business insurance

Business Insurance in Waupun WI, Plymouth WI, OshKosh WI, and all the Surrounding Areas

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Are you the owner of a business? Regardless of the industry you cater to, you should realize that every business is full of risks and challenges. There are several kinds of issues which are going to incur monetary losses too. In order to grow as a business, you have to obviously focus on the marketing campaigns or the kinds of products or services you have but you should also think of getting a solid compensation for the losses. And you can do so by getting a high-quality business insurance. We, at Behnke Insurance, can be the right choice for you. We are an experienced and reputed company which offers you a wide range of insurance programs, starting with auto, home, to life and business insurance. We have a team of knowledgeable and smart individuals who can help you choose according to your needs. We are known for our affordable premiums and personalized approach. So, if you are from areas such as Oakfield, Oshkosh WI, Plymouth WI, Ripon WI, St Cloud WI, or Waupun WI, then you can resort to us. 

Business Insurance in Waupun WI, Plymouth WI, OshKosh WI

Here, we have put together a few major benefits of having a good business insurance. Take a look. 

  1. Loss for the Building 

You could face damage for your commercial building due to a natural disaster or any other vandalism issue. Restoration of building can cost a lot, especially a commercial facility. You can pay for all these costs if you have an insurance policy for your business. 

  1. Attract & Retain Employees 

You will be able to attract more employees and even retain your old employees if you have the assurance of insurance for them in your company. That is why you must get the insurance policy for your company. 

So, without any further delay, you must contact us today for a good business insurance.  

Business Insurance in Waupun WI, Oshkosh WI, Plymouth WI, and all the Surrounding Areas

Friday, August 16th, 2019

It is often said that work is worship. This makes the place of work holy. It is thus of paramount importance to have a safeguard in place for your business establishment. We, at Behnke Insurance Agencies Inc, bring to you a wide range of policies for your firm. We make sure to tailor our business insurance offers to the specific requirements of our customers. We understand that each company is different in terms of its product, its employees, its plant and machinery, and its overall working. So we have taken it upon us to delve deep into the methods and systems used by our customers to carry on their work. This allows our agents to create policy documents which will benefit the firm in the case of a disaster of any kind. We are operative in and around the areas of Lomira, Oshkosh WI, Plymouth WI, Ripon WI, St Cloud WI, and Waupun WI. 

Business Insurance in Waupun WI, Oshkosh WI, Plymouth WI

Here, we have made a list of 3 reasons why you must get coverage for your firm. Take a look. 

  • Safety of Office Premises 

A policy will be of great assistance in the case of a disaster of some sort like fire or burglary. The money that is received from insurance companies usually goes a long way in helping rebuild the business. So it is important for you to invest in this for the sake of your business. 

  • Protection of Staff Members 

Being an employer, your duty towards your employees is more than just providing them with salary. You are also responsible for keeping them out of harm’s way during their working hours. To protect your employees, coverage can be extremely useful. 

  • Improves Client Faith 

If your customer knows that you have the financial backing on an insurance policy, he or she will be able to rely on you and this place of trust will benefit your firm and your business greatly.  

So, if you want a policy for your business house, then get in touch with without any delay. 

Business Insurance in Plymouth WI, Ripon WI, Waupun WI, and the Surrounding Areas

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Behnke Insurance can help you with proper business insurance in Fond Du Lac, Lomira, Oshkosh WI, Plymouth WI, Ripon WI or Waupun WI. They are independent agents and they know where to find the right insurance solutions for your business, enterprise or organisation. They also have knowledge of local conditions and custom tailor commercial insurance solutions to match your needs and budget. 


Business insurance is a complex field and covers many different areas. As a business owner or manager, you already have a lot on your plate and the last thing you have time for is the intricacies and finer details of commercial insurance. That is why it makes sense to leave your business insurance in professional hands. 


There are many things that can be contained in business owner’s policy. These could include commercial auto, property insurance, business interruption, business all risks, accidental damage, workers comp, goods in transit, employer’s liability, general liability, product liability, electronic equipment, out and about insurance, passenger liability, public liability, directors and officer’s liability, professional indemnity and many more. 

Other important business insurance considerations include sum insured, accesses, limit of indemnity, insurance cost and premiums.  Apart from all these different aspects insurance policies are intimidating documents. Just try and read one. They will contain definitions, column references and different sections that deal with each type of cover. 

For example, you could have a section that deals with business interruptions another section that deals with liability cover, another section that deals with commercial auto and so. Then there are things such as indemnity period, limit of indemnity, type of cover, sum insured, FAP %, and as always, the monthly premium. 

