Insurance coverage and risk management solutions for companies in various industries.
Specialized business insurance throughout all of Minnesota and Wisconsin including Andover, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Ramsey and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
Different businesses have different insurance needs. We’ll thoroughly assess your business and situation to develop creative, comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that fit your needs.
Each industry has its own set of unique risks and requires specialized insurance to protect what matters most. Our insurance advisors have in-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of industries, including those featured below.
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Any establishment that sells, serves, or assists in the purchase or use of liquor is open to a liability claim as a consequence of someone getting inebriated to the extent that injuries or property damage result.
If you are in the business of selling or serving alcohol, it is critical that you protect yourself from potential financial losses by obtaining a liquor liability insurance policy. Having the right policy in place could help cover your legal costs, court fees, and any civil or criminal damages stemming from an incident involving liquor.
Providing a valet service is convenient for your guests, but damaging a vehicle or property, or causing injury, is a very real risk associated with offering this service.
Obtain a general liability policy to protect your business from lawsuits by a third party. Be certain that a garagekeepers legal liability policy is also in effect with adequate limits to cover any physical damage to a guest's vehicle or other vehicles on-site. If you are using an independent valet service, obtain a certificate of insurance to verify they have the proper coverage with adequate limits. Also make sure that your business is named as an additional insured under their policy.
In the event of a covered cause of loss, most policies include coverage for the income you cannot collect. What happens if one of your key suppliers, such as your food or beverage distributor, is incapable of supplying you with what you need to keep your business running?
Make sure that your business income insurance includes contingent business income coverage to protect against the loss of potential earnings to your restaurant caused by the inability of a key vendor to provide a component necessary for the completion or execution of your services.
On average, it's estimated that three out of five businesses will be sued by their employees. Restaurants, just like any other business, are vulnerable from the pre-hire process through to a possible reduction in workforce. Claims can stem from just about anything, such as someone taking a "joke" the wrong way and being offended.
Coverage to protect you against this risk normally comes as a standalone policy. The right coverage is critical to your risk management process as it protects against discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related allegations. Typically, the policy will cover your business as well as your directors and officers. Third party coverage is an added option, usually accomplished via a policy endorsement, and addresses claims made by customers or vendors against you from acts committed by employees.
Exterior signs associated with your business are vulnerable to fire, vandalism, and weather. Most commercial property policies offer a sublimit of coverage for signs, but it might not be enough.
Evaluate your sign exposures and determine if your existing commercial property insurance policy provides sufficient coverage. If not, increase the policy limit as required.
Equipment such as freezers, stoves, dishwashers, and air conditioning units are vital when running a restaurant. If a power surge or mechanical failure results in equipment breakdown, your business can experience expensive repairs and lost income.
Make sure you maintain systems breakdown insurance, including business interruption and spoilage coverage so that you can get your business up and running again without suffering financial setbacks.
As exposed by Superstorm Sandy and other significant weather events in recent years, flooding can occur in almost any location and to any business. Are you protected?
Flood insurance is typically not included in a commercial property insurance policy, but can generally be added by endorsement as long as the property is not in a high risk flood zone. If coverage is excluded from the policy, you should look into the cost to add it. If your property is in a high risk flood zone, you will need to obtain a standalone policy. In either case, it’s important to have coverage.
Just about all businesses rely on technology in some way; it's increasingly used to store sensitive information, such as credit cards, passwords, and social security numbers. However, you're at risk if this information is lost, stolen, or compromised. In fact, you may even be legally obligated to alert those impacted by the breach and possibly pay for any financial loss incurred.
Experiencing a data breach is often not a question of if but when. Securing a cyber liability policy can offer coverage for expenses associated with compliance regarding data breach notification laws, securing legal counsel to advise on incident response, credit monitoring services, and paying for regulatory defense, as well as penalties arising from privacy law violations.
Most restaurant owners remember to insure their contents, such as tables and chairs, but do not factor in the cost of the improvements they have made when selecting a building or contents limit.
If you have done or are considering a renovation to your restaurant, factor the cost into the building limit if you own the building or contents limit if you lease.
A power outage, mechanical failure, or other covered event can cause food to spoil, which then must be discarded.
This coverage will cover the replacement cost of the spoiled food. Most policies include coverage, but you should confirm the limit is sufficient.
Two things a restaurant has easily accessible are food and money. Employees have been known to run scams to pocket money or steal food to take home or give away to friends and family members.
Make sure you have coverage for employee theft. This can help compensate you for some of your financial losses.
If your restaurant offers food delivery service, whether the drivers are using their own vehicles or those owned by the company, you can be named in a lawsuit as a result of injury or damage caused by them while making a delivery for you.
A business auto insurance policy should be maintained if the vehicles are owned by the company. If employees are using their own vehicles to make deliveries, then hired and non-owned auto liability coverage should be maintained. Both will defend you if you are named in a lawsuit as a result of an employee getting into an accident while making a delivery for you.
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.
Workers' compensation protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during the course of employment. This coverage is required by law and may vary by area, so be sure that you understand your obligations for all physical locations where your business operates in and all physical locations where you hire your employees.
Commercial airports, municipal airports, and private airstrips don’t have the same needs. Employee responsibilities can range from operations to mechanics to pilots. The scale of your operations is important to account for when considering an aviation insurance policy.
Owning a brewery can present unique risks. Specialty brewery insurance combines elements of liquor liability insurance, property insurance and general business insurance to develop one, simpler policy.
A church is so much more than a place of worship—it's also a community center, an employer and oftentimes, a home. We offer customized insurance options that fit all of these unique needs.
