Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri

Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is Your Towing Insurance Partner

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres helps tow truck business owners and operators with their transportation insurance needs.  Our professional agents have the knowledge necessary to help to truck owners and operators understand the different options, and requirements, for Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri.  We work with a variety of towing service companies throughout the Des Peres area including Saint Louis and Jefferson counties, Chesterfield, High Ridge, Arnold, Imperial, Valley Park, Ballwin, Eureka, Pacific, House Springs, Hillsboro, Sunset Hills and St. Clair.

Tow truck service companies and individual owner operators MUST carry tow truck insurance. Failure to keep the minimum insurance requirements on your tow truck could result in fines and/or you could have your commercial driver’s license suspended. Our agents can help you get on track so you do not risk losing your livelihood.  As a your partner, it is important to make certain you and your business are protected if there should be an accident.

We will shop your Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri!

For current business owner and operators, our agents will begin by reviewing your existing tow truck insurance policy and assess any potential risks.  A Towinig Insurance policy should include the standard forms of liability insurance that all motor vehicle owners are required to carry by Missouri law.  Standard insurance coverages include Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Collision and Comprehensive, and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage.

Consider this scenario for example:

Employee #1, a 42-year-old male tow truck driver, had loaded a vehicle onto a flatbed truck by pulling the car onto the bed using the truck winch. When the employee attempted to disengage the vehicle from the winch, the steel cable snapped and the vehicle fell down onto the bed. The employee’s left arm was crushed by the vehicle’s front tire as the vehicle fell.  The employee was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for a fractured left forearm.

Employee #1 is a W2 employee for a vehicle towing service company.  How will the employee afford to pay his/her medical bills in this case? What if the employee is put on temporary disability?  If the vehicle was damaged during the tow, who will pay for the vehicle that was damaged?  As your agent we look at the overall big picture.  There is much more risk to owning and operating a tow truck business than most realize.

Our agents can help you identify specialized Towing Insurance coverages
that your business may require.

 

On-Hook Towing Insurance

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100This coverage will help pay for damages to vehicles you are towing.  The on-hook coverage is generally provided by the garage keepers’ legal liability (GKLL) endorsement (see below). The GKLL limit is a blanket limit that applies to all towing vehicles on the policy.

 

Garage Keepers Legal Liability InsuranceTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

This will cover vehicles you are storing for clients.  The GLL insurance is usually provided as an automatic endorsement that is added to the Business Auto coverage. This liability coverage covers loss of, or physical damage to vehicles being towed, and while in your care, custody, or control and is designed for towing and wrecker service businesses.  As mentioned above, the on-hook coverage of garage keepers’ legal liability insurance provides coverage for a non-owned vehicle that you are towing.

 

Motor Truck Cargo InsuranceTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Motor Truck Cargo insurance is provided via an endorsement to insure items other than motor vehicles licensed for road use.  This coverage provides legal liability for towing companies while transporting property (cargo) of others.  Since the towing operator is seen as a common carrier, they are responsible for the safe delivery of the goods they are transporting (customer’s vehicles and the contents of the vehicle), and thus owe a very high degree of care to their customer.

 

Business Income & Extra Expense InsuranceTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Business income insurance & expense coverages will reimburse your towing business for loss of income and profits if your property is damaged from a covered peril and out-of-service.  The coverage continues until the property can be restored or replaced, or until the limit has been reached. The extra expense coverage includes extra expenses that business must make during the time of loss such as rent, mortgage payments, taxes, and utility services.

 

Miscellaneous Property FloaterTow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

A miscellaneous property floater covers your business personal property that is in transit such as tools and other cargo that you have in your tow truck. This coverage will protect against risks of direct physical loss or damage to your scheduled covered property.

 

 


Tow Truck Commercial Insurance Filings

Because the transportation industry requires different trucking operations to file different documentation, our agents are here to help our clients with the State and Federal Transportation Insurance Filing Forms including those listed below.

Before diving into the different requirements, understanding the following definitions may help you get a clearer picture of these requirements:

  • Motor carrier – A company that transports passengers or property for compensation.
  • Freight forwarder – An individual or entity that provides transportation of property AND:
    • Assembles and consolidates shipments and performs distribution operations of the shipments.
    • Assumes responsibility for the transportation from the place of receipt to the place of destination.
    • Uses a rail, motor carrier, or water carrier for any part of the transportation.
  • Freight broker – An individual or company that arranges transportation of property by a motor carrier.

