>> Wednesday, January 13, 2010
One of the most common mistakes I find in my review of insurance programs involves named insureds.
MyNewMarkets.com (a part of the Insurance Journal family) just pointed readers to a checklist the produced a few years ago.
Here are the questions they suggest:
-Are all current legal entities listed/scheduled on the policy (including LLC’s and Joint Ventures)?
-Is the entity listed as the First Named Insured the entity you want to receive all notices and billings?
-Any past partnerships or LLC’s as predecessor organizations?
-Any past subsidiary partnerships or LLC’s?
-Joint Ventures: Any current joint ventures? Any past Joint Ventures?
-Is the insured planning to acquire or form any new entities over the next 12 months? What will the legal structure be?
-Insured planning to take part in any joint venture in the next 12 months?
-Do employees drive their personal vehicles to conduct company business?
-Do employees ever hire or rent vehicles in their own name to conduct company business?
-Are there any contractual relationships requiring any outside entity be named as an Additional Insured (lease agreements, construction contracts, venders, suppliers, members, etc)?
You can download the survey form HERE.