Best companies/rates for liability insurance for pesticides?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Barefoot James, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    If you don’t mind sharing what are the best insurance companies (and their rates) to get pesticide insurance from? My state requires 1,000,000 general liability and I have got several quotes from $1200 a year to $3200 a year. I’m currently under State Farm and pay $212 a month – do I have better options? What company is known to understand our industry and support it with fair pricing/policies? I’d like to save some money!
     
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    I am with Farm Family. State Farm won't even insure me on Long Island. I'm just a solo, but ball park numbers from Farm Family is $840 1 mil liability, 5k for equipment (theft) and another $150 for pesticides. In order to be eligable, I had to join the Long Island Farm Bureau, ($80) but that has some fringe benefits of it's own, like elective group health insurance and whatnot.
     
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Do a search on this site. Its been discussed at length.
     
  4. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,430

    Call Erie Ins. James. I think they're hard to beat.
     
  5. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    Find a company that can shop around for you.
    Whiteys price is right in line with what i am paying for the same coverage.
     
  6. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 346

    Erie Insurance has great rates. I pay something like $360 per year which includes the coverage you listed and they cover chemical applications.
     
  7. GREEN-UP

    GREEN-UP LawnSite Member
    from sw ohio
    Posts: 97

    I just got a quote yesterday from my insurance guy from Erie Ins 2mil coverage under 700 a year for liability. Also got a cheaper one from Ohio Ins for 550 a year for 1mil. Those companies are supposedly the best at insuring people in our business.
     
  8. grassyguy

    grassyguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    You guys have any links for these companies. Erie, Ohio, Etc.?
     
  9. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 346

    Just do a search for "Erie Insurance". When you get to their website you can find the local agents near you and contact them.
     

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