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The Allen Thomas Group is your trusted partner for business insurance in Iowa.

We craft customized insurance policies tailored to your specific industry, size, and risk profile.

With over 20 years of experience and a deep understanding of the local business landscape, we’re here to help you navigate the complex world of insurance and ensure your company is properly protected.

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How much does business insurance cost in Iowa?

For small businesses, general liability insurance in Iowa typically costs between $300 to $5,000 per year.

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Understanding the Unique Risks and Challenges Faced by Iowa Businesses

Iowa businesses face unique risks and challenges. Severe weather events like tornadoes and floods threaten property and disrupt operations. Industry-specific regulations, such as those in agriculture and manufacturing, create compliance hurdles.

Economic factors, as reported by the Iowa Division of Insurance, also impact the business landscape.

We help Iowa businesses identify and mitigate these risks through tailored insurance solutions.

Getting The Right Coverage

Tailored Insurance Solutions for Iowa Businesses

We assess your business’s specific insurance needs

Our risk assessment process examines your operations, assets, and liabilities to identify potential exposures. 

We then recommend industry-specific coverage options

For example, construction and contracting businesses need general liability, workers’ compensation, and surety bonds to protect against workplace accidents, property damage, and project delays. 

Manufacturers and distributors, on the other hand, require product liability, equipment breakdown, and business interruption insurance to safeguard against product defects, equipment failures, and supply chain disruptions.

We also offer customized insurance packages for businesses of all sizes. 

Sole proprietorships and startups may benefit from a combination of general liability, professional liability, and a business owner’s policy (BOP)

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often need a package that includes a BOP, workers’ compensation, commercial auto, and cyber liability coverage.

Large corporations and franchises require a customized mix of insurance types based on a comprehensive risk assessment.

Types of Business Insurance Offered by The Allen Thomas Group 

The Allen Thomas Group offers a wide range of business insurance options to protect your company from various risks.

These include:

Insurance TypeCoverageCommon Exclusions
General LiabilityBodily injury, property damage, advertising injuryIntentional acts, professional services, pollution
Commercial PropertyBuildings, equipment, inventory, business incomeFloods, earthquakes, wear and tear
Workers’ CompensationWork-related injuries, illnesses, lost wagesIntentional self-injury, intoxication, illegal activities
Business InterruptionLost income and operating expenses due to covered eventsPower outages, pandemics, undocumented income
Professional LiabilityErrors, omissions, negligence in professional servicesCriminal acts, bodily injury, property damage
Cyber LiabilityData breaches, cyberattacks, related legal costsIntentional acts, outdated software, unreported incidents
Commercial AutoOwned, leased, or rented vehicles used for business purposesPersonal use, unauthorized drivers, racing

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The Allen Thomas Group Difference

What sets The Allen Thomas Group apart from other insurance providers in Iowa? Here are a few key factors:

  1. Independent Agency: As an independent agency, we have access to multiple insurance carriers, allowing us to find the best coverage options and rates for your business.
  2. Experienced and Knowledgeable Professionals: Our team has years of experience navigating Iowa’s insurance landscape and stays up-to-date on industry trends through continuous education and training.
  3. Personalized Service: We provide one-on-one consultations to understand your unique needs and offer regular policy reviews to ensure you have adequate coverage.
  4. Strong Relationships with Top-rated Carriers: We partner with renowned providers like Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, and Travelers, leveraging these relationships to secure competitive rates and streamline the claims process for our clients.
  5. Commitment to Iowa Businesses: We’re dedicated to supporting the success of local businesses and actively participate in Iowa’s business communities and associations.

Risk Management Strategies for Iowa Businesses

Managing risk is critical for Iowa businesses. We help you identify and assess potential risks, including:

  • Physical risks: Natural disasters, accidents, equipment failure
  • Human risks: Injuries, negligence, employee disputes
  • Financial risks: Market fluctuations, lawsuits, economic downturns

Once identified, we work with you to implement risk control measures specific to your industry. 

This might include safety training for construction workers, data backup systems for technology companies, or food safety protocols for restaurants. We also assist in developing comprehensive risk management plans that address risk identification, assessment, control, and financing.

