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  • Equipment Breakdown Protection

    Equipment Breakdown Coverage policies handle a substantial loss exposure to items such as unfired vessels - Air, steam or water tanks, refrigeration systems, rollers, steam pressers, ironing equipment, steam cookers, generators, chemical processing tanks, motors, switches and controls, compressors, pumps, gears, etc. Breakdown policies are important. They fill a large gap! Commercial property policies typically exclude losses involving machinery or equipment breakdowns. The breakdown form provides the following coverages:

  • Additionally Insured–Lessor of Leased Equipment

    Contractors and subcontractors commonly perform jobs with rented or leased equipment. Such equipment includes use agreements where the rental company requires a "certificate of insurance". Rental companies also commonly require being named as an additional insured to protect their legal liability related to the rented/leased equipment.

  • Functionally Valuing Older Business Property

    Businesses that have been successful for decades are usually ones that also consistently take care of their property. While maximizing the use of every asset, it also raises a coverage issue. Aging equipment may have reached the point where it:

  • Commercial Output Policy

    Many businesses protect themselves by purchasing a standard Commercial Property Policy which handles routine building and business property loss exposures. However, this type of coverage is not as useful to operations that involve the following:

    • heavy retail sales activity
    • active product transportation
    • above average processing/manufacturing, or
    • equipment installation and/or repair

    For such businesses, there is a coverage alternative, specifically the Commercial Output Policy (COP).

  • Vacancy Provision

    Under a commercial property policy, coverage is significantly different for buildings that are vacant for extended periods. Usually, certain types of coverage are completely eliminated during the vacancy. Insurance companies are interested in protecting ongoing businesses and premiums are based upon active occupancy. Continued, full coverage may be provided, but that is only at the insurance company’s discretion. If a vacant risk is accepted, it usually means paying more premium.

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