Business owners face a variety of unique risks and have a lot to consider when choosing insurance that fully protects their business. We can help take the guesswork out of the process.

Risk management often means expecting and planning for the unexpected. In order to maintain the safety of the employees and customers and ensure the viability of your business, you need to prepare for unforeseen disasters. These risks may include criminal activity, natural disasters or terrorist acts. Any one of these threats could be serious enough to devastate your business, but if you have plans in place you can work to minimize their impact.

As long-time providers of business insurance in New Jersey, the McMahon Insurance Commercial team recommends solutions that cover you from the many risks you take in order to serve your customers and support your family and those of your employees.

Offering policies at competitive prices from America’s top-rated underwriters, the McMahon team delivers custom business insurance nj solutions to meet the needs of businesses in a broad spectrum of industries.

Business insurance in New Jersey programs are managed, not merely purchased. We tailor both insurance programs and service distribution to meet the requirements of business owners with a careful eye on premium control.

How much coverage does your business need?

The amount of coverage that your business needs depends on a few factors such as: perceived risk, where you operate your business, and the type of products you manufacture. The only way to effectively protect the assets of your business is to carry adequate commercial insurance coverage. The McMahon team understands that your business needs to be protected, and we are here to help.

We specialize in:

Builders risk insurance is a special form of insurance written to cover the unique loss exposure presented by buildings under construction. The policy provides fire and property hazard coverage often beyond that which can be found under the common commercial property forms. Builders risk insurance cannot provide other coverage (liability, workers compensation, flood, etc.) needed for those who are erecting buildings. Separate coverage must be written to provide the full spectrum of insurance protection that a builder needs during construction.

When buying builders risk insurance, the insured must purchase coverage in an amount equal to the final and full replacement value of the structure. Note that most carriers will not issue a policy after construction has started, which is why it is imperative that coverage be secured before your project breaks ground.

Business automobile insurance is designed to provide protection for commercial vehicles other than private passenger cars. While cars can be added to the business automobile insurance policy, your agent must guide you through the maze of options and limitations that apply. Available coverage includes liability, comprehensive, collision, medical payments, uninsured motorist, and more than a dozen other options. Not all business auto policies are the same. Careful consideration must be given to securing the correct coverage for your specific needs.

Business interruption insurance pays for loss of earnings or income when business operations are interrupted, curtailed, or suspended due to a covered property loss. The types of losses covered are usually defined in the commercial property form (fire and hazard), as this coverage is commonly written as an endorsement, or rider, to that policy. Business interruption coverage generally includes loss of rents and rental value. Extra expenses incurred to continue operations at another location are also usually covered, as long as they reduce the total amount of loss.

Business liability insurance will defend you and pay judgments against you if you are found legally liable for bodily injury or property damage caused by your business operations. This is a very broad policy, and therefore must contain many exclusions. Most of the exclusions are necessary as other policy types are needed to satisfy a more specific insurance need such as automobile, watercraft, workers compensation, aircraft or mobile equipment to name a few.

One of the most significant exclusions in a commercial general liability policy is damage to your product. While the policy covers the property of others, it does not cover loss or damage to anything you have built. The liability portion of personal types of policies specifically excludes coverage for any business operations, hence the need for specific business liability insurance. Sound confusing? It can be. That’s why you should speak with an experienced professional who can help you craft a policy that meets your specific needs.

As a business owner, there is no shortage of things that you need to manage on a daily basis. Whether it’s supervising employees, connecting with new clients, or anything in between, there is only so much time in the day.

It’s nice to have peace of mind that you and your business are covered in the event that an insurance claim is brought against you.

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Hurricane Sandy reminded New Jerseyans of how vulnerable our coast is to catastrophic flooding. Headquartered in NJ for nearly 100 years, McMahon Insurance Agency has seen first-hand the importance of residential and commercial flood insurance in New Jersey’s coastal communities.

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the U.S., and the average flood loss is $38,000. Even if flooding might seem unlikely in your area, you are still susceptible, as 25 percent of flood insurance claims come from areas that aren’t in high-risk flood zones.

