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Midland, TX 79705

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Who Gets to Mandate That a Company Carry Commercial Insurance?

If you run a business in Midland, TX, you may already know that there is no legal mandate saying that you need to carry insurance. There are some exceptions, of course. You can’t run a taxi service without insuring your cars, and certain businesses will be required to carry health insurance for their employees. But if you’re selling vintage clothing, it’s up to you whether or not you want to carry commercial insurance.

But it’s not always down to legality. Local, state, and federal lawmakers aren’t the only people who can insist that you carry insurance. Other people who have that power include:

  • Lenders
  • Partners
  • Shareholders
  • Suppliers
  • Distributors
  • Clients
  • Customers
  • Business associations
  • Landlords
  • Employees

Really, anyone you do business with can insist that you carry insurance because anyone can withhold their own participation until you buy a commercial insurance policy.

A landlord who rents you your commercial space, for instance, can insist that you at least carry a liability policy because if someone is injured on your premises and they find out that you’re not insured, they’re probably going to go after your landlord. Clients in service-based industries may insist that you are insured because they don’t want to be left holding the bill for a half-finished project if something goes wrong on your end.

Of course, it’s a good idea to carry commercial insurance even if nobody’s telling you that you need to. If you’re looking to get covered in Midland, TX, call Ledford Agency LLC, or get in touch through the Ledford Agency LLC website and see what they can do for you.