Like most independent contractors, staying competitive in your specific industry means you have to be proactive in controlling your cost. Overhead is one of the biggest issues all contractors and business owners face as one of their largest expenses. This includes everything from labor cost, phones, vehicles, office space, materials, equipment, and of course your contractors insurance cost.
Integrity Now Insurance Brokers is a dependable and experienced commercial insurance agency located in Long Beach, CA. We believe your insurance coverage should be cost-effective, while also protecting you and your company appropriately. Unfortunately cost is not the only factor we need to consider when obtaining Contractor Insurance quotes for your construction company.
Securing a contractors insurance policy that provides the needed coverage and is budget-friendly don’t always go hand in hand. What good is your contractor insurance policy, if you spend thousands of dollars on it and when a claim happens you hear that your claim is being denied. By using an experienced insurance broker that specializes in obtaining insurance for contractors, this will allow you to find the right policy for your company.
One of the best ways to reduce your insurance cost is by having an effective loss control program in place that is designed to help prevent losses. Many larger contractor organizations will have a safety procedure manual, however, will they follow it and pass this document on to their employees and enforce it is the real question.
Insurance premiums are not only based on your specific trade class (Plumbing, Roofing, HVAC) but also how well you control losses.
It is also important to have an effective loss control program in place in order to prevent losses. By having an effective loss control program in place, can help you to control your overall Contractors Insurance costs. Insurance premiums are not only based on your specific trade class but also how well you control losses prior to happening and after they happen.
When considering a loss control program it is important to identify specific hazards at the job-site each morning prior to you and your employees starting work. Talking with your staff about different claims scenarios that have happened as related to your trade, can also help your staff think before they act.
It is also important to ensure you require written contracts for any and all work that you perform and keep copies of these contracts for a minimum of 10 years. Whenever possible, have contracts, warranties and hold harmless agreements reviewed by your attorney and never accept or assume responsibilities with which you are not familiar.
If you have any further questions regarding Contractors Insurance and you are Interested in how much money you can save on your coverage? Contact Integrity Now Insurance Brokers today for your free contractors insurance quote.
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