 

Federal & Intrastate Truck Filings and Forms

BMC-32 filing   |   BMC-34 filing   |   BMC-91 & BMC-91X filing   |   MCS-90 form   

Form E filing   |   Form F filing   |   Form H filing   |   Form K filing

 


Tow Truck Insurance Resources

 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration    |    www.fmcsa.dot.gov

US Department of Transportation    |    www.dot.gov

The National Transportation Safety Board    |    www.ntsb.gov

Directory of State Patrol and State Police    |    https://www.statetroopersdirectory.com

Missouri State DOTs and MVRs    |    www.modot.orgwww.dor.mo.gov/mvdl

Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri |   Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is a supporting member of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents and committed to the Trusted Choice Pledge.  Our agents go above and beyond just insurance – we help our clients understand the options available to protect their investment … and we work to earn the trust of our clients.

If you have been search for Tow Truck Insurance in Des Peres Missouri, your search is over!

Contact us today for a free evaluation of your current Tow Truck Insurance policy.

Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri

There are a Variety of Coverages to Consider When Purchasing Limo and Taxi Insurance

Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres is devoted to our clients and our commitment includes helping our clients stay of the insurance requirements for Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri are required for limo and taxicab companies, whether they are individually operated, or a large fleet enterprise.

There are many insurance coverage features available to protect your business and it is our responsibility to ensure we can find the right insurance package that meet our clients’ needs.  Below is a list of some of the coverages…. but not all the coverages… that our agents will explain and discuss with you.

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists – Provides coverage if you are involved in an accident in which the other driver was at fault, and they did not have adequate coverage to pay the cost of damages. Missouri law also requires you to have uninsured motorist coverage of $25,000 for bodily injury per person and $50,000 for bodily injury per accident.
  • Medical Payments – Bodily Injury will cover victims if property damage or injuries occur if the limousine driver is at fault. Property damage liability will cover the cost if damage occurs to things, such as a garage, mailboxes, or fences.
  • Personal Injury – This type of protection covers the cost if there is an accident with injuries. This will cover part of medical costs, rehabilitation bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages at work. If a pedestrian was injured, this type of coverage will pay their expenses, and it does not matter whose fault the accident was.
  • Physical Damage – Covers the cost if there is a collision with an object. Comprehensive insurance covers damage that occurs as a result of fire, rocks, animals, etc.
  • Employment Practices Liability – If a limousine operator is accused of things such as sexual harassment, wrongful termination or discrimination, this type of insurance will protect the business.

It is our job to stay educated by the latest trends and pricing tiers in the transportation insurance industry.  We understand obtaining Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri can be complicated, and we are here to help!

Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres aims to protect our clients and their businesses by providing a proactive approach to their insurance needs.  Our licensed agents have an abundance of knowledge in the transportation industry and are well-qualified to handle Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  Our agents have direct appointments with several insurance carriers where we can shop for you to find the best coverage at the best price.  We take the time to analyze the customer’s business type, insurance business needs and state-mandated requirements, and explain them in a language our clients can understand.

Before your appointment, make sure you have details of your business so we can get the most accurate Limo and Taxi Livery Insurance Quote.  The following is a list of items you will need to begin a Limo and Taxi Insurance Quote:

  • Complete vehicle description including the model, year, ID number, and serial number.
  • Use of the vehicle and geographical location of customer base.  (<50 miles, >100 miles, etc.)
  • Actual cash value of the vehicle as is, and the cost to buy a new vehicle.
  • Garaging location and the description of garaging location.
  • A list of all drivers’ name, age, state, license number and acceptable MVRs.
  • Loss information for past three years.
  • Documented risk management procedures for loading, unloading, and passenger safety

We do not perceive our clients as a sale. We continue to serve our clients and review your needs from time to time to ensure you continue to carry the best coverage that meets your needs.  Call us today to begin a prosperous, long term relationship with experts in Livery Insurance Coverages in Des Peres Missouri.  For a fast quote call (314) 822-0100.

Trucking Insurance in Des Peres Missouri

Rest Easy Knowing You Have The Right Protection

Trucking  Insurance in Des Peres Missouri | Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Alternatives Insurance of Des Peres is a leader in providing all-inclusive insurance programs to the trucking industry.  Our licensed agents have more than 60 years combined experience with Trucking Insurance in Des Peres Missouri including; commercial auto insurance, general liability insurance, garage liability insurance, cargo insurance, and workers compensation.

