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A surety bond helps bring peace of mind, guaranteed.

Ensure your large investments are securely protected with a surety bond.

When is a Surety Bond Necessary?

A surety bond is an unusual form of insurance where one person or organization pays for it, while another benefits. This concept is easier to understand with an example. Imagine a contractor building a new office building for a government agency. The agency wants a guarantee that taxpayers won’t be left paying out of pocket if the contractor fails to deliver the offices as promised.

How Do Surety Bonds Work?

The answer is a surety bond. The contractor pays a premium to an insurer to purchase the surety bond. The insurer then compensates the agency if the contractor fails to deliver. The key difference between this and ordinary insurance is that the insurer will seek reimbursement from the contractor. The surety bond assures the agency that it won’t have to chase after the money itself.

Types of Surety Bonds

Surety bonds come in various forms to suit different needs, including:

– Bid Bonds
– Court Bonds
– License and Permit Bonds
– Fiduciary Bonds
– Miscellaneous Bonds
– Payment Bonds
– Performance Bonds
– Public Official Bonds
– Warranty Bonds

What is the Difference Between the Principal and the Obligee?

While government agencies commonly require a bond, it can work with any two organizations. The principal is the one that purchases the bond, and the obligee is the one that receives any payout. If the principal fails to perform the work they are bound to complete, the obligee is compensated for financial loss or may be able to get another contractor to complete the project.

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If you have any further questions about surety bonds or need more information, contact us to learn more.

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