all about.