Partime & Liability Insurance

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by topcat, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. topcat

    topcat LawnSite Member
    from Bflo
    Posts: 99

    For those working lawn mtce only part time are you having a hard time getting liability insurance? If not who are you covered under. I tried to get added coverage through my now current Erie Insurance agent and he said they won't write a policy unless you can show 3 prior years of prior coverage loss results and you plan on operating full-time. Agent says Erie isn't interested. I have had two vehicles and home owners insurance through Erie and this agent for 5+ years and it appears it's time for a new agent and insurance company! Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Rook00

    Rook00 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Farmers Insurance Agent

    I pay a hair under $500 anually for:
    1) One full time liabiltiy at $1million
    2) $10,500 worth of eqiupment
    3) $4,000 trailer

    No problem. . . in fact, I was only 18 when i got the policy
     
  3. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    you may have to go with an independant insurance agent for a few years.If you do that with no claims,any insurance company should take you.
     
  4. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    I've got American Family for 1mil/2mil for about $380 per year.
    Part time here, didn't seem to matter much. It's just less time I have a chance of something going wrong on the job, so it's better for them! Might want to consider them.
    solo operator only, plus inland marine.
     
  5. WAGS LandL

    WAGS LandL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    I had a terrible time getting insurance my first year because I was
    part time. You can try an independent rep, that's what I did. He
    got me coverage through nationwide. Now policy is about $750
    per year for $1mil liability and inland marine combined. I have about $30,000 in equipment and this includes snow removal. So
    it is not too bad.
     
  6. ADLAWNCUTTERS

    ADLAWNCUTTERS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    I'm from the buffalo area and i only do this part time ,call 681-0388 there in cheektowaga there prices are ok get a quote,good luck
     
  7. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Try Haulers Insurance Co. out of Columbia Tenn. I got it through Independent agent. I am part-time.

    They will quote you a cheaper price if you don't have a sign on your vehicle.
     
  8. kr_straight

    kr_straight LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I have run into the same problem but, an inpendent insurance company located in washington, Pa said they I could get their premium plan which was $500,000 liability for $500 dollars a year. I've been mowing for six years part time every summer, it is my first year trying to get insurance.
     

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