Communication Necessary For Bonding And Contracting Success

In today’s economy, comprehensive financial data comes at a premium. It is increasingly necessary that contractors provide updated financial information to bonding companies in order to maintain a solid working relationship. Many bonding companies feel an increased need to pressure contractors for necessary banking documents, balance sheets, income statements and more. This is certainly not…

Natural Disaster Preparation

Disaster preparedness can be a particularly daunting task for a small business with limited resources and restricted staff dedicated to the task. But if we learned anything from Hurricane Katrina, it was that natural disasters do not discriminate in their destructiveness between the prepared and the procrastinators. Mayhem, it seems, is an equal-opportunity visitor. When…

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

It is that time of year when many of us head to the coast to open up our summer homes. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most active times of the year for hurricanes. Experts predict that America faces the possibility of 16 named storms, nine hurricanes and five major hurricanes with sustained winds…

Weddings, Vacation and Event Insurance

Insurance is purchased constantly for one specific reason – to protect individuals, property and investments from unexpected or unfortunate occurrences. Though we would like to believe that when we are hosting an event or celebration, or planning a wedding, we could avoid unforeseen disasters, it’s simply not reality. With upfront fees, deposits and countless expenses…

Insuring Summer Fun

The summer is just around the corner, and we can already smell the burgers and hot dogs on the grill. Summer means fun by the boatloads. But in order to ensure summer fun all season long, you first need to make sure your big ticket items are properly insured. Nothing says summer fun like sailing…

Distracted Driving – Employers Liability

More than 16,000 Americans were killed in “texting while driving” accidents between 2001 and 2007. That number is now up to 16 people killed every day by distracted drivers, a rate that will equal more than 5,800 by the end of 2011. Distracted driving affects virtually all age groups and backgrounds. For example, every week…

Importance of Allowing Ample Time for Bond Acquisition

Insurance agents should be brought into the discussion of securing surety bonds for clients as early as possible. The importance of applying for bonds and getting bonding established cannot be overstated. Giving the agent enough time to process a bond request is important due to the fluctuation in our current economy and the ever-changing underwriting philosophies…