Does my Homeowners Policy cover my In-home Business?

No. Your homeowners policy does not cover your in-home business. Although in today’s economy more and more people are working from home to save money on commuting costs, they may never consider whether their current homeowners insurance will protect both their business assets and liability involved with running a business from home. Making sure you have adequate protection for both your home and your business should begin with comparing quotes online for this specialize coverage.

To cover in-home business assets, you will need to evaluate the value of these items and make sure you have specific business insurance in addition to your homeowners policy. If you have computers, fax machine, packing materials and inventory – you will want to make sure the items are protected in the event of a disaster or theft. This may be your main source of income and losing it would be devastating to you and your family. You will want to make sure your insurance policy will replace items quickly so you will be back in business in no time.

Another consideration is liability business coverage. If you sell items from your home and your clients come into your home to purchase products, if they were injured while conducting business, your homeowners insurance plan probably would not cover the expenses. Make sure you have the right insurance to cover in-home business liability expenses. You do not want to be stuck with paying out of pocket if a customer trips while coming down the stairs or is bitten by a skittish pet. You can find great business insurance coverage by comparing rates online and purchasing the policy that fits your needs. If you conduct business from your home, it is essential to have the right type of protection, and your homeowners insurance plan will not cover business claims.