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Specialized Coverages

Acuity is a highly rated commercial insurer providing all coverages that a retail store or restaurant may need, including general liability, property, workers’ compensation, businessowners, cyber liability, and crime. We also understand each risk is unique, and we work to tailor our coverage to those unique situations—giving you peace of mind so you can focus on your business.


Business interruption coverage

Your business is your livelihood. In the unfortunate event that a loss leads to temporary closure of your business, we will help cover your loss of income while we get you back on your feet.

 

 

Equipment breakdown coverage

Whether  you operate a restaurant, grocery store, or gas station, you rely on your equipment.  Let us make sure you’re covered if it breaks down. This coverage will not only pay for loss to your equipment, but also loss of income and potential spoilage of goods.

 

 

Food contamination

Even with the necessary precautions and procedures in place to keep food clean, you are still at risk for contamination. Let us cover the expense to clean your equipment, replace your contaminated product, and help you restore your reputation.

 

 

Employee dishonesty

As an employer, you try your best to hire good people. However, there is always the chance a bad apple sneaks in. This coverage protects you against loss from dishonest acts committed by an employee.

 

 

Food spoilage

If your business uses or sells perishable stock that relies on temperature or humidity control, you know how devastating a mechanical breakdown or power outage can be. We can cover your perishable stock in the event there is a mechanical breakdown or power outage.

Business insurance for retailers

As an independent business, you have enough to worry about. Let Acuity provide the insurance you need so you can focus on operating your business.


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    Equipment breakdown coverage is broader and covers air conditioning equipment, whereas food spoilage coverage is specific to food spoilage caused by equipment or mechanical breakdown or failure.


    A return-to-work (RTW) program is a way to get injured workers back to work more quickly. Job duties may be modified to accommodate an injured worker’s temporary impairment. Employers embracing a RTW program gain reward across every area of operational effectiveness. Most people want to be productive, generating value for themselves, their family, and their employer. An effective RTW plan reassures your employee that he or she is respected and valued. Additionally, if you are a company that has an E-Mod applied to your work comp insurance premium, an RTW program can help limit the negative impact a loss has on the E-Mod calculation.


    Thankfully, bringing charges against an employee who stole from you isn’t required for you to make a claim. This can help you through some awkward situations and may make the process easier. However, a filed police report will be required during the claims process.