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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers' compensation covers the costs of work-related injuries and illnesses, like medical bills and lost wages. Here’s how workers’ comp works, and what you need to know as a business owner.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers' compensation not only protects your business from financial loss, but it is also required by law in most states if you have employees.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Knowing the most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them can decrease the number of workplace accidents at your business and increase your employees' safety.
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Construction & contracting

Struck-by-objects injuries are one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s "fatal four" hazards, but there are measures you can take to minimize the risks. Below we identify and...

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Construction & contracting
The types of licenses that construction companies and contractors need vary by location, but most projects will at least require a building permit.
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Surety bonds
Business insurance and bonds protect your business from financial losses and help you win clients.
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General contractors

The licensing, insurance, and bonding requirements for general contractors vary by state. Having the right insurance and bonding can help keep you financially protected, and may be required for some...

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Construction & contracting
The construction industry is full of risks. However, there are several types of construction insurance that can keep your small business protected from the most common hazards.
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Commercial auto insurance
Insureon is meeting the demand for expanded commercial auto insurance by small businesses by partnering with multiple insurance carriers.
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Construction & contracting

Builder’s risk insurance protects construction companies, contractors, and subcontractors from losses caused by damages to buildings in progress. See if this short-term property insurance policy can...

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Independent contractors
Learn about the difference between contractors and subcontractors and the types of liabilities that they face.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Almost every state requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Learn about the four types of workers’ compensation benefits and how they work.
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Construction & contracting

If a crack forms in the wall of one of your buildings or another issue becomes evident, clients will often look to your construction company for compensation. Learn who can be held liable, and how...

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Construction & contracting

Employee injuries, stolen equipment, and structural flaws can disrupt a construction company’s business, but you can mitigate risks by following industry best practices and choosing the right...

Small business spotlight of Slade.
Small business stories

L'Tryce Slade holds a unique position – she's one of the only women in the industry who owns a construction material testing laboratory. Learn what inspired her to start her own business and what...

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