Common questions

What is a contingent business interruption?

What is a contingent business interruption?

Contingent business interruption is a form of small business insurance that provides financial assistance when the loss of a primary supplier, partner, or customer affects your ability to do business.

How do you prove business interruption?

The numbers in a well-prepared and documented business interruption claim can be verified back to their sources, such as the general ledger, financial statements, tax returns, vendor statements, customer orders, letters from customers, market forecasts from external sources, and other verifiable sources.

What is the difference between business interruption and contingent business interruption?

Well, Business Interruption Insurance is property coverage that’s set up to protect your business when it’s directly impacted by a hazard or peril that causes you to cease operations and suffer a loss. Contingent Business Interruption Insurance covers property losses that occur at a supplier or customer’s location.

What triggers a business interruption claim?

A business interruption clause or endorsement is designed to protect the insured for losses of business income it sustains as a result of direct physical loss, damage, or destruction to insured property by a covered peril. The loss or damage must be caused by or result from a covered cause of loss.

What is covered by business interruption insurance?

Business interruption insurance is insurance coverage that replaces income lost in the event that business is halted due to direct physical loss or damage, such as might be caused by a fire or a natural disaster.

How does business interruption work?

Business interruption insurance covers you for loss of income during periods when you cannot carry out business as usual due to an unexpected event. Business interruption insurance aims to put your business back in the same trading position it was in before the event occurred.

How do you prove loss of business income?

These documents must cover the entire year and may include:

  1. general ledgers (if you do not have a ledger, include at least 6 months of receipts)
  2. spreadsheets.
  3. income and expense journals (include a statement explaining why the claimed expenses relate to the business income)
  4. travel log or mileage statement, if applicable.

Are business income and business interruption the same?

One coverage most business owners need is business interruption insurance, also known as business income insurance and contingent business interruption coverage. It can help replace income you lose if you can’t open temporarily after a covered loss, like property damage.

What are probably the most common cause of a business interruption?

While there are many different causes of business interruption, the two most common are fire and flood.

What is the cost of business interruption insurance?

How much does it cost? You’ll usually find business interruption insurance sold as part of a business owner’s policy (BOP), which can cost anywhere between $500 to $3,000 per year.

What is not covered by business interruption insurance?

Business interruption insurance doesn’t cover: Broken items resulting from a covered event or loss. Flood or earthquake damage, which you’ll need a separate policy for. Undocumented income that’s not listed on your business’ financial records.

What is the difference between business income and business interruption?

Business Income Coverage — commercial property insurance covering loss of income suffered by a business when damage to its premises by a covered cause of loss causes a slowdown or suspension of its operations. Business income coverage (BIC) is also referred to as business interruption coverage.

What do you call contingent business interruption insurance?

The contingent property may be specifically named, or the coverage may blanket all customers and suppliers. CBI insurance is also known as contingent business income insurance or dependent properties insurance. Sometimes the term “contingent time element” is used when discussing both CBI and contingent extra expense.

What happens in a direct business interruption insurance policy?

In a direct business interruption, your immediate supplier or customer experiences property damage or loss. In indirect business interruption, the supplier or customer to your supplier or customer experiences the loss. Many insurance policies limit themselves to only cover direct contingent business interruptions as part of their policy.

When did Swiss Re publish contingent business interruption?

A Swiss Re business interruption publication which appeared in 1998 addressed major characteristics such as internal and external susceptibility to disruptions, income at risk, objectives and forms of cover, but it touched only briefly on special issues.

Who is the underwriter for event contingency insurance?

Alternatively, get in contact with Tracey Ackerman our dedicated Contingency Insurance Underwriter today on 01425 484860, or via email at [email protected] Our Event Contingency Cover offers a range of cancellation cover options to protect you against the possibility of lost event expenditure and/or lost profits.