Construction and Contractors News

Insurance Noodle Launches Integrated Small Contractors Facility

Insurance Noodle has launched an integrated property and casualty facility for small contractors, bringing together several major carriers via a single access point. The program was designed to help agents working with contractors, such as handymen, landscapers and installers in  …

Schinnerer Introduces Residential Builders’ Risk Program

Underwriting manager Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. has launched a new residential builders’ risk program. Schinnerer will serve as a program access point for retail agents and brokers. The inland marine line of coverage, offered on admitted paper through Arch …

Missouri Law Bars Contractors from Paying Deductibles on Commercial Property

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that supporters say is aimed at protecting commercial property. A 2011 Missouri law bars residential contractors who fix roofs or complete other exterior repairs on homes from offering to pay insurance deductibles …

ACE, ESIS Launch Programs for Construction Industry Addressing OSHA

ACE has launched specialized servicing capabilities designed for the construction industry through ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company owned by ACE Group. These services are available for general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, and developers for both new construction …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Launches Consolidated Endorsement for Contractors

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced a consolidated insurance endorsement which combines numerous primary general liability coverage enhancements in a single product designed expressly for construction wrap ups and project-specific programs. The new endorsement allows for a clear-cut description …

ACE Expands Accelerator Portal to Construction Industry

The ACE Group has expanded its ACE Accelerator portal to allow access to construction industry clients. More specifically, the portal will now be made available to risk managers who support specialty and large general contractors and large national construction entities. …

Pioneer Programs Adds Excess Liability to Contractors’ Choice Program

Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions has expanded its specialty program, Contractor’s Choice, to now include excess liability. According to Carole Fleischman, managing director of Pioneer Programs, it can now offer the following form general liability excess product on its current contractors’ …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Adds Primary Casualty Construction Capabilities

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is expanding its construction casualty capabilities to include primary casualty insurance. The company now offers primary general liability, excess and umbrella coverage for wrap-ups, project-specific and practice policies. According to Bill Sullivan, Vice President, construction, …

Liberty Mutual Enhances Inland Marine Coverage, Partners with NER

Liberty Mutual Insurance has partnered with the National Equipment Register (NER) to provide its inland marine contractors’ equipment customers increased protection from equipment theft. The insurer is now offering an endorsement that waives the theft deductible up to $10,000 if …

XL Group, America Contractor’s Insurance Group Partner to Improve Contractor Quality

XL Group has partnered with the American Contractor’s Insurance Group (ACIG), construction industry owned insurance organization, to provide data and analytics for construction clients.  The goal is to drive continuous quality improvement throughout clients organizations and help construction clients enhance …