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Total Insurable Values Explained

What does total insurable value mean for a business in Canada? ALIGNED Insurance Brokers

Total Insurable Values (TIV) 101

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Total insurable values is a property insurance term referring to the sum of the full replacement cost value of the insured’s covered property, business income values, and any other insured property.  Total insurable values is typically used  in property insurance policies for businesses and other organizations that insures against damage to an organizations buildings, contents to a covered cause of loss, such as a fire, flood, windstorm etc. A commercial property policy may also cover loss of income or increase in expenses that results from the property damage.

Why Is Having Accurate Total Insurable Values (TIV) Important?

Total insurable values (TIV) is calculated by adding together the total property, equipment, inventory, tools, etc. at each location and combining it with a the final number calculated on a fully completed business income worksheet.  A business income worksheet is a form that is provided by your insurance broker that is used to estimate an organization’s annual business income for the upcoming 12-month period, for purposes of selecting a business income limit of insurance. The selected percentage, or multiple, of the organization’s estimated annual business income for the upcoming 12-month period should be based on how long it would take to replace all damaged property and resume operations in the event of a worst-case loss. For some organizations, this period could exceed 12 months. Most insurers require a completed business income worksheet as a condition of activating the business income agreed value coverage option.

The total insurable values (TIV) is an important number for all commercial property policies because it is typically the number that is applied against the rate to determine the premium.

Ex. [$1,000,000 (TIV) x $0.4 (Commercial Property Insurance Rate per $100 of TIV)]/100 = $4,000 annual premium per year.

To learn more about how to accurately calculate your organizations total insurable values speak an ALIGNED Insurance Advocate or connect with us at www.alignedinsuranceinc.com

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