Course of Construction
Course of construction insurance, also know as a COC, is an insurance product that provides coverage on the construction of a building.
A COC can be purchased for the construction of a large commercial risk (such as a strip mall or apartment building), or it can be purchased for the construction of an insured’s home.
If an insured is using their own general contractor instead of building with a Home Builder, they can insure their property under a COC as long as the plumbing, heating, and electrical work are sublet to qualified tradespersons.
The rates and limits available range based on the fire protection status (unprotected, firehall protected, or hydrant protected) of the location.
The majority of COC policies need to be requested before any work has begun on the project, and coverage should be in place before breaking ground. Some Insurers allow for the foundation to be poured, requiring that the policy be purchased before framing begins. There are some markets that can insure a risk where the work has already begun, however the coverage may be limited and higher premiums may apply.
When requesting a quote on a COC, there are several pieces of information that will be required, including:
You will also need to know the cost to build, in addition to the soft costs, where applicable. Some examples of soft costs include:
A COC policy includes several types of coverage, including:
Should you require a quote on your COC or if you have any questions regarding this product, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak with one our knowledgeable and friendly commercial insurance brokers!
The Costen Insurance Team