Builder's risk/Course of construction insurance covers ONLY your
property in most cases; no liability
coverage is included unless specifically requested.
You must meet underwriting guidelines for immediate coverage.
Once you submit your application,
you will be immediately advised of whether or not you
qualify for immediate coverage. We have no maximum insurance limit.
Property located on barrier islands may be
be referred to its wind and hail insurance policy for
wind and hail damage claims if a wind and hail policy was purchased.
"Wind and hail" damage includes hurricanes, tornadoes, twisters,
wind, and hail. The states that provide wind and hail pools are
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Coverage on property located
within 1,000 feet of tidal water or on a barrier island cannot be
using our instant-issue insurance policy unless you are eligible
for wind and hail coverage with your state's wind pool.
Otherwise, properties not eligible for wind and hail coverage with
the state's wind pool will take three (3) days to three (3) weeks
to underwrite. Coverage will be limited to the original policy
period even if your construction project is finished early.
Builder's risk/course of construction policy premiums are typically not
refundable for any reason. So, if you buy this insurance
only to qualify for a loan,
you don't yet have permits when you make your purchase,
and/or your project never begins for
some reason (You didn't qualify for the loan,
permits denied, etc); you will not get a refund.
However, builder's risk premiums are
sometimes partially refundable when the construction
project finishes early. You will be advised whether or not your policy is non-refundable
(This is called "fully earned" in the insurance industry.) or partially refundable.
All applicants, payors,
and/or representatives who submit an application or remit payment for
an application for this insurance coverage will be responsible for all
collection costs, including but not limited to attorney's fees and
costs, in the event that any payment is denied by the issuing bank,
credit card issuer, and/or any other credit issuer used to fund the
payment of the premium. Uncollectable amounts incur an interest rate
of 18% annually. Any applicant, payor, or representative or any
representative tied to the mortgage lending, construction loan lending,
or construction profession who makes application or remits payment under
any false pretenses or who directs anyone else to make application
and/or remit payment for this coverage under false pretenses of any
kind will be reported to their state's regulators and will be held
responsible for all damages, including but not limited to attorney's
fees and costs and interest fees of 18% annually on any uncollected
amounts, suffered as a result of their actions.
If your project is not yet complete
before the original policy period, your policy may be renewed. Some
insurance companies may not offer a renewal in some cases or may renew
for only three or six months or may renew for no less than 12 months at
a time. You will be advised of your renewal options before you make your final builder's
construction purchase. However, renewal options cannot be determined for
certain until 30 days before the renewal date.
Theft of construction materials is not
excluded in 98% of the policies that are issued. You will be advised if
theft is excluded before making your final purchase. Sample policies are not provided. Preliminary information can
be provided about your potential insurance policy coverage during the quote
process, but detailed information can be provided only AFTER a
properly-completed application has been submitted and reviewed by an
Terrorism Coverage: If terrorism coverage is not
automatically included with the policy to which this quote applies,
you are hereby notified that under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002
("The Act"), you have a right to purchase insurance coverage for losses
arising out of acts of terrorism, as defined in Section 102(1) of The
Act: The term "act of terrorism" means any act that is certified by the
Secretary of the Treasury, in concurrence with the Secretary of State,
and the Attorney General of the United States - to be an act of terrorism;
to be a violent act or an act that is dangerous to human life, property;
or infrastructure; to have resulted in damage with the United States, or
outside the United States in the case of an air carrier or vessel or the
premises of a United States mission; and to have been committed by an
individual or individuals acting on behalf of any foreign person or
foreign interest, as part of an effort to coerce the civilian population
of the United States or to influence the policy or affect the conduct
of the United States Government by coercion. You should know that
coverage provided by the policy offered in this quote for losses caused
by acts of terrorism, as defined in The Act, is partially reimbursed by
the United States under a formula established by The Act. Under this
formula, the United States pays 90% of covered terrorism losses exceeding
the statutorily established deductible paid by the insurance company
providing the coverage. The premium for this coverage is 2% of the
developed premium or $100.00 whichever is greater except in the state
of Florida where the premium is 1% of the developed premium and no
minimum applies, except in the state of Georgia where the premium
is 1 1/2% of the developed premium and no minimum applies, and
except in the state of Washington where the premium is 2% of the
developed premium and no minimum applies. The premium charged for
this coverage does not include any charges for the portion of the
loss covered by the Federal government under The Act.
Insurance Fraud: ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY AND WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD ANY INSURANCE COMPANY OR
ANOTHER PERSON FILES AN APPLICATION FOR INSURANCE OR STATEMENT OF CLAIM CONTAINING ANY MATERIALLY FALSE
INFORMATION OR CONCEALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MISLEADING INFORMATION CONCERNING ANY FACT MATERIAL THERTO,
COMMITS A FRAUDULENT INSURANCE ACT WHICH IS A CRIME AND SUBJECTS THE PERSON TO CRIMINAL AND CIVIL
PENALTIES (IN NY: SUBSTANTIAL CIVIL PENALTIES). Not applicable in CO, HI, NE, OH, OK, OR or VT. In
DC, LA, ME, TN, and VA: insurance benefits may also be denied.
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