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Bed & Breakfast Insurance Program

A B & B, is a lodging operation that offers over night stays and breakfast in the morning to its guests. Operations can vary small to big, but are usually smaller in size. Typically bed and breakfast are small homes, with 10 rooms or less. Rates are charged on a nightly, weekly or even monthly basis.

Our Business Owners Policies Go Above And Beyond The Industry Standard

We pride ourselves with our company’s insurance products. We know our policies have comprehensive coverage, which most insurance policies do not have.  Take a look at a break down of coverage we offer.

  • General Liability
  • Building
  • Business Property
  • Inventory Coverage
  • Excess/Umbrella Liability
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Property: Replacement Cost, Special Form, Blanket, Agreed Amount, Household Personal Property, GOIP Plus Extension, Business Income & Extra Expense
  • General Liability, including Personal Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Crime
  • Automobile (Commercial/Service vehicles only)

For more details on our Business Owners Policies, Please Click Here.

Our Companies Claims Process Is Excellent

We only write insurance with companies that have an excellent claims process. A claim can be complicated, but our companies will treat you fair and keep the process as simple as possible.

Personalized Service

Our agency is family based and understands insurance. You will work one-one-one with an experienced agent who will find a policy that best fits your business needs. We believe in “good old-fashioned customer service”.

Get A Free Business Insurance Quote

Please contact us during normal business hours at 1-888-270-0995. Or use our quick form and we will contact you right away. You will work with a licensed experienced agent, who will work with you, to get a free competitive quote.

Apartment Complex, HOA, Condo Insurance | Get A Free Business Insurance Quote

Apartment Building, HOA, Condominium Insurance Program

We have some of the most competitive rates in the country! Our policies come with comprehensive coverage, that beats the standard in the industry. Our agency has experienced licensed insurance agents, to help you find the policy that is best for your property. We insure all operations and sizes. This includes large HOA’s and apartment complex’s, all the way to a small duplex.

Our Business Owners Policies Go Above And Beyond The Industry Standard

We pride ourselves with our company’s insurance products. We know our policies have comprehensive coverage which most insurance policies do not have.  Take a look a break down of coverages we offer.

Coverages Available

  • Building (structure)
  • Business Personal Property
  • General Liability
  • Loss Of Use & Rent
  • Sewer Back Up
  • Employee Dishonesty
  • Employee Practices Liability
  • Equipment Break Down Coverage
  • Workman’s Comp
  • Commercial Auto Insurance
  • Directors & Officers Insurance
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Excess/Umbrella Liability
  • and more!

For more details on our Business Owners Policies, Please Click Here.

Our Companies Claims Process Is Excellent

We only write insurance with companies that have an excellent claims process. A claim can be complicated, but our companies will treat you fair and keep the process as simple as possible.

Personalized Service

Our agency is family based and understands insurance. You will work one-one-one with an experienced agent who will find a policy that best fits your business needs. We believe in “good old-fashioned customer service”.

Get A Free Insurance Quote!

We offer up to 4 commercial lines companies. To get a free insurance quote, please use our quick form, or contact us during normal business hours at (888)-270-0995. We will counsel you into how to receive the best price, for the most coverage. We will also advise on how to maximize discounts.

Our Business Owners Insurance Policy

Business Owners Insurance Policy

Our Agency offers the industries superior and leading product. Our policies go above and beyond the standard. Don’t “cut corners” on your insurance policy. Get a Superior insurance policy at our agency, all at great prices. Work one on one with a licensed experienced agent, that understands insurance. He/she will counsel you into a policy that best fits your business.

Please take a look below, at our business owner policy. Disclaimer:  Not all businesses and risks will qualify for this program. Business Owners Policies can vary company to company. Please talk to an agent for details.

Property

Policy deductible applies to all the coverages below. We offer deductibles at 250, 500, 1000, 2500, 5000, 10,000 and 25,000 thousand dollars.

