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Small Business Insurance in St. Louis, MO

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 Graves Insurance Group 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 Location

Graves Insurance Group

10097 Manchester Rd, STE 100
St. Louis, MO 63122
Main office: 314-266-3834
Fax: 314-394-2122

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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Testimonials

Bob and his team are such a pleasure to work with. They have taken great care of me, my family and my business needs and always with my best interest in mind.
- Christopher T., customer since 2009
Great service! Always available to answer questions.
- James S., customer since 2014
I know I have the best insurance option available and feel safe from a business standpoint knowing I'm covered.
- Steve B., customer since 2015
You and your staff kick ass. Whenever I have a request or question you guys knock it out of the park with responsiveness and timely response.
- Matthew G., customer since 2015
I mostly appreciate your responsiveness - when I call Graves Insurance, I get an answer along with a plan. Your commitment to service couldn't be more clear. In fact, just last week, I called on behalf of a FRIEND - it wasn't even for me - and your office manager gave me the information I needed. That's just awesome (thanks Amanda.) Also, Bob Graves is pro-active - more than once he has reached out to tell us about anticipated changes in the market and also provided some options to deal with it.
- James V., customer since 2009
Graves Insurance Group has always given us great service. We are been with Graves Insurance for five years for our auto and home insurance. Our premiums have been very fair and reasonable. We have had to make several claims in five years and we get the same level of great service. Thanks Bob and Team!
- Thomas N., customer since 2011
Bob and his team always deliver excellent customer service! Bob is very knowledgeable in the insurance industry. Thank you for all you do and making this one less thing I have to worry about!
- Elizabeth W., customer since 2011
You were personable, thorough, patient, and had follow through with your actions. I appreciate feeling like a new friend, rather than just a customer!
- Customer since 2016