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What Recovery Operators Should Look For When Comparing Insurance Companies
If you are a recovery operator or you own a vehicle recovery business, you need a good insurance company to stay safe and street-legal. The only surefire way to get a solid insurance company is to shop around. We get you in touch with three, independent recovery insurance agents who will each offer you a unique quote. Here we’ve outlined what you should look for when comparing these insurance companies.
All businesses need things like general liability insurance and workers compensation insurance, and your own vehicle recovery service is no exception. However there are additional coverages unique to recovery business. They include:
- Automotive Liability
- Physical Damage Insurance
- Garagekeeper’s Insurance
- On-Hook Coverage
- Cargo Insurance
It’s important that your insurance company knows the ins and outs of these coverages—what legal limits you need, what requirements are unique to your state, and what coverages you business might be exempt from. That’s why it’s so crucial to speak with agents familiar with the vehicle recovery industry.
There are certain things that you want out of your insurance company besides just the minimum coverages. You want them to treat you well. Ask your agent what policy features the prospective company offers.
Combined Deductible – If you or one of your drivers is in an accident and multiple coverages are needed, a combined deductible prevents you from paying seperate deductibles for each coverage.
Tailored Payment Options – Every business is unique. A solid insurance policy allows you to choose how offen you pay your bills: month-to-month or year-to-year.
Uninsured Motorist Protection – This policy feature protects you if you or one of your drivers is involved in an accident with someone who doesn’t have liability insurance.
Pays For OEM Repairs – If one of your trucks needs repairs done, this feature pays for the best parts possible instead of shoddy replacement parts.
No Cancelation Fees – If for some reason you need to cancel your policy, you don’t want a clause hidden someone in your contract obliging you to pay a cancelation fee.
The insurance companies for recovery businesses, unlike those for personal auto or even conventional commercial insurance, are usually smaller local insurance providers instead of big-name companies. It’s important that you do your research to determine whether you can trust the company or not. A good way to do that is to visit an insurance auditing site like Moody’s or A.M. Best.
Of course you want to get the cheapest price possible. Your rate is determined by different aspects of your business.
- Your Drivers’ Records – employees who have violations or accidents on their record are considered a higher risk
- Your Location – Cities see more claims than rural areas
- Your Vehicles – Heavy duty vehicles are more expensive to insure thanlight duty vehicles
- Size of Your Business – This includes the number of vehicles you have
- What you Tow – E.g., only vehicles, vehicles and motor homes, heavy equipment, etc.
- Your Loss Run History – Usually between the last three and five years
- Your Safety Programs – What programs do you employ and how do you train your employees
Different recovery insurance companies weigh these factors differently. The best way you can ensure you get the cheapest price is to compare multiple companies at once.
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