Named Insured: Is The ALIGNED Term Of The Day

Named Insured Explained

Named insured is defined as any person, firm, or organization, or any of its members specifically designated by name as an insured(s) in an insurance policy, as distinguished from others that, although unnamed, fall within the policy definition of an “insured.” See also additional insuredadditional named insured.

The Importance Of A Having A Correct & Up To Date Named Insured

The named insured is a simple, but critical aspect aspect of every insurance policy.  When you become aware of a pending change or completed change in ownership, or addition/deletion/creation of a legal entity, joint venture and/or named insured on the policy, your ALIGNED Advocate and insurer(s) needs to be notified as soon as practicable, and ideally in advance of any change.

This includes acquiring/securing voting rights in another organization or creation of another organization, which becomes a subsidiary. This also encompasses the sale of a subsidiary or a portion of your operations. Failing to fully or accurately report the current complete legal structure and ownership and/or changes to may result in claims being denied or coverage being cancelled for misrepresentation.

Speak to an ALIGNED Advocate to ensure your named insured clause is appropriate for your organizational structure.

An ALIGNED Advocate can provide expert guidance about insurance and risk management best practices for your organization. Talk to one of our advocates today about how we can help you secure the best products, services and insurance solutions for your business.


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