Once a new policy is bound, the inspection process will begin. All new business policies are typically inspected within 60 days of binding. Underwriting will use the inspection information to do the following:
The inspection will verify that the information listed on the policy is accurate and will help to establish proper coverage limits. Some of the exposures that we review are:
Our timely inspections allow us to quickly address any discrepancies and to make necessary adjustments.
In addition to exposure verification, we are looking for opportunities to reduce hazards for both property and liability. Mandatory recommendations are intended to reduce or eliminate hazards that may lead to costly claims. If any hazards need attention, the Loss Control Representative will discuss these needs for service, repair, or update to the property. They will also address any operational concerns that could create losses in the future. Common mandatory recommendations include:
If mandatory recommendations are not satisfied, the Underwriter will review to take appropriate action. This may include pricing for the exposure or cancellation.
The inspection process will continue throughout the life of the policy, as exposures change frequently in the hospitality industry. Renewals will be inspected every three to five years, except nightclubs and gentlemen’s clubs, which are inspected annually.
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