Practice Areas

Our insurance practitioners understand the unique aspects of your industry and the unique problems that need to be addressed by specific risk management and insurance knowledge. Our professionals will visit your business in order to provide a detailed risk analysis and expert coverage advice pertinent to your business’s needs.

See below for our specialty insurance practices.

Our Specialty Practice Areas

Agribusiness

Our farming practice recognizes the needs of large scale farmers and the dynamics of an industry challenged by the compromise of tradition, new technology and seasonal demands. Our professionals understand the link between your farming business and home life; recognizing the distinctive insurance needs of both.

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Bonding and Corporate Surety

Our experienced bonding staff provides a wide range of corporate surety bonding services for construction bonds, court & probate bonds, permit bonds and financial guarantee bonds of most any type.

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Cyber Security

The new frontier of risk management is cybersecurity.  The financial risk for a security breach or being hacked is new and can be debilitating. Our cybersecurity team craft plan to have your prepared and protected. No company is 100% impenetrable.  The only question is if a breach is costly and if you have the right policy in place.

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Environmental

Our environmental practice has direct relationships with multiple companies in the pollution insurance marketplace.  Our decades of experience with environmental matters allow us to identify and assess risks and then develop risk transfer and risk management programs unmatched by others.

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Equipment Dealers

We have the industry specific knowledge to serve the risk management and insurance needs of heavy equipment dealers and manufacturers. Our practitioners have over 30 years of experience with this industry group. Our earned knowledge allows us to provide superior risk control analysis and claim service to our equipment dealer/ manufacturer clients.

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Food Processors

Food processors and manufacturers have many distinctive exposures. Brand reputation, business interruption and contamination are just some of the hazards faced by your business every day. We share information related to insurance market trends, claims development and consumer reports. Reviewing all areas of risk management, our process begins with exposure identification followed by tailoring a practical, yet cost effective program.

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Healthcare

Healthcare risks present their own unique exposures which require specific expertise and market relationships to be handled effectively and efficiently.  With Nashville, Tennessee being recognized as one of the nation’s healthcare centers, our healthcare includes clients ranging in size from individual physicians to hospitals around the country.  Our healthcare is experienced with professional liability, large property schedules, environmental liability, management liability, and workers’ compensation.

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Hospitality

The hospitality industry hosts the general public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  The standard of accountability to serve and protect its guests places a high fiduciary duty that extends throughout all operations.  An effective insurance and risk management program combines procedures to meet various regulatory requirements including life safety, food preparation and liquor liability with specialty coverages to address exposures unique to the industry.

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Leased Stores Landlord Coverage

Commercial Insurance Associates, LLC (CIA) has developed a program to offer retail tenants an improved option to manage the insurance they require from their landlords.

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M & A Review

Commercial Insurance Associates, LLC understands that the selection of an independent consultant to lead your risk management due diligence process is vital to your business’ M&A needs. We recognize that new owners must adapt to the risk management decisions of their acquisitions as they often assume the liabilities of previous management.

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Manufacturing

The manufacturing team at CIA has firsthand risk management experience with manufacturers, both domestic and international. By applying lean manufacturing principles within our risk management approach, our consultants identify coverage needs associated with the complex operations of our manufacturing clients.

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Moving & Storage

We understand the unique exposures presented by the moving and storage business. With over 15 years’ experience navigating both the residential and commercial risks associated with this specialized industry, CIA is able to provide expert advice, claims advocacy and insurance placement with the nation’s most preferred moving and storage insurance providers.

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Railroad

Railroads are the original industry in the United States, making their insurance and risk management requirements one of the most unique in the business. The railroad insurance practice team has over 75 years of experience working with regional and shortline railroads, contractors, and rail suppliers.  Our team members have real-life operational experience within the industry and are familiar with the specific laws and regulations associated with the risk management needs of railroad operations.

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Real Estate

“Real Estate” is a term that encompasses a wide range of business and services focused on the development, construction and management of buildings and land.  Our real estate practice is focused on providing risk management consultation to this wide industry group.  Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, contractor or property manager, our team will help you develop an innovative risk management program tailored to your specific needs.

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Recycling

The recycling practice has over 30 years of experience in delivering risk management services and insurance placement for recyclers.  We are active members in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), our practice is built upon real industry knowledge.  Our practice group has grown to 7 practitioners with a national client base of over 150 recyclers from California to New England.

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Trucking

Our team understands the unique risk management challenges faced by long-haul carriers, regional LTL carriers and courier services. The trucking experts at CIA have more than 30 years in the industry and will design a program custom-tailored to your business.

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