Bond Insurance in Albany, Troy & Schenectady
One of the many types of insurance Capital Gate Insurance Group excels at helping you find is New York bonds insurance. But what is a New York bond insurance policy, and why do you need one? Here are the different types of bond insurance you may need:
Liquor Bond: Liquor bond insurance, or simply a liquor tax bond, is something you must have if you plan to sell liquor in your establishment. This bond or insurance is your promise to pay state taxes on your alcohol purchases. If you fail to pay, the state takes the required payment out of the bond.
Commercial Surety Bond: A liquor bond is one type of surety bond. Essentially, a surety bond is protection for someone you have a contract with. If you fail to meet your contractual obligations, the injured party can take damages out of the surety bond. There are several industries where you’re required to get a surety bond to obtain a permit or license to operate. Commercial surety bonds are agreements that protect businesses. They’re generally required by state laws for various industries, and guarantee some aspect of a principal’s occupation. A contractor license bond, for example, guarantees the contractor will comply with required construction codes.
Capital gate Insurance can help you find the bond that’s right for your business.
Some of the commercial bonds we can provide a quick quote include:
- AG dealer bonds, or agricultural dealer bonds, are required for people licensed with the Department of Agriculture who buy and resell agriculture products. These bonds include grain dealer bonds, hay dealer bonds, livestock dealer bonds, milk dealer bonds and produce dealer bonds.
- ARC bonds, or travel agent bonds, are required by the Airlines Reporting Corporation to guarantee that payments collected by a travel agency are forwarded to the right airline.
- Auctioneer bonds are required for auctioneers and auction houses to protect bids and purchases.
- Auto dealer bonds, or motor vehicle dealer (MVD) bonds, help assure the general public – specifically those who do business with a dealer – that the dealer will comply with the law. Other dealer bonds include boat dealer bonds, mobile home dealer bonds, snowmobile dealer bonds and vessel dealer bonds.
- Fuel tax bonds are required by fuel sellers to guarantee payment of taxes.
- License and permit bonds are required by federal, state or municipal governments before they can grant a professional license in certain occupations or professions. License and permit bonds include contractor license bonds, electrician bonds, HVAC commercial bonds, non-resident license bonds and plumber bonds.
- Liquor bonds guarantee compliance with federal and state laws pertaining to the sale, manufacturing and warehousing of alcohol.
- Lottery bonds are required for any establishment with a lottery machine. This bond guarantees proper use of the machine to ensure there is no abuse to the state lottery system.
- Notary public bonds are required by state statutes to protect against losses resulting from any improper actions of notaries.
- Motorcycle dealer bonds guarantee that motorcycle dealers comply with laws, required tax payments and, in some cases, payment of judgments.
- Mortgage broker bonds guarantee that mortgage brokers will abide by state laws and regulations under the mortgage broker license code.
- Public official bonds guarantee faithful performance of official duties, and are generally for the protection of taxpayers.
- Title bonds are required to register a vehicle or other property due to a lost or defective title. Title bonds are also known as certificate of title bonds, defective title bonds and lost title bonds.
- Utility bonds are financial guarantee bonds that ensure the payment of utility bills.
- Warehouse bonds guarantee that goods stored in a warehouse will be delivered on presentation of a receipt.
Fidelity Bond: A fidelity bond protects you and your business against wrongful acts done by your employees or contractors. If one of these parties commits fraud, forgery, theft or otherwise harms your business, the fidelity bond protects you.
What is a Fidelity Bond?
You work hard to build your business by hiring only employees you can trust. But what about those few “bad apples” who slip through the cracks? Even when stringent employee screening and careful supervision aren’t enough, capital Gate Insurance can quote fidelity bond coverage to protect your business against employee theft.
If one or more of your employees is entrusted to handle cash or other valuable assets, you should consider a fidelity bond. Fidelity bonds include business services bonds, standard employee dishonesty bonds and ERISA bonds.
Find the fidelity bond insurance coverage that fits your unique situation.
Business services bonds
Business services bonds protect against the loss of a customer’s money, equipment, supplies and personal belongings caused by dishonest acts of your employees while on the customer’s premises. Beyond protection, this type of fidelity bond is great for differentiating your business from competitors who aren’t bonded for fidelity. This kind of bond can be a good solution for businesses like janitorial services, contractors, dog sitters and house sitters.
Standard employee dishonesty bonds
Standard employee dishonesty bonds protect your business from financial loss due to fraudulent activities of an employee or group of employees. The loss could result from employee theft of money, securities or other property. This type of bond can be a good solution for non-profit organizations and professional offices including CPAs, dentists and physicians.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 requires trustees of pension plans to have fidelity bond coverage equal to at least 10% of the total plan’s assets. ERISA bonds protect participants and beneficiaries from the dishonest acts of a fiduciary who handles employee benefit or pension plans, including 401(k)s.
Contractor Surety Bond: Contract bonds guarantee that a contractor will stick to the terms of a construction contract. A construction bond assures a project owner that a contractor will perform the work properly and pay specified subcontractors, laborers and material suppliers. Capital Gate Insurance can help with the needs of small to medium-sized contractors such as electricians, carpenters, masons, plumbers, painters and landscapers for a bond. Our bonded contractors are usually supported by bank lines of credit, pay their bills promptly and have good customer references.
There are several types of contract bonds:
- Bid bonds guarantee that a contractor will enter into a contract, if awarded, and furnish such contract bonds as required by the contract terms.
- Performance bonds guarantee faithful performance of the terms of a contract for construction or furnishing of supplies.
- Payment bonds guarantee payment for labor and materials used in the work the contractor is obligated to perform.
- Maintenance bonds guarantee against loss because of defective workmanship or materials used on a construction project.
Learn More About Bond Insurance with Capital Gate Insurance Group
To learn more about the different types of bonds you may need in the Capital District of New York, or for a free Albany bonds insurance quote, contact Capital Gate Insurance Group today.