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Business Property

Laptops. Desks. Chairs.

Or if you’re in a coworking space: just laptops.

Even if your computers are the only physical property your business owns, they’re worth protecting with Business Property ("BP") insurance. Here’s a look at how this policy can ensure that, if something happens to the engines that run your empire, your startup’s operations won’t be affected.


Which startups need Business Property insurance?
All stages, all industries
Pretty much every startup has some business property (again: laptops), which means everyone can benefit from this coverage.

Because most startups have very little business property compared to larger companies, it’s common to bundle BP coverage with General Liability into a Business Owner’s Policy (“BOP”).

In fact, at Vouch, we only sell startups BP coverage as part of a BOP bundle, because it’s so rare that a startup has enough property to justify a standalone policy.


When should startups get Business Property insurance?

Whenever a loss of your company property would cause a disruption to your business.

Here’s the thing: laptops are expensive. The last thing you want is for a couple of company laptops to be swiped the week you’re scheduled to present to potential investors – and be worried that you won’t be able to replace them in time.

With Vouch’s Business Property coverage, you can replace your machine that day and be reimbursed shortly thereafter.

Want peace of mind that your business property is safe? Apply for Business Property coverage today


Why should startups get Business Property insurance?

No other insurance coverage protects your startup’s property. For example:

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    If you’re operating from a home office, your homeowner’s or renter’s policy doesn’t cover it.

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    If you're in a coworking space, the coworking company’s insurance doesn’t cover it.

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    If you’re renting your own office space, the landlord’s insurance doesn’t cover it.

If you want to receive funds to replace or repair business equipment that gets damaged, you’ve got to have BP coverage.

If you want to work with a company that makes insurance founder-friendly, get your policy through Vouch.


What does Business Property insurance cover?

Business Property insurance can cover the cost of repairing or replacing business property owned by your startup when it’s damaged by “covered events.” In a typical Business Property policy, covered events include but are not limited to…

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    Fire and smoke

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    Lightning strikes

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    Water damage originating indoors (burst pipes, sprinklers, etc.)

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But we always recommend checking your policy to confirm what it covers and excludes.

If your product or service is responsible for damaging the property of a third party, your General Liability policy may be able to cover the costs of repairing or replacing that property. Note that in order to make a claim, the value of the damaged property would likely need to be greater than your policy’s deductible.

Someone at your coworking space burns microwave popcorn while you're working in a common area. The sprinklers go off everywhere, and several laptops get wet and stop working. You file a Business Property claim and receive enough money to replace your machines.

Your BP policy won’t cover damage caused by events that aren’t covered. Usually, that means floods, earthquakes, sinkholes, mudslides, wars, nuclear damage, and failure at a utility company.

Another important note: normal wear and tear isn’t covered by BP insurance. You’re responsible for keeping your business property in good working order and replacing it when it wears out.

Oh, and if you rent a car, that’s not considered business property and therefore won't be covered by this insurance. Instead, look for a Hired and Non-Owned Auto policy.

Ready for some peace of mind? Get your policy by tomorrow.

Why Vouch?

Why get Business Property coverage through Vouch Insurance?

Vouch is a company built by founders for founders, which means our coverage and service are designed to work with the realities of running a startup.

For example, we once spoke with a client who had to go through six months of back-and-forth with their old insurance company to get their $3,000 laptop replaced.

With Vouch’s BP coverage, you can replace crucial property quickly.

Vouch makes insurance startup-friendly. You can complete our application in just 10 minutes and usually get covered within 24 hours. We don’t ask you to print and scan a bunch of docs – it’s all online, just like everything else you buy.

Sound good? Apply today.


How do startups get Business Property insurance?

First things first: Vouch was built by founders for founders.

We mentioned earlier that we only sell Business Property as a BOP bundle with General Liability insurance. But most startups have risks that the BOP doesn’t cover.

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Apply in just 10 minutes.

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Get covered within 24 hours.

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Handle everything online.

Ready for some peace of mind? Apply for your General Liability policy.