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Having compliance complications? Watch these helpful videos to learn about the basics of insurance.


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BCS University is a library of educational insurance videos (see below) at your disposal so we can help you help yourself, a DIY insurance training. We want to make sure you have all of the knowledge and resources you need to educate yourself about our world of insurance, vendor compliance, and certificate of insurance tracking. We are always posting new videos so stay tuned!

What is a Certificate of Insurance? Why Do I Need It?coi certs

By Adam Lopez

A COI is a necessary document to prove your company is insured when entering into contracts with other entities.

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By Adam Lopez

AM Best provides us with a way to check the ratings of our vendors insurance carriers and NAIC serves as a way to facilitate the collection of statistical data and its analysis.

What is Evidence of Property Coverage?property coverage, insurance, evidence of property coverage, certificate, liability

By Adam Lopez

Do you know the difference between Evidence of Property Coverage and Liability Insurance?

What is Workers Compensation?Workers compensation, workers comp, what does workers compensation mean, insurance, policy,

By Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Workers' compensation, usually abbreviated as Workers' Comp, is a policy that offers benefits as determinate by the state to an employee due to jobs relative injuries.

Am I Tracking COIs Correctly? In House editioncoi, certificate of insurance, coi tracking, certificate of insurance tracking, insurance, tracking certificate, insurance tracking, insurance tips,

By Adam Lopez

Have you ever wondered if you are tracking your certificates of insurance correctly?

What is the Difference Between Umbrella and Excess Liability?

By Adam Lopez

Excess and Umbrella are often used interchangeably, but they are two completely different policies that do fundamentally the same thing – with one major difference.

COI Walkthroughcoi, certificate of insurance, walkthrough, what is a certificate of insurance, insurance, tips, business insurance,

By Adam Lopez

In one of our last videos, we explained what is a COI and why most companies need them. Now, that we already know the concept behind it, in this video I'm going to walk you through every single component that make up a complete certificate of insurance.

The Difference Between Ongoing & Completed OperationsOngoing ops, completed ops, endorsement

By Adam Lopez

Every business is unique; however, completed and ongoing coverage is an essential requirement in order to protect both contractors and individuals hiring them.

Top 3 Tips For COI TrackingCOI Tracking Tips, Certificate of insurance, certificate of insurance tracking tips

By Adam Lopez

Before having a COI tracking meltdown, try out these 3 simple tips that will help you take back your time and feel on top of your busy schedule again.

What is a Notice of Cancellation? Do I need one? Notice of Cancellation, certificate of insurance, insurance, requirements, 30 day notice,

By Adam Lopez

The NOC is a crucial mechanism to assure the additional insured or other vested parties will receive notification of the cancellation or non-renewal of a vendor’s insurance policy.

What's the Difference Between Occurrence & Claims-Made Insurance?claims made, occur, occurrence, coverage, policy, insurance, filed,

By Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Have you ever wondered how your vendors’ Commercial General Liability coverage will cover your company in the event of a claim?

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By Adam Lopez

The CGL is one of the most important type of insurance as it is the first line of defense in the events of a loss. In fact, it is the broadest in terms of types of incidents that will protect the company against.

Commercial Auto Liability – What is Auto Liability? Do My Vendors Need It?automobile

By Adam Lopez

Have you ever wondered if you should require auto liability coverage from your vendors and any other third-party companies that you do business with?

The Difference Between Policy Holder, Certificate Holder, and Additional Insuredcert holder, AI language,

By Adam Lopez

Do you know the difference between policy holders, certificate holders, and additional insureds?

Are you listed as Additional Insured?Additional insured, insurance, endorsement, additional insured endorsement, policy,

By Adam Lopez

Watch this video to find out where Additional Insured Wording is located on a COI so you can make sure your company is being covered.

What is a Waiver of Subrogation?Waiver of subrogation, WOS, what is, endorsement, insurance,

By Adam Lopez

Waiver of subrogation is when someone waives the rights of their insurance companies to recover damage from a third-party company. But why do I need it?

The Difference Between Per Project & Per Locationper project, per location, aggregate, insurance, general liability, policy, Contractor's Guide to Aggregates, limits,

By Adam Lopez

The general aggregate limit is the total amount that the policy has to pay in any one policy term and it can respond in 3 ways: per policy, per project or per location. In this video we are going to explain the difference between per project and per location.

What does Primary & Noncontributory mean in insurance?primary, noncontributory, form, endorsement, wording, insurance, coverage, additional insured,

By Adam Lopez

Primary and non-contributory endorsements or policy language are importante terms and commonly used in contract insurance requirements. But what exactly does it mean?

What do Auto Insurance Symbols mean?Auto policy, commercial auto policy, symbols, insurance, liability, car,

By Adam Lopez

In this video we are diving a little deeper into the Auto Liability Policy and its symbols to give you an even better understanding of it.

What does Loss Payee Mean in Insurance Terms?loss payee, loss payees, insurance, what is the definition of loss payee, loss payee form, What do you mean by loss payee?, ADDITIONAL INSURED AND LOSS PAYEE, DDITIONAL INSURED VS LOSS PAYEE

By Adam Lopez

The term “loss payee,” can be confused with “additional insured.” Basically, a loss payee is to property insurance what an additional insured is to liability insurance.

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By Adam Lopez

Through a combination of dedicated compliance analysts and our advanced BCS App, we do the heavy lifting in the process of vendor onboarding, document collection and compliance management.

What Is A Hold Harmless?What Is A Hold Harmless?, hold harmless agreement, hold harmless wording, hold harmless language, insurance, certificate of insurance, coi, policy, endorsement, clause, Hold Harmless, Indemnity

By Adam Lopez

In this video we will be briefly explaining Hold Harmless Language, what it is and what it does.

Benefits of Full-Service Solutionfull service, coi tracking, full-service, certificate of insurance tracking, insurance tracking, software, full service software

By Adam Lopez

Certificate of Insurance Tracking is a very important but time consuming process. If you are wondering how you could potentially make the process more efficient and accurate a full service solution might be just what the doctor ordered.