Policies Included in Contractor’s Insurance

When you open a construction firm in Bloomfield, NJ, you’ll need a special type of commercial insurance called contractor’s insurance from E.S.T.I.R. Inc. The term contractor’s insurance refers to a set of insurance coverage types in a policy package, and it protects your business’s liability and employees.

What’s in Contractor’s Insurance?

This insurance package for construction contractors addresses four business needs. Typically, a contractors’ insurance package includes:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Builder’s Risk
  • Inland Marine
  • General Liability Insurance.

Most contractors require all four types of insurance. Let’s consider what each does.

Workers’ Compensation (Workers’ Comp)

As long as you employ other individuals, you must legally carry workers’ compensation coverage which protects your employees if they get hurt on the job or become ill due to exposure to chemicals on the job.

Builder’s Risk

Builder’s risk insurance provides liability coverage for you and your employees, plus the residents of a home in which you work. If an accident occurs while you work on your project relating to it, such as someone tripping and falling over lumber you piled outside the back door, then this insurance covers their medical costs for treatment.

Inland Marine

Inland marine insurance covers your transport of materials, especially those purchased by your client. It doesn’t involve Marines. The name stems from the advent of land transportation, such as trucking, as a supplement to oceanic transportation, hence the marine.

General Liability Insurance

Like all other businesses, a contractor needs to obtain general liability insurance. This type of liability protects your finances from various issues, including libeling someone and accidents in your office.

Contact E.S.T.I.R. Today

Contact us today to obtain your builder’s risk insurance policy. Let E.S.T.I.R. Inc. help you protect your Bloomfield, NJ, business.

What kind of commercial insurance does my business need?

When someone asks if your Bloomfield, NJ business has a commercial insurance policy, you might think there’s only one policy type. More than 25 types of commercial insurance exist, and this blog explains the specialized insurance policies needed by the different types of businesses, such as dentists, medical doctors, lawyers, dance studios, etc.

E.S.T.I.R. Inc. offers all types of commercial insurance, including business owners’ policies, called BOPs in the industry. Commercial insurance involves many coverage aspects, each with its own policy.

Business Vehicles

If you primarily drive your auto for business purposes, you need to cover it with commercial automotive coverage. This protects your liability for causing an accident and your vehicle if you choose full coverage. Obtain a fleet policy if your business owns or leases more than one vehicle.

Truckers, we also offer the commercial coverage you need, including trucking liability and bobtail insurance. Let us help you properly insure your truck’s cab, trailer, loads, and personal use.

Malpractice and E&O

Individuals in the medical profession need medical malpractice insurance to protect their liability. This type of coverage ensures that they’re insured if something goes wrong during surgery or they misdiagnose a disease. Errors and omissions (E&O) insurance covers their liability if a medical device they created does harm. Examples of this include dental braces, prosthetic limbs, and implants.

Glass Insurance

Stores with storefronts of plate glass require glass coverage. A dance studio would also need this type of coverage to insure its mirrors that line the rehearsal floor. Gyms and retail stores typically purchase this insurance, too. Both locations contain significant amounts of glass as windows and mirrors.

Lawyers Need Liability Coverage

Lawyers must also purchase special business liability coverage called malpractice, but theirs focuses on legal malpractice. Both lawyers and medical practitioners typically hire staff, so they also need workers’ compensation coverage.

Contact E.S.T.I.R. Inc. Today

With more than 25 types of commercial insurance to cover your Bloomfield, NJ business, only a consultation with E.S.T.I.R. Inc. via Zoom or in person can uncover the types of insurance you need.