Equipment Breakdown Protection Insurance (Quotes, Cost & Coverage)

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Equipment Breakdown Protection Insurance

Small Business Equipment Breakdown Protection Insurance

Equipment Breakdown Protection Insurance. This coverage is necessary for any company or business that makes use of mechanical equipment - even computer systems - to get the job done. Equipment breakdown protection insurance covers you against any damage to your equipment that stops the equipment from functioning and your business from doing what it's meant to.

There are some conditions which will not be considered equipment breakdown by the insurance policy. Here's some more information about this important type of insurance, and why you'll need it.

Equipment breakdown protection insurance covers loss or damage to your property that results when covered equipment breaks down - with rates as low as $27/mo. Get a fast quote and your certificate of insurance now.

What Is Equipment Breakdown Protection Insurance?

Equipment breakdown protection insurance covers you in the event of an equipment breakdown that renders the equipment unusable for business. First, the equipment will have to be assessed by the insurer and the event will have to be considered a breakdown according to the terms that have been set by the insurance company. Sometimes there are exclusions, and not everything that goes wrong with equipment will be considered to be a breakdown - for individual terms, ask your insurance company to clarify the terms.

So what does Equipment breakdown protection insurance cover?

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  • Electrical Failure: Certain types of electrical failure will not be covered by your EB insurance, though any electrical or electromagnetic energy that damages your equipment will be covered by EB Insurance.
  • Mechanical Breakdown: Mechanical breakdown of equipment are covered by EB Insurance, including any losses that have occurred due to mechanical failure.
  • Boiler Explosions: Boiler accidents and explosions are classed separately from simple mechanical failure, and there are still many factors at play: But generally, this should be covered under the terms of your EB Insurance.

ISO Equipment Breakdown Protection Coverage Form

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) Equipment Breakdown Protection Coverage Form completes the property coverage that you need. Commercial property coverage forms specifically exclude most types of equipment breakdowns while the Equipment Breakdown Protection Coverage Form Insures ONLY equipment breakdown.

Eligible property includes all property the named insured owns. It also includes property that the named insured does not own but that is in its care, custody, or control and for which it is legally liable.

This coverage includes inspection service as a part of the basic coverage because you can eliminate most equipment breakdowns with proper maintenance. These inspections also satisfy any obligation you have to conduct required governmental or statutory inspections.

Consult the policy for definitions and limitations. The terms of this brochure do not represent contract terms. The policy is subject to company underwriting practices.

Covered Cause Of Loss

The Equipment Breakdown Protection Coverage Form covers loss or damage to your covered property that results when covered equipment breaks down.

Covered Equipment

Four types of equipment you may own or operate can be covered:

  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
  • Pressure or Vacuum Equipment
  • Production Machinery

This coverage also applies to your computer equipment, communications equipment, and equipment that generates, transmits, or uses energy.

Covered Property

All property you own is covered for damage caused by covered equipment breaking down. Property you do not own but that is in your care, custody, or control and for which you are legally liable is also covered.

Breakdown

Breakdown is direct physical loss or damage to your covered equipment caused by the following:

  • Failure of pressure or vacuum equipment
  • Mechanical failure, including rupture or bursting caused by centrifugal force
  • Electrical failure and electrical arcing
Coverages Provided

The ISO Equipment breakdown protection insurance provides the following ten coverages:

  • Brands and Labels
  • Business Income and Extra Expense or Extra Expense Only
  • Contingent Business Income and Extra Expense or Extra Expense Only
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Expediting Expenses
  • Newly Acquired Premises
  • Ordinance or Law Coverage
  • Property Damage
  • Spoilage Damage
  • Utility Interruption
Important Condition - Suspension

Coverage can be suspended immediately if an insurance company representative notices a dangerous condition and notifies you of the suspension. If you continue to operate a suspended piece of equipment, coverage for any damage caused by that equipment breaking down is excluded.

Endorsements

Equipment breakdown protection insurance provides you very broad coverage. A limited number of endorsements are available for use with it that broaden, limit, or exclude coverage.

