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4 Common Church Insurance Questions Asked

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Every successful church recognizes the significance of risk management procedures. The transfer of risk is one of the most prevalent risk management methods.

Having the appropriate church insurance in place is essential for any organization, as it ensures smooth operations and keeps the congregation secure. If you’re new to the insurance process in general, you’re likely to have many questions and concerns. To assist you in understanding church insurance, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their solutions.

How Do I Choose The Right Insurance Company?

It might be difficult to find the right church property insurance company for your church because there are many options available for churches to pick from.  The first thing to remember is that you shouldn’t take this to your local insurance agent. You’ll need to work with a insurance broker that specializes in church insurance.

Many of the insurance insurance companies will not allow a normal insurance agent to sell their products.  This is due to the complexity of the insurance coverages that are needed by churches.  Insurance companies are also attempting to protect their churches they insur, by only allowing a handful of select Agents who have the needed experience to offer their product.

Look into potential possibilities and evaluate if what they offer suits your wants and specifications. Remember that church insurance is not the same as commercial or business insurance. Churches demand special coverage is put in place to cover specific exposures.

Do Church Events Affect Insurance?

Weddings, retreats, youth groups, fundraisers, and even funerals are common community activities held by churches. If a function hosted in the church is considered a church event, the church liability coverage will cover that. This also applies to events held by members. It’s worth noting, though, that if a non-member uses the venue for an event, they’ll require their own insurance. This outside organization should supply your church with proof of insurance and list your church as an additional insured.

While some well known insurance companies will offer coverage for churches, the moment you request an additional insured endorsement for a overnight youth event this is where the issues begin.  It is important to work with specific church insurance companies, that can meet all of your insurance needs.

What Are The Different Types Of Church Insurance?

Here’s a list of insurances you should look at when it comes to church insurance:

  • Pastoral Counseling Insurance
  • Umbrella Insurance Policy
  • Directors and Officers Insurance
  • Flood Insurance
  • Church General Liability Insurance
  • Employment Practice Liability Insurance
  • Earthquake Insurance
  • A Crime Policy
  • Inland Marine Policy
  • Religious Expressions Insurance Coverage
  • Church Business Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Church Property Insurance
  • Workers’ Compensation for Churches
  • Group Health Insurance for Churches

Why Is General Liability Insurance Important and What’s Included in Church Property Insurance?

General Liability Insurance defends the church in court against any covered claim of bodily harm or property damage on the grounds for which the church is deemed legally accountable. It can even protect the church from defamation and libel.

Medical expense coverage is included in most church insurance policies for members, workers, volunteers and officials. The buildings, signs, business personal property, fences, and open property are all covered by church property insurance.

Integrity Now Insurance Brokers is the firm for you if you’re looking for a dependable and professional church insurance company. We specialize in church insurance that includes church property insurance, workers’ compensation for churches, general liability insurance, mission trip insurance, and non-profit insurance, among others.

We have assisted thousands of churches in protecting their assets against liability claims. California, Nevada, Ohio, Washington, Texas, and Colorado are among some of the states we serve. Get in touch with us to find out more!

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