What is Commercial Insurance?
Commercial insurance is coverage designed for businesses, and accounts for around half the personal property insurance industry premiums, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Frequently asked questions
When traditional business insurance can't provide the solution for your risk management needs we have a number of alternative markets and options we can employ. We have different ways to manage risk intelligently through the use of higher retention, retention groups or captive insurance programs. Or we can use bonds and securities as an alternative means of transferring risk.
Bonds come in several different varieties to fit different needs and situations. In general, bonds are meant to guarantee that one individual or entity will perform according to the specifications of a contract, ordinance or other requirement. Common types are Surety Bonds, Contract Bonds, Judicial and Probate Bonds and License and Permit Bonds.
Builders Risk Insurance - Course of Construction
Builders Risk Insurance is often used with a different term that describes what the insurance does - Course of Construction Insurance. Builders Risk Insurance/Course of Construction covers a building, and typically all materials during construction. Protection can be extended for the work of individual contractors, architects and engineers. Optional coverage can often be added for costs not directly related to construction such as marketing, loss of income and delayed completion.
Business Auto Insurance
Business Owners Policy
Commercial General Liability
Commercial Package Policy
A Commercial Package is a type of business package policy that bundles coverage together for several things including liability, property, boiler and machinery, crime and other optional coverage. The options available create flexibility that allow a Package to be customized for most kinds of business.
Commercial Property Insurance
Commercial Umbrella Insurance
A company employee causes an accident that results in a permanent disability to the driver of the other vehicle.
A product you distribute is found to be defective and the cause of illness to multiple people.
An employee becomes intoxicated during a business dinner, causes an auto accident and injures a passenger, who is a prospective client.
Contractors Bonds (Contractors Surety Bonds)
Federal ID Number of each corporation
Full Name and Social Security Number of each stockholder and their spouses
Home Address of each stockholder and their spouses
Legal Name and Address of Corporation.
For Bid Bond Purposes - State(s) of Incorporation
Contractors have liability insurance needs unique to the building trade. We understand those needs and can find insurance protection to fit the budget of your business.
Businesses are exposed to many types of loss not always covered in other types of business insurance policies. Crime Insurance indemnifies your business from embezzlement or theft by employees, forgery, hacking (electronic theft), theft of cash or securities by someone other than an employee or damage to your building or property caused by a burglary.
Cyber Liability Insurance
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
D & O Insurance, as it is commonly called, is essential to attracting, retaining top business management talent. Lawsuits against a business and its management for negligent or wrongful acts can be brought by any number of constituents like shareholders, customers or regulatory bodies. D & O Insurance will fill in gaps in primary business liability insurance and will protect the personal assets of the directors and officers.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
Environmental Liability Insurance
Many business are exposed to lawsuits from pollution and environmental impairment from a variety of sources. Your business can be held liable for damage or injury due to pollution from business operations, the cost of clean up, or from the business location(s). There are several types of insurance to protect against these kind of claims.
Errors and Omissions Insurance
Errors and Omissions Insurance is basically a type of Professional Liability Insurance. This insurance protection pays for liability claims resulting from damages due to failure to perform some duty for which the insured was trained or even just represented some specific expertise. Architects and insurance agents need Errors and Omissions Insurance as do information technology companies. The kind of Errors and Omissions protection needed vary greatly from business to business so insurance policies are often designed for specific business pursuits.
Farm and Ranch Insurance
Farm and ranch insurance can be tailored to protect the part-time gentleman farmer to the full scale agribusiness. Plans can include protection for your personal and business assets and legal liability insurance for both personal and farming pursuits. To get a proposal suited to your individual needs, complete our Farm Quote Request form or use the contact link below to learn more.
A Fidelity Bond protects bondholder clients from theft by employees of the bond holder. This type of bond is very close to traditional insurance - in this case it protects the employer/bond holder from employee dishonesty. Fidelity Bonds are often purchased by businesses employing high risk employees.
Garagekeepers Legal Liability Insurance
General liability insurance policies, and even Garage Liability insurance policies are not intended to provide insurance protection for damage or loss to vehicles that have been left with your business (the legal wording: in your care, custody, or control). That's where Garagekeepers liability coverage comes in; it is meant to protect a business from negligence causing damage to a customer's vehicle. Some businesses that commonly need Garagekeepers liability insurance include auto dealers and repair shops, parking lots, hotels and restaurants with valet parking services, and towing services.
Inland Marine Insurance
Innkeeper's Liability Insurance
Innkeeper's Liability Insurance pays for loss or damage to guest property while it is on the premises of an insured and in their possession. If you business involves lodging, no matter on what scale, this is an insurance protection that should be considered.
Landlord Package Insurance
Landlord's face special risks that require special insurance protection. A few examples of losses or exposures that are covered in a Landlord Package Policy include: Loss of rent resulting from an insured loss; Buildings with one or several units; Varied residential or commercial occupancies; Legal liability resulting from the activities of tenants; and Uninsured or under-insured repairmen. Even though Landlord Package Insurance is primarily designed to protect you from loss to rental property it can, and should provide adequate insurance limits to protect your other assets from legal liability arising from rental activities.
A License Bond guarantees the bond holder will comply with the statutes and license requirements of the granting state. Contractors often need to secure License Bonds as do mortgage brokers (Mortgage Broker Bonds). Damages resulting from deliberate license and statutory non-compliance may be filed against the bond by any person 'damaged'.
Liquor Liability Insurance
Any establishment serving alcoholic beverages is exposed to lawsuits charging that liquor was served to an intoxicated person who may later have been involved in an accident. Liquor Liability Insurance is intended to protect food service businesses like restaurants, hotels, and even bed and breakfasts, from liability damages in such cases.
Non-Profit Management and Organization Liability Insurance
Payment Bonds are provided to the project owner by the contractor after a contract has been awarded. The Payment Bond is a guarantee that the contractor will cover bills for specific project labor and material.. A Payment Bond also acts as a guarantee to subcontractors and suppliers for payments due from the project owner.
Performance Bonds are provided by contractors to project owners after a contractor is awarded a bid (Performance Bonds are often preceded by Bid Bonds). The Performance Bond is a guarantee that the contractor will perform according to the project contract's terms and specifications. The amount of the bond will vary but in many cases it will equal the full contract amount.
You don't have to manufacture a product to be liable for damages due to injury or loss related to that product. If you are in the business of supplying, selling, or even providing a repair service. There are also 'products' that we don't normally think of as 'products', like the food served in a restaurant, that expose a business to product liability claims. Product Liability Insurance covers all kinds of businesses engaged in making, delivering , selling, or supporting almost any kind of product.
Professional Liability Insurance
Special Events Insurance
Today, any group, club, business, association or individual organizing an event is exposed to liability claims brought by spectators, participants, attendees, and contractors. Special Events Insurance is there to protect your business or organization from claims arising from events not covered in you general liability insurance policy. Special Event Insurance is often required by auditoriums, parks and other venues where events are held. Coverage can be tailored to the duration, size, activities, and nature of your individual event.
A trucking operation may need insurance for Physical Damage to trucks and trailers, Primary Auto Liability - even on leased rigs, General Liability for property damage or personal injury when a truck is not involved, Non-Trucking Liability for drivers and trucks not under dispatch and Non-Owned Trailer Liability. We can handle it all.
Workers' Compensation Insurance
It protect your employees - If an employee is injured on the job, workers comp insurance will pay for medical care, disability - whether permanent or temporary, and death benefits.
It protects your business - If you are found to be liable for employee injury or illness, workers' compensation will protect you and your business. This type of insurance is often mandatory.