CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

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

Protect Your Inn from Freezing Pipes

  • 8 December 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Protect Your Inn from Freezing Pipes

Frozen water pipes can be a major concern for inns during cooler months. Pipes that are exposed to extreme cold can burst when water expands; this includes outdoor hose bibs, water sprinkler lines and water supply pipes in basements, attics and garages. That’s why it’s essential that your bed and breakfast’s pipes are adequately protected when temperatures drop.

Need to File a Claim for Your Inn? Here’s How!

  • 19 August 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Need to File a Claim for Your Inn? Here’s How!

Many people are distressed when they file an innkeeper insurance claim given that these claims typically follow a devastating event such as a property fire, disastrous weather or a guest injury. To help you file a claim with ease, we’ve compiled some useful information to make the best of this trying experience.

Food Safety For Innkeepers

  • 19 July 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Food Safety For Innkeepers

Preparing a delicious meal is seen as an act of love or a gift It’s an art form that many bed and breakfasts are known for. However, the other side of cooking — food preparation and safety, can be easily forgotten. Reduce the chances of your guests getting sick from food preparation.

Innkeepers Liability Insurance Explained

  • 27 January 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Innkeepers Liability Insurance Explained

No matter what safety precautions you have in place or how well you maintain your inn, a guest or an employee could become injured or claim that your negligence caused damage to their property at any time. If you are named as the responsible party in such a suit, you need to defend yourself against the charges.

Should Your Bed & Breakfast Become an LLC?

  • 23 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Should Your Bed & Breakfast Become an LLC?

Selecting the right business structure for your Bed & Breakfast is important. As a small business, you may be trying to determine the right business framework for you — likely either a sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC). For many owners, minimizing risk is top of mind, and an LLC is a way to gain added protection in addition to innkeepers insurance. 

Tips for Hosting Events at Your Inn

  • 17 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Tips for Hosting Events at Your Inn

Bed & Breakfasts are known for being a wonderful venue for all types of events. Though hosting can be a source of extra income and fun for everyone, it does come with unique risks. Accidents can happen at any time, especially if alcohol and food are thrown into the mix. 

The “Inns” and Outs of Comprehensive Coverage

  • 13 July 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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The “Inns” and Outs of Comprehensive Coverage

Bed & Breakfast owners have to wear many different hats. For complete protection, there are a number of additional coverage options which should be considered in a commercial policy. These options typically cover losses that would otherwise be excluded. 

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. 

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. 

6 Tell-Tale Signs of Phishing for Innkeepers

  • 16 March 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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6 Tell-Tale Signs of Phishing for Innkeepers

Phishing attacks are constantly evolving in order to capitalize on our information. Recently, we’ve seen an uptick of scammers sending phishing emails – even Zoom meetings - about the COVID-19 vaccine. As hackers get better and better at their game, it’s important to know how to spot a suspicious email to help your Bed & Breakfast business avoid a cyber breach.

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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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