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Business insurance throughout all of Minnesota and Wisconsin including Andover, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Ramsey and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

In today’s ever-changing environment, risk is constant. Business insurance isn’t. We’ll thoroughly assess your business and situation to develop creative, comprehensive and cost-effective solutions that fit your needs.

We know that you cannot outrun your risk, but you can be ready for it. What if a hurricane causes you to lose power to your building and your operations cease, or if a fire severely damages your building? You shouldn’t have to pay for this yourself, and with the right protection, you won’t have to. Our insurance advisors can help you identify gaps in coverage, look for ways to save money, and keep your assets and income protected.

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School

Business Interruption

Risk Factor

What would you do if a fire impacted the operation of your school? Or what if a pipe bursting caused a system outage? These and other events can destroy your ability to teach or hold class, and may require an alternative location. Public, private, and charter schools need protection not only to the building facility and property within the school, but also the business of running the school.

Solution

It is critical you protect the school with business income and extra expense coverage to ensure your school facility and the things you use to operate your school can be put back into place quickly or in an alternate location. Business income insurance also helps cover the loss of income when you cannot run the school because of covered property damage.

Business Personal Property

Risk Factor

Fire, weather, burst pipes, and other losses are frequent for schools given the large amount of physical space required to operate. These losses can cause significant damage to the school’s business personal property.

Solution

Business personal property coverage allows the school to replace property that has been damaged or destroyed by a covered cause of a loss. For a school, this may include property like desks, chairs, tables, books, materials, and supplies.

Building

Risk Factor

Is your school subject to wind, rain, hailstorms, hurricanes, blizzards, or other weather events? These situations can cause significant damage to a school building or roof, not to mention the dangers that lurk within like a burst pipe or cafeteria grease fire.

Solution

Building coverage protects the permanent school structure from most weather perils, burst pipes, a fire, and other losses.

General Liability

Risk Factor

A visitor walking into the school slips and falls, a teacher or employee causes damage to a student’s property, and even certain claims of slander all pose a real risk to your school.

Solution

General liability insurance is a necessity for any business. It provides broad coverage when you are deemed liable and will pay to defend lawsuits alleging injuries or property damage which occurred as the result of your school operations.

Abuse and Molestation

Risk Factor

There are hundreds of reports each year of children being sexually abused by teachers, coaches, and volunteers. Countless more are abused without any report being made.

Solution

Obtain the proper abuse and molestation coverage to protect the school in the event an allegation arises. In addition, consider having a written document to address how to prevent sexual abuse from happening and what to do in the event of an allegation.

Business Auto Liability

Risk Factor

School volunteers and employees often use personal vehicles to do work for the school.

Solution

Make sure to add hired and non-owned auto coverage to the school’s insurance policy to cover this exposure. Also, check the motor vehicle records of anyone who transports students.

Educator’s Legal Liability

Risk Factor

Officers, directors, and board members are exposed to increased factors and can be held accountable for acts that claim negligence in the performance of their duties including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination of employees, inefficient administration or supervision, waste of assets, misleading reports, and other misrepresentations.

Solution

Educator’s legal liability insurance protects the decision-makers of the school from lawsuits and claims. Instead of suing the individuals directly, the lawsuit would be defended by the school’s ELL policy. Most people who serve on a board in a volunteer capacity should demand this coverage before serving.

Cyber Liability

Risk Factor

The internet has spun a whole new web of liability exposures. E-commerce, social networking, cloud storage, and other technologies bring great benefits to all businesses. But with these benefits also come challenges, including protection of privacy, data, and financial information of your employees and students.

Solution

Cyber liability coverage covers unauthorized access to electronic data or software within your network. It also provides coverage for spreading a virus, computer theft, extortion, or any unintentional act, mistake, error, or omission made by an employee. This coverage is quickly becoming more and more important as you embrace technology to help run your school.

Workers’ Compensation

Risk Factor

If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.

Solution

State disability and workers' compensation protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during their course of employment. This coverage is required by law, so be sure you have it.

Umbrella

Risk Factor

What happens when your school faces a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limit of your standard policy?

Solution

A commercial umbrella policy provides high limits of insurance, typically between $2,000,000 and $10,000,000. Coverage is extended over your general liability insurance, workers' compensation, business auto, and directors and officer’s liability coverage. It provides a great safety net and helps ensure your school is well protected.

School Security

Risk Factor

Security in schools is becoming a larger issue as attacks have increased in recent years.

Solution

Every school should have a security plan. This plan should detail where students go in the event of an emergency, which entrances are open during school hours, who should contact the authorities, how to spot someone who may pose a security risk and how to react to someone who is trying to cause harm to the students and faculty.

Crime / Employee Dishonesty

Risk Factor

School fundraisers may raise a large amount of cash, or a number of administrators/teachers may have access to a school credit card/account numbers.