When you deal with a professional and independent agent you don’t have to understand every little detail and you can have peace of mind that your business and interested are financially protected. 

Business Insurance and Commercial Insurance in Waupun, Ripon and Plymouth, WI.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Business and commercial insurance coverage for your type of business

Business insurance or commercial insurance can help to protect your financial interests in the event of some disaster and accident or other unfortunate event or mishap. However it is important that you have the right commercial insurance for your type of business. There is nothing easy or straightforward about business insurance and it is probably best to consult with a local expert in your area.

Behnke Insurance is an independent and local agent serving the business communities of Fond Du Lac, Ripon, Waupun, Oshkosh and Plymouth. There are many aspects to commercial insurance and there is no single policy that covers the requirements of different businesses.  As business owner you face many risks and there are specific policies designed to address and cover different perils.

The biggest risks do not necessarily lie in natural disasters and similar calamities. Yes we all face the possibilities of floods, storms, earthquakes, hurricanes and so on. But there are many other risks that happen more often. These include fire, accidents, mistakes as well as malicious actions such as theft and fraud.

There are general business and commercial policies to cover you against natural disasters and storm damage. However you can suffer severe losses as a result of unfortunate accidents, malpractice claims and liability claims.  Property insurance is probably the biggest component in your coverage but It also follows that liability insurance is an important part of your business insurance profile. Related polices include workmen’s compensations, group medical, commercial auto and errors and omissions.

Depending on the type of business you operate you may also need industry specific insurance such as builders bonds, marine insurance, aviation insurance, truckers insurance, haulage insurance and so on.

Another important aspect of business insurance is the cost. When you deal with an independent agent you are likely to get the best deal since such an agent has access to the best commercial insurance plans offered by leading carriers.


Fond du Lac Car Insurance – Uninsured Drivers?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Car Accident

On this week’s Fond du Lac Car Insurance Q&A, we’ll be addressing what happens when an uninsured driver hits your car.


In Wisconsin, when two cars have an accident together, the police will determine one of the parties to be at-fault. The at-fault party will be responsible for all damages, both bodily and property. This is really where insurance steps in and pays the bills for the driver. The driver will then have a tarnished insurance record, which will affect monthly premiums.


Now you have $5,000 damages to your car, medical bills totaling $20,000 and lost wages totaling $900.

  1. Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage acts in place of the other party’s insurance for bodily damages, up to  your limit.
  2. Your Collision Deductible will be what you pay to get your car repaired.
  3. You can then sue the uninsured driver to get your collision deductible back.

BAD WAY – You sue the uninsured driver for $25,900 and, if  you win, try to collect this money from them. Generally, uninsured drivers don’t have the assets for a large payout and actually collecting can be a challenge.

GOOD WAY – You have good car insurance and sue the uninsured driver for your $500 collision deductible. Collecting $500 is much easier than collecting $25,900.

**Call Behnke Insurance Agency in Fond du Lac, WI at 920-922-3850 for details**

Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bond

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Behnke Insurance StaffBehnke Insurance Agency partners with West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. West Bend offers an pertinent new product:

Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bond

As a permit holder of a legally possessed weapon, the bond provides for the reasonable legal fees, expenses, and costs of defense up to the maximum bond limit chosen, after declaration from the prosecuting attorney that no criminal charges will be filed, a dismissal of all filed criminal charges, or acquittal of the “permit holder” following a trial and verdict is upheld on appeal.

“But doesn’t my homeowners insurance protect me in this case?” Your homeowners liability coverage protects you against civil lawsuits, not criminal lawsuits. This product fills the gap for a very low cost.

“Why do I need this? I have a right to carry and self defense.” You are correct, but defending that right in court can be costly, if the situation arises.

This bond helps share that cost. Below is a link to West Bend’s video explanation. Call Behnke Insurance for details, your Fond du Lac insurance professionals.

Fond du Lac Child Life Insurance Questions 6/10/2014

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014


This week in Fond du Lac Child Life Insurance Questions, we received several inquiries on life insurance for a child. The info below should be very helpful.

Question 1: My son just had a baby boy. I’m a grandparent! Is it a good idea to buy a policy for my grandchild?

Answer: This is a great gift. One company we partner with has a simple child policy, also known as a jumping juvenile, which increases it’s coverage when the child turns 18 and 25 years old. It’s a whole life product, which means it’s permanent insurance which will keep it’s premium cost until death. An example, a newborn policy which starts at $10,000 coverage, jumps to $15,000 at age 18, and jumps to $20,000 at age 25 costs $73/year or $6.27/month!

