Contractors Insurance


Contractors Insurance Information

What is Independent Contractor or Freelancer's Insurance?

Like any business, independent contractors need insurance to protect themselves financially. What type of insurance you need depends on the type of work you do. Some types of independent contractors include the following:

  • Independent construction contractors
  • Freelance writers, editors and graphic designers
  • Repair people, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters
  • Accountants and financial planners
  • House and carpet cleaners
  • Independent hair stylists and salon professionals

Contractors are like any business. You need property and general liability insurance to minimize the basic financial risks of running a business. Additionally, contractor insurance includes coverage designed for specific industry risks. Our agency can find a customized policy that includes coverage most suitable to you.

 

What types of contractors insurance are available?

There is a wide variety of contractor insurance options. Here are common coverages for independent contractors.

  • Bodily injury and property damage: This coverage is for contractors who work with heavy machinery and need to be prepared for accidents due to power tools and other hazards.

  • Professional liability: For contractors who provide consulting and advice, this coverage can protect you from liability risks due to losses a client may experience. It protects your business’s finances if a client accuses you of errors, whether due to mistake or negligence.

  • Commercial vehicle: Any vehicles owned by your business must adhere to state auto insurance laws. You can also protect your vehicles from various damages.
  • Builder’s risk covers property and raw materials while construction is underway. This type of policy is often written per project.
  • Workers compensation: Independent contractors may or may not need workers compensation. This coverage compensates employees for medical expenses and lost wages after an on-the-job injury.
  • Surety Bond:  A performance bond is a type of surety bond which guarantees to the obligee (the entity or person being protected by the bond) that the principal (the contractor applying for the bond) will successfully completed the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement.  

 

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We can search for the best policies based on the size of your business, the number of employees and the type of work you perform.  Contact us today to get started with a free quote.
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