SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015
Builders risk insurance, also called course of construction insurance, is insurance designed for buildings during the construction process.
As a builder (or property owner) you know that during construction, projects are subject to a wide variety of risks or damage. While under construction, a project could suffer from damages due to high winds, fire, or sabotage of some nature. Builders risks policies can be written specifically to cover the construction term; usually three, six, or twelve months and the policy will cover the same perils of most property polices including fire, wind, theft, vandalism, lighting, etc.
Who Should Consider Builders Risk Insurance?
There are a number of parties involved in a new construction project. Each party has an interest in the project, and might consider builders risk insurance. The contractor, project manager, and building owners all have interests that need to be protected.
Contractors, owners and project managers often mistakenly think their business insurance policy will cover building during the course of construction. There will be no coverage under a standard business policy for property loss, unless it has been added by endorsement or under a separate policy.
Excluded Property Under A Builders Risk Policy
There is a relatively short list of property that is not covered under a builders risk policy. This includes automobiles, landscaping, money, contractor’s tools, equipment and machinery.
If you have purchased a builders risk insurance policy for a project or building, make sure to read your policy carefully to become familiar with the policy language and find out whether there are any exclusions or items that will not be covered.
Our agents at PMA Insurance Services, are experts when it comes to making sure you have the coverage you need for your building project. If you are involved in (or planning) a construction project in the near future, call us today at (703) 449-1327!
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
Finding competitive rates and quality coverage is not always easy but PMA Insurance Services is not just any agency. Homeowners receive the best personal attention and customized service catered to your needs. One of the best providers available with PMA Insurance Services includes Travelers.
Travelers Insurance is a Fortune 500 company decorated with many respectable awards from Forbes, Barron, and Goldman Sachs. Travelers protects homeowners when there is damage to the home or other structure, personal belongings, liability, valuable items, and other living expenses. Extensive auto coverage is also available and offer more than just standard liability.
Travelers insurance gives customers policies to cover property, bodily injuries, medical expenses, comprehensive damage, and collision with objects or vehicles. Travelers also protect injured policyholders from high costs caused by underinsured or uninsured drivers and offer coverage options for rentals, towing, gap insurance and more. Travelers Insurance is available to customers for efficient claim reporting and customer service.
Do you want the best coverage possible in the Northern Virginia area and nearby areas? PMA Insurance Services is proud to give clients a selection including Travelers, Kemper Preferred, Metlife, Safeco, Allied (Nationwide), and Hartford Insurance.
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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
If you are already a customer of PMA Insurance Services in Chantilly, VA, then you know that our independent insurance agency is dedicated to serving you and your neighbors throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington Metropolitan area and offering you access to more than thirty auto and home insurance companies that can serve your needs.
You should also know that we care about you and your family and want you to make the best choices when it comes to matters of safety. Did you know that The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 16 to 19 year olds are involved in more automobile accidents than any other age group? The good news is that you can do something about that. The most important thing you can do to assure your teen’s safety while driving is to make sure he or she gets driver education.
Looking to purchase that first car for your teenager? Then here are a few tips on choosing a safe car.
- Make sure the vehicle is equipped with Electronic Stability Control which will prevent it from spinning out.
- Look for a vehicle that features an Automatic Braking System.
- Buy a vehicle that has airbags that work.
- Make sure the tires are good and check them regularly to avoid any problems.
Of course it is also important to make sure that your teen has proper auto insurance too. Our friendly and experienced agents are great at helping you choose the best carrier for your needs. We offer policies from reputable companies including Travelers, Safeco, GMAC, Kemper Preferred, Dairyland, Hartford, Progressive, Allied, Metlife and many more. Why not contact us today and get a quote? You can reach us at (703) 449-1327.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
As a builder you know that during construction, projects are subject to a wide variety of risks or damage. While under construction, a project could suffer from damages due to high winds, fire, or sabotage of some nature.
One principle of common law states that once there is any new construction or improvement to land, it automatically becomes the property of the title holder. This is why as a builder you need Builder’s Risk Insurance which will indemnify you against some of these losses. In particular, this coverage protects you or your organization’s insurable interests such as materials, equipment, and fixtures in the event of damage or loss during the course of construction.
Our agents PMA Insurance Services are experts when it comes to making sure you have the coverage you need for your building project. At PMA Insurance Inc., located in Chantilly, VA, we are available to serve customers throughout the Northern Virginia/ Washington DC Metropolitan area.
Our agents have access to more than thirty insurance carriers that can cover your insurance needs such as Travelers, Safeco, GMAC, Kemper, Dairyland, Hartford, Progressive, Allied, MetLife and many more. Contact us today to get a quote! You can call us at (703) 449-1327.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Homeowners insurance can safeguard your home and property from such hazards as fire, storms, vandalism, theft, etc. Before purchasing a policy, you should review coverage to ensure you’re getting the kind of protection you need.
Homeowners insurance generally covers water backup damage caused by sewer or drain problems if the problem originates on your premises. An example of this would be a drain blockage from a toilet or shower in your house that overflows onto your property.
To obtain protection from water backup damage caused by sources off your premises, such as a sump overflow, you would need to purchase an endorsement policy. Protection against flood damage would require purchasing flood insurance as this is not covered by either your homeowners or endorsement policy.
By discussing coverage options with your agent, you can obtain adequate coverage to meet your particular needs. PMA Insurnce Services Inc. offers homeowners insurance coverage from such top insurers as Progressive, Travelers, Hartford, Metlife, Allied, Safeco and Kemper Preferred. Learn more about coverage options and get a homeowners insurance quote today by contacting any one of our insurance specialists at PMA Insurance Services in Chantilly, VA. Call us at (703) 449-1327.