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INSURANCE TIPS FOR IDA MEMBERS

6 ways to get the most out of your policy

IDA members have unique needs, and finding a policy that fits your business is integral to your long-term success. Here are six tips, custom-built to meet the needs of IDA members.

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1. Watch Out for Residential Exclusions

Many general liability policies have an exclusion that doesn't allow you to work on any type of residential building, including:

  • Single-track homes
  • Apartments
  • Single-family homes
​There may also be restrictions on geographic areas and types of work that can be done.
IDAssurance Advantage

IDA general liability policies don't include these restrictions and can give you the peace of mind and flexibility to move from commercial to residential projects on an as-needed basis.

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2. Expand Your Additional Insured Coverage

General contractors and project owners require contractors to name themselves as additional insureds on their general liability policy, but many insurance carriers have tried to limit losses by excluding coverage for ongoing and completed operations for additional insureds.

IDAssurance Advantage

IDAssurance provides this all-important wording to give you broad coverage and keep you competitive.

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3. Make Sure Your Policy Covers Everything You Do

Many policies exclude any type of work you don't list on your application, forcing companies to warrant the type of construction they do.

 

For example, if you complete an insurance application and state that you only handle installations, you may not be covered for any other type of work, such as design modifications.

IDAssurance Advantage

IDA policies protect members from innocent or minor omissions that could cause a carrier to deny coverage. Because IDA brokers specialize in the garage door industry, they know the type of coverage you need and cover any type of work you do.

 

They create policies to minimize gaps in coverage and make sure you're protected.

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4. Broaden your Coverage

You don’t want to find out your coverage is too narrow after you have filed a claim. Many times, you can broaden your coverage with little or no extra cost. For example, general liability can be written with a $5 million aggregate limit, and most policies have a $0 deductible.

IDAssurance Advantage

You can add additional coverages in your policy with minimal or no additional costs, including:

  • Workers' compensation
  • Commercial auto
  • Property/inland marine
  • Umbrella
  • Employment practices liability
  • Surety bonds
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5. Look for savings

Quality insurance coverage doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, most IDA members see a significant reduction in insurance costs with IDAssurance.

IDAssurance Advantage

Since the policy is designed specifically for the garage door industry, it is lean and mean on costs but customized for your business, so you get the best value for your buck. It’s built to cover all of your risks and negotiated to save you money on premiums.

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6. Talk to the experts

If your insurance carrier doesn’t understand your unique business needs, why are you working with them? Whether it’s a quick response to a phone call or a painstaking follow-up to a claim, IDAssurance is run by specialists who understand your industry and provide in-depth consulting on risks.

IDAssurance Advantage

IDA is the only program that is made to specifically help and provide coverage for the garage door industry. This means that IDA members receive customized insurance coverage and wise counsel on ways to:

Minimize Risks

Reduce Claims

Keep Premiums Low

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