Bond, also known as a financial guarantee, acts as a guarantee to your clients that the monetary payment will be fulfilled within the terms of the contract. Whether you are looking for contract bonds, licence bonds or miscellaneous bonds, LMBF has the expertise to help you find the right solution..

Cargo insurance, land and sea

Whether you are looking to insure your imports or exports and regardless of the continent of origin and the means of transport (sea, air, or land), LMBF has had its own marine managers and underwriting division for over 45 years. This allows us the flexibility to offer tailored-made coverage to you at very competitive pricing. This policy covers your business against physical loss or damage for international air and sea cargo. The basic policy form may be generally extended to cover temporary storage, inland transit, war risk, strikes, riots and civil commotions.

We offer you the option to insure your goods under an ongoing contract known as an “open cargo policy”. This type of policy is personalized for clients who have a regular turnover of merchandises in transit. The policy will cover all transits that come within the scope of the insurance. Premiums are charged monthly or annually. The main advantage of this type of coverage is that the customer does not need to inform us about each shipment separately to confirm coverage. Instead, they declare shipments for a set period of time, and we adjust the needed coverage at year end. The policy is generally written on a wide basis to cover all goods and merchandise typical to the operation of the Insured. The Insured must present the Insurer with all the details of their business, including the nature of their goods, limits per conveyance, origin of voyage and final destinations.

Commercial automobile insurance

Your fleet of commercial vehicles requires a minimum, mandatory amount of liability insurance as set by each province in Canada. Commercial auto liability insurance coverage on your vehicles provides protection resulting from property damage or bodily injury to others. If you do not have this minimum insurance coverage, your business can be fined and the licenses of your drivers could be suspended temporarily by the authorities.

Commercial general liability

Commercial General Liability (CGL) is the most well-known coverage and most purchased policy issued to businesses to protect them from liability claims resulting from bodily injury and property damage arising from their operations, products or completed operations as well as advertising and personal injury (PI). Liability coverage is intended to protect your business against both legal costs and any claim payments for which you are ultimately held legally responsible.

Crime insurance

Employee fraud can happen in any business even the most well-administered ones. Your new or long-time employee, - even the one you never suspected -, may defraud your company for huge amounts of money. Your company may still be at risk despite the fact you are performing screening and background checks and teaching your employees on how to identify fraudulent employees. This coverage is usually excluded from a standard commercial policy and can be specifically added or issued on a separate one.

Cyber-risk and privacy breach

Cyber risk insurance will protect your businesses from losses related to cyber or privacy breaches. If your company data is compromised by hackers, your computer system holding confidential information is breached, or a paper file containing personally identifiable customer information is lost, this policy could help cover the cost of remedial actions. It could also help with the costs of legal claims, substantial notification expenses, network failure, and public relations services to get your business back on track faster. The majority of cyber policies incorporate both first party coverage for expenses your firm directly suffers as cause of the breach and third party coverage apply to claims against your firm by third parties that sustained damages as a result of your actions or failure to act.

Directors and officers liability

Whether you are a publicly traded corporation, a private company or non-profit organisation, D&O insurance is essential to protect the company’s directors and officers in the event that they are personally sued by employees, vendors, competitors, investors, customers, or other parties, for actual or alleged wrongful acts in managing a company. Coverage usually protects current, future and past directors and officers of a company and its subsidiaries. This coverage does not include fraudulent, criminal or intentional non-compliant acts or cases where directors obtained illegal remuneration or acted for personal profit.

Equipment breakdown

Whether you are a building owner or, a tenant in a leased building, your standard property insurance covers damages to your equipment from perils such as a fire, theft, water damage, windstorm, and others. However, property insurance policies do not cover damage from causes such as mechanical failure of equipment, electrical short circuit, explosion from a boiler or other pressure vessel, change of temperature and mechanical breakdown. Coverage for these types of losses requires specific equipment breakdown coverage.

Errors and omissions liability

If you are a company that designs, consults, or provides advice or any other similar services to clients, you and your employees are vulnerable to making mistakes. Whether you unintentionally forget a deadline or miss an important prerequisite in a product design, or give the wrong advice, these types of errors could expose your company to costly actions from your clients. If your clients suffer a loss due to an error in your work, they may sue your company. Therefore, it is vital for your business to have professional liability coverage to protect you from costs related to these kinds of lawsuits.

Freight forwarders legal liability

Whether or not general liability insurance covers construction defects or "faulty workmanship" is a matter of some debate, as some insurers have viewed poor workmanship as a risk that is covered by a surety bond rather than an insurance policy given that a construction professional may have some influence (through attention to detail, skill, and effort) over whether such a defect occurs. Though in certain jurisdictions manufacturers of component parts continue to have coverage under a Commercial General Liability policy if their component part harms a finished product, in this case homeowners pursuing damages to a home caused by defective windows.

Property insurance

Whether you are renting a commercial space, operating in a building you own or working from home, commercial property insurance provides protection against loss or damage because of events such as a fire, theft, vandalism, and other perils. This coverage protects against damage to your company’s physical assets, inside and out, such as buildings, inventory, equipment, furniture, and machinery, as well as exterior fixtures like outdoor signs, fences, landscaping, and debris removal.

Risk management

All businesses face risks that could pose threats to their success. Risk is defined as the probability of an event and its consequences. Risk management aims to determine what could go wrong, assessing which risks should be dealt with and implementing policies to deal with those risks. Businesses that have evaluated their risks will be better equipped and have a more cost-effective way of dealing with them.

Umbrella and excess liability

Whether you are a large company with complicated risk or a small/medium size business, you should consider adding Commercial Umbrella Liability coverages to protect your assets in the event of catastrophic losses beyond the limits of your primary insurance. Umbrella insurance, also called Excess liability insurance, increases the liability coverage provided by your primary liability insurance policy. It is a form of liability insurance that covers your business when your general liability, auto liability, or other coverages are not sufficient to pay for damages. While large judgments are rare, they can be financially disastrous for your business, and umbrella insurance provides a reasonably affordable way to reduce your risk.

Warehousing legal liability

Whether you are transport company or an owner-operator, your business requires truck insurance. In Quebec or Ontario liability insurance on your vehicles is mandatory, and if you are business with leased or financed vehicles you will be legally required to have comprehensive and collision coverage. Regardless of the number of vehicles you have on the road, LMBF, will find you the coverage to protect you, your company, and your trucks. Over the years our agency has developed an expertise in trucking that allows us to fully understand your needs and obtain the right coverage for your business.