We offer Trucking Insurance in Des Peres Missouri from multiple top-rated carriers.   We conduct a complete risk analysis and review your insurance needs to develop a customized insurance package that protects the owner-operator and the company.  Contact us for a risk-free, no obligation analysis of your trucking insurance needs and get more than one quote! 

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Where to Learn More About Business Insurance in Des Peres MO

Protect What You’ve Worked So Hard To Achieve

Where to Learn More About Business Insurance in Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Your Business is Your Dream. Ensure You Protect it.  Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres is where to learn more about business insurance in Des Peres MO. Our agents will breakdown the facts and provide you the resources you need to understand business insurance and help you make the best choice, for the best price.

As a business owner, you want to have the confidence that the business you’ve built is covered in the event of loss. Partnering with Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres to handle your business insurance coverage needs can keep you focused on your business.

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Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO

Agents with Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres Are Your Trusted Advisors

Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres |  (314) 822-0100If you have been searching online for  “Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO,” your search is over!  Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres agents are dedicated to our clients, family and friends. We are the best qualified agents, provide the best service, and honestly and look out for your best interest.

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres agents are committed to work with each client to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for their insurance needs, whether it is business or personal insurance coverage. Our business insurance agents have access to many top-rated Missouri companies that we use to shop for your insurance.  As independent insurance agents, we have the upper hand, because we have a variety of carrier options to research and discover the best insurance coverages that meet your business needs.

What you should know when searching for a Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO.  When you’re looking around for an agent, make certain they discuss your needs, listen to you and understand the characteristics of your business, and protect your investment.  It is imperative that your business insurance agent knows the specific liabilities that affect your business. A business insurance professional at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres is your business partner in this respect.

Our agents are independent insurance agents who can sell a variety of insurance and financial products, including property, casualty, and business insurance. Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres agency ensures all of our agents maintain the required licenses to sell property and casualty insurance that protects individuals and businesses from financial loss resulting from automobile accidents, fire, theft, storms, and other events that can damage property. Business, property and casualty insurance also include Workers Compensation.

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres represents a number of insurance companies, or “carriers”, that we can shop for you to select the products that most appropriately cover the business and the business assets. Our agents are very well trained and knowledgeable of the complexities of the insurance market and the complex components of insurance laws.  Our business insurance agents have the expertise that allows them to advise their clients about appropriate amounts of insurance and insurance coverages for their particular needs.

Business Insurance Agent Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Every state requires insurance agents to be licensed because insurance is a heavily regulated field. All of our agents are licensed in the state of Missouri. We are required to obtain separate licenses to sell personal lines insurance, business insurance, and other specialty areas.  All of our agents take Continuing Education courses to stay current with insurance laws and requirements.  More info about the Missouri Insurance Agent requirements can be found online at The Missouri Department of Insurance.

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres serves all of Des Peres, Missouri and surrounding areas, including Saint Louis County, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Creve Coeur, Town and Country, Maryland Heights, Manchester and Ballwin. We proudly represent many of the industry’s leading national and regional Missouri insurance companies offering competitive rates through Travelers, Safeco, EMC, Columbia Mutual, Kemper Preferred, Progressive, The Hartford, Madison Mutual, West Bend, Chubb and dozens more.

The best independent agents are partners who understand your business and give you the advice you need to help protect it from a variety of risks. Our commitment to our clients is top notch customer service.  We will return your phone calls and e-mails promptly and respond to your requests in a timely manner.

Our commitment to you:

  1. Provide 24/7 services for our customers, offering any or all of the following: emergency phone numbers, Internet account access, e-mail and call center services.
  2. We explain the coverages and options available to you through our agency, at your request.
  3. We help you solve problems related to your coverage or account.
  4. We use our experience and multiple company relationships to customize your coverage as needed.
  5. We hold our staff accountable to continuing education, so they may be more knowledgeable in serving you.

To understand your business insurance needs and requirements in Des Peres Missouri, stop by and talk with your local, business insurance expert at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres.  You can call or email us anytime!

Business Insurance Des Peres MO

Protect What You’ve Worked So Hard To Achieve

Business Insurance Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100Like many business owners, we rely on the internet to help us find things quickly.  Perhaps you have been searching ” Business Insurance Des Peres MO .”   Getting confused by all the options, limitations and restrictions?  Let us help!  Your Business is Your Dream. Ensure You Protect it. Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres will breakdown the facts and provide you the resources you need to understand business insurance and help you make the best choice, with the best price.

