General Liability Insurance

General Liability Insurance

The only way to effectively protect the assets of your business is to carry adequate Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance coverage.  CGL protects your business from damage caused by bodily injury or property damage for which your business is found to be legally liable.

A typical CGL policy provides coverage for claims of bodily injury or other physical injury, personal injury (libel or slander), advertising injury, and property damage as a result of your products, premises, or operations.  This can be offered as a package policy with other coverages such as property, crime, and automobile.  As a safeguard against liability, CGL enables you to continue your normal operations while dealing with real or fraudulent claims of negligence or wrongdoing.  CGL policies also provide coverage for the cost to defend and settle claims.

Typical CGL policies may cover the following:

  • Automatic Additional Insured - coverage is provided for written contracts, agreements, and permits.
  • Personal and Advertising Injury - protects against offenses made by you or your staff during the course of business, such as libel, slander, disparagement, or copyright infringement in advertisements.
  • Defense Costs - provides coverage for legal expenses for liability claims brought against your business, regardless of who is at fault.
  • Medical Expenses - provides coverage for medical expenses if someone is injured on your premises or by your products.
  • Premises and Operations Liability -  provides coverage for bodily injury and property damage sustained by others on your premises or in conjunction with your business operations.
  • Products Liability - provides coverage for bodily injury and property damage sustained by others as a result of your products.

How much coverage does your business need?

  • The amount of coverage that your business needs depends on three factors: perceived risk, where you operate your business, and the type of products you manufacture.
  • Remember, you can purchase an umbrella liability policy to help achieve the desired limit of liability.

Other ways to protect your business, in addition to CGL:

  • Establish a high standard for product quality control at your organization
  • Keep all company records up-to-date and accurate
  • Train your employees thoroughly and properly
  • Ask SEFCU Insurance Agency for safety and compliance information


For more information or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote please call our team at 518-786-9905 or 888-250-6689 (toll free).