How Independent Contractor Insurance Can Help Your Small Business

Once your business is up and running, you might come to the realization that you can’t do it all, and you’ll need more help. Instead of hiring a full-time employee to handle some projects, you might opt to go for an independent contractor, vendor, or other third party. This can be a great  choice for…

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Primary Insurance Vs Excess Insurance

One of the most important things you can do as a small business owner is make sure you have enough insurance coverage in case of a claim or lawsuit against you. Liability policies will go a long way in protecting you, but do you know if there are gaps in your current commercial insurance policy?…

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What Is An ACORD Certificate?

If you’re a business owner who works with contractors or has clients perform jobs for you, you have probably requested a certificate of insurance (COI) - or perhaps businesses you have worked with have requested to see yours. This certificate is a document that proves that a business or contractor is insured. It details how…

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Protecting Yourself From Web Design Copyright Infringement

There are thousands of businesses out there making websites, all trying to create unique designs, logos, videos, text, and images. There is a danger that, when you create a website for your business, your design or logo might resemble that of another business. This could be totally coincidental, but it could still be a serious…

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As Your Business Rebuilds, EZ Can Help You Save

Let’s face it, the pandemic has put a lot of strain on small businesses, many of whom are now struggling to survive. If you’re a small business owner, you might have had to let some employees go, shift around their duties, or even consider shutting down for a while. All of this will have  changed…

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General Liability Vs. Professional Liability

Just one single lawsuit can damage your business beyond repair, so there’s no doubt that you need liability insurance. But it can be a challenge to figure out what kind of commercial insurance your business needs. Different policies cover different risks and claims; in fact, one of the most common questions from small business owners…

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Adding Endorsements To Your Small Business Insurance

Businesses grow and change all the time, which means that, at some point, you might need to modify your commercial insurance policies. While your policies are contracts, they are not completely set in stone. An insurance endorsement can add, take away, or exclude certain types of coverage. While some endorsements are added by your insurance…

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Difference Between Admitted & Non-Admitted Insurance Companies

When shopping for commercial insurance, it can seem like the choice of insurance companies is endless. There is so much you need to learn about each company, including whether they are “non-admitted” or “admitted.” These two terms relate to how insurance carriers are classified and the regulations they must follow. The differences between the two…

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Professional Negligence Vs. Ordinary Negligence

One of the worst things that your business can be accused of is negligence, or the failure to properly ensure the safety of someone else. If you are accused of being negligent, you could end up facing a lawsuit; not only can this cost you financially, but it can also affect your reputation. There are…

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What Is A Waiver of Subrogation?

When reading your commercial insurance policy, you might come across the term “waiver of subrogation.” Waiving subrogation rights means that your insurance company will be prohibited from “stepping into your shoes” and suing a negligent third party. Many companies will require a waiver of subrogation from a business that performs work on their behalf. Since…

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How Workers Comp Settlements Work

Unfortunately, workplace accidents and injuries happen. When they do, it can be very costly for a business. If one of your employees is injured on the job, they can claim workers compensation benefits to help pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. These benefits will be provided by the employer’s (your) insurance…

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Ways To Minimize Commercial Insurance Costs

If you own a business, commercial insurance is a must. Depending on the type of business you own, you could need a number of different commercial policies. Having all of these different policies can come with a hefty price tag. The bad news is there’s no getting around having commercial insurance; just one mistake could…

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Why Cyber Liability Claims Are So Costly

You have probably heard or read about something like this in the news- a large company is hacked, leading to a major data breach. For example, not too long ago, big box store Target was the victim of a hacker, and thousands of customers had their sensitive information exposed. Fortunately for big companies like Target,…

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Identifying & Preventing Workplace Harassment

As much as we wish everyone was open-minded and accepting, the reality is that some people are not. Unfortunately, in your business, you could find yourself with an employee who acts in an inappropriate manner, whether blatantly or jokingly. Harassment in your workplace, whether it's based on gender, race, or personal beliefs, can create a…

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Can Your Insurance Company Cancel Your Business Insurance Policy ?

One of the first steps in getting your business up and running is making sure it is insured. Once it is fully insured, you can rest easy knowing that your hard work is protected in the event of any mistakes, damages, or other liability issues. But it is important to remember that insurance is an…

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Claim Or Lawsuit? Know The Difference For Your Business

The terms claim and lawsuit are often used interchangeably, but they have very different meanings and affect your business in very different ways. If you own a business, it is important to know the difference so that you can handle each situation properly, both in regards to the individual who is making a complaint against…

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What Is An Umbrella Liability Policy?

If you were to be hit with a lawsuit, could you sustain it? If you did not have the right amount of coverage, you could lose the business you’ve worked so hard to build. An umbrella policy can provide the additional liability insurance coverage that you would need if you were to be sued for…

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How To Save More On Business Insurance With EZ

It is easy to find cheap commercial insurance, but, more likely, a cheap plan will not provide the coverage that your business needs. If a policy is a lot less expensive than others, there is usually a reason: most cheap plans do not cover what  other policies do. Saving money by cutting corners will just…

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