Child Care Center Insurance
All businesses need insurance for their building, business property, and other equipment. Child care centers have additional insurance needs that relate directly to the care they provide and the young population that they serve. Whether you run your business from your home or a commercial building, consider coverage that’s specific to your needs.
Contractor insurance isn't one-size-fits-all. A specialized policy allows you to easily customize and simplify your insurance coverage to ensure that your business' unique needs are protected.
Condo Building Insurance
Condo building insurance can be complicated. Specialty condo insurance recognizes the many different risk types and provides clarity regarding which parties are responsible for covering which risks.
Dental Office Insurance
Your patients’ teeth are your top priority. You take pride in knowing you’re providing the best care possible of every person who walks through your door. Staying up to date on news and trends in dentistry should be top of mind, not your insurance policies. Still, it’s imperative you cover your office’s unique risks with specialized dental office insurance.
Dance Studio Insurance
By understanding the intricacies of your industry, you don’t have to settle for a one-size-fits-all business policy. Instead, you should consider dance studio insurance to help cover your industry-specific needs.
Because of the unique type of industry you are in, your distillery could take on the attributes of many other businesses. From production and storage to transportation and customer service, the variety of angles you work in creates a need for industry-specific insurance.
Fitness Center Insurance
As a gym or fitness center owner, customer waivers are usually not enough to protect you from potentially damaging financial risks. A specialty fitness center insurance policy can fill the gaps.
Fleet insurance is the simplest way to cover all of the cars and trucks owned by your company with a single policy.
Garage Repair Shop Insurance
Garage repair shops face high financial risks simply because of the nature of the business. A specialty insurance policy can protect your garage repair shop from potentially devastating financial losses.
Golf Course Insurance
Golf is a relaxing pastime that many people enjoy, but operating a golf course isn't such a walk in the park! Specialty golf course insurance can protect your business from financial risks associated with property damage, extreme weather, liquor liability and much more.
For your guests, your hotel, motel, inn, or bed and breakfast is a home away from home. For you, it’s your livelihood. Having the proper hospitality insurance coverage to protect your business means taking care of what’s yours, as well as your guests and their belongings.
International Business Insurance
Conducting business outside the country comes with its own unique set of risks and liabilities. Coverage options vary, so our experts will sit down with you to determine what your business' needs are and how we can keep them protected.
Landscaping Services Insurance
As a landscaper, you probably spend most of your day out with clients. While you’re on the road, the last thing you want on your mind is your insurance coverage. However, there are many reasons why a basic business insurance package just isn’t enough.
Landlord and Rental Property Insurance
Because properties can vary greatly in many ways, an off-the-shelf insurance package won’t likely be the right fit. Your location, building specifics, and the number of dwelling units all may factor into your insurance policies. It’s important to understand the unique nature of your risks based on the type of property you are insuring.
In a relatively new industry like cannabis, it's often confusing to know what type of coverage you need. From general liability to product storage, we'll help you sort out the risks and design a policy that helps your business as it grows.
Medical Office Insurance
Just as your patients need to maintain insurance coverage, so should you. Your medical office comes with a unique set of risks and a specialty medical office insurance policy can keep you protected against a loss.
Even though your organization's goal is to help people, you are still running a business. That means your non-profit needs to protect itself against the risks that small business owners face. We'll help you design a non-profit insurance policy that covers your organization's unique needs.
Pet Business Insurance
There are many different types of businesses in the pet industry. You might own a retail establishment, a non-profit that handles pet adoptions, a training business, or a grooming shop. You could even have a combination of specialties. Whatever services your business offers for pets and their owners, one thing is for certain. You need pet business insurance that offers coverage for the unique needs of your operation.
Professional Services Insurance
When your business handles services that are very personal, it's important to have the right insurance in place to protect your clients and your business. Professional services insurance is a great way to manage this.
Property Manager Insurance
If you manage residential or commercial properties, you face a diverse set of risks and potential losses. From liability issues to damage protection, we'll help you navigate the world of property manager insurance and design coverage that's a perfect fit.
Real Estate Investor Insurance
Real estate investment is an exciting, and sometimes risky, venture. There are unique liabilities and factors to consider when insuring your property. We'll help manage those risks and keep your investment protected.
Restaurants carry a very unique set of risks. We can customize a menu of insurance solutions to meet your specific needs. Reviewing the options and developing a plan for restaurant insurance coverage is the perfect recipe.
Technology Firm Insurance
Technology firms face unique risks due to the nature of their work. Specific tech firm insurance can help to combat and prevent these risks.
Does your company make use of commercial trucks? If so, you may need to consider commercial trucking insurance, which covers more risks than your typical auto insurance would.
Veterinary Office Insurance
As a veterinary office, you’re tasked with maintaining the health of your clients’ furry family members. This very important and highly-specialized responsibility creates a need for proper veterinary office insurance to cover your unique needs.
Wholesaler and Distributor Insurance
As a wholesaler or distributor, your business has heightened risks because of the amount of stock kept onsite. A specialty wholesaler and distributor insurance policy protects you from the unique financial risks associated with this type of business.
Warehousing and Logistics Insurance
When you run warehouses and logistics, you’re faced with a lot of moving parts. From the inventory you store to your forklifts to your employees, a lot can go wrong in an instant, leaving your business to pick up the financial pieces. That’s why you need to invest in comprehensive warehousing and logistics insurance coverage to protect your business and make sure you’re covered.
Wineries have elements of many types of businesses – they’re part manufacturer, part event venue, and some may offer a wine bar that’s open to the public. Insurance for these unique risks requires specialized coverage.