What Kind of Commercial Insurance Do You Need?

Your business is a source of income not only for yourself but all of your employees. Due to the number of people depending on your business and the overall amount of money you’ve pumped into it you need to properly protect your commercial business. One of the best ways to do this is to take out the right kind of commercial insurance coverage. If your place of business is located in or around West Hartford, CT the team at AllConnecticut Insurance can help. 

Worker’s Compensation Insurance

If you have employees working for you chances are you’ll need some kind of worker’s compensation insurance. This form of insurance coverage the medical expenses associated with any work-related injuries. It also helps pay for time off and other expenses that might creep up. 

Property Insurance

Property insurance is not just for if you own your place of business. Even if you rent the property you likely have valuable items inside the building, such as manufacturing hardware, ovens, and other equipment. Property insurance will help protect these items. 

Business Liability Insurance

If someone is injured inside or around your business, whether they slip in front of your store or they drink a cup of coffee they say is too hot, business liability insurance will help protect you and cover the cost of an attorney. If you interact with customers or have a physical storefront this is a kind of insurance you should consider adding on to your current commercial insurance policy as it offers added protection. 

No matter the kind of business you run it is important to protect it. If the company is located in or around West Hartford, CT the team at AllConnecticut Insurance can help you select the right insurance coverage for your kind of business. 

What is Recreational Vehicle Insurance?

Recreational vehicles, or RVs, are a fantastic vehicle to have and they can truly make any trip special. That being said, they do need special insurance that cannot be satisfied with your auto policy or your home policy. So what is recreational vehicle insurance, keep reading to find out. For those that live in the West Hartford, CT area, the agents with AllConnecticut Insurance can help you to find the policy that works for you.

Recreational vehicle insurance is somewhat of a hybrid between an auto policy and a home policy. it protects both the automobile components of your RV as well as the homier aspects like appliances and contents. This is an essential coverage as it will protect you if you are in an accident and will help you to rebuild or repair your RV after your accident is settled. This type of policy is necessary to make sure that your RV is protected in all aspects no matter what. If you do have an auto policy that you can add your RV to, you can do that as well as take out a policy that is geared specifically to your RV.

RV insurance is something that anyone that has an RV can benefit from, even if they do not get out and drive it much. Your insurance covers both issues that pop up while on the road as well as those that might occur while you are parked like fire or damage to appliances. An RV policy is going to give you the peace of mind knowing that your RV is protected and that even if something does happen, you are not going to have to shoulder all the responsibility of repairs or costs on your own. For those in the West Hartford, CT area, the agents with AllConnecticut Insurance can help.  

What severe weather events are covered by your Connecticut homeowners insurance

Severe weather is a part of life in New England and Connecticut is no exception. Residents of the greater West Hartford, CT area know that they can count on the experienced staff at ALLConnecticut Insurance, to help them to choose a home policy that will offer them the protection that they need. in this area where the weather is so unpredictable that it can change multiple times in one day. 

Ice and snow

Ice storms are all too common in the northeast. They can cause a lot of damage to homes. Not all of it is obvious. Getting ice in your gutters can cause a backup that will result in damage to ceilings and walls. Heavy snow can also cause damage to your roof. This is most likely covered under a basic home policy. 

Wind

High winds are an all too common occurrence in Connecticut and while tornados are not common, hurricanes and blizzards are. High winds can cause a lot of damage to your home and your outbuildings. Falling trees can damage decks, pools, and gazebos as well as roofs and other parts of your main dwelling. Your home insurance policy will help you to be able to repair any damage and replace items that are damaged beyond repair.

Flood

Flooding is not covered by your basic home insurance policy when it is caused by a weather-related event. You need to have a flood policy for that protection.

While we at ALLConnecticut Insurance in West Hartford, CT can’t do anything about the severe weather that all of us in the area have to deal with we can make sure that you have the coverage you need when it happens. Give us a call or stop by our office for a no-obligation quote. 

 

Finally Paid Off Your Car? Find Out How that Can Change Your Insurance Needs

Auto financing comes with a strict set of guidelines enforced by the financial institution that provided the funds for you to buy your car. When you have a loan on your car you have to carry insurance coverage levels that are determined by your bank. After you have paid off your car loan you might be wondering what changes you should make to your car insurance policy. Residents in the greater West Hartford, CT area can turn to the professional agents at ALLConnecticut Insurance to find out answers to these questions and more. Owning your car outright can allow you to carry lower coverage, but that’s not always the best way forward.

