Liability insurance exclusions limited for builders in Texas

Contractor Liability insurance

The Supreme Court in the state has also restricted the exclusions for general contractor coverage. The Texas Supreme Court has given a new ruling that may help to increase the consumer confidence levels in terms of the liability insurance coverage that is carried by general contractors as well as builders. The ruling will help to decrease the number of exclusions that exist on these policies. This insurance news was made when Justice Phil Johnson made a ruling that denied the attempt of an insurer to avoid having to pay a…

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3 Types of Corporate Insurance You Must Have to Stay Protected

Businesses engage in inherently risky behaviour. It’s impossible to guess at how the consumers might react to a corporation’s actions. If your company gets sued, you’ll want the right type of insurance cover. Likewise, if something happens to key employees within your operation, you’ll want insurance coverage that protects your business and keeps the doors open. General Liability Cover Every business has at least some need for general liability coverage – assuming that customers come to your place of business. General liability covers you if someone is injured on your…

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Five Types of Business Insurance You Should Have

Business Insurance

How to Avoid Financial Ruin in the Future Businesses need several different types of insurance to protect them from financial ruin. It is important to protect your business with different types of insurance that will keep you and your business protected in several key ways. Importance of Property Insurance Property insurance will protect your building and the supplies within it if there is a robbery or fire. Furthermore, this insurance also will help if your store has been vandalized or if there is smoke damage to the property or items…

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Wedding insurance now recommended to protect against fights

Wedding Insurance

Planners and industry experts feel that additional coverage can only help newlyweds. Following the increasing instances of fights breaking out at receptions, many planners and industry experts are now recommending that couples purchase wedding insurance to cover against the damage that could occur as a result of these unexpected circumstances. The importance of coverage has become all the more clear with the high profile fights in Philadelphia. The massive brawl that occurred in Philadelphia and that rapidly had its video go viral, providing a clear image of how rapidly, and…

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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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Identifying the insurance needs of a small business

One of the single most common problems with commercial insurance is,  most small business owners understand that insurance is a necessity, but they struggle to understand what form of insurance is right for them. The need to make sure they have all of the coverage for their particular business, which can be very challenging, and no one wants to end up paying for more than they require. Often, it is advised that small business owners seek professional advice from trustworthy sources, such as an accountant, or an insurance broker or agent that specializes…

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Zurich American takes Sony to court over data breach claims

A new court case between the Zurich American insurance company and Sony – its client – may set a precedent for future decisions made regarding an organization’s liability and coverage at the time of a data breach. The insurer has stated that it will not cover Sony’s costs for the many class-action lawsuits that have occurred following the massive database breaches it experienced earlier in 2011, and is seeking the support of the courts for its decision. Sony has already reported that it anticipates that the direct financial cost of…

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New regulations in New York make for impossible contractor insurance requirements

New insurance regulations are slated to go into effect in New York City next week, leading many insurance agents to warn contractors in the City that it may be too late to obtain increased coverage. The City’s Department of Buildings has made changes to the requirements associated with general liability coverage. Effective June 13, insurance policies that do not cover liability for completed work, explosions, collapses and other catastrophic events will be prohibited. Several of the new regulations will make it nearly impossible for the majority of contactors in the…

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Companies that don’t carry cyber liability better think again…

As the world continues to become increasingly reliant on technology, a new breed of threat has emerged. The Internet is rife with scams and a vast array of dubious activities. It is also home to some of the most skilled and tenacious hackers. This fact has led many insurance companies around the U.S. to start offering insurance protection against what they are calling “cybercrime.” The majority of these policies are tailored for big companies, but they have not received the interest insurers thought they would. Cybercrime is a real issue,…

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