If you operate a church or religious organization you hold a special place in the community. Most churches are well respected and an important part of many neighborhoods in South Florida. Churches are also a business and even nonprofit organizations have many business needs and functions these days. That is why it is extremely important to protect your religious organization with the right kind of church insurance. Let's take a look at an example.
John P was a deeply religious man who enjoyed helping others and what better way to serve the community than with a local church? John was a licensed minister and he and his wife Betty, enlisted the aid of others to collect donations and refurbish an old church in the neighborhood. Within a year's time, the old church had a fresh new look and was full of people every Sunday and Wednesday evening.
Betty and John didn't think much about religious insurance, as they concentrated on offering important services to their community. However, as the little church slowly grew it became more like a business. After all, someone had to keep track of funding and take care of operating expenses like utilities and upkeep. In time, running a small church became a full-time job that required the assistance of many church members.
One Sunday, John preached a sermon about people suing churches and this brought about a great deal of discussion, which included church liability insurance. John and Betty naturally assumed their standard liability insurance could cover most problems. However, one of the members was an experienced insurance professional and he talked to John about the importance of protecting the assets of the church from claims of misconduct and other issues. John and the insurance man went over many risk factors church's face these days, and he changed his building insurance and purchased additional protection. This turned out to be a very smart move.
John's church provided free daycare service while his people attended church services and one day a member claimed the volunteer watching the children was abusive. In fact, the person went to local law enforcement with claims of sexual abuse and this created a great deal of problems. A lengthy lawsuit developed and the church eventually prevailed but not without a great deal of legal costs. Thankfully, John had bought abuse insurance and this took care of most of the legal fees.
Church coverage is designed to protect religious organizations from a wide variety of hazards. This includes standard insurance for the property and many other things that can go wrong.
Religious organizations are legally responsible for their actions, and insurance is there to protect you. This includes all kinds of organizations run on a religious platform.
Here are some of the things you will want to consider if you are thinking of operating a church:
Your insurance professional can show you many different options for your church. For example:
Today's churches face a myriad of risks and they need to be covered if you want to remain in operation. Churches are businesses and they require special insurance which is customized to their specific needs. That is why many South Florida churches are turning to independent insurance agencies like Galt Insurance Group for religious insurance.
We are here to help you cover not some but all your risk factors. Our people are experienced with risk management issues that concern the modern day church and will help you get the best possible coverage at the most affordable rates.
Your independent agent does not sell you insurance and then walk away. He or she is your insurance advocate and there for you when needed. Why not check out all the good things Galt Insurance can do for your church today? It's so easy to get a free quote on your insurance. Just fill out the quote form and we'll get back to you. For more information on issues like church liability insurance you may call us toll free at 1-844-BUY-GALT.