As trusted insurance advisors, the team at Thompson & Smith has not missed a day of work since the arrival of COVID-19. Yes, we are “working smart” to make sure we stay well in order to serve you. Our technology structure has allowed for our sales and service staff to work from home. Members of our management team staff our office daily to facilitate the flow of information. While our office is still not open to the public, we will make certain our clients’ needs are met, whatever that requires. You may contact any of our team members by phone…
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To protect the health and safety of our employees, our physical office location will be closed for customers, vendors and visitors. Premium payments may be placed in our secure mail drop which is located on the north entrance to our building (Entrance A…door says “Staff Only”). We prefer your payments be made by check or money order, if possible. Include your invoice with your payment or provide the policy number or insured’s name on your check for proper processing of your payment. A receipt will be emailed to you. As always, our team will work diligently to address the needs…
Wrap-ups, also known as OCIP or CCIP (Owner or Contractor Controlled Insurance Program) depending on who is considered the “CIP sponsor” of the project, are an increasingly popular avenue for Owners and/or Contractors to control critical elements of a construction project, including the insurance coverage.
A general contractor client asked me this very question. He did ask in jest as we discussed his insurance renewal. However, his point is a valid one. The current standard ISO Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy was put into use in 1986 and was a 9 page form. This current form is on its eighth revision as of April 2013 and now contains 16 pages.
Over the past 20 years I have been involved with construction insurance and studied the General Liability policy and how it relates to construction. One thing I have learned is that there is a misconception of the coverage provided by the General Liability policy in regards to Additional Insureds.
Over the past 20 years I have been involved with all aspects of construction insurance, including Workers’ Compensation. One frequent question I receive from my clients is the question of why their Experience Modification Rating (EMR) increased, yet they had not suffered any additional losses.