Business insurance tips for small company startups

Business Insurance

Affordable business insurance can provide significant financial protection for startups. When starting a small company, it is important to look into the types of business insurance that will be required to help you to mitigate risk and protect the financial future of your organization, no matter its size. There are certain types that will be very useful for making sure that you will be covered against a number of different potential circumstances, though there are also forms of coverage that you may not require. As you consider the various forms…

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GEICO announces cheaper commercial auto insurance rates for businesses in Texas

Business owners in Texas may now have a commercial auto insurance policy available to them at a lower rate, as GEICO announced that they have made this new coverage available in the state. According to the director of commercial lines at GEICO, Kushwant Singh, his company is happy to be able to provide this new coverage to Texas businesses. He added that his company is recognized for providing cheap auto insurance coverage, but that “more and more business owners in Texas are discovering how much they can save with us…

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Paychex Inc. announces new services for business insurance payments

Leading human resource, payroll, and employee benefit solutions provider, Paychex Inc., has unveiled its new Business Insurance Payment Service, which is now being introduced for Paychex Insurance Agency commercial auto, business owner (BOP), and umbrella products that are sold through Guard Insurance Group, The Hartford, and Travelers Insurance companies. This new service will allow policyholders to choose to have their premiums paid for by Paychex using a monthly pay-as-you-go method that will help to decrease the premium deposit that is generally made up-front. The policyholders will also be able to…

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Statewide brings contractor insurance services into Washington state

Leading general liability insurance, commercial vehicle coverage, workers compensation and bonds provider for contractors, Statewide Insurance Brokers, has announced that it has broadened its contractor insurance offerings to include Washington State. The insurer has been providing these products to thousands of contractors of all forms from painters to electricians, since 1995. Today, Statewide Insurance is operating in seven states – Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Minnesota, and California – but has plans for widening. According to one of the company’s senior underwriters, Lana Matar, demand is what is fueling their…

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As commercial insurance quote comparisons rise, so does the popularity of fleet coverage

The number of consumers seeking commercial insurance quotes in the European marketplace seems to be steadily increasing, and the fleet auto insurance sector is aimed toward a worth of over €18 billion in four years. Finaccord has released the results of its research which has indicated that fleet insurance is now one of the major sectors of the European insurance market, just like property insurance. Regardless of the narrow levels of growth between the years 2007 and 2011, the data produced by the research from Finaccord has indicated that there…

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Modern-day pirates find a formidable enemy in the British insurance industry

Piracy, a practice once thought long-dead is, in fact, alive and well today. Ongoing economic trauma has produced desperation in a number of nations throughout the world. People displaced by financial calamity have been flocking to the African country of Somalia, where they have been joining pirate bands. Somalia is an infamously unstable state which has served as a port of home for modern-day pirates that prey on shipments throughout the Indian Ocean. Pirates have, of course, run afoul of man law enforcement and military organizations, but their greatest enemy…

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Cover-All Technologies receives high praise for its My Insurance Center NexGen solution

Top comprehensive technology solutions provider for property and casualty insurers, Cover-All Technologies Inc., has announced the positive review it received in a report released by Celent, an independent analyst firm. The Celent report, called “Policy Administration System Vendors North American Commercial P/C Insurance 2011” examined the My Insurance Center (MIC) NexGen solution and referred to it as one of the most configurable and advanced systems that is currently offered to the industry. The ABCD Vendor View from Celent is a structure for evaluating solutions that offers vendors a perspective of…

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“SLICE” Pizza parlor insurance now available to restaurant owners

There is a growing trend of specialized insurance and it has now added another branch to its offerings, with a new type of policy – which has been called SLICE – that has been created to provide coverage to pizza parlor owners. The EPIC Programs Group, an insurance brokerage based in California, has announced that the “Safety, Loss, Control, Insurance, Coverage, Expertise” program they offer will now be speaking specifically to the liabilities faced by the owners of pizza parlors who have drivers that make deliveries. The program is already…

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Eco-friendly construction increases professional liability risks

Insurers and risk managers are facing all new challenges in developing coverage for errors and omissions (E&O) for eco-friendly construction projects, which are similar, but still quite different from the risks associated with typical construction projects. This has lead to new trends and developments which are affecting purchasers for specialty lines of insurance such as E&O, directors and officers (D&O), cyber risk, employment practices liability, transportation, marine, and surplus. The reason for the difference between “green” and standard construction project risks is in the materials and technologies that are used,…

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How will new health reform laws affect workers comp sector

Members of the Casualty Actuarial Society recently attended a conference concerning the effect the new health reform bill could have on the casualty and property industry.  Several concerns over possible effects on the worker compensation system were put to rest, and possible results on lowering medical malpractice suits were discussed. Because worker compensation medical claims are a part of the overall rise in healthcare, many have been concerned about possible changes under the new reform bill. After the statistics were broken down though, there didn’t seem to be much to…

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