CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

Insights and tips on how to protect your inn or bed & breakfast, giving you and your guests peace of mind.

Innkeeper Summer School: Expand Your Knowledge

  • 21 June 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Innkeeper Summer School: Expand Your Knowledge

While the travel and hospitality worlds are making their COVID-19 return, now is a great time to dive a little deeper into the industry to help your business come back in full swing. To help navigate which online courses, websites, and podcasts are most beneficial to your business's particular needs, we compiled a list of 5 resources you can explore to expand your knowledge

Understanding Commercial Insurance for Your Inn

  • 9 June 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Understanding Commercial Insurance for Your Inn

Identifying the correct insurance policy to cover your Bed & Breakfast can be an overwhelming, stressful task. Key insurance terms may leave you confused and feeling unsure of your coverage. Here are the different commercial insurance policies and their purposes. Let this guide help you with the terms to select the proper coverage protecting you and your Bed & Breakfast business. 

Prepare your Inn for Unpredictable Spring Weather

  • 13 May 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Prepare your Inn for Unpredictable Spring Weather

It is very likely, no matter where your Bed & Breakfast is located, a powerful, unplanned spring storm could occur. Unpredictable weather doesn’t give you much notice or time to react. Preparing now helps protect your Inn and your guests. Create peace of mind this spring by following these simple steps to secure your property for spring weather.

How is Innkeepers Insurance Different from Homeowners Insurance?

  • 28 April 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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How is Innkeepers Insurance Different from Homeowners Insurance?

One of the most common questions we get from customers who want to own a Bed & Breakfast is a very understandable one: “I have homeowners insurance, so do I need innkeeper insurance?” In this article, we're talking all things homeowners insurance and why it may not be the best protection plan for your Bed & Breakfast in the event something goes wrong during a guest's stay. 

Tips to Reel in Phishing Scams for Innkeepers

  • 9 February 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 700
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Tips to Reel in Phishing Scams for Innkeepers

An unfortunate result of COVID-19 is that cybercriminals are attempting to capitalize on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak and vaccine updates. With a large amount of the population still working remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak, phishing scams are becoming the fastest type of cybercrime.

Common Exposures for Bed & Breakfasts

  • 18 January 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Common Exposures for Bed & Breakfasts

Owning and operating a Bed & Breakfast, a lodge, or other accommodation can be a rewarding endeavor. However, owners have to manage numerous exposures related to lodging, and many offer amenities that can dramatically increase the number of risks. Assessing your exposures and taking the appropriate precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business.

Winter Woes: Top Innkeeper Insurance Claims & How to Prevent Them

  • 14 December 2020
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Winter Woes: Top Innkeeper Insurance Claims & How to Prevent Them

You face unique risks each day as a Bed & Breakfast owner. Harsh winter weather elevates those risks with ice and snow buildup, ice covered tree limbs and walkways, and freezing pipes. Those risks lead to increased property damage and liability claims. Let’s take a look at the top five winter Bed & Breakfast insurance claims and ways you can reduce the risk of having to file a claim.

Deck the Halls: Bring Joy to Your Inn

  • 9 December 2020
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Deck the Halls: Bring Joy to Your Inn

Deck the halls for the holidays and welcome your Bed & Breakfast guests with more than seasonal decor and a few twinkling lights. Bring added joy and peace of mind to your Inn knowing you are prepared. Capture the spirit of the season, and welcome your guests by providing a memorable trip that will be cherished all year long. 

Branding Your Bed & Breakfast

  • 27 October 2020
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Branding Your Bed & Breakfast

An essential asset for any business is branding. It’s what makes guests remember your property, reflect on their stay, and help you stand out in a crowd of Inns. Spend time working on this side of your business with these tips.

Business Survival Guide Part 1: Financial Planning

  • 6 October 2020
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Business Survival Guide Part 1: Financial Planning

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the travel and hospitality industries, leaving many Bed & Breakfast owners with unexpected financial losses. With news headlines predicting a future recession, owners of Inns are undoubtedly concerned. Our first article of this two-part series highlights the steps to take to be financially prepared for a crisis. Whether that is a second wave of COVID-19, a natural disaster or any number of other emergencies that could temporarily shut down your Inn. 

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CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance, a division of CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc., is the largest insurer of innkeeper businesses in the United States. As part of an $850 million New York Stock Exchange traded company (CBZ), we developed a specific policy coverage to meet the needs for inns and bed & breakfasts, and the amenities offered by these businesses. Our policy is underwritten by an A.M. Best Rated A++ (Superior) company.

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