Idaho Business Insurance

Customized protection for your Idaho business

Idaho business owners should consider a variety of coverages to protect their business for financial and legal reasons. Customer slips and falls, vehicle accidents and employee injury are just a few of the many incidents that can financially devastate a business without the proper insurance.

Small businesses account for over 99.2% of all businesses in Idaho, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). They employ 359,583 workers, which equates to more than 56% of the state’s workforce. Under Idaho law, businesses must carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees should they become injured or ill on the job.”

Luckily, finding protection is easy with the Progressive Advantage® Business Program. Our insurance experts can help businesses of all sizes find the types of coverage they need, including workers’ compensation, cyber insurance and general liability.

Types of ID business insurance

General Liability

This is the most common business insurance coverage, and nearly all businesses in Idaho should have it. It protects against third-party bodily injury and property damage, as well as personal and advertising injury.

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Commercial Auto

This coverage protects against damage to your vehicles and trailers, as well as injuries or property damage related to their use. Your personal auto policy doesn’t cover vehicles while they’re being used for business reasons.

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Workers' Compensation

All businesses in Idaho that have one or more employees are required to carry workers’ comp insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance helps pay for expenses related to employees becoming injured or ill while working for you.

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Business Owners Policy (BOP)

A BOP combines property and liability coverage into one easy-to-manage policy. It’s a great option for small to medium-sized businesses that rent or own commercial property, such as a storefront, warehouse or office building.

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Professional Liability

Idaho businesses that offer professional services should consider this coverage. It protects businesses from claims of professional negligence, both actual or alleged, and helps pay for defense costs. It’s also known as errors and omissions insurance (E&O).

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Cyber Insurance

This protects against incidents like data breaches and cyber attacks. It includes first-party and third-party protection for things like investigative services, data recovery and legal costs. Businesses that store or manage customer data, like credit card information, typically need this coverage.

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How much does business insurance cost in Idaho?

The cost of Idaho business insurance depends on a variety of factors, including your business’s size, age and location. For example, a small business located in Boise with two employees will have a different insurance rate than one that’s located in Pocatello with twenty employees.

One of the most important cost factors is the type of work your business does. Some professions are exposed to more risk than others and can expect to pay a higher rate for insurance because of it. For example, a general contractor will likely pay more for insurance than a finish carpenter because general contractors often manage larger projects that involve various subcontractors, which exposes them to more risk.

Idaho business insurance requirements

Workers’ compensation is required by Idaho law for businesses that have one or more employees. This applies to full-time, part-time, seasonal and occasional employees.

While workers’ comp is the only type of business insurance required by law, it’s a good idea to consider other business coverages like general liability or a BOP. Carrying the proper coverage can give you peace of mind and protect your business in the event of an accident or mishap.

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Idaho professions we insure

We help small business owners from a wide variety of industries, including these common professions:

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Business insurance for all Idaho cities

We can customize business insurance in all Idaho cities, including, but not limited to:

  • Boise City
  • Meridian
  • Nampa
  • Idaho Falls
  • Caldwell
  • Pocatello
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Twin Falls
  • Post Falls
  • Lewiston

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