The state of Illinois only requires contractors operating in public works or roofing contractors to be licensed by the state. General contractors and specialty contractor licenses are handled at the local level. To find out if your operation needs a license in the area you will be working in, you’ll need to check with that particular city or county. For more information about contractor licensing in Illinois, visit the state’s Registration, Licenses, and Permits website.
As for workers’ compensation insurance, Illinois, like many other states, requires any contractor who has one or more employees or uninsured subcontractors to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employers found not to be compliant are subject to substantial fines for each day they are considered non-compliant. Contractors are encouraged to visit the IWCC website for more information about workers’ compensation employments.
All contractors face many risks with every job and at every worksite. Whether you are a general contractor, subcontractor, or specialty contractor, the most affordable method to mitigate these risks is to purchase an affordable contractors insurance package from Fairbanks Insurance Brokers.
A contractor’s general liability policy should be the foundation of a comprehensive portfolio of commercial insurance coverages.. Offered as a stand-alone policy or included in a Business Owners Policy, your general liability insurance provides the liability protection that every contractor requires to mitigate everyday risks. A general liability policy is typically made up of the following coverages:
Many insurance companies will also offer various riders that you can add to your policy in order to broaden your coverage to meet your specific needs for protection.
Almost every state requires workers’ compensation coverage when a business has one or more employees or uninsured sub contractors and Illinois is no different. Contractors should remain diligent about financially protecting their employees from injuries or illnesses that are work-related.
A contractor’s tools and equipment are always at risk for damage or theft. Contractors in all trades can depend on our Contractor Inland Marine policy to provide coverage for their tools and equipment and their employees’ personal tools. They may also use the policy to cover their “installation” risk.
Surety bonds come in many forms and are regularly required for licensing, bidding, payment, and performance. Bonds should not be confused with insurance because they are more like a credit line (that must be repaid) than an insurance policy. Fairbanks Insurance Brokers represents multiple bonding companies and will make sure that your business will pay the most affordable rate possible.
Fairbanks Insurance Brokers is a leader in providing contractors insurance and is dedicated to providing Contractors and Builders the finest insurance protection at the lowest rates throughout the construction community.
With savings up to 65% on General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Auto and Bonds, you can count on us to do the heavy lifting and provide you the most competitive quote that includes all the discounts for which you qualify.