Insurance Options When You Own Your Car Outright

When you own your car outright you no longer have to adhere to the stipulations put in place by your lender. Many car owners consider this an opportunity to drop their coverage to the bare minimum, which can often cause additional headaches! The main consideration is the replacement value of your vehicle. Once you have your car paid off it is likely a few years old, and it may be difficult to find a replacement within the current value. That is just one reason why dropping down to a basic policy can sometimes be a mistake. You will still want to have collision and liability coverage, and you will also need to consider how to cover the value of your car.

Wondering how paying off your West Hartford, CT auto loan has changed your car insurance needs? The team at ALLConnecticut is here to help! Call or stop by, and we can walk you through the car insurance policy options that are now available to you.

Golf Carts and Recreational Insurance

You wouldn’t think that a golf cart would need insurance, but you’ll need some form of coverage if you plan on driving one on the roads of West Hartford, CT. The state’s General Assembly passed a law in 2009 allowing golf carts on local streets where the speed limit is 25 mph or lower. All you need is to be a licensed driver and have your golf cart protected with some form of insurance coverage.

Golf carts and other low-speed vehicles (LSVs) have gained popularity in many communities and a few have even designed themselves around these vehicles. If you’ve already found recreational insurance coverage thanks to the experts at ALLConnecticut Insurance, you’re probably wondering if it can cover your golf cart.

Golf Cart Coverage Options

You can cover your golf cart with an endorsement to your homeowner’s insurance policy, but it’s only valid as long as you’re riding on your own property. Once you hit the city streets, you’ll need coverage that’ll protect you in case anything happens on the road. Unfortunately, most auto insurance policies don’t cover golf carts or other recreational vehicles, for that matter.

Recreational insurance can cover a wide variety of vehicles that normally wouldn’t be covered under your current auto or homeowner’s insurance policy, including ATVs, RV campers and yes, even your golf cart. By putting your golf cart under your recreational insurance policy, you’ll have the coverage needed to protect yourself and others in case the unexpected happens.

Some insurance providers even offer standalone golf cart insurance policies. It’s worth exploring one of these policies if you haven’t yet opted for recreational insurance.

If you can’t wait to ride around West Hartford, CT, get the right coverage from ALLConnecticut Insurance first. Contact us for all of your insurance needs.

Did You Know About Umbrella Insurance?

Most people understand the basic need for insurance policies to protect various aspects of their life and to protect their family in the event of an emergency. However, not everyone knows about Umbrella Insurance and the additional insurance available to them. At ALLConnecticut Insurance we want all of our West Hartford, CT clients to fully understand all of their insurance options to make sure that each of you are fully covered and protected in any situation that arises. 

Who Can Purchase Umbrella Insurance?

Anyone can add umbrella insurance to their insurance policy if they want additional coverage. Many people do not know about it, or they do not understand the simplicity of adding additional coverage but the option is there for any Connecticut resident with insurance. 

What Does It Cover?

Umbrella insurance covers additional costs that your other insurance policy does not reach. For example, if you are in a car accident and your car insurance covers a chunk of the fees and reparation you may be left with some bills after the dust settles. If you previously purchased an umbrella policy on your car then this policy will likely make the difference, depending on the terms. Not all people need additional coverage, but if you have additional risk, like driving more than others then it is a good idea. Other uses of umbrella insurance include adding it to your homeowner’s insurance in case of an event or loss that is specific to you but not written in a typical insurance policy, or adding to your current policy if you are a public figure who may be at risk of litigation. 

Contact us to discuss your insurance needs and to make sure you are fully protected, no matter your unique situation. We serve West Hartford, CT and the surrounding areas with quality insurance services for every aspect of your life. Call us at AllConnecticut Insurance today! 

Do You Need Recreational Vehicle Insurance for ATVs?

An ATV, or all terrain vehicle, is used to get across a variety of spaces ranging from woods to open fields. Although they are generally a safe way to get around in rural areas or farms, they can also pose risks to riders. So, is recreational vehicle insurance necessary for anyone who rides an ATV?

ATV Coverage

Owners of ATVs are highly encouraged to purchase recrational vehicle insurance to help protect from injury and accidents that can happen at any time while riding and from theft when they are parked or loaded on a trailer. Recreational vehicle insurance coverage works much like auto insurance because it provides accident and liability protection for a variety of items such as ATVs and even jet skis. Each policy is different and can be tailored to fit the policyholder’s specific needs. 

