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You’ve probably heard of auto gap insurance — a separate policy to cover the difference between what car insurance covers and what is still owed on the loan for a vehicle.

Employers liability insurance is purchased with the same thought in mind: to protect your business from costs resulting from employee claims that are not covered by workers’ compensation benefits.

It covers the gap between your company’s bottom line and lawsuits stemming from employee activities. Some insurance companies and state regulations even refer to employers liability insurance as “stopgap coverage.”

Your state, or the county in which you do business, may even require you to carry employers liability insurance. Which is why it’s important to work with an experienced insurance agent who is familiar with your industry, the area in which you do business, and any laws with which you must comply.

You may already have a professional liability policy, an EPLI policy (employment practices liability insurance), a general liability policy, and perhaps a host of other coverages to protect your business from liability risk exposures.

Do you really need another liability insurance policy? Yes. Not one of these products fills the gap between workers’ compensation and your revenues and assets, but employers liability insurance does.