PROPERTY & CASUALTY
We’re your partners in eliminating uncertainty
Risks surround you – in your business and in your personal life. Our mission is to help you identify them, and then apply creative solutions. We’ll work closely with you to understand your circumstances, and then find traditional and non-traditional answers from our extensive catalogs of property & casualty insurance.
With our solutions, your challenges are answered. That’s the definition of ‘success’ at the Hilb Group.
The Hilb Group has assembled a team of industry specialists spanning such diverse service lines as medical malpractice, fuel distribution and energy that are solely dedicated to your protection, satisfaction, and success. We are a multi-line financial services firm working for business owners and individuals, and operating with the philosophy that superior service combined with a deep understanding of our clients’ business leads to lasting, mutually rewarding relationships.
Blending experience with an ever-expanding knowledge base, we deliver confidence – the confidence to know that you’re prepared for any contingency and ready for any opportunity.
The Hilb Group provides the best in individual insurance and financial products. Our policyholders receive top advice, protection, and service from experienced industry professionals. With many insurance carriers to work with, The Hilb Group will find the product ideally suited to your particular needs.
The Hilb Group can handle your insurance needs in person, over the phone, and online. However you choose to contact us, you will find our response courteous, prompt, and accurate. Our ability to provide you with rates, product descriptions and service will make your insurance purchase a gratifying experience.
General Liability Coverage sets the foundation
A commercial general liability (CGL) policy provides coverage to a business for all liability exposures that are not specifically excluded in the policy language. A CGL policy protects the insured against bodily Injury and property damage exposures as a result of operations, premises, products and completed operations. All organizations have liability loss exposures; however, a licensed insurance professional at The Hilb Group can best determine the exposures unique to your business and the coverage best suited to your needs.
Solutions for the complexities of workers' comp
Your state’s law dictates the benefits and compensation you, as an employer, are obligated to pay an employee in the event of a work-related injury or illness. While workers’ compensation laws differ by state, coverage is typically compulsory, although certain small employers and types of employment may be exempt. The benefits covered by a Workers’ Compensation Policy include medical, disability, and rehabilitation benefits. If an employee dies as a result of a work-related accident, funeral benefits and death benefits are provided to the employee’s dependents. Call a professional at The Hilb Group today to get a comprehensive quote on Workers’ Compensation insurance for your company.
We can customize auto coverage specifically for your business
The “Business Auto Coverage Form” is typically included as part of a Commercial Package Policy, but can be issued as a stand-alone, “monoline” policy. Commercial vehicles listed on the policy can be covered for both liability and physical damage from specified causes of loss. Physical damage coverage is optional, but can include both collision and comprehensive damage coverage. A commercial auto policy can also include a number of coverage endorsements that a licensed insurance professional at The Hilb Group can customize to cover the exposures unique to your business.
Umbrella coverage fills out your liability protection
An Umbrella policy is a form of liability insurance protecting policyholders for claims in excess of the limits of their primary business automobile, general liability, and workers’ compensation policies. It also provides coverage for some sources of loss that are not covered by their primary policies. Such cases are subject to a deductible (or self-insured retention). As Umbrella policies are relatively inexpensive, it is worth asking a licensed professional at The Hilb Group to provide you a quote for this extra loss protection for your business.
Specialized liability coverage for professionals
Are you a doctor, lawyer, engineer, insurance agent, real estate agent or do you work in a field that provides professional or consultative services? If so, a Professional Liability policy would protect you from third-party liability claims due to negligence in the performance of those professional services. A licensed agent at The Hilb Group can advise you as to whether your profession puts you at risk for these types of claims.
Extra protection for environmental liabilities
Environmental (Pollution) Liability insurance is designed to provide protection for the liability exposures that may result from damage, injury and, in some cases, clean-up costs caused by pollution. This coverage is excluded in the standard commercial lines liability (CGL) policy, so consult with a licensed agent at The Hilb Group about whether your business is at risk for these types of claims. Coverage can typically be added to your existing CGL policy with an endorsement.
Protecting the assets of Officers and Directors
Claims from employees, clients and stockholders may be made against any company and against its directors and officers. Since a director or officer can sometimes be held personally responsible for acts of the company, most directors and officers will want to be covered rather than risk their personal assets.
Directors & Officers Insurance (often referred to as “D&O”) protects officers and directors of a for-profit or not-for-profit corporation against damages from claims alleging negligent or wrongful acts in the course of their duties. This form of coverage will also pay the corporation (and even the officers and directors in some cases) a portion of expenses incurred in defending lawsuits arising from alleged wrongful acts of officers and directors.