Working WIth A Knowledgeable Insurance Agent

Anyone who wants to purchase recreational vehicle insurance for their ATV should work with an agent with extensive experience providing insurance products for similar situations. They can help ATV owners discover policies that can provide just the right amount of coverage and make the selection process quick and easy. People who live in and around the West Hartford, CT area should speak with an agent at ALLConnecticut Insurance to find out how they can help them get reliable ATV insurance coverage. 

Don’t risk riding an ATV without insurance coverage. ALLConnecticut Insurance can help the residents around the West Hartford, CT area finds the right policy to give them peace of mind while riding. Call or stop by the office today for additional details and answers to any questions. 

Commercial Insurance Protects Your Business

Workers Compensation insurance is the only required commercial insurance for businesses within the state of Connecticut. That leaves liability insurance up to the business owner. At ALLConnecticut Insurance, we strongly recommend that business owners consider the potential risk to their commercial property and how that can impact their personal assets as well. This is especially true for construction businesses or for those who work regularly with the public. Liability insurance is available at a variety of levels to meet the needs of your business. Some kinds of coverage include:

  • Bodily injury
  • Personal injury
  • Property damage including data loss
  • Professional liability, also known as errors and omissions insurance

One common mistake we see among West Hartford, CT business owners is the notion that general liability will cover their own damages in the event of any kind of incident. The fact is, general liability will cover the damages to another party, but not to the business owner themselves. Making sure that such damages are covered is pretty important. Business Owner Policies (or BOP’s) are the extension of coverage to include damages the business owner incurs as a result of an accident or another event. Here at AllConnecticut Insurance, we can help business owners understand these differences. Business owners can then protect their revenue and assets so that they can continue to build success in their commercial endeavors. 

Our agents have access to the latest policies and can assist you in finding the insurance that will protect your business and assets. We’d be happy to sit down with commercial owners throughout the West Hartford, CT area to discuss coverage options. We’ll help you sign up and you can have the peace of mind that will let you focus on your business. Contact us today.

Spring Cleaning Your Car

As the weather begins to warm up and the trees and flowers burst with new life, many people feel the need to complete various cleaning and organizing tasks. Try following these steps for spring cleaning your car, courtesy of ALLConnecticut Insurance serving the West Hartford, CT area.

Declutter and Organize

You might have a bunch of miscellaneous clutter like papers in your car. Get rid of all that by placing items in the trash or recycling them. Declutter areas like your trunk and glove box by removing items you do not need. Tidy up all the items you do keep in your car. You will be surprised at how much decluttering and organizing improves the look and feel of your vehicle.

Complete Routine Maintenance

Spring is a great time to complete various routine maintenance tasks for your car, such as an oil change, tire rotation, and tuneup. Also, fill your windshield wiper fluid, and make sure the wipers are in great working condition. Keeping your vehicle maintained helps to keep you safe and helps to keep your vehicle in great working order.

Do a Deep Cleaning

Your car might be rather dirty from a winter’s worth of snow, ice and road salt. So it’s time to either take it to the car wash or give it a bath yourself. Make sure you thoroughly wash both the interior and exterior. Also, vacuum all seats and flooring areas.

When you spring clean your car, you are getting ready to face the upcoming warmer weather in style and comfort. You will also be protecting your investment in your vehicle by keeping it in excellent condition. If you need information about car cleaning, maintenance or insurance, feel free to get in touch with ALLConnecticut Insurance serving the West Hartford, CT area.

When You Need to Have Home Insurance

Buying a new home is always a big decision. When you purchase a home, you are not only giving yourself a consistent place to live but are also making a major investment. The best way that you can protect this investment is by getting a home insurance policy. There are several situations when you need to have home insurance in place at all times.

When You Need to Protects Against Big Losses

The main reason why you need to have home insurance in place at all times is that it will help to protect against a variety of big losses. If your home is damaged by a fire, bad weather, or other types of casualty, it can be very hard to make the necessary repairs and replacements out of pocket. Fortunately, your home insurance provider will step up to cover you in these situations. Additionally, you will receive liability insurance protection that could cover you if you are sued by someone that is injured while at your home.

When You Need to Comply with Agreements

Another reason why you need to make sure that you have home insurance in place at all times is that it will help you to comply with a variety of agreements. If you have taken out a mortgage to buy your home, your bank will make it a requirement that you carry home insurance at all times during the term of your loan. Also, if you live in a condo association, the association documents will also require that you carry home insurance.

When you are looking for home insurance for your West Hartford CT area home, you should contact the team at ALLConnecticut Insurance. The professionals at AllConnecticut Insurance can help a West Hartford CT homeowner better determine their home insurance needs and then get them into a good policy.