Tag: Contractors Insurance

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

The number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers has been rising. While most suits are filed against large corporations, no company is immune to such lawsuits. Recognizing that smaller companies now need this kind of protection, we provide this coverage as an endorsement to our Business owners Policy (BOP). EPLI provides protection against many kinds of employee lawsuits, including claims of: Sexual harassment...

How Is Contractors General Liability Insurance Different From Standard Commercial Liability Insurance?

Any business needs general liability insurance. Contractors, subcontractors, and independent tradesmen need this type of coverage, not only to protect their business, but often as a requirement for the job. Trades that need contractors general liability insurance include construction, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, and masons. What Is Standard Commercial Liability Insurance? Commercial general liability (CGL) insurance protects a business from financial loss due to liability...

Is Damage to My Business Covered for Loss Resulting From a Riot?

The recent riots in most major cities has prompted us to provide some much needed information regarding commercial insurance and how it interacts with riots and unrest. Generally speaking, damage to your building and other property due to a riot is a covered peril.  This would include fire, theft, and vandalism.  If you were forced to close your business by civil authority but had no...

What Does Contractors Insurance Not Include?

Every contractor needs a commercial general liability insurance policy to protect company assets and reduce liability risks. Commonly known as contractors insurance, a construction general liability policy can protect your contracting business against liability for injuries, accidents, and property damage. Proof of this type of insurance is required for many jobs for both contractors and subcontractors. What Kinds of Coverage Does Contractors Insurance Provide? A...

Builders Risk Insurance Vs. Contractors Insurance

If you are in the construction business, you need the right types of insurance coverage to protect yourself. You are likely to need builders risk insurance in addition to contractors insurance. Together, these two forms of coverage can protect you against certain losses. What Is Builders Risk Insurance? Builders risk insurance is designed to cover a contractor’s equipment, materials, and property related to the construction...