Category: Insurance Expertise

COI Insurance

August 28, 2023

If you’ve stumbled upon this article, you’ve probably heard the terms COI, certificate of insurance services, insurance, and compliance thrown around in your line of work. Ensuring that every third-party service provider you work with or tenant you manage has an appropriate amount of insurance coverage protects not only them—but you as the business working […]

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How Important Is a Certificate of Insurance For Contractors?

August 3, 2023

There are many things that contractors have to deal with in their line of work, from safety concerns on the job to labor shortages during peak seasons to managing their own insurance coverage and regulatory compliance.  In the modern legal landscape, contractors need to know about certificates of insurance services (COIs), which are official documents […]

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How Important Is a Certificate of Insurance?

June 16, 2023

As a small business owner in the construction industry or another field where work-related accidents are highly plausible, managing vendor relationships and ensuring adequate insurance coverage is crucial to protect your business from potential risks. One important piece of this process is obtaining and tracking certificates of insurance, or COIs, from all vendors and hired […]

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Why Do Companies Require a Certificate of Insurance?

May 25, 2023

Before you begin working with a contractor or other third party, it’s important to make sure that they’re not bringing any extra financial risk to your business. Of course, every new third party that you employ creates a new layer of risk for your company – unless they’re properly insured. Therefore, it’s a common business practice […]

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Why Does a Company Need a Certificate of Insurance?

May 12, 2023

A certificate of insurance (COI) is a legal document that provides proof of someone’s insurance coverage. Typically, it’s provided by an insurance company or agency and is used to verify that a policyholder has the necessary coverage in place to manage risk and protect their assets, especially when it comes to their hired third parties. […]

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Cutting Corners With Subcontractors and Vendors – What You Should Know

February 6, 2023

It is important to pay close attention to all of your subs and vendors and what they have regarding their insurance. Newer subs and vendors (who will probably be cheaper) are more likely to have mistakes or gaps in their coverages, but this is usually due to not knowing what they don’t know yet; that doesn’t excuse the errors, but it is all the more reason to hone in on their certificates of insurance (COIs).

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Contracts, Force Majeure, and COVID-19: Where Do Things Stand Now?

February 8, 2022

In March 2020, as the pandemic took hold, we predicted an often-overlooked contract clause would become a hotly contested issue—and we were right. As coronavirus prompted government stay-at-home orders and establishments to close for safety concerns, businesses looked to their contracts for protection. They started with a commercial contract clause called “force majeure.” However, most […]

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Classification Limitations: Managing a Subcontractor’s Insured Work Exclusions

June 3, 2021

When it comes to commercial general liability (CGL) policies, some endorsements are great for upstream parties. Others, not so much. On the good side are additional insured endorsements which allow general contractors, property owners, and property managers to receive coverage under their subcontractor’s insurance policy. On the bad side are classification limitations, which can nullify […]

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