Small Business Economic Data & Insurance Regulations

Perhaps you have the next great idea for a product or service that you know will appeal to your local area. Maybe you want to contribute to the economic growth of your community. Whatever the reason is, if you're thinking about starting a small business, it's important to understand pertinent information relating to small businesses in the United States; namely economic information and insurance regulations. After all, if you want your small business to succeed, you have to understand the economic trends organizations of a similar size in your area.

Likewise, you want to ensure that your small business is well protected with the right business insurance and that you are in compliance with the rules and regulations that pertain to commercial insurance in your region.

Small Business Information

Read up on economic statistics and insurance information that relates to small business owners in the United States.

Small Business Economic Data In The United States

Here's a look at some information that was compiled by the Small Business Association (SBA) regarding the economic data that pertains to small businesses in the United States:

  • In 2015, small businesses in the United States employed an estimated 58.9 million American workers, or 47.5 percent of the nation's private workforce.
  • Largest shares = fewer than 100 employees. The small businesses that employed 100 people or less had the largest share of employment amount small businesses.
  • Employment increased by nearly 2 percent. In 2018, employment amongst small businesses increased by 1.8 percent, which is an increase of 1 percent from the prior year.
  • Increase in proprietors. In 2016, the number of small business proprietors increased by 2.3 percent.
  • In 2015, small businesses were responsible for creating 1.9 million net jobs. Organizations that employed 20 people or less had the largest gains, as they added an estimated 1.1 million net jobs.
  • There were 5.7 million loans that were value less than $100,000 issued by lenders in the United States in 2016. These loans were issued under the Community Reinvestment Act.
  • Small business owners that were self-employed at the incorporated businesses that they owned reported a median income of $50,347 in 2016.
  • Small business owners that were self-employed at the unincorporated businesses that they owned reported a median income of $23,060 in 2016.
Small Business Insurance Information

In the business world, there are many risks faced by company's every day. The best way that business owners can protect themselves from these perils is by carrying the right insurance coverage.

The The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight.

Commercial insurance is particularly important for small business owners, as they stand to lose a lot more. Should a situation arise - a lawsuit, property damage, theft, etc. - small business owners could end up facing serious financial turmoil.

According to the SBA, having the right insurance plan in place can help you avoid major pitfalls. Your business insurance should offer coverage for all of your assets. It should also include liability and casual coverage. The SBA recommends the following insurance plans for small business owners:

  • Commercial Property Insurance: In the case of an unplanned disaster - fire, flood, vandalism, theft, etc. - this type of coverage will help you avoid paying for the damage out of your own pocket. Even if you rent the property, you should still carry commercial property insurance.
  • Commercial Liability Insurance: In the event that a legal situation arises - a negligence lawsuit, for example - commercial liability coverage will provide financial protection. It will cover the cost of legal defense fees, court fees, and even moneys that may be awarded.
  • Commercial Auto Insurance: If you operate a vehicle for any activities that are related to your business - transporting and/or delivering goods, or meeting with clients - commercial auto insurance is legally required for businesses of all sizes, including small businesses.

Additional Resources For Commercial Property Insurance

Read up on small business commercial property insurance, including how business property insurance protects your company's building's and/or their contents from damage, destruction, theft and vandalism.


Commercial Real Estate Insurance

The main goal of any commercial property insurance program is to protect the insured's real and business personal property. Buildings and their contents property usually represents a significant portion of its total assets, regardless of the size of the business. A commercial property program can provide the coverage you need if a loss should occur.

The ISO Commercial Property Building and Personal Property Coverage Form is an insurance industry standard that provides this needed coverage. As a result, it should always be reviewed and used as a benchmark for comparison when evaluating any commercial property coverage form.

This policy treats business personal property as more than just the contents of a building. When there is a limit of insurance on the declarations, property can be covered if inside the building or structure or within 100 feet of the building or premises and either in the open, or even in or on a vehicle.

There are many endorsements available to tailor the ISO Commercial Property Coverage Forms. Some are mandatory for all policies while others are mandatory for specific classifications and types of business. Others are optional and permit a standard form to be customized to meet a specific risk's coverage needs. Endorsements broaden, restrict, delete, modify, or add coverage.

These policies can provide the following additional coverages for small specific limits of insurance: debris removal, preservation of property, fire department service charge, pollutant clean up and removal, increased cost of construction and electronic data.



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