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Product Liability Insurance

What is DOL: Defense Outside of Limits in Business Insurance

“Defense outside the limits” is a term used in insurance that refers to the coverage provided by the insurer for expenses incurred by the insured in defending against a claim, even if the claim is ultimately found to be outside the scope of the policy. While “defense outside the limits” coverage is not required by law, it is often included in business liability policies as an added layer of protection for the insured.

Insurance for Manufacturers – 4 Common Claims

There are hundreds of thousand of small, medium and large manufacturing facilities operating in the United States today, and each one of them faces unique risks and challenges due to the complex process of making stuff. Business Owners Insurance Can Help Protect Against Common Problems 1) Equipment Failure Due to the nature of manufacturing, the risk posed by equipment breakdown can be… Read More »Insurance for Manufacturers – 4 Common Claims

Can I cancel my product liability insurance at any time?

At this time, with the COVID-19, while people are encouraged to exercise social distancing, more and more people shop online, and more sellers go online to sell their products, from masks and sanitizers to pretty much everything else you can imagine. To protect your business and operations, Product Liability Insurance is a MUST HAVE essential coverage. With this post on… Read More »Can I cancel my product liability insurance at any time?

How product liability claims are handled

In this 1 min 54 sec video licensed USA – California attorney and insurance agent Diana Motseniat will will review the how product liability insurance claims are handled. Get started with your product liability insurance here. [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”dG2AlZMx8uE”]

Customizing Product Liability Insurance Policy

In this 2 min 15 sec video a licensed attorney and insurance broker Diana Motseniat will provide an overview of the available customization options of product liability insurance policy. Get started with your product liability insurance here. [tvideo type=”youtube” clip_id=”wFPtJCFyMzA”]

Products Liability Coverage from Paperless Insurance

In December of 2016, a furniture chain agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit after its dressers tipped and fatally injured small children. All product manufacturers, designers, and retailers are exposed to a multitude of risks that can end in litigation. With manufacturing and retail contributing $3.8 trillion to the U.S. economy, there is a vast need for… Read More »Products Liability Coverage from Paperless Insurance

Ingredient Manufacturers and Their Product Recall Risk

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Ingredient Manufacturers and Their Product Recall RiskUSA Sugar is a processor of sugar. They bring refined sugar into their production plant, where it is transformed into a liquid form and sent to USA Sugar’s customers, who use the liquefied sugar in various food manufacturing applications.

On May 15, 2015 the FDA contacts USA Sugar and notifies them that salmonella was found in beverage products manufactured by two separate companies. Both strains of salmonella have been traced back to USA Sugar’s liquid sugar product. After a series of tests, it is determined that the liquid sugar was in fact the source of the salmonella. It was also determined that the salmonella contamination occurred in the insured’s facility between March 3 and March 17, which was a period of roughly two weeks.  On March 17, all production lines were broken down and a thorough cleaning was performed. The products manufactured after the March 17 cleaning appear to be free of salmonella.

As a result of the findings, USA Sugar decides to perform a voluntary recall of all products manufactured between March 3 and March 17. In addition to USA Sugar’s recall, all products containing USA Sugar’s contaminated liquid sugar will need to be recalled. The FDA classifies all related recalls as Class I, meaning consumption could result in serious health problems or death.Read More »Ingredient Manufacturers and Their Product Recall Risk

Contractor Insurance Requirements – A Primer

This article was originally published by AmWINS Group, Inc. It was edited and rewritten to simplify the content. To read the original article please click here.

primerWhen risk management department is assigned to focus on the major project, including construction, with particular attention to the insurance requirements to be imposed on the general contractor and any subcontractors, it’s very important not to make the insurance requirements so onerous that contractors are discouraged from bidding on the project.For those of us, who has not been involved in such projects before, let’s review insurance requirements from different projects and how those may affect our company (let’s call it ABC company – the one who impose insurance requirements).
Outdated Insurance Terminology
What may strike us about the old insurance requirements is the insurance terminology used. There is reference to “comprehensive general liability insurance” including endorsements listed as “broad form property damage,” “broad form blanket contractual liability,” “cross liability,” “XCU” and “additional named insured.” The limits are also listed as split limits – one applicable to bodily injury, and another lesser limit applicable to property damage.Similarly, the auto insurance requirement refers to “comprehensive auto liability” and workers’ compensation insurance includes the “broad form all states endorsement.” Further, all of the requirements are to be evidenced by a certificate of insurance that provides certificate holder a 30 days advance notice of cancellation. It becomes readily apparent that these requirements are so outdated as to be virtually useless – the coverage, endorsements and limits listed are obsolete and are no longer available. We must start from the beginning.Read More »Contractor Insurance Requirements – A Primer