• Optical Goods Store Business InsuranceOptical Goods Store Business Insurance

Optical Goods Store Business Insurance is provided on our Business Owner Policy (BOP) coverage form and is designed to perform for either for retail stores or retail and professional office combinations.  We know that optical goods store businesses provide eyeglass frames, lenses, and accessories for both prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Many stores also dispense contact lenses and these are products we commonly find in optical goods store businesses.  Optical Goods stores are closely related to optometrist offices and they may appear as a combination of retail store and professional office serving the patients of the practitioner.

Optical Goods Store Business Insurance is a perfect fit for Vision Center Stores, Optometrists, and Opticians.  The Business Owner Policy for optical goods store businesses will include the following coverage:

Liability

  • Bodily Injury and Property Damage, Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury and Advertising Liability Coverage
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Fellow Employee Coverage
  • Host Liquor Liability
  • Non-owned Watercraft
  • Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability
  • Products and Completed Operations Liability
  • Employee Benefits Liability
  • Ohio Stop Gap Liability Insurance
  • Optician Professional Liability

Liability insurance protects against the tort of negligence.  The tort of negligence is a breach of duty that is derived from common law principles that have evolved through decades and even centuries of recorded decisions about our relationships with one another.  A duty is an obligation we owe to someone else.  In essence, we owe each other the duty to protect them from the consequences of our actions and when someone is hurt or suffers harm to either body, property, or reputation, in our culture we boil down our grievances to a monetary settlement in most cases.  In the case of the liability coverage provided in our optical goods store business insurance policy, we will pay for the benefit of a legal defense against the claims of injury or damage and we will also pay the amounts that become due to another because a finding of your negligence has occurred through legal proceedings or an agreement accomplished through the negotiations of your insurance carrier and the other people involved in the claim.  This includes bodily injury and property damage as a result of events on the premises, through acts on and away from the work facilities, injuries caused by products, advertising injury, personal injuries other than bodily injury, hired and non-owned auto liability, injury or damage caused due to computer intrusion and compromise when chosen, and also opticians professional liability when chosen.

Property

  • Buildings including multiple locations
  • Business Personal Property
  • Building Limit Automatic Increase at the Time of Loss
  • Computer Coverage and Cyber Crime
  • Outdoor Signs—Attached and Detached
  • Building Ordinance or Law Coverage
  • Off-Premises Coverage for Business Personal Property, including Property in Transit
  • Earthquake Coverage (Some carriers)
  • Business Income, including Extra Expense Coverage
  • Coverage For Water Back-up
  • Equipment Breakdown

Property insurance is required to be included when a business owner policy is used.  If you own the building we must include the building.  We must include the business personal property, stock and fixtures because the Optical Goods Store Business Insurance policy is a package policy that requires both liability and property coverage be included.  The reason the BOP policy is cost effective is the large package credits that are built into the premium charges.  The business owner policy provides a lot of coverage in a tidy package and it is flexible enough to handle several locations and variety of situations for building, business personal property, computer and cyber crime needs, signs, coverage on or off premises, loss of business income, and break down of critical building mechanical systems that may alter your ability to operate.

Inland Marine and Special Property

(See IM Section for more Details)

Mobile equipment and property that leaves the building is best covered with an inland marine endorsement that is designed for equipment that may float to where you actually do your work, like for example, a vision screening event at a local school.  Certain equipment that is mobile in nature and leaves the business premises will find the broad coverage of the inland marine policy endorsement that best method of insurance this type of property.

Umbrella Liability

Umbrella liability is an additional limit of liability coverage that protects for damages that exceed primary policies and sometimes losses that were not covered in the primary policies but were not excluded by the language of the umbrella policy.

Crime and Fidelity

  • Employee Theft
  • Crime Inside
  • Crime Outside

The loss of money through theft, robbery or burglary, or the dishonesty of an employee are losses that can cripple a business and tailoring the needs for crime and fidelity coverage can be done within the Business Owner Policy for optical businesses.

Business Auto

(See business Auto Section for Details)

When your business operates business vehicles it is important to insure the vehicles with liability protection just like the premises and operations.  The business auto coverage is dealt with in great detail in the business auto section.  Follow the link to this section for my information.

Professional Advice and Agency Service

Quality coverage begins with understanding your needs and the extent of your operation.  I have 37 years of experience working with business owners and have a unique and special connection to understanding the optical business.  This agency represents quality carriers that have the ability to provide the coverage your business needs whether or not it is ultimately provided inside of our Business Owner Policy or our more flexible Commercial Package Policy (CPP) option.  Call and ask for Terry McCarthy at (513) 779-7920, 9-5 Monday – Friday most days.


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