Insurance · Commercial liability insurance

Recommendations for commercial business insurance for media startups

Valerie Lanard Senior Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce

February 4th, 2014

My lawyer advised me to get commercial business insurance to cover potential liability claims relating to workout videos hosted on my web site. Generally I look to JD Power ratings to pick a top insurer when I need one, but all of their above average-rated insurers either don't offer coverage in California or seem to shy away from web media areas.

Does anyone have any recommendations for small business insurance they have used with coverage in California and ideally, with support for online media businesses? Extra credit if you've actually had a claim handled well.


Kevin Darmody Founder / CEO at Urban Bellhop

February 4th, 2014

Hey Valerie, I have been working with Founders Shield for my insurance needs. They are a brokerage which specializes in start ups and are really knowledge and not pushy at all. They may be able to just give you advice too. Try emailing Carl Niebdala Hope that helps! Kevin Darmody Founder Urban Bellhop 415-341-4472

Jeet Asher Consulting Professional

February 9th, 2014

Call Vicencia & Buckley 714-739-3177. Ask for Julie McInroy. She is truly the best. I have worked with her and bought insurance for 2 different companies. She will be your advocate and will get you the best coverage possible, and invariably save you money in the process.

Ken Winer VP of Agency Channel at National Flood Services/Stone River

February 4th, 2014

Call Bolt Insurance. Ken