New York Business Insurance
Customized protection for your New York business
New York business owners should consider several types of insurance to protect against risks associated with daily operations, employees and business property. Choosing to run a business in New York without insurance could lead to severe financial hardships, such as lawsuits and recovery costs.
In 2018, private sector businesses accounted for about 70% of New York state’s 200,600 non-fatal workplace injuries. Incidents like these can disrupt operations and threaten output, cashflow, assets and more. Insurance helps minimize these setbacks.
Shop for commercial insurance through The Progressive Advantage® Business Program. We’ll help you customize a New York business insurance policy based on your needs.
Types of NY business insurance
How much does New York business insurance cost?
The cost of business insurance in New York depends on a variety of factors, including your business’s size, location and coverage needs. For example, a business in a highly populated area like New York City can expect to have a different rate than one located in a less populated city like Binghamton.
The most influential factor, however, is the type of work that you do. Businesses are typically rated on the exposures that are unique to their industry. High-risk professions like tree trimmers and manufacturers can expect to pay more for coverage.
Learn more about the factors that affect your business insurance rate. You can also get a customized quote online to find out exactly what you’ll pay.
New York business insurance requirements
The state of New York requires all businesses with employees to carry workers’ compensation. Coverage may be purchased through a private insurance carrier or through the state’s private insurance fund.
Unpaid volunteers and most subcontractors are considered employees and could be required to be covered by a workers’ comp policy, according to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Learn more about workers’ compensation in New York.
Other business insurance products, like general liability and a BOP, aren’t required by law, but you’ll likely need them before entering a contract with a client or landlord.
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New York professions we insure
We help small business owners from a wide variety of industries, including these common professions:
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Why choose Progressive?
Business insurance for all cities in New York
We insure businesses in all New York locations, including, but not limited to: