Q. Does your insurance quote include General Liability Insurance?

A. General Liability Insurance pays for injuries or damage to the home at the time of inspection. If you put your foot through the ceiling during a home inspection your General Liability insurance would cover that claim. E & O covers you for alleged errors or omissions in the performance of conducting a home inspection. Assume the client believes you missed a roof defect. That’s professional liability. The Elite MGA coverage includes both professional liability and general liability.

Q: Does your policy cover your past inspections?

A: All home inspector E & O policies are claims made. This means they will only cover claims for inspections covered during the policy period. In other words, if your policy starts on Jan 1, 2024, and is good through Dec 31, 2024, you will only be covered for claims arising from inspections performed during this period. To avoid a gap in coverage for past inspections you want to make sure your policy will cover you for all inspections performed prior to this policy. This is also known as prior acts coverage. This will ensure you are covered for claims arising out of prior inspections performed.

Q: Who handles your insurance company’s claims? Will the attorney they hire understand the home inspection industry, industry standards, licensing, etc.?

A: Elite MGA handles all their claims internally and makes all claims decisions internally. Led by attorney Joe Denneler who has been successfully defending home inspections for over 25 years and is in the best position to successfully navigate home inspection claims.

Q: Can you get a live person on the phone when you have a coverage question or are dealing with a potential claim?

A: You can at Elite! Whether you need a copy of your insurance certificate, upgrading limits or need some input on how to handle a client call back, the Elite team is available even by phone!

Q: Having a claim is stressful. What help will your insurance company give you in the event you have a claim? Can you talk to an experienced attorney or claims adjuster for guidance?

A: For most insurance companies the answer is no. With Elite MGA the answer is yes! Elite offers an experienced team to ensure the best outcome for your business.

Q: I got a quote from another insurance carrier. Will Elite review the quote and coverage to make sure I am getting what I need?

A: Yes! We encourage inspectors to send us quotes and details for review.

Q: I am currently insured by Elite. How do I get a discount?

A: Discounts will be applied when you renew your policy.