Are you conﬁdent your client has the best coverage for their construction project? The US Assure Builders Risk Plan provides comprehensive course of construction coverage for residential and commercial new construction, remodeling and installation projects of any size and value. With industry expertise, the nation’s leading coverage and a consistent presence in the construction ﬁeld, US Assure and Zurich are prepared to help you get your client’s next project off the ground.
Review this checklist for your client’s project.
Are you able to answer yes to every question? Some coverages or extensions are speciﬁc to the type of project and underwriting guidelines.
Do you have coverage for a completed structure that is not yet sold?
Can you insure the completed unsold dwelling? If so, can you also insure it for more than one year?
Do you have coverage for the interests of your subcontractors while on the construction site?
Are you able to protect your proﬁt by including it in the value of your new construction project?
Is there coverage for theft of building materials that are not yet installed at the job site?
If the buyer provides the builders risk insurance, are coverage limits appropriate to properly protect your property?
Do you have property coverage for the buyer to occupy the home if it is completed prior to closing?
Can you secure property coverage for a trade-in home? unsold dwelling? model home? model home contents? purchaser under contract?
Does your current policy provide Ordinance or Law coverage for new construction at no additional charge?
Are you able to cover both an existing structure and improvements to that structure on a single policy?
Does your policy include standard default limits for the following coverages with the option to purchase higher limits?
Property while in transit: $25,000 default limit or 5% of total completed value
Property at temporary locations: $25,000 default limit or 5% of total completed value
Back up of overﬂow of sewers, drains and sumps: $25,000 default limit for projects under $5 million, $50,000 for higher valued projects, or 10% of the total completed value
Valuable papers and records: $50,000 default limit or 10% of the total completed value
Debris removal: $50,000 default limit for projects under $5 million; $100,000 for higher valued projects, or 5% of the total completed value
Ordinance or Law: $1 million default limit for new construction projects
Pollutant cleanup and removal: $25,000 default limit for projects under $5 million; $50,000 for higher valued projects
Fire department service charge: $25,000 default limit
Does your policy offer these optional coverages based on the type of project?
Ability to insure not only materials, labor and overhead, but also reasonable proﬁt
Blanket builders risk/deposit premium (ﬂexible installment plans)
Coverage for “green” or LEED new construction or remodeling projects
Ability to increase coverage for change orders by 10, 20 or 30 percent of the total insured value
Soft costs coverage (interest on construction loans, insurance premiums, advertising and promotional expenses, architect, engineer and consultant fees, legal and accounting fees, fees for licenses and permits, and real estate and property tax assessments)
Business income protection (pays actual loss of business income, including rental income)
Permission to occupy coverage (with ﬁve or more sold units)
Testing of Building Systems coverage
Does your policy offer you the following value-added services?
Builders Risk Loss Control Program
Builders Risk Reward Program
Flexible billing options
Volume pricing for large builders
24-hour claim reporting
Online claim monitoring tools
When you protect your client’s project with the US Assure Builders Risk Plan insured by Zurich, you can conﬁdently answer yes to every item on this checklist.