This is a great value. When this young man is 80 years old, his policy still costs $73/year. In comparison, an 80 year old buying a new policy would be charged over $2,600/year. The policy can be surrendered for it’s cash value any time and, should the worst case happen, it’ll help pay for funeral expenses and a legacy.

Question 2: What options are there for my newborn baby?

Option 1: Jumping juvenile policy mentioned above. Starts at $10,000 coverage and jumps to $20,000 coverage. It’s a whole life product for under $100/year.

Option 2: Single Pay Whole Life. Pay about $1,700 today and never pay again for this $20,000 coverage whole life policy.

Option 3: Everything else. There are many ways to insure newborns. Call a Behnke Insurance professional for ideas at 920-922-3850.

Question 3: How does ownership work with baby insurance policies?

Answer: You can be the policyholder. You designate the baby as the insured. You select a beneficiary. Down the line, you can transfer ownership from yourself to the baby, perhaps when he’s an adult.

Fond du Lac Home Insurance Questions 6/9/2014 – Falling Trees!

Monday, June 9th, 2014


This week in Fond du Lac Home Insurance Questions, the topic came up, “What happens when a tree falls over and damages my house?” This is an excellent question and a real concern for homeowners everywhere.


Matt pays his home deductible and insurance pays the rest of repairs. Debris removal is paid up to the limit.


John pays his home deductible and insurance pays the rest of repairs. Debris removal is paid up to the limit. If John thinks Matt was negligent in his tree maintenance, John’s insurance company may sue Matt to have Matt’s insurance cover John’s deductible. To have negligence stick, you generally need to have documentation about the tree issue.


Matt pays his car comprehensive deductible and insurance pays the rest of repairs. If Matt doesn’t carry comprehensive insurance, insurance will not cover it.


John pays his car comprehensive deductible and insurance pays the rest of repairs. If John thinks Matt was negligent in his tree maintenance, John’s insurance may sue Matt to have Matt’s insurance cover John’s deductible. To have negligence stick, you generally need to have documentation about the tree issue. Also, debris removal isn’t covered by either party’s insurance (it gets activated once the home deductible is activated, which doesn’t happen in this case).


Insurance will not pay for debris removal when damage hasn’t happened to the home.


Insurance covers accidents that happen, not accidents that may happen. Ultimately the homeowner will save most by proactively preventing accidents. While getting stuff repaired is nice, paying your deductible and seeing your home insurance premiums rise from claim activity are not in policyholders long-term interest.


Policies vary by company. Call a Behnke Insurance professional agent for details!

Fond du Lac Insurance Agency also serving Ripon, Oshkosh, Waupun, Sheboygan and more

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Behnke Insurance Staff

Behnke Insurance Staff

The Behnke Insurance Agency was started and still is in Fond du lac, WI. Although primarily selling the city of Fond du Lac insurance products since 1973, we also serve plenty of personal and commercial customers in other cities. Today, just about 190 cities between Wisconsin and Minnesota have some insurance from our agency.

We’re able to do this effectively because of our skilled insurance agents and employees, our continued commitment to technology, and most importantly because our customers tell their friends about the service they receive here at Behnke Insurance.

Although we are based in a nice-sized town like Fond du Lac, our reach is really a reflection of our ability to help serve customers.

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Business Insurance in Waupun, Plymouth, Ripon and Oshkosh WI

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Lower your business insurance costs with these tips

Lots of people nowadays look for different ways to reduce the cost of their business insurance policies. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some useful tips that can help you do that.

First of all, you can adopt a consistent safety plan which should include the elimination of hazards that can become claims. It is also recommended that you develop a tracking system to make it easier for you to follow the safety plan and maintain it. This way, you will be able to show your insurer that your employees are properly instructed, and it also reduces the risk of injury.

Another way to reduce the price of business insurance is by constantly checking to see whether an employee that appears on your policy is still working for your company. This can result in significant saving if the loss of an employee lowers the risk.

In addition, you can hire an insurance adviser to make a proper assessment of your company, and also discuss with your insurance company about all the aspects of your policy. Even though at first this may seem to be an extra cost, in time most of the entrepreneurs who contacted the services of such a person recovered their money through the lower price they had to pay for their insurance policy. They are also available in most of the countries, even in areas such as Fond du Lac, Ripon, Wwaupn, Oshkosh, and Plymouth.

Furthermore, you should include a training program that all of your employees should take. Lots of insurance companies offer great price discounts for businesses that have their employees trained, because by doing this they will learn how to protect themselves and also how to be more efficient at their workplace.