CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

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

Tips to Reel in Phishing Scams for Innkeepers

  • 9 February 2021
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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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: Hayden Ward
  • Number of views: 377
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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: Hayden Ward
  • Number of views: 319
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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: Hayden Ward
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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: Hayden Ward
  • Number of views: 500
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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: Hayden Ward
  • Number of views: 539
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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. 

What Defines a Bed & Breakfast?

  • 23 September 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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What Defines a Bed & Breakfast?

When selecting insurance coverage for your inn, it is important to know if your property is defined as a Bed & Breakfast, event space, or a short-term rental. Each type of property requires unique needs for running and maintaining guest accommodations. Distinguishing between the types of similar properties can be challenging. We are here to help you identify whether your lodging is an Inn by checking off the boxes of these 5 common attributes.

11 Mitigation Tips for Your Bed & Breakfast

  • 26 August 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
  • Number of views: 685
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11 Mitigation Tips for Your Bed & Breakfast

Bed and breakfasts are the cherry on top to the hospitality world. Their guests are looking for not only a place to rest their head after traveling, but they are also in search of a unique and local experience. When hosting a variety of travelers and managing an inn, it is crucial to be aware of the potential risks that come from opening your residence to guests.

Is Your Bed and Breakfast Prepared for a Wildfire?

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Is Your Bed and Breakfast Prepared for a Wildfire?

Although you may not be able to stop wildfires from occurring in your area, there are measures you can take to reduce the risk of your bed and breakfast being lost to a wildfire. Planning your landscape, using proper building materials, and having a financial disaster fund are proactive steps in laying the groundwork for the safety and protection of your bed and breakfast property.

3 Reasons You Need Innkeepers Insurance for Your B&B

  • 24 July 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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3 Reasons You Need Innkeepers Insurance for Your B&B

There are so many decisions you have to make daily in order to keep your innkeepers business running smoothly. It can feel a bit overwhelming, just like navigating the insurance world. With a plethora of providers, policies, and coverage needs, insurance is something not to be taken lightly. Rest easy knowing that you have the best, most comprehensive coverage for your bed & breakfast.

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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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