Navigating Iowa's Insurance Regulations and Requirements

Iowa businesses must adhere to various insurance regulations and requirements

These include state-mandated workers’ compensation coverage, minimum liability limits for commercial vehicles, and industry-specific standards like HIPAA for healthcare providers and EPA regulations for manufacturers and agricultural businesses.

The Allen Thomas Group helps you navigate these complexities, ensuring your business remains compliant and avoids costly penalties

Our expertise in Iowa’s insurance regulations and requirements allows us to provide the guidance you need to maintain compliance and protect your business.

The Business Insurance Claims Process

No business owner wants to think about filing an insurance claim, but it’s essential to be prepared. If an incident occurs, your first steps should be to ensure the safety of your employees and customers, document the incident, and notify the appropriate authorities.

Next, contact The Allen Thomas Group for guidance and support. We’ll assist you in gathering the necessary documentation and evidence to submit your claim. 

Throughout the process, we’ll communicate with your insurance provider on your behalf, advocating for a fair and timely settlement

We also offer advice on business continuity planning and provide access to resources and support services to help minimize the impact of the claim on your operations.

Tailored Insurance Solutions Built For Your IA Based Company

Yes, It's Really That Easy

We know how frustrating and complex the process of finding the right comprehensive business insurance can be and how it slows down your ability to care for your customers. 

Let us help craft a policy that works for you.

Step 1: Assess

Tell us about your specific needs and we will find the right policy for you.

Step 2: Review

Review the results of our search.

Step 3: Service

We will walk you through your new policy step by step.

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Ready to experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your Iowa business is properly protected? 

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Schedule a free consultation with our business insurance experts.
    • Discuss your specific needs and challenges
    • Receive personalized recommendations from our experienced team
    • No obligation or pressure – just honest advice and guidance
  2. Receive a comprehensive insurance review and customized quote.
    • Our thorough review process examines your current coverage and identifies gaps or opportunities for improvement
    • We’ll provide a customized quote tailored to your business’s unique needs and budget
  3. Partner with The Allen Thomas Group for ongoing support and protection.
    • Benefit from our commitment to client success and satisfaction
    • Receive regular policy reviews and updates to ensure continuous coverage
    • Access our network of resources and support services to help your business thrive

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your Iowa business.

Contact our Iowa Independent Insurance Agents from The Allen Thomas Group today at (440) 826-3676  and take the first step toward securing your company’s future.

Remember, when it comes to business insurance in Iowa, your needs are as unique as your company’s signature corn casserole recipe.

Trust The Allen Thomas Group to create a customized insurance “recipe” that protects your assets, employees, and bottom line, so you can focus on what you do best – serving up success in the Hawkeye State!

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Get More Insights On Making The Right Insurance Decision For Your Iowa Based Company

  • Industry risk level
  • Business size
  • Location
  • Claims history
  • Coverage limits and deductibles

In addition to general liability and workers’ compensation, contractors in Iowa may also need commercial auto insurance and business interruption insurance. We can assess your specific needs and recommend the right coverage.

There’s no single “best” company, but we can analyze your contractor business in Iowa and recommend insurers known for competitive rates and strong contractor coverage.

Without cyber liability insurance, your Iowa online business could face financial ruin if a data breach occurs. We can help you find coverage that protects your business from cyberattacks and data breaches.

We understand the urgency! The Allen Thomas Group can quickly assess your new Iowa construction company’s needs and get you competitive quotes for the essential coverages you need to operate legally and safely.

  • Legal penalties for non-compliance with state-mandated coverage
  • Financial liabilities in the event of a claim or lawsuit
  • Business disruption or closure due to inability to cover losses
  • Real-life examples:
    • An uninsured contractor facing bankruptcy after a worker’s injury
    • A restaurant without liability coverage closing after a customer’s slip-and-fall lawsuit

Our Iowa Commercial Insurance Agents Craft Custom Policies To Protect The Following Industries

Iowa Business Communities We Serve

Iowa Cities We Serve






Cedar Falls

Cedar Rapids



Council Bluffs


Des Moines


Fort Dodge

Iowa City




Mason City


North Liberty


Sioux City