Business insurance is a necessary step in ensuring that your company is compliant with any applicable laws. While many of those laws are designed to protect the public, your insurance is also designed to protect your business — and by extension — yourself as well. After all, if you are like most business owners, you put a great deal of yourself as well as your own financial backing into ensuring that your business is a success.
While no one likes to think about it, the fact is that catastrophic events sometimes befall businesses. Indeed, many types of insurance are designed to minimize the effects of these types of events on the business to help ensure that it can emerge from it relatively unscathed. One such type of insurance is involves including a discretionary payroll expense endorsement on the policy.
As you look toward the new year, now is the time to decide if an endorsement for discretionary payroll expense is a good move for your business. While you are probably like most businesses and you want to make sure that your employees are paid first, there are some times when this is does not make good business sense. It is for times such as these that this type of endorsement was designed.
If your business income is interrupted — either due to a crisis or another reason — a discretionary payroll expense endorsement allows you to pay those employees that are deemed necessary. Similarly, you can specify which classes of employees should not be paid under a particular set of circumstances. Doing so can help you protect your bottom line as your business begins to recover.