Solution

Crime coverage can provide coverage against cash stolen on or off the premises, and can ensure that the groups within the school raising the money aren’t left in the dark if a cash box goes missing. Employee dishonesty coverage can help protect against a staff member’s scheme to steal money from the school or district.

Crisis Response

Risk Factor

Violent acts by students are, thankfully, infrequent on the whole, but they do happen. Violent acts are often excluded in one’s general liability policy. If not dealt with promptly, these can affect the school’s reputation and, if a private school, the bottom line.

Solution

Crisis response coverage can provide reimbursement for services like crisis management, public relations guidance, and counseling services to help staff, students, and families grieve.

Business Owners Insurance

A business owners policy combines business property and business liability insurance into one convenient policy. We'll work with you to design coverage that protects your business from a variety of risks, unique to you.

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General Liability Insurance

No matter the size and nature of your business, there are always uncertainties. We'll work with you to determine your business risks and we'll put together an insurance package that makes sense for your business.

Business Auto Insurance

Whether you have one vehicle or a whole fleet, we can help you implement custom coverage that will protect your business and personal assets from the additional exposure that commercial vehicles bring with them.

Commercial Property Insurance

Commercial property insurance protects your assets in the event that they are stolen, damaged or destroyed in a fire or natural disaster. We'll partner with you to design insurance coverage that will protect your company's property.

Workers' Compensation Insurance

Workers' compensation insurance covers employees injured on the job or in auto accidents while on business. It also covers work-related illnesses. We'll work with you to find a solution that creates a safer and more productive workplace.

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Commercial Umbrella Insurance

Commercial umbrella insurance is designed to supplement existing insurance policies, giving you an additional layer of protection for your business. We'll work with you to find the right umbrella solution to cover all your business needs.

Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber liability insurance protects your business against the expenses associated with a data breach. We'll help you evaluate the data liability risks your business faces and find you a policy that meets your specific needs.

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Employment Practice Liability Insurance

As an employer, you face a rising tide of employment practices litigation alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other employment-related issues. We'll work with you to help you assess and manage your risk proactively.

Errors & Omissions Liability Insurance

Errors & omissions liability insurance protects any business that gives advice, makes educated recommendations, designs solutions or represents the needs of others. We'll design coverage that will ensure that one simple mistake does not cause financial devastation.

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

Directors & officers liability insurance covers directors and officers for claims made against them while serving on a board of directors and/or as an officer. We'll work with you to protect your organization's greatest asset: your senior leadership.

Flood Insurance

At least 25 percent of businesses that close after destructive events such as floods never reopen. We'll design a policy that will protect your business, as well as its physical contents and assets, from the damage costs that come from floodwater.

Crime Insurance

Every company, regardless of size, is a potential target for white collar crime. We'll work with you to design insurance coverage that helps you minimize risk and protects your business and your assets from theft, fraud and forgery.

Builders Risk Insurance

Did you know you can protect your properties even before they are finished being built? Builders risk insurance protects from risks like fire, theft and more.

Manufacturer Insurance

Manufacturers come in all shapes, sizes and product lines. But no matter what type of manufacturing business you're in, there's one thing in common: the need to protect your business. We can help you design the right manufacturer's insurance policy.

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Liquor Liability Insurance

As a business that serves alcohol, liquor liability insurance is essential. This type of policy protects you and your business in the unfortunate event that a customer causes damage or injury after being served alcohol by your business.

Special Event Insurance

The stress and cost of organizing a special event is tough enough. The last thing you need to worry about is the financial risk you could face if something were to go wrong! Special event insurance removes this burden and allows you to focus on the event.

Surety Bonds

A surety bond is a great way to guarantee that a large investment in a project is not lost—whether or not the work gets done. This type of insurance is especially common in the construction industry, and is often utilized for government contracts.

Ocean Marine Insurance

Ocean marine insurance is insurance used to protect cargo, vessels and other items while they are being transported across the ocean. We'll work with you to design coverage that provides real protection when you're in open waters.

Inland Marine Insurance

Inland marine insurance is coverage that protects your business property while it's away from your business location. We'll help you ensure that your property is protected not only at your location but also while it is off-site or in transit.

Systems Breakdown Insurance

Systems breakdown insurance covers the sudden and accidental, physical damage to equipment that requires its repair or replacement. We'll design comprehensive coverage to protect your business against a financial disaster.

Key Man Life Insurance

Key man life insurance can keep your business afloat in the event of the death of any employee who is an integral asset to the company's survival. We'll work with you to design coverage that helps assure continuity of your business for employees, customers and creditors.

Fiduciary Liability Insurance

Fiduciary liability insurance protects individuals acting as ERISA fiduciaries against fiduciary-related claims of mismanagement of a company's employee benefit plan. We'll work with you to ensure that employee benefits are handled responsibly and your trustees are protected.

Baker Insurance Brokers offers comprehensive business insurance throughout all of Minnesota and Wisconsin including Andover, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Ramsey and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

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