Endorsements that protect organizations from criminal acts
Criminal acts that may not be covered under a Commercial Package Policy can be added with a Commercial Crime Coverage Form. You can select from one or more of the following coverages by endorsement:
- Employee Theft
- Forgery or Alteration
- Inside the Premises – Theft of Money and Securities
- Inside the Premises – Robbery or Safe Burglary of Other Property
- Outside the Premises
- Funds Transfer Fraud
- Money Orders and Counterfeit Money
A licensed insurance professional at The Hilb Group can explain the details of each policy endorsement and help you choose the coverage that meets your business exposures.
Surety experts help contractors build their businesses
A contractor’s bond program is a critical component of his or her business. The Hilb Group specializes in planning, facilitating, and optimizing the surety bond relationship by understanding our clients’ financial structure and bond requirements, and listening carefully to fully understand their’ short- and long-term business plans.
The Construction Practice Group at Hilb continually monitors the ever-changing construction and surety industries, and builds our clients’ bonding relationships by matching the contractor’s business plan with the risk appetite, target market, and individual characteristics of the surety. This means we constantly monitor trends in rates, work programs and capacity, carrier financial strength, and carrier commitment to the marketplace.
We maintain strong relationships with virtually all of the major national and regional underwriters to facilitate a surety relationship that is optimal for you. And we have solid connections with leading CPA firms, financial institutions, and law firms, to help you create the partnerships that are necessary to advance your business plan.
Guarding against cyber criminals
A primary concern for most organizations is the threat of a data breach — a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information, personally identifiable information, trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property. Cyber/privacy liability policies can help you address the multitude of risks related to the use of computers, internet, computer networks, and electronic information databases.
Protecting your home and its contents
Your home and its contents are some of your most valuable assets. At The Hilb Group, we understand you want to protect yourself and your family from the loss of a home and be well-versed in the various types of coverage available, whether you own a one-family owned dwelling, condominium, multi-family home, or mobile home. The experienced professionals at The Hilb Group are trained to advise you on the best possible coverage to meet your specific needs to make sure you and your family are protected from what could be a devastating loss. Contact one of our licensed Personal Lines agents today to receive competitive quotes from the multiple insurance carriers that we represent.
Even good drivers need good auto protection
Automobile insurance may be compulsory, depending on state law, and proof of insurance is typically required before a vehicle can be registered. Multiple forms of coverage can be provided on an auto insurance policy, including auto liability, medical payments, and physical damage. A licensed Personal Lines agent at The Hilb Group can advise you on what type of coverage is appropriate for the type of vehicle you drive, where the vehicle is registered, and where you travel. In addition, Hilb represents multiple insurance carriers and can provide you with competitive quotes from a selection of automobile insurance markets. Call a Personal Lines representative at The Hilb Group today to get a personalized quote that meets your individual needs.
Umbrella coverage fills out your liability protection
A Personal Umbrella Liability policy protects you, the insured, for claims in excess of the limits of your primary personal automobile, residential liability and recreational (boat, RV, motorcycle, etc.) liability policies. It also provides coverage for some sources of loss not covered by those primary policies. Contact a licensed Personal Lines agent at The Hilb Group for a more detailed explanation on how this coverage can protect you from litigation in a variety of circumstances.
Protect your home and its contents against flooding
Flood insurance protects your property from water damage to the structure and/or contents, coverage which ordinarily would be excluded from a traditional homeowners policy. Homes in a predetermined “flood zone” are required by mortgage lending companies to carry flood insurance. While flood insurance can be purchased through many different insurance companies and is offered through FEMA, a policy costs the same no matter which company it is purchased through.
Even renters should be protected against loss and liability
If you rent an apartment or dwelling, renters insurance is a package of property and liability coverage designed to protect physical damage losses that could occur to your owned contents. This type of policy also provides liability coverage for personal and premises exposures. Since many optional endorsements are available on a renters policy to add or increase coverage, contact a licensed Personal Lines professional at The Hilb Group to discuss what type of coverage best suits your needs.
Take to the highway with full protection
Recreational Vehicle and/or Motorcycle Insurance protects your investment against damage to vehicle or property, theft, vandalism, injury to the insured or other people, personal liability, and/or accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers. Recreational vehicle policies typically extend coverage to certain personal items, such as outdoor equipment, found in large recreational vehicles. Motorcycles may be covered for custom parts and equipment. A Personal Lines agent at The Hilb Group can provide you with detailed information and competitive quotes to ensure your recreational vehicle is protected from loss.
Don’t overlook the valuables you own
A standard homeowners policy provides limited coverage for valuable items. But if you own valuable assets such as such as furs, priceless art work, expensive jewelry, silverware, cameras, musical instruments, or stamp and coin collections, you will want to protect them with higher limits and against more causes of loss. A “Personal Articles” or “Personal Property Inland Marine” floater can be customized to give comprehensive coverage on your most prized possessions. Contact a Personal Lines professional at The Hilb Group to discuss coverage options and receive competitive quotes on this form of insurance.