Please Take the Time to Help Us Solve the GLI Crisis
Fellow builders, it’s time for action.
It’s time for us to fill out our general liability insurance (GLI) surveys and send in our consent letters. It’s time for each of us to do our part to help solve the home building industry’s GLI crisis.
Recent surveys show that GLI is our members’ number one concern. It’s easy to see why. GLI premiums have risen 10-fold in some areas. Many policies have so many exclusions that the coverage is ineffective. And in some states, it’s almost impossible to get any GLI coverage at all.
NAHB members have made it clear that they want the federation to do something to solve this GLI problem. In response, NAHB has entered into a strategic partnership with Marsh, the insurance and consulting firm, to gather loss information about the residential construction industry, to analyze that data to better understand the industry’s risk management needs and to use that analysis to develop new, cost-effective GLI products.
Last month NAHB and Marsh sent an eight-page mail piece to 55,000 builder, remodeler and trade contractor members. The mailer included a survey, a model consent letter giving insurance carriers permission to share a builder’s loss information with Marsh, and information about NAHB’s GLI initiative. If you didn’t receive the mailing, you can find the survey, model consent letter and other information at www.nahb.org/gli.