As a business owner, you want to have the confidence that the business you’ve built is covered in the event of loss. Partnering with Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres to handle your business insurance coverage needs can keep you focused on your business. Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres offers several options for business owner’s protection, and we have the resources to customize a tailored Business Owner Policy (BOP) for your business. A BOP includes general liability, property coverage, contents coverage, and products. Other business insurance needs may also include worker’s compensation, commercial auto insurance, errors and omissions, builder’s risk, cargo, vacant property, bonds and special events.

Keep in mind, if your business services include counseling clients on legal, tax or other advisory topics, a BOP does not cover professional liability, auto insurance, workers’ compensation, health or disability insurance – all of which need to be purchased separately. Other businesses may have particular risks that will require more customized coverage than what’s included in a standard BOP.  For example, a jewelry store has different risks that a home-based business.

If we determine your business does not qualify for a BOP, we will move onto Commercial Package Insurance Policy (CPP) options.  CPPs can be issued to include almost any type of coverage offered, from property and liability to auto, crime, inland marine and professional liability. When your business risks goes beyond the coverages in a BOP, the flexibility offered by a Packaged Policy provides the opportunity to design a policy specifically for the needs of an organization. It also enables you to have almost all your coverage in one convenient package.

Most Commercial Package Insurance Policies offer expanded coverage endorsements. These endorsements provide additional coverages or increase the base current coverages for lower premiums than purchasing each coverage separately. We know this all sounds so confusing, this is why we encourage you to contact one of our licensed agents to discuss your options.  Our trained staff knows the right questions to ask to ensure we meet the needs of our customers and protect one of their most valuable assets.  We know you work hard, let us work for you!

During your business review with one of our professional agents, we will go through your insurance requirements step by step.  After we have determined whether you will be better insured by a Business Owner Policy or a Commercial Package Insurance policy – we’ll then review your property.

Business Insurance Des Peres MO:  Commercial Property

Property insurance coverage protects small business owners from losses of damage to physical space or equipment and as a result of theft. For insurance purposes, a business’ property includes the physical building in which it resides, as well as its other assets.  With property insurance you can buy either actual cash value or replacement cost insurance. Actual cash value insurance reimburses you for the value of lost, damaged or stolen goods after depreciation is taken into consideration. Replacement cost insurance reimburses you the amount it would take to replace, rebuild or repair damages with materials of similar kind and quality, without deducting for depreciation.

Business Insurance Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100All of the following, owned or leased, can be considered business property:

Business Inventory  |  Furniture and Equipment

Computers and Electronics  |  Artwork and Antiques

Signs and Outdoor Property Not Attached to a Building

Now, to take it one step further, there are three types of property insurance plans.  We know this decision can be a daunting and yet very confusing endeavor.  It doesn’t have to be!  Our professional staff will help you through this process and determine the best business insurance needs for your business, and at the right price.  The three types of property insurance plans are described below:

Business Insurance Des Peres Missouri: Basic form property insurance includes losses resulting from a fire, lightning, windstorm, hail and explosion, plus the cost of removing property to protect it from further damage.
Business Insurance Des Peres Missouri: Broad form property insurance includes basic plus extended coverage for other types of perils, such as a roof collapse (e.g. caused by snow or ice etc….
Business Insurance Des Peres Missouri: Special form property insurance includes basic and broad, and covers all direct physical losses except conditions specifically excluded as listed in the policy.

Business Insurance Des Peres MO:  Business Auto

The next item we will discuss includes any automobiles you may use for your business.  This can include delivery trucks, fleet vehicles (limousines), and company provided cars, to name a few.  All motorized vehicles, whether used for personal or business purposes, need auto insurance. While the types of coverage provided by personal and commercial auto insurance policies are essentially the same, there are important distinctions. Typically, commercial auto insurance policies have higher liability limits. They also may have provisions that cover rented and other non-owned vehicles, including employees’ cars driven for company business.Business Insurance Des Peres MO | Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres | (314) 822-0100

Several factors related to ownership and use of vehicles determine whether a personal or commercial policy is appropriate. These include:

  • Who owns or leases the vehicle – you individually or the business as an entity
  • Who drives the vehicle – you or your employees
  • How the vehicle is principally used – for example, transporting people, delivering packages or carrying hazardous materials

We will discuss these matters with you and make the best decision based off of your needs for collision and comprehensive coverage to protect yourself against damage to your vehicle.