  • Business Income & Extra Expense 12 Months Actual Loss Sustained
  • Business Income & Extra Expense Dependent Property $10,000 Limit
  • Business Income & Extra expense Newly acquired property $250,000
  • Employee Dishonesty & Forgery $25,000
  • Expediting Expenses $25,000
  • identity Theft/Recovery services $25,000
  • Terrorism Insurance

The Following Coverages Apply At Each Location

Coverage

  • Appurtenant Buildings & Structures $50,000
  • Arson & Theft Reward $5,000
  • Civil Authority 4 Weeks & 24 Hours
  • Claim Data Expense $5,000
  • Fire Department Service Charge $25,000
  • Fire Equipment Discharge $10,000
  • Newly acquired Or Constructed Business Personal Property $250,000
  • Newly acquired Or Constructed Building $1,000,000
  • Non Owned Detached Trailers $5,000
  • Outdoor Property $10,000
  • Personal Effects $25,000
  • Personal Property Of Others (included in (BPP) Business Personal Property Coverage Amount Desired)
  • Pollutant Clean Up And Removal $25,000 Maximum Annually
  • Preservation Of Property BPP Included Limit 90 Days
  • Signs Included
  • Spoilage Coverage Included In BPP (Business Personal Property)
  • Temporary Location Of Business Property $50,000 up to 30 days
  • Glass Coverage
  • Theft Damage To Rented Property Included in BPP

Coverage

  • Inflation Guard
  • Business Personal Property(BPP) Including Inventory
  • Seasonal Increase 25%
  • Building And Structure Coverage
  • Business Personal property Off Premises $250,000
  • Debris Removal 25% + $25,000
  • Money & Securities included in BPP
  • Money Orders & Counterfeit Paper Included in BPP
  • Outdoor Trees & Other Plants $3,000
  • Equipment Break Down $250,000
  • Ordinance Of Law & Demolition $25,000
  • Accounts receivable $25,000
  • Electronic Data Processing including In Transit $25,000
  • Sewer & Drain Backup $25,000
  • Fine Arts $25,000
  • Targeted Hacker Attack $25,000

Liability

General Liability

  • Each Occurrence Up To $2,000,000
  • Personal & Advertising Injury Up Tp $2,000,000
  • Products Completed Operations Up To $4,000,000
  • General Aggregate Up To $4,000,000
  • Damage To Premises Rented To You $300,000
  • Medical Payments $10,000
  • Employment Practices Fiduciary $10,000

Additional Blanket Insured Included (Excluding Contractors)

Optional Coverages

  • Commercial Auto Insurance
  • Excess Liability Insurance
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Liquor Liability
  • and more!

Get A Free Business Insurance Quote

Please contact us during normal business hours at 1-888-270-0995. Or use our quick form and we will contact you right away. You will work with a licensed experienced agent, who will work with you, to get a free competitive quote.

Our Companies Claims Process Is Excellent

We only write insurance with companies that have an excellent claims process. A claim can be complicated, but our companies will treat you fair and keep the process as simple as possible.

Personalized Service

Our agency is family based and understands insurance. You will work one-one-one with an experienced agent who will find a policy that best fits your business needs. We believe in “good old-fashioned customer service”.

How Protect Your Business From Slip And Fall Lawsuits And Workman Comp Claims

Protecting a business from loss is one of the most important things that can be done. Not only that, but providing a safe environment for your customers, and employees is most important. Restaurants, retail & grocery stores, hotel, etc, the business could experience a lot of “foot traffic”. The business is designed around customers coming in, looking, feeling, touching, walking or whatever sense is used with the service. An indirect consequence, people tend to not pay attention to where they walk, or hazards can surface that are natural to daily operations. One of the big hazards are potential “slip and falls”. As a matter of fact “slip and fall” lawsuits have become very common.

Facts Pertaining To Slip & Fall Lawsuits In Retail Stores

  • Retail and super market stores spend annually almost a half billion dollars each year to defend slip and fall lawsuits.
  • Slip and falls annually are the number 1 most common injury in supermarkets for both customers and employees.
  • About 25,000 people a day are quote “victims” to slip and falls, and on average per hour slip and falls result in 3.5 million dollars in losses.
  • The average cost of a slip and fall exceeds $12,000 dollars.
  • The average cost to defend a slip and fall lawsuit exceeds $50,000.
  • Plaintiffs win 51% of all “slip and fall” lawsuits.

