How Much Does It Cost To Be Bonded And Insured?

Are you considering starting your own business or working as an independent contractor? It’s important to protect yourself and your clients by getting bonded and insured. But how much does that cost, exactly?

In this blog post, we’ll break down the expenses of becoming bonded and insured so you can make informed decisions for your business. Get ready to learn everything you need to know about the price tag on peace of mind!

What is Bonding and Insuring?

Bonding is a process used to ensure that a company or individual is financially responsible for their actions. Bonding can be done through an insurance policy, which will protect the insured from financial losses in the event of a breach of contract or negligence.

Insuring your business protects you and your employees from financial losses in the event of a loss or damage to your property or assets. There are several types of insurance policies available to businesses, including property, automobile, liability, workers’ compensation and business interruption.

The amount it costs to be bonded and insured will depend on the type of policy selected and the coverage required. It is important to consult with an insurance representative to identify the appropriate option for your business.

Types of Bonds and Insurance

When considering the cost of being bonded and insured, it is important to understand the types of bonds and insurance available. Here are three examples:

A bond is a legal contract that obligates the issuer to pay a set amount of money back to the holder at a set time in the future. Bonds can be used for a variety of purposes, such as protecting businesses from financial instability or guaranteeing payment for goods or services. Bond prices are typically determined by a number of factors, including interest rates, credit quality, and market demand.

Insurance provides protection against financial loss. Many types of insurance are available, including life, health, property, automobile, and pet insurance. The types of coverage available will vary depending on the insurer and policyholder’s needs. Policies can have deductibles (the amount you must pay before your insurance coverage kicks in), limits (the maximum amount of money you’re responsible for before your policy pays out), and exclusions (a list of things that aren’t covered by your policy).

Policies also often come with terms such as term life (which guarantees an annual payout regardless of whether you die during the term of the policy), universal life (which pays out based on how much money you’ve saved up over time), accident forgiveness (which offers partial or total reimbursement for expenses related to an accident), and increased discounts for bundling multiple policies together.

Factors To Consider When Selecting a Bond or Insurance Policy

When deciding whether or not to bond and insure a business, there are a few factors to consider. The cost of the bond and insurance policy will vary depending on the business size, type of bond, and coverage options chosen.

The cost of a bond can range from $5,000 to $500,000. The cost of an insurance policy typically starts at around $1,000 per year for general liability coverage and can increase based on the company’s specific needs.

It is important to determine the company’s risk profile before selecting a bond or insurance policy. Factors that should be considered include: history of financial problems, types of products or services offered, location, industry concentration, international operations, and size of staff.

Another factor to consider is the deductible amount associated with the policy. A deductible can reduce the premium paid for insurance policies by up to 50%, which may be preferable for smaller businesses that are less likely to incur large losses. It is also important to note that some bonds have ongoing fees that must be paid even if no claims are filed with the insurer.

There are a number of companies that offer BondChek Insights™ Reports that can provide insight into how businesses compare in terms of riskiness. This information can help make informed decisions about bonding and insurance policies.

Costs of Bonding and Insuring

Bonding and insuring can protect you and your property in the event of an accident or loss. Here are the costs associated with each:

Bonding costs:

 -The cost of getting bonded typically ranges from $50 to $250.

-This fee pays for a bond agent to review your application and recommend whether or not you need a bond.

-If you’re approved for a bond, the cost will vary depending on the type of bond you choose. The average cost is around $100.

Insuring costs:

 -The cost of purchasing insurance typically ranges from $25 to $100 per year for basic coverage. More comprehensive coverage may range from $50 to $200 per year.

-Your policy will usually have exclusions that apply to specific types of accidents, such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, health insurance claims, etc. Check with your insurer to see what’s included in your policy. 

-The annual premium for bonding and insuring together can be quite expensive, especially if you have multiple properties. The average cost is around $300 per year.


In order to provide quality coverage for your home, business and vehicles, it can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. No matter how much coverage you need, our team at The General® can help you find the best rates and tailor a policy that fits your needs. Give us a call today and let us help you protect what matters most.