You need to protect your Little Falls, MN business in every way possible both for yourself and for the overall Minnesota economy. Hanneken Insurance Agency Inc. wants you to understand the part that commercial insurance plays in your business continuity and how to integrate it into your business continuity plan. Now, if you read that and thought, “What’s a business continuity plan?” then let’s start there.
Business Continuity Plan
A business continuity plan explores the possible business interruptions and devises strategies and mitigation practices and procedures to circumvent them in a written plan. The plan often includes alternate physical locations where you could continue running your business and/or cloud options to do so while working from home or another location. The plan reduces downtime so your business remains up and running and you can reduce losses. One strategy of a business continuity plan is an insurance policy that includes business continuity insurance, also called business interruption insurance, a type of commercial insurance.
Business Interruption Insurance
An insurance company typically requires you to have a business continuity plan before you can obtain business interruption insurance. That is because the insurance agency wants to see your plan for managing risks and reducing losses. A business interruption policy pays for the lost income while your business must close, so the insurance policy wants to see that you have in place viable ways to prevent having to close the business even if that means temporarily relocating it to a different storefront or manufacturing plant, etc.
The insurance policy forms one small part of this plan, but it’s integral. The BCP forms part of your business plan. If you go to a financial lender to take out a business loan, they will ask to see this as a part of your loan package. If you have left out the business interruption insurance, they will typically suggest you purchase a policy and consider you unqualified for a business loan until you obtain one.
Come talk to us at Hanneken Insurance Agency Inc. serving the Little Falls, MN area to learn more about business interruption insurance and how it can help you. Call us today.