When a fire, theft or another type of disaster strikes, you need more than just insurance protection. You need help, fast. That’s exactly what Gatta Insurance is here for.
Business property insurance can help protect the property your business owns and leases, including things like equipment, inventory, furniture and fixtures. We also include coverage for things you may not have thought of, like protection for your accounts receivable records and or computers and media. There’s even an option that can help replace lost income when your operations are suspended and can no longer operate due to a covered loss.
Property Coverage Tailored to you
No two businesses are exactly alike. With our flexible coverage options, you can tailor coverage specifically for your business’ unique needs both today and as your business evolves. And, many of the commercial property coverages we offer as optional can be bundled into cost-effective packages giving you the best value for your insurance dollar.
Reduce Your Chances of Loss
The best disasters are the ones that never happen. It’s why Gatta Insurance has developed a loss management discipline that helps small, mid-size and large businesses foresee risks and avoid the most common causes. Our insurance providers have specialists in fire safety, disaster planning and industry specific risk reduction techniques.
Getting Your Company Back in Business
In the unfortunate event your business property is damaged, we do everything possible to get your business up and running as quickly as possible. We’ll engage a team of experts to help streamline the process and expedite your claim. Our network of providers have specialists around the country who are authorized to settle large losses. A separate set of teams are specifically trained to help your business when catastrophes like hurricanes, blizzards, severe hailstorms or other disasters strike.
When equipment is working, we take it for granted. But when something breaks down, things can quickly grind to a stop. For example:
Gatta Insurance understands that damaged equipment can mean lost income. That’s why we offer broad insurance for equipment breakdowns to keep business running smoothly.
What Equiptment Breakdown Insurance covers
Also known as "boiler and machinery" insurance, equipment breakdown coverage protects against breakdowns caused by power surges, motor burnout, boiler malfunction and operator error. Mechanical breakdown coverage covers mechanical and electrical equipment, computers and communication equipment, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, boilers and pressure equipment.
It can pay for:
What if you don't own your building?
Even if you lease your building or use equipment that belongs to others, you still need equipment breakdown insurance.
Let’s say you run a restaurant in a leased space, and the electrical panel shorts out, killing power to the heat, air conditioning, lights and refrigerators for a couple of days. Although the owner of the building is responsible for making the repairs to the panel, you’ve lost customers and income. Equipment breakdown insurance helps pay for that lost business income.
What if an equiptment problem off site impacts your business?
Sometimes, equipment breakdowns at other locations can cause significant losses to your business.
For example, if you run a small business and depend on your website for orders, chances are that an independent Internet service provider hosts your site at another location. What happens if that location loses power or experiences damage to its equipment, causing an interruption of your web presence resulting in a loss of orders? Equipment breakdown coverage helps pay for lost business income when a key supplier’s equipment breaks down.
Will your property insurance or warranties cover damage to equiptment?
Most standard property insurance policies do not provide insurance for equipment breakdown, and warranties cover only so much.
Warranties are restrictive, and typically cover new equipment for a determined length of time, and for specific types of product failures. Also, warranties don't pay for lost business income or equipment damage due to operator error, the cause of many equipment breakdowns.
How much should you buy?
When determining the amounts and limits of coverage, it’s important to look beyond the face value of the equipment being insured and consider all the situations that could occur. What if damage occurs to other property as a result of an equipment breakdown? What if parts for the damaged equipment are not readily available? What if you are closed for an extended period of time? You can imagine how equipment breakdown losses could really add up.