The CCB recently introduced a program that will save insurance agents, contractors and the CCB time and hassle.
In order to be licensed by the CCB, contractors must have general liability insurance. A certificate of insurance must be submitted by the contractor’s insurance agent to the CCB.
It can take 5-10 working days to process the certificate.
The new web-based program is much faster, usually processing the information the same day it is submitted.
Using web-based technology, CCB staff worked with the insurance industry to develop an online form that insurance agents can fill out and instantly transmit insurance information necessary for contractors to maintain their license with the CCB.
The CCB rolled out the project in July of 2003. Starting with a list of just a few insurance agents, the program expanded rapidly. Today, 400 agents are registered to submit insurance information online.
“The new system has proven a real benefit for all of us,” reports CCB Licensing Manager Kristie Patton. “Insurance agents really like it. They say it is a very efficient and user-friendly system.”
While it still remains the responsibility of the contractor to provide evidence of his/her insurance, the contractor benefits because this is a faster, more convenient and more economical method for insurance agents to send information directly to the CCB.
Insurance agents must fill out the Application for Online Insurance Entry Access
and mail to the CCB. Click here
to download the form for printing. For questions about the online insurance certificate submittal program, call the Customer Service Unit at 503-378-4621.
“I hope contractors will ask their insurance agents if they participate in the program, and if they’re not, encourage them to sign up,” says Patton.