Commercial Auto Insurance Protects Your Business

Commercial Auto Insurance protects your business against claims for legal liability should one of your vehicles be involved in an accident.  Protection can be extended to provide coverage for damages to those vehicles that you own or are operated by your business. With Commercial Auto Insurance, you can protect your vehicles that carry employees, products or equipment.

Optional additional coverage(s) on your commercial auto policy can also include:

  • Drive other car coverage
  • Hired and non-owned auto
  • Spousal liability
  • Rental reimbursement coverage
  • Towing
  • Inland marine

 

When it comes to Commercial Auto Insurance, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company's competitive rate structure, customer and claims service, and convenient payment options provides you with flexible auto insurance coverage options for your business.

With Preferred Mutual's Commercial Auto Insurance Policy:

  • You are eligible for a Companion Policy Discount, when your Businessowners Program or Commercial Package Policy is also with Preferred Mutual.
  • You have coverage for employees who operate the vehicle for business purposes on your behalf.
  • You can opt for a single account billing payment option.
  • Physical damage and glass coverage on most classes are included.
  • Mono-line (single) auto business insurance coverage is also available.

​* All descriptions of coverage are subject to the actual provisions of the policy, which should be consulted to determine whether any given loss is covered.

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Business Owner's Program

A Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) bundles the coverages most business owners need, including business interruption insurance, property insurance, liability insurance, and crime insurance. Based on your company’s specific needs, you can alter what is included. Typically, a business owner will save money by choosing a BOP over purchasing individual coverages.

Our BOP will provide you with comprehensive coverage for your building and/or business property, business income coverage, and comprehensive general liability coverage, all of which can grow with your needs.

Extensive optional coverage is also available, including Equipment Breakdown or Non-Owned and Hired automobile coverages.  These are options that your independent agent may recommend.

 
Commercial Package Policy

The Commercial Package Policy (CPP) provides tailored and flexible products that can include coverage for property, liability, crime and valuables when you need customized and optional coverages with variable limits.

CPP can include:

  • Commercial Property Insurance  Provides protection for your building and its contents from fire, vandalism, theft or smoke damage. You may also want to consider business interruption/loss of earning coverage to protect your earnings if your business is unable to resume normal activities as a result of a covered loss.
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance — Provides your company with liability protection for you, your employees or your products and services. Protection includes coverage for both your legal liability and defense costs associated with defending you against claims.
  • Commercial Crime Insurance  Provides protection against theft of business property and money. Coverage can also extend to include protection against employee theft.
  • Equipment Breakdown Insurance  Provides protection for electrical, air conditioning, refrigeration, boiler/pressure vessel and communication equipment from physical damage caused by mechanical and/or electrical breakdowns. This provides your business with protection should equipment breakdown affect your operations.
  • Business Income and Extra Expense Insurance Provides protection for loss of business income sustained up to 12 months due to a covered loss. Coverage can also be extended to provide coverage for food contamination. Extra Expense coverage provides for additional expenses incurred to reduce the length of your business’s interruption or to enable your business to continue some operations despite your losses. This insurance can help restore your business to the financial position you would have been in had no loss occurred.
  • Electronic Data and Interruption of Computer Operations Insurance  Provides protection if your business stores sensitive or non-public information about employees or clients on their computers, servers or in paper files and a data breach occurs either electronically or from a paper file.
  • Commercial Inland Marine  Provides protection for property away from premises, including offsite equipment, valuables, property that is in transit, or valuables that require separate insurance, such as valuable papers, camera floaters, customer goods, tool floaters, fine arts, and musical instruments.
Commercial Umbrella
Annually in the U.S., hundreds of verdicts in excess of $1 million are awarded.  A Commercial Umbrella Policy can provide you with an additional layer of protection, beyond what your regular policies cover. Generally, it is sold in increments of $1 million and is used only when liability on other policies has been exhausted. Preferred Mutual is able to provide limits up to $5 million over your primary policy (Commercial General Liability, Commercial Auto, or Employer’s Liability).
Workers' Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Insurance provides insurance to employees who are injured on the job. This type of insurance provides wage replacement and medical benefits to those who are injured while working. In exchange for these benefits, the employee gives up his rights to sue his employer for the incident. State laws will vary, but all require you to have workers’ compensation if you have W-2 employees.

Preferred Mutual offers Workers’ Compensation Insurance through our partner, the MEMIC Group.

 
Liability Insurance (Errors & Omissions)
This type of insurance provides coverage for both damages and legal costs associated with claims for failure to or improperly rendering professional services. Your general liability policy does not provide this protection, so it is important to understand the difference. Professional liability insurance is applicable for any professional firm including lawyers, accountants, consultants, notaries, real estate agents, insurance agents, hair salons and technology providers, to name a few. If you require a license to perform your job, you may require Professional Liability Insurance.

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