Flood coverage protects against damage caused by the rising or overflowing of bodies of water, rapid accumulation of rainwater, water backup from storm drains, and mudslides. These types of losses are seldom, if ever, covered by a traditional property insurance policy.

Flood insurance policies come from the National Flood Insurance Program (a division of FEMA). While a standard insurance company issues the policy, the government regulates the actual rules, rates and claims, limiting the amount of coverage available for any one building and its contents. Excess limits are available from specialty insurance companies.

Recent changes made by FEMA to the National Flood Insurance Program mean that premiums are rising and will continue to rise. This has sparked some competition, and now insurance companies are beginning to offer (or soon to offer) flood insurance outside of the National Flood insurance program. Most have lower premiums and provide equivalent or better coverage. Our offices represent several carriers that offer this alternative. Usually, these alternative companies only provide coverage for newer elevated buildings. Call us for details and a quick no-obligation quote.

We’re here to help protect your property and belongings from big storms, flash floods, and unexpected water damage. Request a free flood insurance quote today!

Commercial property insurance provides coverage for real and personal property used by a business. This policy is often referred to as a fire and hazard policy, but covers much more than the name implies.

Coverage is available in several levels of protection, ranging from the least expensive covering the fewest types of events to the “special” form, which provides the broadest coverage. Commercial property insurance does not provide automatic extensions of coverages like those found on personal policies (contents, garages, loss of income, tools, etc.). Because of this, you should work with an experienced business insurance agent who will take the time to thoroughly understand your business and present the best options for your needs.

Cyber liability insurance is a type of insurance policy that provides financial protection for businesses against losses resulting from cyber attacks, data breaches, and other cyber risks. This insurance policy is designed to help businesses recover from cyber incidents by covering the costs associated with data restoration, business interruption, liability claims, and other related expenses.

Cyber liability insurance typically covers the costs of notifying affected customers, credit monitoring services, and public relations expenses that may be required after a data breach or cyber attack. It may also cover the costs associated with regulatory fines and penalties, as well as legal defense costs resulting from liability claims brought against the business.

Coverage under a cyber liability insurance policy may include protection against various cyber risks, such as data breaches, cyber extortion, network failures, and loss of data due to cyber incidents. Some policies may also provide coverage for social engineering attacks, such as phishing scams and fraudulent wire transfers.

Cyber liability insurance is typically purchased by businesses of all sizes and industries, especially those that handle sensitive customer data, financial information, or other confidential information. The coverage limits and premiums depend on a variety of factors, including the size and nature of the business, the industry in which it operates, and the perceived risk of cyber threats associated with the business.

Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance is a type of liability insurance that provides financial protection for directors and officers of a company against legal actions that may be brought against them while performing their duties. This insurance policy is designed to cover the costs of legal defense, settlements, or judgments that may arise from alleged wrongful acts committed by directors and officers in their professional capacity.

Directors and officers can face numerous liabilities in their roles, such as breaches of fiduciary duty, negligence, errors, omissions, and misleading statements. D&O insurance can help protect them from financial damages arising from such actions, as well as from allegations of wrongful acts related to regulatory compliance, shareholder lawsuits, and employee-related issues.

Overall, D&O insurance is an essential tool for protecting the personal assets of directors and officers, as well as the financial health of the organization they serve.

This form of insurance covers an employer against claims made against him by employees caused by a negligent act, error or omission in the administration of the insured’s employee benefit programs. Typical losses arising from providing incorrect advice concerning an employee’s pension plan or failure to enroll employees under a benefit program such as health, live, dental, or vision insurance plans offered by the employer are covered under this insurance.

A separate policy or endorsement to the commercial package policy to cover losses caused by employee dishonesty. It can cover the loss of money, check forgery, or goods. Without this extension of coverage, theft or dishonest acts of employees are not covered.

Coverage is available for legal costs to defend claims involving sexual harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination including legal liability for such acts.

Errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, also known as professional liability insurance, is a type of insurance policy that provides protection for businesses or professionals who provide advice or services to clients. This insurance policy is designed to protect a business or professional from financial loss if they are held responsible for any mistakes or negligence that may cause harm to their clients.

E&O insurance typically covers the cost of legal defense, settlements, or judgments that may result from claims of professional negligence, errors, or omissions. This may include claims of failure to perform professional services or meet contractual obligations, providing incorrect or inaccurate advice, or failing to provide the expected level of service to a client.

E&O insurance is typically purchased by professionals in various industries, including accountants, lawyers, architects, engineers, consultants, and healthcare providers. The coverage limits and premiums depend on a variety of factors, including the size and nature of the business, the industry in which it operates, and the perceived risk of liability associated with the business.

It is important to note that E&O insurance policies are typically tailored to the specific needs and risks of the business or professional, so coverage may vary depending on the policy terms and conditions.

E&O insurance is an imperative tool for protecting businesses or professionals from financial losses resulting from claims of professional negligence, errors, or omissions.

General liability insurance is a type of insurance policy that provides coverage for a wide range of claims against a business, including bodily injury, property damage, and advertising injury. This insurance policy is designed to protect a business from financial loss if it is held responsible for these types of claims.

General liability insurance typically covers the cost of legal defense, settlements, or judgments that may result from these claims. It can also provide coverage for medical expenses, damages to third-party property, and other related costs.

Bodily injury claims may include slip and fall accidents on business premises or injuries caused by a product manufactured or sold by the business. Property damage claims may arise from damage caused by the business or its employees to third-party property, such as a customer’s car or home. Advertising injury claims may include claims of copyright infringement or defamation arising from the business’s advertising or marketing activities.

General Liability Insurance is typically purchased by businesses of all sizes and industries. The coverage limits and premiums depend on a variety of factors, including the size and nature of the business, the industry in which it operates, and the perceived risk of liability associated with the business.

This insurance is an essential tool for protecting a business from financial losses resulting from third-party claims.

Group benefits refer to insurance policies that are offered to a group of people through their employer or organization. These policies provide benefits to members of the group, typically in the form of health, dental, vision, life, disability, and other types of insurance coverage.

Group benefits are designed to provide cost-effective insurance solutions to businesses and organizations, while also offering comprehensive coverage to their employees or members. By pooling the risk of the group, insurance companies are able to offer lower premiums and more extensive coverage than individual insurance policies.

Group health insurance, for example, may cover medical expenses such as doctor visits, hospitalization, prescription drugs, and preventive care. Group life insurance may provide a death benefit to the beneficiary in the event of the insured member’s death, while group disability insurance may provide income replacement benefits to members who are unable to work due to a covered illness or injury.

Group benefits policies are typically customized to meet the needs of the group, taking into account factors such as the size of the group, the demographics of the members, and the industry in which the business or organization operates. The premiums and benefits offered may vary based on these factors and the policy terms and conditions.

Count on us for these group health policies:
Dental Insurance
Health Insurance
Life Insurance

You may be surprised to learn that your homeowners insurance does not provide the liability or property protection you need to protect your assets.

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This is the insurance of property (generally on an “all-risk” [special form] basis) that is in the course of transportation or is of such a nature that it may easily be transported. Also includes some risks at fixed locations considered “instruments of transportation or communication,” such as bridges, tunnels, neon signs, and street clocks, etc. The term “inland marine” originally meant the insurance of goods in transit “inland” instead of at sea.

Our seasoned marine department will gladly provide an inland marine insurance quote or commercial marine insurance quote that’s sure to meet your needs. In fact, we’ve been at the helm of the inland marine insurance industry for nearly 40 years, so you can count on our extensive knowledge and expertise to get you the seaworthy coverage you need.

Contact the professionals at Anderson Insurance Agency for the most comprehensive, cost-effective personal and inland marine insurance in the area. We’re available seven days a week at one of two convenient locations: Manahawkin, 800-444-8507 or Long Beach Island, 800-999-1944 or click here for more information or to request a quote.

