Construction insurance policy available via Internet

Contractors and individuals doing their own construction can obtain insurance for their workers over the Internet.

The Instituto Nacional de Seguros announced this Monday. The main requirement is to have approval of a plan from the Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos.

The colegio provides a number once a plan has been approved so that the insurance agency can get an idea of the scope of the work. The policy can be obtained via the agency’s Web site.

The policy covers riesgo de trabajo for employees on the job and while commuting to work. Without the policy, employees would be working illegally, and the contractor would be in jeopardy if a worker were injured. The contractors would be liable personally.

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