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Small Business Insurance in Edmonton KY & Glasgow KY

Your small businesses needs many types of coverage in order to adequately secure itself against losses in the event of certain common business casualties. Common elements of small business insurance include:

  • General Liability Insurance: This policy covers a business against claims arising from problems like libel, slander, medical expenses, property damage, medical expenses, and the cost of defending against a lawsuit.
  • Product Liability Insurance: If you deal with a product - whether it's manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, or just distributing it - you may be responsible for keeping it (and people in the area around it) safe. The amount required depends mainly on the products involved - the larger and/or heavier the products are, the more coverage is needed.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Similarly, if you provide any kind of professional service, you may need coverage for errors, malpractice, and negligence. Some companies are required to have this type of coverage (especially, though not exclusively, those in the medical field).
  • Commercial Property Insurance: If your small business owns any kind of physical property (an office, a retail store, a warehouse, etc.), this coverage insures it against a wide variety of natural and man-made forms of damage. If your business is particularly vulnerable to a certain type of damage (flooding, vandalism, etc.), you may need additional coverage for that specific problem.
  • Home-Based Insurance: If you're running a business from your home, then your homeowner's insurance probably doesn't cover any of your business operations. You may need to purchase additional coverage separately, or as an extension of your existing plan. Speak to a Glass & Thompson Insurance Agency agents to find out.

Many other industry-specific forms of coverage are available. For more information about what policies are the most important for your business, talk to one of our agents and ask for a full risk assessment. You can research forms of insurance through reputable sources—this information is available for free online, courtesy of groups like the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Insurance Requirements for Small Business

All small businesses are required to have Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and sometimes Disability Insurance. Other requirements for small business insurance vary by industry, as well as local, state, and federal law.

What constitutes a small business?

The exact definition of a small business varies by industry, but according to the Small Business Administration, it's usually 500 employees or less for mining or manufacturing, and $7.5 million or less in revenue for other industries. Note that there are many exceptions to this rule, and they are listed in detail on the Small Business Administration's website.

 

1. "Insure U Get Smart About Insurance." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.insureuonline.org/smallbusiness/.

2. "Insurance Requirements for Employers." The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/insurance/insurance-requirements-employers.

3. "Summary of Size Standards by Industry Sector" The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/summary-size-standards-industry-sector.

Federal income tax laws are complex and subject to change. Neither Nationwide nor its representatives give legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for answers to specific questions.

Our Location

Glass & Thompson Insurance Agency

1006 W Stockton St
Edmonton, KY 42129
Main office: 270-432-3491

Our Providers

What a privilege to have both our business, auto and home insurance with Glass Thompson. They're home-town folks here in Edmonton, but the rates they found us are competitive with much larger markets. My wife and I had our insurance with a great independent company in Lexington for several years. They'd saved us several hundred dollars a year over Farm Bureau. Now we live here, and Glass Thompson was able to save us even more and increase our coverage too. Thanks to all the friendly, courteous, and always helpful staff at GTI.
Steven S.
Highly recommend for all insurance policies. Glass Thompson is helpful, polite and really know what they are doing. They have always been ready to help with any questions I have had, and will do the same for you. Best of all, they will get you the best prices available.
Ashley P.
Our family has had our policies through Glass and Thompson for decades and we've never been disappointed! Recently, I had a rental car issue and they went above and beyond to help with the claim. Any questions or concerns were met with a "let me check on this for you" and those concerns were quickly resolved. I couldn't be more satisfied with their knowledge and friendliness. So glad they are my insurance agent!
Beth M.
There is not another company anywhere that offers better customer service! I recently had to add a teenage driver to my policy and Jamie was wonderful to walk me thru the process and reevaluated my current policy to make sure that I was getting the best coverage at the best rate. Everyone at Glass Thompson works hard to make each transaction pleasant.
Charity N.
My wife and I own a small business and farm along with our personal automobiles and home. Since Glass Thompson Insurance is able to access multiple carriers, we are able to 'one stop shop' and address all our needs in one spot. Friendly and accessible. Recommend highly.
Matt S.