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Small Business Insurance in Huntington and Long Island, NY

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 Garbe Associates 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.

Our Locations

1. Huntington Station Office

876 East Jericho Tpke
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Main office: 631-693-4671
Fax: 631-427-6293

2. Auburn Office

201 Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Main office: 315-683-4183
Fax: 315-252-7313

3. Mt. Sinai Office

655 Rt. 25A
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Main office: 631-693-6265
Fax: 631-427-6293

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Testimonials

Great people to work with! I've found the customer service at this agency to be outstanding. Very helpful with quick response times back. Definitely recommend them!

Mark313
Highly recommend! This is the best insurance agency that I've ever been with. They will go above and beyond to get you the best rates. Tara is the best, very professional, polite, super friendly, and really knows her stuff. I recommend them to everyone.

LauraAC
You really get the personal touch when you work with Garbe Associates LLC. Especially with Tara Willette, she is the BEST always knows the answers to your inquiries, and if she doesn't gets right back to you with an answer.. Thank you for the great service...

JonnyBBB
I have been with Nationwide for well over two decades. I have worked with the same agent, and then the agents successor. I mainly deal with the staff personnel who have always been helpful to me. Assisted me in procuring the best rates possible. The best reference is the length of time with the same carrier, and people.

Ron342
Garbe Associates is definitely a very welcoming group of people and they are easy to work with. The agents are all very knowledgeable about the questions I ask and are very helpful. I have also received a great rate!

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