Business Insurance (For-Profit and Nonprofit)

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    Business Insurance (For-Profit and Nonprofit)

    Whether for-profit or nonprofit, organizations should have
    certain kinds of insurance. Liability insurance is highly recommended
    for property and automobiles. Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    is state-required when you have employees. Part of the decision
    about what insurance to buy depends on the nature of the business.
    For example, if it has a lot of assets, it might consider theft
    and property damage insurance. You may want life insurance on
    you and other critical personnel in your organization. You also
    may want to consider various other forms of insurance, for example,
    Directors and Officers (if you have a Board of Directors) or business

    Sections of This Topic Include

    Basics — Types of Insurance and What
    They Cover

    Buying Insurance

    Additional Information for Nonprofits
    Reference Materials
    General Resources

    Also consider
    Related Library Topics
    : What to do once a crisis already has occurred
    : Guarding against theft, disasters, and about security
    systems, etc.
    in the Workplace
    : About types of workplace injuries, programs
    to reduce accidents, etc.

    Learn More in the Library’s Blogs Related to Business Insurance

    In addition to the articles on this current page, see the following blogs which
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    posts. Also see the section “Recent Blog Posts” in the sidebar of
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    Business Ethics Blog

    Crisis Management Blog

    Basics: Types of Insurance to Consider and What They Cover

    the Types of Insurance

    Small Business Insurance

    Buying Insurance

    15 Things You Need to Know About Insurance
    How to Properly Insure Your Business and Employees

    Property Insurance

    Also see Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
    Also see Property Insurance Law
    Property Insurance

    Automobile Insurance


    Insurance Information

    Auto Insurance Checklist (includes liability)

    Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    Do I Need Worker’s Compensation Insurance?
    Worker’s Compensation FAQ

    Life Insurance

    Life Insurance Checklist
    Life Insurance (definition)
    10 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing Life Insurance

    Additional Information for Nonprofits

    Overview of Liability Insurance (including Directors and Officers

    Nonprofits’ Insurance
    Alliance of California

    Risk Management Center (extensive information about nonprofit

    Nonprofit Mutual Insurance Company

    Directors and Officers Insurance

    Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
    How Important is D&O Insurance?
    The D&O Diary
    Nonprofits Especially Need Protection Against D&O Liability Risks

    Reference Materials

    Glossary of Common Insurance Terms
    Types of Insurance Needs for Small Businesses
    Terms Glossary

    General Resources

    Welcome to Insurance Information Institute
    Life Insurance,
    Health Insurance, Term Life Insurance, and Annuities from QuickQuote

    Unemployment Insurance
    Insurance Glossary

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