Tower logo. TOWER.co.nz
  • Phone + 677 22955

Business insurance

Looking for a quote? + 677 22955
  • Provides cover for unforeseen losses or accidents
  • Customised benefits to fit your specific business needs
  • Get a quote in one easy phone call.

How this works

You start your policy with Business Assets cover. Once you have this cover you can choose to add other covers such as:

Business Assets


  • Covers assets such as buildings, tools, plant, machinery, contents and stock
  • Choice of cover to suit your business needs.

Provides you with cover for sudden and unforeseen physical loss or damage to your Business Assets arising from these specified risks:

  • Fire, lightning, explosion or thunderbolt
  • Water or oil discharged, overflowing or leaking from any water cooling or heating systems
  • Impact by vehicles and animals not owned by you or under your control
  • Aircraft, aerial devices.
  • Gale, windstorm, hurricane or cyclone

Benefits

  • Additions and improvements

    Covers you for up to $10,000 for any additions or improvements to your building or plant.

  • Earthquake

    Provides cover for loss or damage arising from an earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, geothermal or hydrothermal activity.

  • Electric motor burn-out

    Provides up to $1,000 of cover for electric currents burning out electric motors under 4hp.

  • Fire extinguishers

    Covers you for up to $5,000 for the cost of refilling your extinguishers used to put out fires at your premises.

  • Other contents

    Covers you for up to $200 per employee for loss or damage to their personal effects.

  • Removal of business assets

    Provides cover for up to $5,000 for the cost of removal and temporary protection of your business assets.

  • Temporary removal costs

    Covers you for up to $5,000 for your business assets when temporarily situated at other premises or by road transit.

Optional benefits

  • Accidental breakage of glass

    Replacement value of internal and external glass that may be accidentally broken.

  • Flood

    Provides cover up to the sum insured shown in the certificate of insurance for loss or damage caused by a flood. Please note that it does not cover you for loss or damage to gates, fences and awnings, as well as furniture, fittings or plant and machinery either in the open or not contained in fully enclosed buildings, or kept / stored less than 60 centimeters above the floor.

Your choice of cover

You have the option to cover your Business Assets for replacement value (the maximum amount of insurance protection) or indemnity value (taking depreciation into account). This is important when it comes to claims.

Replacement value on buildings where we cover the cost of rebuilding, replacing or repairing your building to a new condition – up to a maximum of the sum insured.

Replacement value of plant where we cover the replacement or repair cost of your plant (other than motors) less than five years old.

Or

Indemnity value on buildings which is more limited and means we cover the cost of rebuilding or repairing your building to a condition no better than new, less an appropriate allowance for depreciation and deferred maintenance – up to a maximum of the sum insured.

Indemnity value of plant which covers costs to rebuild or repair your plant to a condition no better than new, less an appropriate allowance for depreciation (and some other factors) up to a maximum of the sum insured.

Business Income


  • Cover for financial loss if your business is interrupted
  • Insurance to keep you in business while other insurance helps repair damage.

Benefits

  • Loss of business income

    Covers you against loss due to the loss or damage of a leased or rented business asset.

  • Accountant’s fees

    Provides up to $2,500 of cover for accountant’s fees for claim preparation expenses when a claim had been accepted.

  • Record keeping

    Offers up to $5,000 of cover for the additional or increased cost of working or rewriting your records.

  • Prevention of access

    Provides cover for loss of business income if your customers are prevented from being at your place of business due to fire anywhere in the Solomon Islands.

  • Supplier premies

    Provides cover for up to 5% for loss of business income if your supplier’s premise suffers loss or damage by fire anywhere in the Solomon Islands.

  • Public utilities

    Provides cover for up to 5% for loss of business income resulting from interruption or interference to your business due to damage by fire occurring at any electric power station or sub-station anywhere in the Solomon Islands.

  • Underground services failure

    Provides cover for up to 5% for loss of business income resulting from the failure of waste disposal systems and underground services situated on or immediately adjacent to your premises.

Money


  • Covers you against the loss or damage of cash and certain valuables.

Benefits

  • Loss or damage cover

    Covers the loss or damage of cash, credit cards and other negotiable securities during normal business hours at your premises, in transit to or from your business and whilst in your bank’s night safe, or contained in an approved securely locked safe at your premises outside business hours.

    Cover up to $1,000 for loss or damage to money while in your personal custody and in transit to and from you or your employee’s home until commencement of banking hours the next working day, or at your business premises outside business hours when not secured in an approved locked safe.

  • Safes and strongrooms

    Provides up to $1,000 of cover for loss or damage to your safes or strong rooms caused by burglars.

Burglary


  • Cover for loss or damage to your business assets
  • Cover for loss or damage to the premises at the location caused by actual or attempted burglary for which you are responsible under any lease or tenancy agreement.

Benefits

  • Replacement locks and keys

    Up to $1,000 cover to replace keys and locks if they are stolen or unlawfully duplicated – helping relieve any burglary worries.

  • Employee’s personal effects

    Covers you for up to $200 per employee for loss or damage to their personal effects.

  • Temporary Removal

    Provides cover for loss or damage to your business assets arising from burglary when they are removed temporarily for cleaning, repair, renovation, display or promotional purposes.

Business Liability


  • Covers your legal liability as a result of loss or damage to others’ property, including bodily injury arising from accidents in connection with your business anywhere in the Solomon Islands
  • Provides cover for products exported to Australia, New Zealand or some South Pacific islands.

Benefits

  • Overseas visits

    Covers your business following overseas business trips by you or your employees.

  • Goods products

    Provides cover for the liability of your business in connection with products exported to Australia, New Zealand or some South Pacific islands.

  • Social activities

    Provides cover for the liability of your business arising from social events organised by you.

Optional benefits

  • Bailee liability

    Provides cover for the legal liability of your business as Bailee for goods in your physical and legal control.

Employee Fraud


  • Covers loss suffered as a result employee theft or fraud
  • Provides up to $5,000 for losses occurring within six months of the occurrence.

Business Assets Breakdown


  • Covers plant and machinery breakdown
  • Offers replacement or repair for plant damaged from mechanical or electrical breakdown.

Unless plant and machinery breakdowns are covered by a warranty or service contract, their breakdown can cause absolute turmoil.

This option protects you for the replacement value or repair costs up to $5,000 for plant damage as a result of machinery or electrical breakdown.

Benefits

  • Temporary replacement

    Offers up to $500 to hire a temporary replacement motor or refrigerant compressor while repairs are being completed.

  • Computer records

    Offers up to $2,000 towards costs to reconstruct computer records and programmes.

Optional benefits

  • Spoilage of stock

    Offers up to $5,000 for the spoilage of your stock due to mechanical or electrical breakdown.

Workmen's Compensation


  • Covers the liability of your business in relation to injury suffered by or death of an employee.

We will pay compensation you are liable for under the Workmen’s Compensation Act to any person employed by you.

Benefits

  • Common law

    Covers of your legal liability for damages including costs and expenses related to bodily injury or death of an employee during an accident while in your employment.

Important: This is a summary only. For a full outline of the policy terms, conditions and exclusions please read the policy wording (below) and the certificate of insurance.

Business insurance quote

Make a claim

Call us on
+ 677 22955
or drop into your local office.

Business insurance full policy document

You will need Adobe Reader to view this document.