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The Business of Business Insurance

Whether you have just served your first customer or been in your business for many years, you have put a lot of time and effort into building your business. Yet no matter how much you prepare for things, sometimes there are circumstances that are out of your control. Don’t risk wasting all your effort by not protecting your business assets from unexpected events. It’s good business to set up a plan in place should the worst happen.

Part of Commercial Insurance, Business Insurance is designed to protect your business today to ensure you’ll be in business tomorrow. It’s there to safeguard your contents, stock and other assets against unexpected events, like fire, storm, theft and accidental damage. From printers to pencils, it all adds up and costs you time and money to replace. So, it makes perfect sense to protect the things needed to make your business run smoothly every day.

The type of cover and the amount you need will depend on the nature of your business and the various risks it faces. With BizCover, you can pick and choose the cover options to suit your own business needs whether you’re a tradesperson, a tax agent or anything in between.

From covering the cost of your building and the contents inside it to protecting your business against both the legal costs and expenses related to cybercrime, there are plenty of options to choose from. There is the option to take out Natural Disaster cover to protect against loss or damage caused by earthquakes and other natural disasters, depending on where your business is located. And for a full comprehensive protection plan, Business Interruption (BI) is designed to cover your lost income if you need to temporarily close your doors due to an event covered under your policy.

Continue reading below to see even more options!

Did You Know?

Business Insurance policies are made up of many different insurance products that you can tailor to the needs of your business. From your building, the contents of that building and the data that your business relies on.

What it typically covers

  • Material damage loss for your physical assets
  • Financial loss due to Business Interruption


Choose cover options below!

What is NOT covered?

  • Negligence/breach of duty arising from an act, error or omission as a result of your professional services
  • Claims arising from damage to third party property or personal injury
  • Known claims and circumstances

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Cover Explained

Select the cover options needed for your business:


Building cover protects you from the cost of repairing or reconstructing buildings your business owns as a result of fire and other perils.

This includes protection for things like fixed signs and lettering, tanks, poles, power lines and their supports, walls, gates, fences and landscaping. You also can get optional cover for natural disasters, including earthquake cover**.


Property (Contents) cover protects you from the loss or damage to your contents, stock and equipment caused by fire and other perils.

It includes cover for money, theft equipment breakdown and seasonal stock increase. It also covers the costs to replace internal or external glass that is damaged or broken, such as windows, mirrors or porcelain.

You can also get optional cover for natural disasters, including earthquake cover**.

Cyber Liability*

Cyber liability insurance is a type of business insurance product which covers your business against both the legal costs and expenses, including compensation payments, related to cybercrime incidents. Your coverage may include cover for expenses and legal costs relating to data breaches, theft or loss of client information, business interruption costs, forensic investigation, data recovery, extortion, and fines and penalties.

It also could generally cover crisis management costs to restore your businesses reputation after an attack or data breach and legal costs from any ensuing civil action taken against you or your company.

Business Interruption*

Business Interruption cover protects you from the loss of income and some of the increased costs of running your business as a result of interruption caused by events covered under your policy.

You can also get optional cover for natural disasters, including earthquake cover**.

Portable Equipment

Portable Equipment cover protects you from the loss or damage to portable equipment, tools and valuable property anywhere in New Zealand. You can select your own cover limit and cover the loss of things like laptops and mobile phones anywhere in the world
Covers loss or damage of laptops and mobile phones anywhere in the world.

How much does Business insurance cost?

No matter if you sell fishing tackle or lollipops, no two small businesses are the same. Each business has its own set of risks to deal with and these risks effect what cover you may need. That’s why there isn’t a stock-standard price of business insurance. When calculating the price of your policy, there are many factors that are taken into consideration.

Some of these may include:

  • The size of your business
  • How many staff you have
  • The type of small business you are running
  • The type of coverage you take out
  • Your excess
  • The level of cover
  • Your claims history
  • Your shop’s location

Why choose BizCover for your business insurance?

At BizCover, our task is to make business insurance a stress-free experience. Our platform is designed to help you compare quotes and get the right cover you need so you can get back to more important things like running your business. But if you are still not convinced, here are a few other reasons why you should choose BizCover for your business insurance.

New Zealands’s number one online insurance business

We take pride in the 10,000 small businesses we have helped already… and counting.

Clear and competitive pricing

You can compare and choose from a range of competitive prices right there on your screen.  Seriously.

Built for small business

We know insurance and what makes small businesses tick.

We won’t bore you with jargon

We’re not fans of complicated insurance speak, so we talk to you in plain English. If you want to brush up on your Latin, look elsewhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Business Insurance Mandatory?

While there is the flexibility to choose what sort of cover you want for your business and the level of cover, there may be some situations where certain types and levels of cover are mandatory.

For example Public Liability or Professional Liability insurances are a common requirement for individuals who work on certain contracts, especially within the government sector. This is sometimes the case when becoming a member of certain industry bodies and boards.

Does Personal Insurance Cover Business Insurance?

It’s important to be aware that your personal insurance may not cover your business assets or property. If you have a home-based business, things like your home and contents insurance policy may not extend to provide cover for any liabilities which may relate to your business. You should check your policy details to check on coverage.

How do I make a claim on my insurance policy?

Need to make a claim? No dramas! We’re here to assist you through the process and get you back to business. Simply download, complete the Claim Notification Form and return to We’ll manage the process with the insurer for you, whilst our dedicated claims consultants keep you informed every step of the way. Alternatively, if you would like to contact us by phone, our customer service team are here to help you on Ph. 0508 249 268

*This information is a general guide only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording. The information contained on this web page is general only and should not be relied upon as advice. BizCover Limited is owned by BizCover Pty Ltd (ABN 68 127 707 975).
**Cover for natural disasters is subject to the location of your business and is not available to all postcode areas.
Sub-limits and conditions apply. Refer to the policy wording.

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Need Help?

Visit our Contact Us page, where you can find out how to get in touch with one of our business insurance professionals. 

You can also access quick links to our self-service portal, where you can download your Certificate of Currency, update your payment details, amend your cover and download your policy documents. 


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