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A surety bond is a great way to guarantee that a large investment in a project is not lost—whether or not the work gets done. This type of insurance is especially common in the construction industry and is often utilized for government contracts.

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When would a surety bond be necessary?

A surety bond is an unusual form of insurance in that one person or organization pays for it, while another receives the benefit. It’s easier to understand with an example. Imagine a contractor is building a new office building for a government agency. The agency naturally wants a guarantee that the taxpayer won’t be left out of pocket if the contractor fails to deliver the offices as promised.

How do surety bonds work?

The answer is a surety bond. The contractor pays a premium to an insurer to purchase the surety bond. The insurer then pays the necessary compensation to the agency if the contractor fails to deliver. The big difference between this and ordinary insurance is that the insurer can and will go after the contractor to get this money back. The point of the surety bond is that the agency gets the assurance that it won’t have to chase after the money itself.

The difference between the principal and the obligee.

While government agencies commonly insist on a surety bond, it can work with any two organizations. The one that purchases the surety bond is “the principal,” while the one that gets any payout is “the obligee.”

Want to become a Notary? We can help you with Surety Bonds!

Your state’s Department of Licensing (DOL) is where you apply to become a Notary for your state (i.e., Washington DOL). Mosaic can help you get Surety Bond insurance, which is coverage that you’re required to have as a Notary. Washington state requires a $10K Surety Bond if you are a Notary because it helps protect the public in case a mistake or misconduct happens. In addition to a Surety Bond, Mosaic can help you get the optional errors & omissions coverage that will increase liability protection as well as peace of mind. Also, in case you didn’t know, you don’t need a business name or a business license to get a Notary Bond. Notary Bonds are specific to the Notary, so it’s just a bond in your name. We are also ready to answer more of your questions! Call us at 425-320-4280 or email us at .

If there’s anything else you need to know about surety bonds, contact us today.

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