Facts Pertaining To Employee Slip And Falls

  • 65% of all employee lost work days due to injury are from slip and falls. This results in 95 million dollars of losses.
  • 22% percent of injuries that result in 31 or more lost work days, are due to slip and falls.
  • Compensation for employee slip and falls result in 70 billion dollars annually.
  • The food industries leading work injury is slip and fall.

Food Service Industry Facts

  • 57% of all general liability claims in the industry result from slip and falls.
  • Since 1980 personal injury lawsuits have increased 3 fold.
  • The average restaurant, hotel, etc have 3 to 9 slip and fall lawsuits per year.
  • Slip and falls are the number 1 accident in the industry.
  • 70% of slip and fall injuries are on a flat service.

How Do You Protect A Business From Slip and Fall Injuries?

  • Always keep a clear walking path for employees and customers. Make sure that aisle’s, hallways, or any areas that get foot traffic don’t have slipping or tripping hazards.
  • When there is a spill or wet are, clearly mark the are immediately, and clean it up if possible. Make sure the area is marked, right away. Timing can be very important.
  • Encourage customers if they see a spill to report it immediately.
  • Have a clear written procedure for what needs to be done, when a spill takes place.
  • If it’s snowing or raining, make sure to get out warning signs and put them in any areas that get foot traffic.
  • Make sure when it’s snowing to shovel all foot traffic areas outside, and lay down salt.
  • We also advise during the winter to put outdoor warning signs of any potential slipping hazards at entrances and exits.
  • Make sure foot traffic area’s are well lit.

What Businesses You Do After A Slip And Fall

Customer: Call 911 if the person has seriously been hurt. Do NOT let employees touch the customer or provide any medical attention. The business could be held liable from these actions if anything goes wrong. Instruct employees if they see anything to not admit or tell anything to the customer(s), or tell other employees. Instruct them not to talk about the incident with anyone except authorized personnel. Get a full written incident report. Save any video surveillance of the incident. File the claim with you insurance company. The insurance company will instruct what to do.

Employee: Call 911 if necessary. Employees need to report all incidents to management right away. File a claim with your workman’s comp insurance company. Have the employee fill out all necessary documentation including an incident report. Do a full investigation of how the employee got injured. Instruct the employee not to discuss the claim with anyone except authorized personnel and the insurance company.

 

All in all, slip and falls result in huge monetary claims each year. There is also a lot of fraud that occurs with these type of claims. All the costs of slip and fall lawsuits, are eventually passed on the consumer in one form or the other. It is best to try to keep these types losses down, by most of all using common sense.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or leave a comment. Remember we can write in 45 States in including home State, Colorado.

Sources: Light House Enterprises

Can A House Or Apartment Fire, Damage A Foundation?

Concrete is used  in many parts of a home or building. This includes the foundation, barriers, support beams and other structures. Concrete is also used as a fireproofing, due to its low thermal conductivity. In a substantial fire, concrete can weaken and sometimes must be replaced. This is the reason why insurance companies account for a foundation, when insuring a building or dwelling.

Facts of Concrete Being Exposed To Fire

Up to 300 °C(572F),  the concrete undergoes regular thermal expansion. Above that temperature, shrinkage occurs due to loss of water. Aggregate continues expanding, which causes internal stress. Up to about 500 °C, the major structural changes are carbonation and coarsening of pores. At 573 °C(1063F), quartz undergoes rapid expansion due to Phase transition, and at 900 °C(1652F) calcite starts to shrink due to decomposition. At 450-550 °C(842 to 1022F) the cement hydrate decomposes, producing calcium oxide. Calcium carbonate decomposes at about 600 °C(1112F). Rehydration of  calcium oxide on the dropping temperture of the concrete causes expansion. This can cause damage to the concrete which sustained the fire without falling apart. Concrete that has experienced a fire and left standing for several years shows extensive degree of carbonation and deteriation.

The Temperture of a house or apartment fire.

  • A House or Apartment Fire can exceed 1100F is 3 1/2 minutes.
  • The Heat from a fire can spread to any room. These temperatures can reach over 300F without an active fire in that room.

Overall if concrete of any sort is exposed long enough to fire, it could cause little or even a lot of damage. This can be a concern, due to the fact that the foundation supports the dwelling or building and supports a lot of wait. A Structural  or Civil engineer can determine if a foundation is safe or not.

