Spotlight on Construction and Property Insurance


Soft Cost Coverage Isn’t Just for Commercial Construction
Construction
Clients working on commercial and residential projects alike may incur hefty expenses because of a covered loss. Learn how these clients can get coverage to help mitigate their out-of-pocket expenses.
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Insuring Completed Property When Nobody's Home
Property
Contractors or property owners buy insurance to protect their investment during construction, then purchase property insurance when they move in. Learn what financial risks those clients face in the in-between time and how to provide needed coverage.
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Working in Extreme Temperatures
Risk Mitigation
Guest Blogger and Zurich Senior Risk Engineering Consultant Curt Westrick shares suggestions for contractor clients to consider when preparing to work in freezing temperatures.
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Proactively Mitigating Clients’ Risks
Construction
One of the most important responsibilities of an agent's job is explaining coverage options to clients so they can make informed decisions. Learn what questions to ask clients to engage them in discussion and win an opportunity to learn more about their project.
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Builders Risk Insurance — Looking Under the Hood
Construction
Builders risk coverage varies from carrier to carrier, and differences in cost only scratches the surface. Learn what crucial factors agents should consider when choosing a carrier and policy for their clients.
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Looking Forward: 2017 Design Trends
Construction
For developers, contractors, and other construction industry professionals, signs point toward continued growth opportunities in the New Year. This is good news for insurance agents as growth means an ongoing need for builders risk coverage. Learn what trends may guide your clients' projects in 2017.
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Tips For Developing Residential Rental Contract Agreements
Property
Having a lease agreement in place is a crucial step before tenants take possession of a residential property. Leases protect both the landlord and the tenant by clearly outlining the terms and responsibilities. Learn what factors come into play for the property owner.
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Winter Preparation: 2 Considerations for Temporary Construction Heating
Risk Mitigation
Guest Blogger and Zurich Senior Risk Engineering Consultant Curt Westrick shares insight on what contractor clients should look for in a temporary heating system during the cold winter months.
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Why Deep Expertise Matters When Finding a Partner
Construction
Builders risk insurance should never be a one-size-fits-all solution for clients’ construction projects. Read to learn what difference a knowledgeable provider can make in serving your clients' needs.
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5 Tips to Help Clients Manage the Change Order Process
Construction
Changing to more expensive or additional materials without the use of a change order endorsement can mean clients' investments are not as well-protected as they might think. Learn five ways to help contractor clients manage change orders on their construction projects.
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Classifying a Project as New Construction or Remodeling
Construction
It may seem obvious whether to consider a construction project as new construction or remodeling when securing builders risk insurance, but the distinction isn’t always clear. Learn what sets the two apart to quote the correct type of coverage for clients’ projects.
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Start Here: 6 Ways to Identify Client Needs
Construction
Agents need to know the right questions to ask clients to help identify how much builders risk coverage and what endorsements will help ease the loss from costly damages. Use these six points to begin the discussion with your clients.
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Why Claims Payment Speed and Process Matters
Construction
When choosing a builders risk insurance partner, agents should consider a number of factors. Learn what factors can make all the difference for both agents and clients.
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Three Steps to Protect Vacant Structures
Property
The threat of vandalism, theft and other unforeseen events rises when structures are in a vacant status. Learn three steps your clients can take to help guard vacant structures, heading off potential losses before they occur.
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Selling Builders Risk: Overcoming 4 Obstacles
Construction
Even experienced insurance professionals can have difficulty overcoming clients’ objections to insurance products that don’t cross their path every day. Consider these suggestions for how to successfully overcome four common roadblocks.
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Builders Risk: Covering What Clients Don’t Know
Construction
When clients don't understand how a policy works, what it covers and what is excluded, there may be unpleasant surprises after a loss occurs. Read to be well prepared to discuss coverage needs and solutions with your clients.
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Why Does Insurer Market Stability Matter?
Construction
Insurance professionals have many options when searching for a builders risk partner. While many factors influence the selection process, read to learn why strong market presence and financial stability is perhaps one of the most critical.
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Tracking High-Value Construction Equipment
Property
The high value and mobility of construction equipment presents an attractive target for theft. Learn how agents can make clients aware of the risks and protect their equipment.
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