How Much Does $1 Million of Business Insurance Cost?
On average, a $1 million liability insurance policy costs $69 a month, or $824 a year, for our small business owners.1
However, liability insurance costs
vary across businesses depending on factors like your:
- Payroll size
- Claims history
- Exposure to risk
It’s also important to note that one million dollars in liability coverage isn’t always exactly what every type of business needs. You may need more or less coverage than that depending on your specific business.
To learn more about general liability insurance costs and what your insurance rates will be, obtener una cotización
What Factors Affect the Cost for Business Liability Insurance?
Business insurance costs
vary depending on your operation. To determine your insurance premium, insurance companies will look at your:
- Type of assets
- Number of employees
- Size of payroll
- Claims history
- Property owned
They’ll use these factors to give you an aggregate limit for coverage that’s right for your business. Generally, you’ll pay a higher premium for coverage if your business:
- Has employees that face risk each day on the job
- Is in a high-risk industry
- Has an existing history of insurance claims
What Does It Mean To Have $1 Million in Liability Insurance?
A $1 million general liability insurance policy means your coverage pays up to $1 million in damages for a covered loss. You'll have to pay any additional costs beyond $1 million. It’s important to note that $1 million in liability coverage isn’t always exactly what every business needs. You may need more or less coverage than that depending on your business.
Other Kinds of Business Insurance
Keep in mind that a $1 million liability policy doesn’t cover every type of claim. So, you'll likely need other types of business insurance to make sure you’re fully protected.
Read about three types of coverage many small business owners need.
1. Workers Compensation Insurance
- Pay for medical care
- Replace lost wages if your employee needs time off work to recover
- Provide disability benefits
- Coverage damages if an employee sues you because of a work-related injury
Workers’ compensation insurance costs an average of $86 a month, or $1,028 a year.2
2. Business Owner’s Policy (BOP)
Un Business Owners’ Policy (BOP)
combines business property and business liability insurance into one convenient policy. It can help cover your business from claims resulting from fire, theft and other covered incidents.
On average, our small business owners pay $1,019 a year, or $85 a month, for a BOP.3
3. Commercial Auto Insurance
The amount you’ll pay for commercial auto insurance depends on the type of vehicles your business uses . In many cases, contractor-based businesses like electricians have a higher monthly cost than other types of businesses. Some other factors that can influence how much you pay include your:
- Amount of coverage chosen
- Historial de tránsito
On average, our small business owners pay an average of $574 a month for commercial auto insurance.4
Get a $1 Million Liability Insurance Policy Quote
Small business insurance is essential for running a successful operation. We’ve been helping businesses for over 200 years get the protection they need. We can help you find annual premiums for coverage that work for your budget and business. To learn more, obtener una cotización
Last Updated: October 16, 2023
1,2,3,4 Premium amounts presented are based on monthly premium paid by The Hartford’s Small Business customers between 1/1/22 and 9/14/23 for 12-month policies. Premium is derived from a number of factors specific to your business and may vary.
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