Kansas Business Insurance

Customized protection for your Kansas business

Kansas business owners should consider several types of business insurance to protect their livelihoods. Having the appropriate coverage is a crucial part of running a business because it can protect against several risks, from a customer slip and fall to an employee work injury.

Small businesses make up 99.1% of all businesses in Kansas and employ over 597,000 people, as reported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In order to protect these employees, Kansas state law mandates nearly every business with one or more employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance.

Luckily, finding the coverages your business needs is easy with the Progressive Advantage® Business Program. Whether you need a business owners policy (BOP), workers’ compensation or a combination of coverages, our insurance experts can customize a quote for your Kansas small business.

Types of KS business insurance

General Liability

This is the most common business insurance coverage, and nearly all businesses in Kansas 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

Businesses in Kansas are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have employees. 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

Kansas 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 Kansas?

The cost of business insurance in Kansas depends on a variety of factors, from a business’s number of employees to its location. For example, a small business located in Overland Park will have a different cost to insure than one in located in Wichita.

One of the most important cost factors is your profession. You can expect to be rated on the risks that are unique to your industry. The higher your business risk, the more you can expect to pay for coverage. Some high-risk professions, like tree trimmers and general contractors, require a specialized policy called excess and surplus (E&S) insurance.

Kansas business insurance requirements

Workers’ compensation is the only type of business insurance required by Kansas law. Almost every business with employees is required to carry it, but there are a few exceptions. Employers with an annual payroll below $20,000, real estate agents who work as independent agents and certain agricultural workers are exempt from this requirement. It’s best to consult the Kansas Department of Labor if you’re unsure whether you need to carry workers’ compensation for your employees.

While other business coverages aren’t legally required in Kansas, you should consider carrying them to give you the peace of mind that your livelihood’s protected. It can help shoulder the burden of an accident or claim against your business.

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Kansas 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 Kansas cities

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

  • Wichita
  • Overland Park
  • Kansas City
  • Olathe
  • Topeka
  • Lawrence
  • Shawnee
  • Lenexa
  • Manhattan
  • Salina

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