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When you are shopping for any type of insurance, you are going to want the help and advice of someone who understands the insurance business and who is truly interested in helping you protect yourself rather than making the most money. Unfortunately some insurance agents are in the business for their own benefit and will not tell you when you are paying too much or are buying insurance that you simply don't need. I am a former insurance agent, and I have seen the best and worst. This blog is about noticing red flags when it comes to sneaky insurance sales people and about finding the signs of a truly good agent.


Money-Saving Tips For Securing Your Business: A Guide To Commercial Property Insurance

Commercial property insurance is a must when it comes to protecting your business. While the cost of a policy can be a significant expense, there are many ways to save.

Here are some tips for saving money on a commercial property insurance policy: 

Shop around for the best rate

Comparing rates from different insurance companies is one of the most important things you can do to save money on your commercial property insurance. Get quotes from a few companies and compare the coverage and prices.

Bundle your policies

Bundling your commercial property insurance with other types of insurance, such as liability and workers' compensation, can save you significant money. By bundling your policies, you can often get a discount on each policy.

Increase your deductible

A higher deductible means you'll pay more out of pocket in case of a claim, but it will also lower your premium. By increasing your deductible, you are taking on more risk, which results in a lower premium. However, be careful not to set your deductible too high, as it can make filing a claim a significant expense.

Review your coverage

As your business changes and grows, so does your need for insurance. Review your coverage regularly to ensure you're not overpaying for things you don't need.

Improve security

By improving safety, such as installing a fire alarm or sprinkler system, you can make your property safer and more resistant to damage, which can lower your premium.

Be honest with your insurance company

Misrepresenting information on your insurance application can lead to denied claims and cancellation of your policy. Be fair and accurate when providing information to your insurance company, as this will help you avoid future issues.

Consider an industry association policy

If your company belongs to an industry association, you may be eligible for group rates on your insurance. Many professional organizations, trade associations, and other groups offer group insurance policies that can save you money.

Look for discounts

Many insurance companies offer discounts, so be sure to ask about any you may qualify for. Also, look at deals for safety measures, such as security cameras or alarm systems, or for being claims-free for a certain amount of time.

Working with an insurance agent who can help you navigate the process of purchasing commercial property insurance is crucial. They can also help you understand the coverage and explain the policy to make an informed decision. Following these tips can help you save money on your commercial property insurance policy while ensuring your business is adequately protected.