- Fresh fruit and vegetable distributors
- Frozen fruit and vegetable wholesalers
- Dried fruit and vegetable wholesalers
- General Liability Coverage
- Product Liability Coverage
- Environmental Liability Coverage
Establishing a produce wholesale business requires substantial investment, and that investment ought to be protected whenever possible. One way that produce wholesalers in Massachusetts can protect themselves from a variety of risks is by purchasing fruit and vegetable wholesaler insurance.
Fruit and vegetable wholesaler insurance is a specialized commercial insurance that’s designed to meet the needs of produce wholesale businesses. In order to provide wholesalers with robust coverage, most of these policies come as package policies that have multiple coverages within them. Businesses can often tailor their policy’s exact coverages to their particular situation.
Most produce wholesale businesses in Massachusetts should probably consider purchasing a fruit and vegetable wholesaler policy. Not insuring a business can leave it dangerously and unnecessarily exposed to risks, and this tends to be the most appropriate type of policy for produce wholesalers.
Some specific examples of businesses that might be interested in this type of insurance include:
Businesses that produce fruit juices, fruit jams, or canned fruit and vegetables have some similar coverage needs, but they also often need some coverages that aren’t available through fruit and wholesaler policies. These other businesses are normally better off with a slightly different insurance policy that’s more tailored to their particular situation. A knowledgeable agent who’s familiar with fruit and vegetable distributor policies can likely also assist with exploring other, similar policy options.
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While coverage options can vary from policy to policy, there are several coverages that most fruit and vegetable wholesaler policies make available. Some of the more common coverages that produce wholesale businesses might want to look for are:
There are still more coverage options that produce distributors might want to consider. An insurance agent who specializes in this coverage can help review all available coverage options.
Workers compensation usually protects against workplace injuries and illnesses. It’s an important coverage to consider and one that’s usually required by law if a business has employees. Thus, many produce wholesalers are either required or recommended to carry it.
Whether workers compensation is included within a fruit and vegetable wholesaler policy depends on the specific policy, though. Not all policies offer the coverage within their coverage options, but some do. If the coverage isn’t offered through a fruit and vegetable wholesaler policy, it’s readily accessible via stand-alone policies that can be purchased separately.
For help finding fruit and vegetable wholesaler insurance in Massachusetts, contact the independent insurance agents at Paul T. Murphy Insurance. Our agents can help you explore policy options from many insurers in the state, and we have the expertise necessary to help you determine which policy will best meet your wholesale business' needs.