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Business insurance is intended to safeguard the financial assets of a business owner and is a necessary investment for an entertainment company.

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This article will discuss the primary insurance coverage for entertainment firms, general liability insurance, as well as additional policies that are appropriate for this industry.

Entertainment Companies Need General Liability Insurance

Every firm, regardless of sector, has risks that should be insured. General liability insurance is the most frequent and comprehensive form of coverage that company owners purchase.

General liability insurance covers the following risks:

Physical harm

Damage to property

Medical expenses

Legal defence and decision

Personal and commercial harm

While general liability insurance is not legally needed for companies, operating without it is exceedingly dangerous. If your company is sued, you might face costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more). The only way to avoid this sort of catastrophe from destroying your organisation is to have an adequate general liability insurance coverage in place to assist pay for these losses.

Situations That An Entertainment Company’s General Liability Insurance May Cover

Example 1: A prospective customer slips and fractures her wrist and elbow while entering your bathroom. Her medical expenditures from the accident would be covered by general liability insurance.

Example 2: While plugging in equipment for a show at a client’s location, an employee starts an electrical fire, causing damage to the room and the client’s property. The expense of repairing the customer’s damaged property would be covered by general liability insurance.

Example 3: A rival notifies you that they want to sue you for libel. General liability insurance would cover your legal bills as well as any settlement amounts.

Of course, this is not an entire list of risks covered by a general liability insurance policy, and certain situations may result in a specific peril not being covered. To minimise coverage gaps, it’s always better to speak with your agent about the terms of your policy.

General Liability Insurance Cost

The typical entertainment firm in America pays between $500 and $1,100 per year on general liability coverage of $1 million.

The cost of your coverage will be determined by a number of variables. Among them are your:



Employees’ number

Per-occurrence restriction

The overall aggregate limit

You may be able to get general liability insurance at a lower cost if you buy it as part of a business owner’s policy (BOP) rather than as a separate policy. A business interruption policy (BOP) is a more complete option that covers numerous types of coverage, such as business interruption and property insurance.

Other Types of Coverage Required by Entertainment Companies

While general liability insurance is the most crucial, there are various different types of coverage to be aware of. Other forms of insurance that all entertainment organisations should have are as follows:

Insurance for Commercial Property

In the case of a fire or other natural catastrophe, you are liable for any business-related items stored in the building you own. After an accident, commercial property insurance would cover the expense of repairing your company’s equipment and supplies, allowing you to recover fast.

Insurance for Professional Liability

If a customer determines your services harmed them and files a lawsuit, professional liability insurance will cover your legal expenses as well as any settlement amounts.

Coverage Options for Some Entertainment Companies

In addition to the insurance listed above, your entertainment firm may need other forms of coverage based on particular elements of your activities. Some of them may not apply to you, so be sure to ask your agent whether policies are appropriate for your company.

Insurance for Commercial Vehicles

Every car used for business reasons necessitates commercial auto insurance. If you drive a personal vehicle to and from client premises, your personal auto insurance will not cover vehicle damage in the case of a work-related accident. In the case of an accident, commercial car insurance covers any vehicles used on the work.

Insurance for Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance is required in most states for both part-time and full-time employees. This coverage covers your workers if they are hurt at work or get sick as a result of a workplace accident. It covers not just an employee’s medical expenditures and missed pay if they require time to recuperate, but also any disability benefits resulting from a workplace injury.

Additional Security Measures for Your Company

Although investing in company insurance is simple (and necessary), it should not be your first line of defence. Yes, insurance will reimburse your company for cash losses incurred as a result of an occurrence, but it is much preferable to avoid losses altogether.

With this in mind, here are a few steps you can take to better secure your company:

Make use of legally binding contracts and other business agreements. (We provide free templates for several of the most often used legal forms.)

To safeguard your personal assets, form a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation. (To discover how to incorporate an LLC or company in your state, see our step-by-step tutorials.)

Keep your company licences up to date.

Streamline the internal procedures of your company. This will eliminate unneeded variables from routine activities and establish a secure, consistent environment in which to do business.

If your company is an LLC, you should check into LLC insurance.