Construction and Contractors News

Experts Warn of Long Waits for Post-Hurricane Home Repairs

There will be plenty of large-scale reconstruction to do in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which has been blamed for dozens of deaths since it made its first U.S. landfall Friday and is still causing catastrophic flooding throughout eastern North Carolina. But in …

CompWest to Offer Workers’ Comp to Artisan Contractors in California, Utah

CompWest Insurance has launched workers’ compensation insurance for artisan contractors in California and Utah. The program targets artisan construction operations with annual premiums between $25,000 and $250,000 in California and $15,000 to $150,000 in Utah. CompWest provides workers’ compensation insurance in California and select Western states, targeting customers in healthcare, …

General Star Adds Artisan Contractor Coverage in Select States

General Star Management Company has added artisan contractor coverage to its delegated authority product offerings. Consisting of 25 artisan contracting classes, the new coverage will be available in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Vermont. This primary CGL …

Oregon PGE Sues Backers of Construction Bond for $180M over Shoddy Work

A Portland, Ore.-based electricity provider that fired the contractor building its natural gas plant in Boardman is suing the backers of a bond guaranteeing construction. The East Oregonian reported Portland General Electric filed the lawsuit March 23 against Liberty Mutual …

Travelers Enhances Contractors Professional, Pollution Liability Coverage

Travelers has enhanced its product offering for contractors by combining professional liability and pollution liability coverages. The product now offers additional protection against environmental damage caused by design errors. According to Adrienne Atwell, chief underwriting officer for Travelers Environmental & …

BHSI Launches Professional & Pollution Liability Coverage for Contractors

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched Contractor’s Protective, Professional and Pollution (CP3) Liability Policy, which is available on a primary and excess basis for practice or project-specific risks in the U.S. Martin Andrejko, head of Contractors Professional, BHSI, said …

ESIS Releases Mobile Response Tool for Construction Claims

To assist clients in the aftermath of a construction accident, ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company and member of ACE Group – has introduced ESIS On Call for Construction, a proprietary response tool for severe workers compensation or complex automobile and general …

PartnerOne Launches Contractors Pollution & Professional Product

PartnerOne Environmental is working in partnership with Berkley Environmental, a Division of Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, to offer PartnerOne Contractors Pollution & Professional. This product is a combined CPL and professional liability policy that is tailored to address the risk …

BHSI Launches Homebuilders Liability Coverage

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has expanded its construction-focused capabilities with the introduction of the Homebuilders Liability Insurance Policy, which extends flexible protection for tract homebuilders nationwide. Bill Sullivan, vice president, head of Construction Casualty for BHSI, said its proprietary …

Ascinsure Specialty Risk to Offer All-Lines Crane, Scaffold Programs

Ascinsure Specialty Risk LLC is now offering two new, all-lines programs designed specifically for the crane and scaffold industries. Ascinsure has been a program underwriting manager and wholesaler within the crane and scaffold industries for over 25 years. The products …