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Small Business Insurance in Columbus and Bexley

Your small businesses needs many types of coverage in order to adequately secure itself against losses in the event of certain common business casualties. Common elements of small business insurance include:

  • General Liability Insurance: This policy covers a business against claims arising from problems like libel, slander, medical expenses, property damage, medical expenses, and the cost of defending against a lawsuit.
  • Product Liability Insurance: If you deal with a product - whether it's manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, or just distributing it - you may be responsible for keeping it (and people in the area around it) safe. The amount required depends mainly on the products involved - the larger and/or heavier the products are, the more coverage is needed.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Similarly, if you provide any kind of professional service, you may need coverage for errors, malpractice, and negligence. Some companies are required to have this type of coverage (especially, though not exclusively, those in the medical field).
  • Commercial Property Insurance: If your small business owns any kind of physical property (an office, a retail store, a warehouse, etc.), this coverage insures it against a wide variety of natural and man-made forms of damage. If your business is particularly vulnerable to a certain type of damage (flooding, vandalism, etc.), you may need additional coverage for that specific problem.
  • Home-Based Insurance: If you're running a business from your home, then your homeowner's insurance probably doesn't cover any of your business operations. You may need to purchase additional coverage separately, or as an extension of your existing plan. Speak to a Associates Insurance Services agents to find out.

Many other industry-specific forms of coverage are available. For more information about what policies are the most important for your business, talk to one of our agents and ask for a full risk assessment. You can research forms of insurance through reputable sources—this information is available for free online, courtesy of groups like the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Insurance Requirements for Small Business

All small businesses are required to have Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and sometimes Disability Insurance. Other requirements for small business insurance vary by industry, as well as local, state, and federal law.

What constitutes a small business?

The exact definition of a small business varies by industry, but according to the Small Business Administration, it's usually 500 employees or less for mining or manufacturing, and $7.5 million or less in revenue for other industries. Note that there are many exceptions to this rule, and they are listed in detail on the Small Business Administration's website.

 

1. "Insure U Get Smart About Insurance." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.insureuonline.org/smallbusiness/.

2. "Insurance Requirements for Employers." The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/insurance/insurance-requirements-employers.

3. "Summary of Size Standards by Industry Sector" The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/summary-size-standards-industry-sector.

Our Locations

Nick Miller & Associates Insurance Services

6834 Caine Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Main office: 614-889-0701
Toll free: 800-889-0701

Beim-Grundstein & Associates Insurance Services

2776 E Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209
Main office: 614-231-3696
Toll free: 800-889-0701

Our Providers

My two male teenage drivers had a speeding ticket and an accident on their records so our previous carrier dropped us. I had been "shopping" with my previous agency but received a flyer in the mail detailing a discount Nationwide provides for OSU grads. I found some favorable reviews which led me to Nick Miller and Associates. I worked exclusively with Melisa and I can't say enough good things about her. We were under a deadline for new insurance and she was able to provide thorough quotes that same day. I was able to switch my homeowners insurance as well in a bundle and she helped me find other savings mechanisms as well. Both our home and auto policies provide the same or better coverage and our rates went down!
MarkMc from Powell, Ohio
This is a great insurance company! Always there for all your needs..Very friendly staff and experienced. Always had an answer for all my questions!
TERRYJ7000 from Columbus, Ohio
Friendly, knowledgable staff. Anytime I have a question, it is answered in a timely manner. I'm always informed of discounts that may apply. My husband and I are very satisfied with this agency. Would definitely recommend.
Elizabeth6 from Columbus, Ohio
Nick Miller's office gave me accurate information about placing our first claim. Everything was quick, easy and we were very impressed with the adjuster and matching our estimate. I am singing the praises of Nationwide and how our claim was handled. Could not be more pleased. Thank you
Tillman from Marysville, Ohio
We had an outstanding experience with our recent claim in June. Nick's office was great with advise and follow up to our satisfaction. Highly recommend Nick Miller to others.
Kara from Columbus, Ohio
The staff at Nick Miller’s agency has always been a pleasure to work with. His Account Representatives are very knowledgeable; they take the time to keep me informed and make tremendous efforts to review our policies for accuracy. It is staff like this that makes it a pleasure doing business with his agency.
Terrific from Columbus, Ohio