For more information about your business insurance needs, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres?

We’re committed to outstanding customer service

We start by offering the best insurance products at a reasonable price. But it’s the Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres team that really set us apart from the competition. With combined experience of 60 years, our sales and support staff members can handle your transactions quickly and efficiently. We service each and every account using out team of insurance professionals and we’re always available to answer your questions.

We’re committed to professionalism

Our dedication to client service comes from a culture of professionalism and respect. All of our associates at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres have strong credentials and all of our policies are presented to you in a consistent and professional manner.

We’re committed to solving problems quickly

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres has unique industry relationships, allowing us to provide exclusive insurance solutions to our customers. Additionally, every staff member is trained to actively listen and provide helpful answers presented in a way in which our policy holders clearly understand.

We’re committed to earning and maintaining your trust

We believe trust is something earned by listening to our customers while providing helpful advice and support. Trust and consistent underwriting practices is what we expect from our carrier partners, and in return we owe the same level of service to you.

The Best Des Peres Missouri Business Insurance: BOP or CPP?

Des Peres Missouri Business Insurance: Do You Need a BOP or CPP ?

There are two types of business insurance policies available in Des Peres Missouri.   The Business Owners Policy or BOP and the Commercial Package Policy or CPP.  These two types of policies are explained below.

Insurance for Different Business Types

On the right sidebar of this page, we have include links to a number of Des Peres Missouri business insurance resources.  Click on any of the different business types to learn more about the insurance coverages for that type of business.   Please call one of our commercial insurance agents at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres for any assistance.

The Business Owners Policy

This policy is intended for main street businesses and combines building, personal property, and liability insurance coverage with other attractive options into one package.   The BOP is an efficient way to provide the business insurance coverages that most small businesses need.

Are You Eligible for a BOP?

The two keys to BOP eligibility are type of business and square footage. General examples:

  • apartment buildings
  • office buildings
  • buildings used primarily for mercantile, service or processing purposes
  • wholesalers
  • contractors
  • mixed use, e.g., stores in an apartment building.

Square footage guidelines can relate to overall building space or a business’s rental space. Generally, the cutoff for BOP eligibility is 25,000 square feet; however, this varies between business insurancecompanies.  We will determine if a business is eligible for a BOP and if the BOP option is the best value.

BOP Coverages

Business Insurance Personal Property Coverage

Business personal property coverage can include:

  • a building owners’ business personal property in an apartment building
  • office business personal property
  • business personal property for merchants, wholesalers, and service or processing organizations
  • commercial condo unit owners.

When you own a building, the same BOP must cover both the building and the business personal property. Otherwise business personal property can be insured alone in a BOP. This is good for businesses that lease or rent space.

Different BOP Forms

The BOP named peril form will:

  • have coverage for a dozen or so perils such as fire, lightning, windstorm and hail, sprinkler leakage, and vandalism
  • usually cost less.

The Special peril form will:

  • have coverage for all risks of direct physical damage except as limited in the policy
  • have broader coverage than one setting forth specific perils.

Additional Coverages

By nature, the Special form has more coverages built in. The Standard form has approximately a dozen additional coverages.  Among these are:

  • debris removal
  • counterfeit money orders and paper currency
  • increased cost of construction
  • forgery exterior glass and lettering (this includes replacement and repair of items on the outside of the building, commonly advertising-related materials)
  • collapse and water damage.

Don’t worry, we’re not ignoring loss of business income and extra expenses from a direct insured loss. Frequently a loss from a fire or other insured peril goes beyond the direct damage caused by the fire. Even minor damage can close your business for a long time. This means your business has no income to maintain salaries and other expenses. Don’t ignore loss of income protection!

* Tip. Business interruption coverage is not a luxury.

Coverage Extensions

Recall that extensions are an opportunity for you to have certain property covered after a loss. Extensions are controlled by:

  • a limit on expendable dollar amounts
  • an after-the-fact additional premium, or
  • a territorial restriction.

The ISO BOP’s make provisions for the following:

  • newly acquired property
  • personal property off-premises
  • outdoor property personal effects (non business property)
  • valuable papers and records
  • collapse and water damage.

