West Bend's surety division provides a common sense and flexible approach to bond underwriting. Their underwriters are experienced and innovative. While traditional insurance is designed to compensate the insured party against unforeseen losses, a surety bond is an agreement that provides monetary compensation to a third party (obligee) if the insured party (principal) fails to perform specific acts within a stated period.
West Bend’s surety operation provides a reliable, fast, solutions-oriented, and financially-sound partner for our bond customers. Since 1971, West Bend has maintained an A (Excellent) or better rating by A.M. Best, an organization recognized worldwide as the benchmark for assessing insurers’ financial strength.
West Bend's surety division works in partnership with us to service your bond needs; working together is the best way to evaluate the bond needs for any business.
Here's more information about the types of bonds available from West Bend. By clicking on the applicable link below, e-Surety offers an immediate online response for a variety of bonds, including commercial and Rapid Bond, our small contractor bond program. Traditional contract bonds may also be obtained with this program.
Notary bonds protect the consumer or individual receiving the bond from any errors or omissions made by a notary public. This bond also ensures against any unethical behavior or dishonesty on the part of a notary public during the course of business.
MN - Errors & Omissions Policy Only for Notary - Individual
WI - Notary Bond Only
WI - Notary Bond w/E&O (Errors & Omissions)
WI - Errors & Omissions Policy Only for Notary - Individual
ERISA, Pension & Welfare Bonds
In 1974, the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted to regulate most types of employee benefit plans. The ERISA bond is required to protect the participants and beneficiaries from dishonest acts of the person(s) who handles the plan assets.
MN - ERISA Bond (Employee Retirement Income Security Act)
WI - ERISA Bond (Employee Retirement Income Security Act)
Business Service Bonds
Business service bonds protect a business from any loss incurred from dishonest acts by the employees against clients and customers.
MN - Business Service Bond $10,000 & under penalties (No Owner Exclusion)
MN - Business Service Bond $15,000 & higher penalties (Owner Exclusion Applies)
WI - Business Service Bond $10,000 & under penalties (No Owner Exclusion)
WI - Business Service Bond $15,000 & higher penalties (Owner Exclusion Applies)
Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bond
As a permit holder of a legally possessed weapon, the bond provides for the reasonable legal fees, expenses, and costs of defense up to the maximum bond limit chosen, after declaration from the prosecuting attorney that no criminal charges will be filed, a dismissal of all filed criminal charges, or acquittal of the “permit holder” following a trial and verdict is upheld on appeal.
MN - Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bond
WI - Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bond
An informational video discussing the features of the Concealed Carry bond can be viewed here.