Surety Bonding with OVD Insurance 

Surety bonds are similar to insurance in that they provide financial protection in case of loss. These bonds protect businesses and individuals from financial loss and ensure that contracts and agreements are fulfilled.



Surety bonding provides financial protection by compensating the affected party if the bonded party fails to fulfill their obligations under a contract or agreement.


Trust and Credibility

Surety bonds can increase trust and credibility between parties in a transaction. By obtaining a surety bond, the party providing the bond demonstrates their commitment to fulfilling their obligations, which can increase confidence and trust in the relationship.



Many industries and government entities require surety bonds as a prerequisite for conducting business or obtaining licenses. By obtaining a surety bond, businesses and individuals can ensure regulatory legal compliance requirements.


Improved access to credit

Surety bonds can also help businesses and individuals improve their access to credit. Surety bond companies typically review the financial strength and creditworthiness of the party requesting the bond before issuing the bond. If the party is deemed creditworthy, the surety bond can serve as a form of collateral that can help them obtain credit from lenders.


Facilitates larger contracts

Surety bonding can help businesses and individuals secure larger contracts by demonstrating their ability to fulfill the obligations of the contract. This can lead to increased business opportunities and revenue for the party providing the bond.

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What is a surety bond, and why do I need one?

A surety bond is a legally binding contract or another form of insurance that ensures another third party meets its obligations.

What types of surety bonds are available?

Surety bonds come in various types depending on your situation. Common surety bonds are notary, performance, bid, and payment bonds.

How do surety bonds differ from traditional insurance policies?

Surety bonds and insurance policies serve as risk management tools, although each has different purposes or characteristics. Surety bonds are designed to ensure performance or a specific obligation or contract where an insurance policy typically provides financial protection against unforeseen risks or losses.

What factors are considered when determining the cost of a surety bond?

Key cost factors are the bond type, bond amount, contract terms, credit, and various underwriting factors.

What happens if a claim is made against my surety bond?

If a claim is made, the party who required the bond believes you have not fulfilled your obligations as outlined in the bond agreement. The claim process involves the following: 1. Claim Submission 2. Investigation 3. Evaluation 4. Resolution

How long does a surety bond remain in effect?

This depends on the type of surety bond and the terms outlined in the bond agreement.

Can I cancel my surety bond before its expiration date?

In most cases, there can be potential consequences upon cancellation, depending on the type of bond and the contract terms.

What is the process for obtaining a surety bond?

The first step is to get in touch with an OVD advisor. Our team of experts can help you identify what type of bond you may need and walk you through quotes and the underwriting process until your surety bond application is complete.