IN: Certificates Of Insurance: Common Misunderstandings & Misconceptions
Dear Valued Customer, This issue of “———————-” focuses on Certificates of Insurance. A Certificate of Insurance validates the existence of an insurance policy, but it is much, much more. In addition to describing the insurance available to the named insured, a certificate may also convey information that the certificate holder is an additional insured under…Read More
What Is A Certificate Of Insurance?
A certificate of insurance is a document issued by or on behalf of an insurance company to a third party who has not contracted with the insurer to purchase an insurance policy. The most common type of certificate is that provided for informational purposes to advise a third party of the existence and amount of…Read More
Certificates Of Insurance Can Be Dangerous
Insurance certificates can be dangerous documents that migrate between the insured, the insurers and many other third parties. These documents can be dangerous because they can be issued without legitimate need, or with inappropriate language which can leave the issuer with the potential for significant errors and omissions situation. To avoid these risks, first ask…Read More
It is very important to read and analyze the language of the contract. For example, consider the situation where someone has written into the verbiage a hold harmless agreement, where the expectation of both insured and third party is that the contract of insurance will provide protection, like so: X Corporation hereby agrees to indemnify…Read More