Information Technology (IT) Professionals, including Computer Consultants, Internet Service Providers, Programmers, Software Developers, and Website Designers, have unique insurance needs. Including start-up and established businesses with one to fifty employees, Carolina Industrial will create the right insurance package for your unique business needs.
Cyber Insurance is one of the Mainstays of 21st-Century Insurance, with the advent of Data Breaches and Ransomware. Click Here for more information on how to safeguard your Company from these threats.
Contents/Business Property Coverage
Contents/Business Property Coverage insures all equipment and stock on the premises and protects against risk of damage, loss, or theft. Contents Coverage is not required by law, but it is recommended if your company owns expensive items that may need replacing. If the business premises are owner-occupied, Contents and Building Coverage may be bundled together under one policy. If the business premises are not owner-occupied, the tenant must arrange for Contents Coverage under a separate policy.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
This type of insurance provides coverage for claims of discrimination based on age, race, gender, disability and other factors up to the limits of liability you select. EPLI may also include claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination by employees.
General Liability insurance
General Liability Coverage is designed to cover bodily injury or property damage to other persons or businesses as a result of your operations. Normally triggered from either an injury sustained on your business premises or as a result of your business operations or products where a loss occurs, this type of policy will typically pay for both damages to the claimant and the cost to hire an attorney for you.
Intellectual Property Insurance
Intellectual Property Coverage protects you or your company from losses that may arise from Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Infringement. This type of coverage is also intended to protect against Libel, Misappropriation of Advertising Ideas,Slander, and Unfair Competition as they occur in business, including those occurrences associated with Computer Generated Transmissions, Internet or eCommerce, and Telecasts, etc..
Professional Liability / E & O Coverage
Professional Liability Insurance or Errors & Omissions (E&O) Coverage protects your company from lawsuits or claims if your customer holds you responsible for errors or mistakes, or the failure of your work to perform as promised in your contract. Coverage usually includes both litigation costs and any damages awarded by the court up to the coverage limits on your policy. This coverage is most commonly associated with doctors and other healthcare providers; however, there are many occupations where this coverage would be more appropriate than General Liability.
Exposure to catastrophic liability losses is no longer limited to large corporations or to the wealthy. The willingness of the public to sue has increased the number of lawsuits and the size of judgments awarded.
What's more, many Commercial Automobile, General Liability, and Employer's Liability limits are not sufficient to cover some of the court awards made today. Frequently, this coverage is becoming more and more of a requirement for businesses performing work as a sub-contractor on behalf of a larger firm.
Commercial Umbrella Protection makes your Business More Secure
A Commercial Umbrella Policy protects your business against these uncertainties with three kinds of coverage: Liability Insurance that adds to the limits of your Automobile, General Liability, and Employer's Liability Coverage for unknown or unexpected exposures excluded in many standard underlying coverage programs. The policy will give you details about exclusions.
This type of policy also provides coverage for the cost of your legal defense, including court costs, interest on judgments and premiums on necessary bonds.
Coverage under the Commercial Umbrella Policy is written in increments of one million dollars and supplements your present policies to provide broad liability protection.
Your coverage includes a self-insured retention (or deductible) of $10,000 that you agree to absorb before the Commercial Umbrella would apply in the rare occasion of a loss not covered by any other liability policy.
Workers' Compensation Coverage provides employers and employees with medical care, death benefits, and lost wages for work related injuries and illnesses, normally to the first dollar.
The cost for Workers’ Compensation Coverage is based upon how much employees are paid on a per $100 basis. In other words, if you have a clerical office you can expect to pay .38 to .42 cents per $100 of payroll. Another easy way to figure the cost is to divide your total yearly payroll by $100, then multiply the answer by the given Workers’ Compensation rate.
There are certain exceptions to this rule: Sole Proprietor, Corporate Officers, and Members of a Limited Liability Company.
In the event of a cyber-attack, our cyber liability package offers the coverages and services you need to protect your business. The package includes a wide range of coverages, such as data loss expenses, lost income and personal identity recovery expenses.