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How any Contractor can Minimize Insurance Loss

Just like you prep a job site, you must do work to ensure your insurance coverage is right. If you make an ill-informed or hasty decision, you could face insurance losses that cut into your bottom line. Before starting another big project, learn three simple ways to reduce losses on insurance coverage. Read more

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How to Address Workers Compensation Fraud

Contractors sign up for Workers’ Compensation insurance to protect employees who are hurt on the job. Although most claims are legitimate, workers compensation fraud is common. Bogus claims can add up to big losses for not only insurance carriers but employers, too. Read more

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The Nuts and Bolts of Short Term Disability Insurance

In construction and other skilled trades, employee illness and injury is a common occurrence. As a result, many employers provide short term disability insurance that protects their employees when they cannot work. Since most workers’ savings might last only a few months of missed paychecks, employees are increasingly choosing companies that offer the best insurance packages. Read more

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Why a Lapse in Insurance Coverage is Cause for Concern

Contractors of all types and sizes manage their business in the face of significant risk. On a daily basis, there is the potential for the unexpected. Although few contractors forget to follow on-the job safety procedures, some make a bigger mistake of allowing a lapse in insurance coverage, which could lead to large out-of-pocket payouts or even bankruptcy. Read more

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Three Myths about Surety Bonds

A surety bond is a three-party contract between a principal (business owner purchasing bond), an owner (state agency requiring bond) and a surety (the bond agency). For the customer, the surety serves as a source of insurance in case of work unfinished. For the business owner, it functions as a line of credit in business matters and as a source of reliability for the customer in choosing the company.

If the surety is defaulted on, the bond company is then required to pay a lump sum to the customer that the business has left with unfinished work. Here are some common misconceptions that you may be unaware of.

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