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Ideally, you would move to a temporary location while your permanent place of business is being repaired. Yet, traditional Property Insurance does not cover this move or a loss of income when a business must temporarily close. With Business Interruption Insurance, this setback can be minimised by simply adding this cover to your Property Insurance policy.
What can be included in a Business Interruption Policy?
Inadequate business interruption insurance cover can seriously impact the ability of a business to recover following a loss.
However, business interruption is a notoriously difficult area to understand and The Insurance Institute of London estimate that around 40% of policies are underinsured. This is something that we see ourselves on a weekly basis when asked to review the existing insurance cover for new clients.
The problem arises due to misunderstandings of the term ‘gross profit’. The definition of ‘gross profit’ for insurance purposes differs significantly from an accountant’s understanding of the term. As a result, businesses frequently declare incorrect figures, resulting in underinsurance.
Committed to delivering best practice in all that we do, we aim to ensure such a scenario never arises. Drawing on our industry knowledge and utilising the latest software, including business interruption calculators, we take a methodical approach to gross profit calculation, enabling us to help you accurately assess the level of business interruption cover you need to have in place.
We will work closely with you to look at all eventualities, ensuring your indemnity periods are set accordingly. A common mistake is assuming that 12-months is all it will take for a company to be back up and running.
Throughout the process, we will clearly explain key terms, ensuring you understand exactly the information required and whether there are any other factors you need to consider. In this way, we are able to arrange the optimum solution for your needs, ensuring your business and interests are adequately protected, whatever happens.
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Contact Willis Insurance & Risk Management in Belfast on 028 9032 9042 or use our quick enquiry form to learn about all of our business continuity resources and make sure that your business can survive an interruption.