In too many cases, the developers, builders and designers of a construction project focus on starting work and pay inadequate attention to making sure important details of their insurance coverage are fully in place. Coverage denials can result from deferring to “standard” insurance forms, relying on informal broker assurances and not taking the time to fully the review the range of policy “endorsements” that may act to exclude particular claims. In my latest article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I look at several of the more common insurance coverage mistakes that might reduce or negate your coverage and provide some best practices to keep in mind for your next time reviewing coverages or claims. Read the column here.

Originally published as an Op-Ed by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce on November 19, 2020.