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Five Insurance Mistakes
Business Owners Make
Ted Jenkin, CFP®
Founder and CEO
oXYGen Financial, Inc.
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Who is oXYGen Financial?
Independent planning firm
managing over $300,000,000
of client assets for small
Focusing on the X & Y
generations (hence oXYGen)
Personally- 22 years in the
business with six advanced
I write Your Smart Money
Moves ranked #93 on
Wisebread top 100
What Causes The Insurance Mistakes?
Lack Of Knowledge
Not Buying Insurance
Buying The Wrong Coverage
Buying Inadequate Coverage
Poor Cash Flow Management
Mistake #1- No Disability Insurance
It’s important to understand that your net
income will be a big determinant in coverage.
A balance for business owners.
Understand what level of coverage your
company will give you:
ST Disability vs. LT Disability?
Is It Integrated With social security?
Own vs. Any occupation?
Waiting Period/Benefit Period
Future Purchase Option
Cost Of Living Adjustment
Shop at least three different carriers and
READ the contract language.
You pay or the company pays?
Mistake #2 – Selecting The
Wrong Health Insurance
Open enrollment has officially
begun for Obamacare 10/1/2014 to
What is the best way to manage
cost in your business (especially if you
Group Plan vs. Exchange and use
Go Health Savings Account/HDHP or
Traditional PPO/POS- also what about
dental and vision insurance?
Mistake #3 – No Professional
Once you have decided to interface with
the public, you exposure for liability can be
significant. (especially if you are just a
schedule “C” filer.)
What about infringement of items like:
Copyright, trademark, title
Misappropriation, libel, plagiarism
Slander, defamation of character, etc.
And much more
You should at a minimum get yourself
bloggers or publishers E & O insurance. All
professionals should protect themselves.
filmemporium.com, axis.com, etc.
Mistake #4 No BOE And
No Continuity Plan
Business Overhead Expense Insurance
• Interest payments on some business debts
• Employees' salaries and payroll taxes
• Postage and stationery
• Equipment maintenance
• Rental, lease, or depreciation of office
Buy-Sell Agreement- Do you have one and is
it funded with life insurance?
Key Man- Does your business have this
Mistake #5 – Car Insurance
Whether to put your car in the business name
or not is an important business decision.
What is your liability? Personally? Business?
Make sure to maximize deductibles which will
What coverages overlap on your policies and
What other parts of the coverages can be
56.5 cents on the mile/exp reimbursement
Or put on 2106 form.
You need to plan for the cost of
insurance in your business.
This is just as important as having
your business cash reserve.
Make sure to educate yourself on
the different types of insurance.
Shop it OR use someone who is
truly independent shop the insurance.