Bonds vs. Insurance

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Larry Harb:               

Most people don’t understand the difference. A bond is not insurance, a bond is a promissory note. So, the binding—if you need to go into the city of Lancing and you need a $100,000 bond, what that means is that you have to be credit worthy enough to get a $100,000 bond. And that’s real important ‘cause a lot of people in this business, when they come to us, aren’t. So, when you go to get the bond, you’ve gotta prove that you’ve got the assets, but remember the fact is, if the bonding company pays out, you owe the bonding company back the money. And, in the world of insurance, if they pay a claim, you don’t. You’re premium’s covered that difference.

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