Sources:

http://www.fairviewok.org/id71.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete#Leaching

The Liability Of Halloween Trick Or Treaters On Your Property

Halloween can be a great and fun time of the year. Those little pumpkins come to the door and say “Trick or Treat” and you give them all kinds of candy. Many Moms and Dads walk along with their children in gathering those little treats, and even sometimes grandmas and grandpas. As We all know they come on your property, ring your door bell and you give out goodies. The unforeseen threat is when the “trick or treaters” come  on your property, you could potentially be held liable for anything that could happen. This is if someone slips o falls, or any other type of “accident”. This could be if you are  a renter, homeowner or landlord. There are a couple of ways to prevent and protect yourself and we are going to explain what to do.

What To Do To Your Property To Prepare For Trick Or Treaters

  • Make sure there is a clear path from the street to your door. Make sure there is enough space for people to walk.
  • Have the area’s well-lit with light. This is so people can see clearly where they are walking on your property.
  • If its snows, shovel your driveway and walkways, and lay down salt. This is to prevent slip and falls.
  • Don’t have any hazards in the way or attractive nuisance’s.  This could be a hole you are digging in your lawn, or a pile of lumber or rocks in your yard.

Check Your Home Insurance Policy

Make sure your homeowners or renters policy has enough liability and medical coverage. We at least recommend having $5,000 in Medical Payments Coverage and having at least a $300,000 liability. Increasing these coverages will at most cost you an extra $50 dollars per year.  If someone sues you or there is a monetary judgement held against you due to an incident, your home insurance policy protects you.

If you take these basic steps it will assure a lot safer Halloween for you as a homeowner, and for your trick or treaters. Happy Halloween. If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact us. Thanks for reading!

Loss Of Business Income Insurance Coverage

In the event of a large loss, it is most likely a business will not be able to do daily operations. Sometimes a business is shut down due to a claim. This can be a couple of days, of even sometimes up to a year. Sometimes a loss can result from another loss. This is called an indirect loss. Such indirect loss could be losing business income from a big loss.  Since your business can no longer operate, it is only natural for this to happen.

What is business income loss insurance?

This coverage supplements your business income from an indirect loss, when a direct loss occurs and effects your revenue. This coverage is usually good for up to 12 months of lost income. Business income can be considered any type of revenue from daily operations. The insurance company has to indemnify all losses, but no profit can be gained from the insurance company. This unless it is apart of daily operations income.

Why is this so important to have on my insurance policy?

Incidents that result in business losses, can be unforeseen. If your operations are stopped due to an insurance loss, it is a must you  protect the businesses income. This simply can be done, by buying a business owners policy, that has loss of business income, included in it. Always make sure that this coverage is good for 1 full year.

Will my home insurance policy pay to fix a broken sewer line?

(old broken sewer line, considered to be a maintenance issue)

It s always a devastating experience to have a sewer break take place with your home.  It is not only inconvenient, troublesome, but expensive.  As an insurance agent I get a lot of questions, this is one of the most common questions I get.  Not only is this true of homeowners, it is true with commercial lines as well.  “Will my insurance policy pay for a broken sewer line?”  To give a short answer to this questions, no and yes.

Sewer backup coverage only covers the damage due to a sewer backing up.  For example, the pipe clogs towards the middle or towards the street on your sewer line, causing sewage and water to back up in your house and small flooding, the insurance will pay for the damage caused from the sewer backup.

What decides if a insurance company will pay for a broken sewer line, all depends on the condition of the pipe and how old it is.  If the sewer line breaks due to it being old, and it needs to be replaced, then the insurance company is not going to pay out anything.  Insurance companies don’t pay for maintenance, they only pay for accidental and sudden losses.

The industry rarely pays out on this type of incident. The only time they were to possibly consider, is if its not due to a warranty issue, and the line must be up to date and new. Even then, there is more than likely no coverage. For Example: an insurance company will not pay out on a 50 year old clay line, that broke due to natural wear and tear and its at the end of its life use.

Please contact us with any questions, we can write insurance in 45 states.  Feel free to leave comments.