As an entrepreneur, protecting your business is important. You’ve invested your time, energy, and money into creating your new enterprise, which is why it’s so imperative that you take all the necessary steps to protect it.
Regardless of its size or scale, having the right insurance can give you peace of mind, knowing that your efforts won’t be destroyed because of a disaster. This article addresses the different kinds of coverage available for your business and the advantages of each.
Why is Insurance Necessary?
If you are just starting your company, then you’re probably trying to keep costs as low as possible. Adding insurance to the mix at this point might seem premature, particularly if you don’t have a lot of available cash right now. However, consider these potential scenarios and how they could not only impact your business but your family as well.
It is common business practice for a company to use corporate owned life insurance in several situations. This article will identify those situations and discuss appropriate amounts of coverage for each of them.
- SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENTS – It is customary for a company with more than one shareholder to have in place an agreement between the shareholders which predetermines a course of action for specific situations. This agreement should include a Buy/Sell provision which deals with how a share interest will be purchased or redeemed in the event that a shareholder relinquishes or wishes to relinquish his or her shares in the company, including the death. The corporation will then insure each of the shareholders to the extent that the provision in the agreement dealing with death is all or partially funded. The same is true for those businesses operating as a partnership, as there should be a partnership agreement with provisions similar to the corporate agreement.