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Written by Adam Miller
Covering Your Bases: General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Explained

There are lots of different types of Commercial Insurance policies out there, but it can be tough to figure out which ones your business needs most. Today, we're talking about two superheroes of the insurance world: General Liability and Professional Liability insurance.

Learn how these two policies work, how they can save your business from unexpected mishaps and sticky situations, and how Aegis Insurance & Financial Services will help you get the coverage you need.

How Does General Liability Insurance Work?

General Liability insurance is like your company's shield against the world. It protects your business if someone gets hurt on your premises or if your products accidentally cause damage. Think of it as the "whoops, that wasn't supposed to happen" coverage.

Why You Need It: In a world where accidents can happen anytime or anywhere, having General Liability insurance is like having a superhero by your side, ready to leap to your defense when things go haywire.

Professional Liability Insurance: Your Expertise Guardian

Now, let's talk about Professional Liability insurance, also known as Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance. If your business provides professional services or advice, this coverage can save the day if a client claims your advice or a mistake led to their financial loss.

Why You Need It: We're all human, and sometimes things don't go as planned. Professional Liability insurance makes sure that your expertise doesn't end up costing you your reputation and hard-earned cash.

Each of these policies are important to ensuring the long-term success of your business, but for most companies, you'll be stronger and better protected if you carry both.

Why You Might Need Both Types of Insurance

Imagine you run a consulting or accounting firm that provides expert advice (that's Professional Liability territory), but you also have clients visiting your office (cue General Liability). Having both policies will mean your business is covered from all angles.

The industries that benefit most from carrying both General Liability and Professional Liability coverage include:

• Medical Professionals: Doctors, nurses, dentists, and therapists.
• Technology: IT consultants, software developers, and tech support companies.
• Creatives: Graphic designers, writers, photographers, and artists.
• Construction: Builders, contractors, and architects.
• Financial Services: Accountants, financial advisors, and insurance agents.

With these two commercial insurance policies in place, you can focus your time and energy building and strengthening your business, knowing you have financial protection in place when you may need it most.

Aegis Insurance & Financial Services: Your Trusted Partner

At Aegis Insurance & Financial Services, we're not just your run-of-the-mill insurance team – we're experts in understanding your unique business needs. Our team is dedicated to creating the perfect insurance portfolio for your company, mixing General Liability and Professional Liability coverage to suit your industry, size, and long-term needs.

So, whether you're a medical maven, a tech whiz, a creative genius, a construction guru, or a financial wizard, we've got your back. Reach out to us and let's chat about how we can better protect the business you've worked hard to build!

Our team of Commercial Insurance agents can be reached at 713-850-7622, or you can submit an online form to request a free quote today!


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