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What is Lawn Care Insurance or Lawn Mowing Insurance?

Lawn care insurance is general liability insurance.  Lawn care companies are commonly referred to as lawn mowing businesses or lawn care service and may do residential and/or commercial lawn service.  General liability insurance is a very important part of your lawn care service insurance program and normally the first policy you will buy.

Request for a free quote It is the core or primary insurance policy for your Wisconsin lawn service.  General liability insurance covers bodily injury and property damage claims presented by third parties.  There are several different limits of liability coverage, like $300,000/$600,000, $500,000/$1,000,000 and $1,000,000/$2,000,000, which is most common and highly recommended.  Many lawn care companies will carry a commercial umbrella which goes over and above the general liability and some other coverages.

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There can also be a property damage deductible on the liability coverage.  This means you would pay the first say, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 if you were to be damaged something “other than” what you are were working on.  This should be taken into considered before purchasing your lawn care liability insurance policy.  General liability insurance covers your premises, products, operations and completed operation (once your work is done).  Feel free to click here if a more detailed definition on general liability insurance:

How much does Lawn Care Insurance cost in Wisconsin?

Not as much as you might think, it is very low cost in fact.  Being an independent insurance agency and independent insurance advisors, we believe shopping multiple Wisconsin insurance companies (for maximum savings).  Also, working with an experienced contractor’s / small business insurance agent is key to finding low cost rates for lawn care business insurance.  Wisconsin lawn mowing services might expect to pay $482.00 per year for a start up with one active owner.  The insurance is rated using payroll, a specific rate is assigned for one owner and then employee payroll can be added on.  So, basically the more owners and payroll, the more the insurance premium each year. If you have been in business awhile, then having a good claims history (loss runs/loss history) can have a positive or negative effect on your lawn care business insurance premiums. Insurance companies also audit your operations/books, and this keeps the rates fair for everyone.  They are looking for sales, payroll, number of owners and a portion of your taxes in some situations.

Here are some tips on handling & purchasing Lawn Care Insurance in Wisconsin?

  • Do business with an insurance agency that are contractor insurance pros. Most agents certainly are wanting to sell you a policy, but is it the right policy?   A policy that is best for your lawn business now and in the future?  What about the price?  Our office specializes in contractor’s insurance and will help you make the best choice for your lawn care service.  An experienced business insurance agent will make a difference.
  • We offer you a choice in lawn care insurance programs, with multiple companies. Working with multiple companies and shopping the contractor’s insurance market, offering you the best combination of price, coverage and claims service.  Proper lawn care insurance / lawn service general liability insurance can be difficult to find, especially if you are new in the business.
  • Only do business with insured sub-contractors. Insurance companies don’t want you work with uninsured sub-contractors (doing lawn mowing).  The rate for an insured sub is 1/10th the rate of an uninsured one.  Why are they rated in the first place?  You can be easily drawn into a claim because you are the general contractor, that’s what attorneys do.  Defense cost is a common expense.
  • Have a written contract signed and certificates in hand for all sub-contractors BEFORE they start working or are allowed on the job. Certainly, don’t pay a lawn care worker / sub-contractor BEFORE getting proof. The contract should include a hold harmless agreement and insurance requirements.  Some typical lawn care insurance requirements are:  additional insured, waiver of subrogation, go going and completed operations, primary / non-contributory language, per project, commercial auto coverage, workers compensation coverage (even if you don’t have employees), a commercial umbrella policy, to name a few.
  • Your lawn care insurance agent should be familiar with the audit process and even double check things for you, so you are not over charged.
  • An experienced contractor’s insurance agent will help explain things, making the quoting and applications process easy. You don’t handle lawn service insurance every day, but we do and have your best interests at heart.

 Let us compare your Wisconsin Lawn Care Service Business Insurance with multiple companies and help you choose wisely. 

Our goal is protecting your WI lawn care service, then we save you time and some money.  We do this by shopping multiple Wisconsin contractor insurance companies to find you the very best protection and extremely affordable rates.  We bring multiple options to the table, giving you a choice in lawn care insurance programs.  Helping you customize a lawn care business insurance program that is not only cost effective, but right for your growing Wisconsin lawn care business.

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We are ready to discuss your residential or commercial lawn care insurance and know we can help.  You know the WI lawn care business and we know Wisconsin contractor’s insurance.

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If you are looking for lawn care insurance in Wisconsin, you came to the right place.  We cover lawn care services statewide!  Read our BIO, then just pick up your phone or complete our quick quote form to the right.  We promise to make it easy, fast and very affordable.  Call or complete our form now.

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