• boat
  • commercial bonds
  • church
  • collectibles
  • collector vehicle
  • commercial auto
  • commercial vacant
  • dwelling fire
  • flood
  • general liability
  • High Value Home-W140
  • Homeowner-W140
  • In-Home Business-W140
  • Manufactured Home-W140
  • Motorcycle-W140
  • Motor Home-W140
  • Personal Umbrella-W140
  • Snowmobile-W140
  • Travel Trailer-W140
  • Vacant Dwelling-W140
  • workers comp

Grand General Agency

1240 Chicago Dr
Jenison, MI 49428
Phone (800)869-2022
Fax (888)767-0826
Text Line: 616-606-FAST(3278)

gga@thehelpfulpeople.com
commercial@thehelpfulpeople.com
marketing@thehelpfulpeople.com

  • Flood Exit SignAugust252014-W500
  • Dwelling Fire-All TypesJuly112011-W500
  • Manufactured Home All ProductsMay 2018
  • MotorcycleFeb242014-W500
  • CommercialAugust222016-W500
  • Youth Sports LeaguesMarch102014-W500

Special Events Coverage and Why It's Needed

Claim Examples:

General Liability: A pedestrian was struck by a motorcycle where the insured event sponsor was directing traffic. She suffered torn ligaments and tendons in her ankle along with back injuries. Medical bills and loss of wage claims exceeded $68,000.

Host Liquor Liability: An attendee was drinking heavily at a holiday party hosted by  the insured. While driving home, the attendee lost control of her vehicle and hit a tractor trailer head on. The tractor trailer driver suffered severe injuries and brought suit against the host of the party for negligence in serving the intoxicated guest. The driver's injuries totaled $300,000.

Product Highlights:

  • Beer Gardens / Beer Tents, Concerts / Musical Performances, Festivals, Sporting Events, Motor Vehicle Events, Car Shows, Conventions / Trade Shows / Exhibits, Fund Raisers, Parades, Picnics, Weddings / Receptions and many other miscellaneous events.
  • Blanket additional insured coverage is now available.
  • Get an instant quote at USLI.com or 888-875-5230.
  • Eligible classes can be covered for General Liability, Liquor Liability or both!

If you have questions, contact us at 800-869-2022 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When the Pint is Half Full: Brewery Policies

With the craft beer movement continuing to grow with approximately 6,372 breweries in the United States to date, chances are your town now has at least one or two opening in the next few months. These businesses have different needs than many small startups and that can cause issues if inadequately covered.

Liquor liability, off premise events and spoilage are not covered under traditional business owner's policies, but are something that could end the dream of a brewery before they really get off the ground. Employment practices coverage has become a growing need for this industry as it experiences rampant growth.

Whether you have a new one barrel brewery down the road, or the next international beverage producer, let Grand General help find the coverages they need most.

Cheers!

Ah the Springtime Sound of Hammers and Nail Guns...

If you live in a climate where you've been eagerly awaiting a spring thaw, you know that after the sound of returning birds comes the sound of returning construction. With the thud of hammers and whir of saws, comes the need for builder's risk insurance and some of your clients may be contacting you about their latest project.

This unique form of insurance covers a building or area that is in process of construction. Builder's Risk is not limited to the structure being constructed, but the materials that may be awaiting use, vandalism, and a host of other potential loss events. While the cost of this coverage may add a little bit to a project's cost, the cost of not having the coverage when it's really needed will far exceed the expense of the policy.

So as construction season swings into high gear, consider the contractor contacting you and help them protect both their reputation as well as their balance sheet and don't forget the builder's risk. Ask Grand General - we'd be happy to help you find the perfect fit builder's risk policy.

Special Events Are Coming Up

Help your insureds with a Special Event Policy that won't put their homeowners policy through a workout.  Let Grand General help you out. We have policies for over 100 different types of special events. These are stand-alone policies which can be customized and specialized. Most of them are admitted products in the states in which we write.

Some examples:

  • Weddings
  • Graduation Parties/Open Houses
  • Egg Hunts
  • Concerts
  • Car Shows
  • Class/Family Reunions
  • Quinceaneras
  • Motorcycle Runs
  • Dog/Cat Shows
  • Craft Fairs
  • Festivals
  • Conferences
  • Beer Festivals
  • And Many More

Some available PRODUCT ADVANTAGES include:

  • Separate limits for general liability and liquor liability.
  • Automatic coverage for volunteers, temporary or leased workers and committee members.
  • Property owner can be included as an additional insured at no additional charge.
  • Optional coverages for waiver of subrogation and primary/non-contributory wording.
  • Set-up and take-down coverage available for all events that include general liability.
  • Rain date coverage available for events rescheduled due to inclement weather.
  • Coverage for damage to rented premises includes other perils in addition to fire.
  • Coverage extends for events lasting past midnight for no additional premium.
  • General liability deductible is $0.
  • Liquor liability deductible is $0.

For more information please check out our Special Events Product listed under Commercial Lines.