2019 Business Predictions

2019 is set to be a very good year for businesses. We can count on many business-friendly policies and administrative rules that will help businesses. In addition, many communities are promoting local businesses. There will be many large retailers closing their doors in 2019, and this might be a good thing for local businesses. Finally, the economy is still strong, meaning more people are buying goods and services.

  • One of the biggest risks faced by businesses is the unintentional violation of laws and regulations. If you violate a law or create a legal issue with another person or business, your business insurance may or may not respond. We recommend that you allow us to complete a review of your business insurance to make sure that you have the proper coverages in place.
  • We also recommend that you develop a social media policy for your company. It may be better to hire an outside firm to manage this risk. Employees should be aware of the effect their actions may have on their images, as well as the company’s image. The information that employees post or publish may be public information for a long time.
  • Every business is at risk for a cyber breach. Cyber breaches are now a fact of life, and every state has mandatory requirements for data breach notification. Statistics show that 39% of all cyber incidents affect businesses with fewer than 100 employees. If you store data, including private information on computers, use e-mail, generate revenue online, or use your computer to control production, manufacturing, or inventory, your company is at risk!
  • Today, almost any business can find itself facing a liability lawsuit. Many businesses do not even realize they have an exposure to professional loss. A Management Liability lawsuit can put business and personal assets at risk, including the company’s assets, and even the personal possessions of the owners. One simple mistake could cause financial devastation, as well as end your professional career.

Having insurance premiums reduced by cutting corners is not the ideal way to deal with high insurance premiums. That’s a case of addressing the symptom – not the problem. Lowering premiums by reducing the risks posed and faced by your business is a far healthier solution.

Every business is unique and requires a customized insurance program. Energy Insurance uses fundamental risk management principles and over 35 years of experience in the marketing, placement, and servicing of commercial insurance to provide the best value to our clients.