Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The United States is an extremely litigious nation where everyone can sue anybody for just about anything. Businesses are primary targets, with lawsuits (ranging from evident company errors to frivolous claims) reaching hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Either way, if a legal settlement or verdict exceeds your Michigan business’s liability coverage, your solvency would be at risk. For these reasons, it’s a wise move to get an umbrella business insurance policy which would provide added protection against disastrous losses arising from lawsuits. Consider the following scenarios: • One of your employees driving a company vehicle gets involved in an accident that injures others. • A customer suffers from a slip-and-fall injury because your premises weren’t maintained properly. • A manager is accused of harassment by an employee. • You sold a faulty product that caused damage to a customer’s property.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Condo associations in Michigan typically have insurance policies, but these tend to not cover everything in the complex. Such policies would most likely just include common areas of the building, including the common rooms, hallways, pools, and the exterior. Depending on what is written on the condo association’s master policy, condo owners would need a separate home insurance policy that would cover individual and personal needs. Home insurance for a condo unit would cover both personal property and personal liability for added protection. Home insurance for condominiums is referred to as a dwelling policy (DP). It is a multiple-line insurance that has property and liability coverage. It can cover damage to furniture, clothing, appliances, and other personal items as well as personal belongings in the home or elsewhere. The policy can also cover the common loss assessments made by the condo association for all unit owners.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Regardless of your business’s size, protecting the vehicles in the premises of your auto repair shop is a must. Commercial auto insurance will help you mitigate the impact of possible unpleasant events (such as shop accidents, servicing errors, and equipment damage) on your finances. With the help of a business insurance agent from Allied Insurance Managers, you can arm your business with the right coverage against any future challenges you may face as an auto repair shop owner. One of the policies we highly recommend is our Garage Keepers Liability Coverage. What is Garage Keepers Liability Coverage? Generally, you need this coverage to protect customer vehicles from occurrences such as fire, theft, bad weather, or vandalism at your place of business. Our insurance is specifically designed to protect you in case a customer vehicle is damaged while kept at your business location for storage, parking, or maintenance and repair.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Your current auto insurance serves as your safeguard in case of total vehicle loss. But what if the insurance proceeds are not enough to pay off the outstanding balance or lease payments on your vehicle? There remains an obligation for you to pay the deficiency. In this case, you may want to get additional coverage, specifically the Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP), for extra security. Here in Michigan, Allied Insurance Managers can provide you this supplemental coverage. As with all types of policies, GAP insurance has its limitations. Generally, it excludes overdue payments; penalties due to excessive use; carry-over balances from past loans and leases; deductions for wear and tear, towing, storage, and prior damage by the main insurer; add-on installations to the car; and insurances purchased along with the loan or lease.