You’ve come to the perfect place to help insure your private pleasure vessel. There is simply no better place than New Jersey to set sail and enjoy all the rivers, bays, lagoons, and seas the state has to offer. When you need a marine insurance quote whether for inland marine insurance, commercial marine insurance, or personal marine insurance you’ve navigated to the right place: McMahon Insurance Agency. Comprised of boating enthusiasts, our firm devotes an entire department to the needs of the marine community, offering specialty insurance programs for dock builders, marinas, boat dealers, yacht clubs, mobile marine technicians, and more.

Be sure to get unsinkable personal marine insurance from one of the premier marine and NJ business insurance agencies in the area.

Commercial marine insurance is written for businesses rather than individuals, and involves many complexities that are best left to a coastal insurance agency like McMahon to navigate the nuances. The type of coverage and policies necessary to protect a commercial marine operator can only be determined after consulting with a licensed and trained insurance professional. At McMahon Insurance Agency, we have one of the few true marine insurance departments in New Jersey offering insurance programs for marinas, marine contractors, boat dealers, bulkhead and dock builders, and yacht clubs.

If you own a boat, run a boat-rental business, or operate a boat dealership, you’ll find safe harbor with us, one of the most respected personal and commercial marine insurance agencies in the area. Need another type of marine insurance policy? We’ve got you covered.

Our wide variety of marine and boat insurance coverage includes:

• Boat Building
• Fishing/Head Boats
• Boat Dealerships
• Marinas and Boat Yards
• Boat Detailing
• Marinas/Restaurants
• Boat Repairs
• Maritime Museums
• Boat/Jet-Ski Rentals
• Mobile Boat Repair
• Canvas Repair
• Private Pleasure Yachts
• Electronic Repair/Installation
• Yacht Clubs
• Fiberglass Repair

When you work with McMahon Insurance Agency, you’re dealing with experts who understand your needs and concerns as a boat owner or marine professional not with brokers who don’t know their bow from their stern! With our commitment to easy, hassle-free service, you’ll find the insurance-buying process to be smooth sailing from start to finish.

This coverage will pay the cost of medical care to an injured person regardless of negligence or liability. This coverage is usually an extension of coverage found in general liability and automobile policies. Coverage is not available to the insured or residents, and only to members of the public at large. One of the purposes of this limited coverage is to quickly take care of smaller medical bills of injured people so that they do not have to sue you in order to get their medical expenses paid. Larger claims are subject to negligence and if you are negligent, your full limit of coverage purchased under the general liability policy would be available.

This is a ny policy that combines property and casualty into one insurance policy. Common names for these policies include: Business Owners Policy (BOP), Commercial Package Policy (CPP), and Master Insurance Policy (MIP). Other policy types that include property and casualty coverage in one policy include: Automobile Insurance, Yacht, and Motorcycle Insurance Policies.

This is an insurance policy which provides benefits to employees for any injury or contracted disease arising out of and arising from employment. All states have laws which require such protection for workers and prescribe the length and amount of benefits provided. Not all workers compensation insurance companies are the same. Many agents advise their customers that “all workers compensation is the same”. This certainly isn’t true in New Jersey.

This definition is an abbreviated description of the coverage provided by this type of insurance policy. The actual policy consists of multiple pages and contains many terms and conditions.

This is a form of liability insurance protecting policyholders for claims in excess of the limits of their primary policies. This form is sometimes referred to as a commercial umbrella liability policy. The term umbrella comes from the fact that this policy provides coverage over your other commercial liability policies. The purpose of this type of policy is to provide higher limits of insurance at the lowest possible cost. Commercial umbrella policies can be cheaper than purchasing higher limits on your primary liability policies as these policies use the primary policies as deductibles. These forms are not standardized, unlike many coverage forms in the insurance industry. Because of this fact, you need an agent who takes the time to thoroughly understand your business and then offer a policy that is right for you.

