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Bonds are a type of insurance that protects businesses in South Carolina and all throughout the country. Edwards Insurance Agency in Taylors, S.C. helps businesses purchase the bonds they need to comply with state regulations and keep their businesses safe.

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Fidelity Bonds

Protect your business from fraud and theft.

Surety bonds

Gain contracts by giving clients a guarantee.

ERISA Bonds

Protect your financial business.

Fidelity Bonds

When an employee of a company commits an act of fraud, the company itself can be held liable for fees and penalties unless the company is insured with a fidelity bond.

Fidelity bonds are a type of business insurance that protects companies from property or financial losses that are a result of dishonest or fraudulent activities by its employees. Depending on the type of bond purchased, fidelity bonds protect companies for being liable for actions committed by employees or contractors.

Some things that a fidelity bond covers include:

  • Theft by an employee from the company
  • Theft by an employee from a customer
  • Forgery
  • Destruction of property
  • Embezzlement

If you send employees out to customer’s homes to provide service, a fidelity bond keeps your business safe if that employee is found to have stolen something from the home. Plumbers, electricians, home health services, remodeling companies, and the like should always purchase fidelity bonds for business.

ERISA Bonds

An ERISA bond is a type of surety bond that protects administrators of ERISA-regulated retirement plans.

ERISA bonds protect employees of a company sponsored pension plan from fraudulent acts such as:

  • Theft of plans funds
  • Misuse of plan funds
  • Forgery
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Dishonest personal gain

You need to purchase a ERISA bond if you:

  • Negotiate retirement plan funds
  • Transfer retirement plan funds
  • Work with cash, documents, or physical assets of a retirement plan
  • Disperse retirement plan funds to beneficiaries

Surety Bonds

Surety bonds are a type of business insurance that is often required for contractors. Surety bonds protect the consumer if the contractor fails to complete their work as outlined in a contract. Surety bonds are also required for certain public officials, courts, licensing officials, permitting officials, and probate court.

A surety bond financially guarantees that the purchaser will perform work as described. Surety bonds help you as a business gain work because they give potential customers confidence that your work will be completed as described.

There are two main types of surety bonds – commercial bonds and contract bonds.

Commercial surety bond – A commercial surety bond is required for certain types of businesses so that the state of South Carolina will recognize them as legitimate. A commercial surety bond is needed for many businesses to obtain a business license.

Contract surety bonds – A contract bond holds the purchasing party responsible for meeting the terms of their contract with another party. Contract bonds are one of the most common types of surety bonds purchased by businesses.

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