Coverage is limited in these areas. You may need specific insurance to cover one or more of these extension areas for your business.

Exclusions & Conditions

Exclusions and conditions are common in insurance policies. BOP’s are no exception. You’ll find some exclusions and conditions from policy to policy, regardless of the type of insurance. Conditions are normally procedural matters and loss adjustments. Exclusions are matters the insurance is not designed to cover.

Note. Remember an insurance policy must be read as a unit, not as independent paragraphs or sections.

“One policy does not fits all business insurance needs.”  Business  insurance needs are all different.  Everyone has a different type of property, amount of property, location, ownership, and so on. Your insurance coverage protection should closely reflect your risk of loss.   This customized approach allows you to save money– you pay for only the insurance you really need.

 

The Commercial Package Policy

The commercial Package Policy can be issued to include almost any type of coverage offered, from property and liability to auto, crime, inland marine and professional liability.  When your business risks goes beyond the coverages in a BOP, the flexibility offered by a Packaged Policy provides the opportunity to design a policy specifically for the needs of an organization.  It also enables you to have almost all your coverage in one convenient package.

Most policies offer expanded coverage endorsements. These endorsements provide additional coverages or increase your current coverages for lower premiums than purchasing each coverage separately.  After assessing your business risks and determining that a package policy is what you need, we will design a custom insurance package policy with specific coverages.

Here are a few main coverages included in most packages:

Protection for Your Commercial Property

Commercial property coverages:

  • buildings, including additions under construction, permanently installed machinery and building glass
  • business personal property
  • leased business personal property used in your business
  • property of others left in your care for which you are legally liable
  • sales samples

Your business personal property doesn’t stay in one place, and neither does your coverage.  Most policies cover your business personal property while in transit, at trade shows, or temporarily at locations you don’t own or lease.

After a covered loss, your policy may pay for the extra costs of:

  • removing debris of covered property from your premises
  • cleaning up pollutants from land and water on your premises
  • taking inventory and preparing claims statements
  • securing appraisals
  • recharging fire extinguishers

A property loss can slow down or even stop your operation until repairs are made – and that may mean lost income. You receive several business income coverages that can reimburse your loss of income and necessary extra expenses you incur to keep your business operating after a covered loss.

Options to Suit Your Needs

  • Ordinance or Law Coverage – provides coverage for the necessary demolition of the undamaged portion of your building and subsequent upgrades to meet current building codes after a covered loss.
  • Inflation guard coverage – provides coverage for inflationary increases in your building and business personal property values. The limit of insurance on your policy automatically increases at the annual percentage rate you choose.
  • Equipment breakdown coverage– provides coverage for loss resulting from the sudden and accidental breakdown of machinery and equipment used in your business.
  • Utility services – provides coverage when a covered loss to a power, communication or water utility interrupts service to your premises, which then causes a covered loss to your building, business personal property or loss of income.
  • And Many MoreContact us for a detailed risks assessment and insurance proposal.

 

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Insurance for Different Types of Business Risks.   On the right sidebar of this page, we have include links to a number of Des Peres Missouri business insurance resources.  Click on any of the different business types to learn more about the insurance coverages for that type of business.   Please call one of our commercial insurance agents for any assistance.

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Why Choose Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres?

We’re committed to outstanding customer service

We start by offering the best insurance products at a reasonable price. But it’s the Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres team that really set us apart from the competition. With combined experience of 60 years, our sales and support staff members can handle your transactions quickly and efficiently. We service each and every account using out team of insurance professionals and we’re always available to answer your questions.

We’re committed to professionalism

Our dedication to client service comes from a culture of professionalism and respect. All of our associates at Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres have strong credentials and all of our policies are presented to you in a consistent and professional manner.

We’re committed to solving problems quickly

Alternatives Insurance® of Des Peres has unique industry relationships, allowing us to provide exclusive insurance solutions to our customers. Additionally, every staff member is trained to actively listen and provide helpful answers presented in a way in which our policy holders clearly understand.

We’re committed to earning and maintaining your trust

We believe trust is something earned by listening to our customers while providing helpful advice and support. Trust and consistent underwriting practices is what we expect from our carrier partners, and in return we owe the same level of service to you.

Call, request a quote by email, or visit us at our office today for a free, no obligation risk assessment and quote.  Let us do the research and find the best value for the Commercial Insurance you need.

 

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