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Commercial Auto Coverage for Cannabis Companies
The growing acceptance of legal cannabis continues at a steady pace around the country, and with such, an ongoing relaxation and resetting of regulations. One specific area of cannabis operations that has seen more recent adoption and change, while accelerated by the pandemic crisis, is the allowance for medical and recreational cannabis delivery.
After medical cannabis was deemed essential business in many states, the challenge became how to provide for safe patient access, amongst an often ‘at-risk’ population. Many states responded by quickly amending laws to enable home delivery, first as temporary measures, and now extending to make changes permanent. With relaxed regulation comes new opportunity, but even diligent operators can have a “blind spot” as rapid change creates new risk.
At times, a personal auto policy will provide coverage for some business use of a personal vehicle, however, it is dependent on the usage of the vehicle and the nature of any claim. In a serious incident, personal auto limits may be insufficient, and if the business is sued, personal auto policies will not defend or pay damages on behalf of the business. As Commercial Auto in all industries sees more frivolous and costly litigation, this gap in coverage leads to significant risk exposure, while quality coverage becomes harder to find. Consider some recent trends;
- The annual accident rate for a commercial fleet is around 20% with an average cost of loss around $70,000. (AutomotiveFleet.com)
- The comprehensive cost of a motor vehicle crash death is $4,100,000. (National Safety Council via TAVSS.com)
- 13% of personal injury liability awards and settlements reach at least $1 million. (Jury Verdict Research via forbes.com)
- The use of third-party litigation finance by U.S. law firms grew 414% from 2013-2017. (Burford Capital Survey Release)
At XINSURANCE, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that no one goes without proper coverage even if their claims history or other factors could adversely affect their application. We have over 30 years of experience using our unique all-in-one approach that assesses experience levels and operations to determine what kind of coverage is required. We then develop a customized policy to suit you.
- Commercial Auto Liability (primary auto not available in all states)
- Commercial Auto Physical Damage
- New Operators Coverage
- Contingent Auto Liability
- Hired & Non-Owned Auto Liability
- Excess Auto Liability
- Goods in Transit (Cargo and Custody)
XINSURANCE is powered by Evolution Insurance Brokers, LC, an excess and surplus lines brokerage. We provide specialty customized insurance for businesses and individuals. Our underwriting team brings you over 30 years of experience, along with the ability to offer customized limits, coverage, deductibles, and premiums to create the perfect plan for your protection. If your insurance coverage has been denied, non-renewed, or canceled, we can help. We take on risks others simply can or will not.
XINSURANCE is a proud member of the National Cannabis Industry Association.
If you need help, have questions, or want us to review your current policy, contact us at 877-585-2853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.