We also specialize in:

  • Executive Exposures
  • Osha Training Programs Where Applicable
  • Enterprise Risk Management

The Benefits of a BOP

As a business owner, there is no shortage of things that you need to manage on a daily basis. Whether it’s supervising employees, connecting with new clients, or anything in between, there is only so much time in the day.

It’s nice to have peace of mind that you and your business are covered in the event that an insurance claim is brought against you.

A Business Owners Policy (BOP) is a good option for small and midsized businesses and it can offer you plenty of advantages including:

  • Broad coverage. BOPs cast a wide net of protection by bundling a number of different types of coverage into tone plan. In general, BOPs provide commercial property, general liability and business interruption coverage in one policy.
  • Cost savings. Every dollar counts for small and midsized businesses and BOPS can provide cost savings by combining the aforementioned policies so that you don’t have to go out and purchase each one separately.
  • While BOPs cover multiple types of risk for your business, you don’t need to worry about buying something that you don’t need. These policies can be tailored to fit your business’ needs with additional coverage for risks such as cyber liability, equipment breakdown, personal and advertising injury, and more.

Business owners have a lot to consider when choosing insurance that fully protects their business. One coverage option, a business owners policy (BOP), can take the guesswork out of the process. A BOP bundles several types of coverage in one package, similar to the way a homeowners policy works, but is designed for small and midsized businesses.

BOP Key Features 

A BOP generally combines the following types of coverage in one convenient bundle:

  • Commercial property insurance—Covers losses to property from common perils. It also covers office equipment, furniture, inventory, machinery, raw materials, computers and anything else that is vital to business operations.
  • General liability insurance—Covers a company’s legal responsibility for any harm it may cause to others, up to the policy limit. It also covers attorney fees and medical bills for anyone injured by the company.
  • Business interruption insurance—Reimburses for loss of income if a covered disaster interferes with the successful operation of the business.


Although a BOP is a convenient insurance option for small to midsized business owners, it does not cover professional liability, auto insurance and workers’ compensation. Workers’ life, health and disability coverage is also excluded. For those exclusions, business owners can purchase separate insurance policies. Other examples include the following:

  • Crime coverage—Although it is minimal, crime coverage can be added to a BOP to cover losses as a result of crime, such as employee dishonesty and computer fraud. Typical crime coverage ranges between $1,000 and $5,000.
  • Data breach coverage—This coverage is commonly added to BOPs to help remedy the following losses resulting from data breaches:
    • Notifying impacted individuals
    • Hiring crisis communication consultants
    • Defense and settlement costs from associated lawsuits
    • Replacement of lost income
    • Extortion and ransom payments
  • Errors and omissions (E&O) coverage—Businesses that provide services for a fee can be sued by customers who claim that they were harmed because the business failed to perform its job properly. E&O coverage pays for any judgment for which the insured is found legally liable, up to the policy limit. It also covers legal defense costs.

Ideal Candidates for a BOP

Businesses that have the following characteristics are ideal candidates for a BOP:

  • Operate in a physical location, whether home-based or outside the home
  • Have assets that can be stolen, including products, cash, furniture and digital property
  • Are at a high risk for lawsuits
  • Employ less than 100 employees and have less $5 million in sales

The following types of businesses frequently purchase BOPs to protect from losses not covered by general liability insurance:

  • Manufacturers
  • Religious organizations
  • Apartments
  • Restaurants
  • Technology consultants and solutions providers
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers


Small to midsized businesses need to meet specific criteria to be eligible for a BOP. When determining eligibility, insurers consider factors that include the type of business, size of its primary location, class of business and revenue.

Premiums for BOP policies are based on eligibility factors, as well as financial stability, building construction, security features and fire hazards.

There’s no shortage of responsibilities or risks that come with being a business owner, so make sure that the product of all your hard work and long hours is protected. Contact us today to learn more about keeping your business safe with a BOP.

When purchasing business insurance in New Jersey, it is important to obtain the right amount. Contact McMahon Insurance Agency for guidance as to whether a BOP is a logical choice for your business.

Contact McMahon Insurance Agency to learn more about our risk management and insurance solutions. An expert will help you find the perfect policy for your business.

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