Contractors: Get your subcontractor insurance house in order!

Jonathan BelekConstruction, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

It’s a tough landscape for the building trades in Connecticut. Jobs are out there, but bidding is competitive and margins are tight. We’re nearly 10 years past its beginning, but we’re still not fully recovered from the Great Recession that wiped out trillions of dollars in real estate equity. Given that reality, it doesn’t surprise me when a construction firm … Read More

8 Steps to Vet Construction Subcontractors

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction, Risk Management

As a general contractor, it’s likely that you’ll use subcontractors at some point. Subcontractors can be an efficient way to outsource work. As specialists, they’ll often do a better job than a generalist and their smaller size means they can work quicker and leaner. However, the construction job is your responsibility. The performance of the subcontractor will reflect on you. … Read More

Fairfield CT Home Insurance: Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze

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Fairfield CT Home Insurance: Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze  As winter approaches it might be time for many Fairfield homeowners to start thinking about cold weather preparations. Frigid Connecticut nights can very easily turn into an inconvenient and extremely expensive ordeal for homeowners if the proper precautions aren’t taken to protect their plumbing infrastructure. Experts estimate that nearly a quarter-million … Read More

Fairfield CT Contractor Insurance: Common Winter Safety Hazards

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Fairfield CT Contractor Insurance: Common Winter Safety Hazards  As Fairfield contractors know, construction doesn’t stop when the weather begins to chill, but working on a Connecticut job site in the dead of winter comes with many hazards and challenges. It’s important at this time of year for contractors to begin preparing for all the winter weather nature has in store. … Read More

Wallingford Car Insurance: Ready to Go Electric?

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Wallingford Car Insurance: Ready to Go Electric?  If you have been contemplating going green the next time you are ready to purchase a vehicle, you might have realized that you have an expanding number of options. Over the last decade, dozens of low emissions vehicles have emerged as affordable options on the consumer market from nearly all of the largest … Read More

CT Energy Dealer Insurance: Judge Found BP Grossly Negligent

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CT Energy Dealer Insurance: Judge Found BP Grossly Negligent  Four years ago, an oil rig explosion caused more than 200 million gallons of crude oil to be released into the Gulf of Mexico over a total of 87 days resulting in the worst oil spill in US history. The explosion caused 11 workers fatalities, 17 additional employee injuries and 16,000 … Read More

Wallingford Business Insurance: What is the Internet of Things?

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Wallingford Business Insurance: What is the Internet of Things?  The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most prominent buzz words dominating recent new articles, social media feeds, business analytics and economic projections, and experts suggest that the hype surrounding IoT hasn’t even reached its peak yet! What really has businesses, market researchers and economists excited are projections for … Read More

CT Hospital Insurance: Hackers Target Hospitals Most

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CT Hospital Insurance: Hackers Target Hospitals Most Malware and cyber-attacks are on the rise in nearly every industry, but researchers from Websense, a cybersecurity programming and research firm, report that hospitals above all other industry sectors are facing the most rampant increase in cybersecurity breaches and attacks. According to recent data, the rate at which hackers have been targeting and … Read More

Connecticut Aviation Insurance: Aviation Maintenance Risks

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Connecticut Aviation Insurance: Aviation Maintenance Risks  In a recent post we broke down some of the basic types of aviation insurance, particularly as they apply to aircraft owners. However, aircraft owners are only a small portion of the aviation industry. This post is designed to explore Connecticut aviation insurance as it pertains to those who design, assemble and maintain aircrafts … Read More

CT Aviation Insurance Breakdown: Covering Aircraft Damage

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CT Aviation Insurance Breakdown: Covering Aircraft Damage  Aviation insurance is one of the most complex commercial insurance lines available. There are countless risk exposures and regulations faced by the aviation industry which makes these policies incredible complicated to navigate. These policies are designed to provide a wide range of insurance solutions to protect all sectors of the aviation industry, including … Read More