Types of Contract Surety Bond

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A surety bond involves three parties: the principal (the person who has won the project contract), the obligee (person who is the owner of the project) and the surety (the surety bond Company who provides the surety). The principal assures that they will fulfill and complete the project requirement on time with accordance to the contract. The surety bonds specifically used in construction are called construction surety bonds.

Differences between a Contract Surety Bond and a Traditional Insurance Policy

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People often get confused between a contract surety bond and traditional insurance policies. Although both surety bonds are oftentimes offered by insurance companies and are regulated by state insurance departments, insurance and sureties are used for different purposes. These are the primary distinctions between the two: Continue reading Differences between a Contract Surety Bond and a Traditional Insurance Policy