Controlled Insurance Programs – Wrap-Ups

Maximizing opportunity on larger projects.

At Conner Strong & Buckelew, we have an experienced team of professionals dedicated to the design, implementation, and management of Controlled Insurance Programs (a.k.a. wrap-ups). A CIP is an alternative solution for insuring large construction projects, typically those with contract values in the $150 million range.

Our team has provided custom-tailored programs insuring billions of dollars in project values for airports, bridges, commercial properties, correctional facilities, marine terminals, hospitals, gaming, hotels, residential developments, and universities.

Benefits of a CIP

A well-designed CIP offers the sponsor, an owner (OCIP) or Construction Manager/General Contractor (CCIP) a myriad of benefits including:

  • Better insurance protection for all program participants
    • Broader policy language
    • Higher limits of liability dedicated to the project
  • Lower overall cost of insurance for the project
    • Losses reduced through centralized safety and claim management services specifically designed for the project
  • Pricing stability – ability to negotiate firm rates for the length of the project
  • Eliminates litigation between all program participants since everyone is insured under the same program
  • Dedicated CIP Insurer adjusters
  • Increased opportunities for smaller, disadvantaged contractors who may not meet project insurance requirements

Your Conner Strong & Buckelew team provides a turnkey solution from program design to final close out including:

  • Complete marketing and program proposal
  • Account management
  • Claim management
  • Full array of Safety services
  • Program Administration

For smaller projects with construction values greater than $40 million, our team can arrange liability-only Controlled Insurance Programs which include many of the same intrinsic benefits outlined above plus lower deductibles and the elimination of collateral requirements.

Positive Impact on Your Bottom Line

Through our integrated risk management approach, we create a positive impact on your bottom line which can equate to material project savings. On traditional OCIP Programs, we consistently achieve savings close to 1% of the construction hard costs, but even higher savings are achievable. An example is a large new commercial development which is on track to achieve savings in excess of $8M on $500M of hard costs.

Wrap-up Administration Partnership

At Conner Strong & Buckelew, we are committed to investing in areas that set us apart as industry leaders. Our Construction Practice is a core element of our business and one of our greatest strengths, which is why we partnered with Consolidated Risk Solutions (CR Solutions), an industry-leading wrap-up administration firm. To learn more about CR Solutions, click here.

Practice Leader

Franz Wagner

Executive Partner, National Accounts

Licensed Professional Engineer; service in U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps

25 years of risk management experience

Practice Leader

Harry R. Johnson

Executive Partner, National Accounts

35 years of construction industry experience

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