A Texas Contractors Insurance Update
The success of your business depends on the quality of your business insurance. Business insurance is designed to protect your business in the event of an unexpected claim. We can create a contractor’s insurance program that is designed for your unique operation. Here are a few of the kinds of contractor insurance you need.
- The basic contractor insurance program should include property, commercial liability, auto, equipment coverage, and excess liability.
- Contractor’s bonds. A contractor’s license bond is a license and permits bond that is designed to assist all types of contractors. In many states, contractor bonds are required and help ensure that the contractor will operate in compliance with the local statutes as well as laws.
- As an independent contractor, you may need to have worker’s compensation insurance. Worker’s comp regulations are mandated state by state. If you are in business for yourself and you do not have employees, you are most likely not required to buy worker’s compensation insurance.
- Contractor tool/equipment coverage. Your tools are part of your business; make sure they are insured to full replacement cost.
- Contractors Errors and Omissions coverage. Every contractor has this exposure. If you provide any advice on your job, you have professional liability risk.
- Employment Practices Liability (EPLI) coverage. An EPLI policy covers claims made against directors, officers, employees, the company, and its subsidiaries. The policy can cover a long list of claims, including wrongful dismissal/termination, sexual/racial/disability harassment, sexual/racial/disability/religious discrimination, employment-related libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, wrongful failure to employ or promote, and retaliation.
- Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ compensation insurance is insurance that provides lost income, medical benefits, disability benefits, and rehabilitative services for workers injured on the job or while performing work-related duties.
Your business needs protection provided by a company and insurance advisor that you can trust. Davidson Stewart Morelock Independent Insurance Group LLC (DSM) was formed in 2008 (Originally Stewart Morelock Insurance, est. 2005) by insurance professionals with over 50 years of combined experience in the property & casualty insurance industry….experience includes; senior officers of regional insurance companies & wholesalers, reinsurance brokers, personal & commercial insurance production agents, agency owners, underwriting managers & agency directors. DSM is directly appointed with all major insurance carriers and brokers, and has the capability to place virtually all lines of business and personal lines insurance.