Become a Vendor
Please read the Application and Program Requirements below before beginning the Vendor Application.
If you saved a previous application in progress, please click on the link emailed to you.
Applicant and Program Requirements
Insurance Restoration Program
$599.00 online app submission
Minimum years in business:
2 years under current ownership
All vendors must provide a 3 years workmanship Warranty
5.5% per job sold (Residential)
7.5% per job sold (Commercial)
Late payments subject to $50 per month late fee
Application Fee/Qualification Process:
Download our General Information PDF.
As we continue to strengthen and grow the value we bring to the Service Providers on our Network, we are happy to announce our newest partnership with ProfileGorilla! Over the next couple of months, we will be requiring our network partners to sign up and utilize this service. This will allow for better tracking of COI’s and Background checks, reducing time an for our internal staff to submit them. This will also allow us to better align with client requirements and ensure you are protected through proper documentation!
For the many of you that are already using ProfileGorilla, Please let them know you want to be linked to DCMG. If you are not an existing member of ProfileGorilla, please sign up for the service by December 1, 2021
Based in Jacksonville, FL. ProfileGroilla can help simplify your process on all credentialing requirements and needs in order to help you and your company maintain compliance with Direct Claim Management Group.
ProfileGrorilla offers market-proven solutions that enable companies to simplify how they maintain compliant credentials for all your clients. Their solutions can help you improve operational excellence, significantly lower risk, and increase profitability. ProfileGorilla works directly with your company to collect track, store, and review and maintain complaint documentation and then delivers them to your Clients for you. Examples include:
- Certificates of Insurance (COI)
- State trade licenses and registrations including but not limited to, state mandated licenses for general contractors and mold remediation companies.
- All required certifications:
- IICRC certification for WRT, ASD and AMRT
- EPA and/or State mandated Lead certifications as applicable
Compliant Background Checks
- You can also take advantage of Profile Gorilla bulk buying power on background Checks and save money.
Direct claims Management Group Service Providers receive:
- $10.00 discount on initial set up fee
- $25.00 discount on services fees if contractor pays annually versus monthly.
- By having one entity that can compile, renew, and maintain all contractor licenses, certification and credentialing needs your company can benefit from time and labor savings.
For more information about ProfileGorilla, you can contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-464-6745 Ext. 0
Requirements Once Selected for a Program
The following requirements apply once a client has selected you for a program. It is not necessary to meet these requirements until you are notified of a selection for a specific program.
Limits of liability shall be written on an occurrence basis. Insurance companies must have an A.M. Best Rating of B+ or higher and a Finance Size Category (FSC) of VII or better for the CARRIER program. Service Provider is responsible for providing a 30-day cancellation notice to Direct Claims Management Group. Payment for all insurance policies is the sole responsibility of each Service Provider Participant. Service Provider must provide a current Certificate of Insurance to Direct Claims Management Group that meets requirements prior to Service Provider receiving assignments. Minimum limits are listed below.
General Liability: $2,000,000 Each Occurrence to include
- Premises and Operations Liability
- Product and Completed Operation Liability
- Property Damage/Damage to Property Liability
- Contractors Liability
- Personal Injury Liability
Automobile Liability: $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit
All Owned Autos, Non Owned Autos, Hired Autos-or-Any Autos
Proof of Worker’s Compensation: Required regardless of individual State laws
Contractors Pollution Liability or Excess Umbrella: $2,000,000 Each Occurrence
CPL can be written on occurrence or claims made basis (As referenced in matrix on next page)
Bailment Coverage: $250,000
(As referenced in matrix on next page) In order to confirm the policies provide the required program coverage, specific language must be reflected on the insurance certificate. The insurance certificate must always accurately represent the underlying policy. If the current policy does not meet the below language, please secure the appropriate policy before submitting your certificate of insurance.
The information below, including specific wording, must be reflected on your insurance certificate. If your state prohibits modifications to insurance certificates, then this information must be provided as an attachment on an Acord 101 form or similar document.
Additional Insured: Direct Claims Management Group, is named as an additional insured for the above listed coverage and policies, as they apply to work performed for Direct Claims Management Group (excluding Worker’s Compensation, Automobile Liability, and Bailment Coverage).
*Please note that some insurer clients require that they be specifically named as additional insured*
(ACE/Chubb, Farmers Insurance Group, USAA)
Policy Coverage for General Liability and Contractors Pollution Liability: The General Liability and Contractors Liability policies ongoing and completed operations coverage for the insured and the additional insureds. Note: For the General Liability Policy, endorsements CG20 37 and CG20 10 will be accepted in lieu of including the ongoing and completed operations wording on the insurance certificate.
The General Liability and Contractors Pollution Liability policies shall be primary and non-contributory.
General Liability coverage includes Premises and Operations Liability, Products and Completed Operation Liability, Property Damage/Damage to Property Liability, Contractors Liability and Personal Injury Liability.
Direct Claims Management Group, LLC
P.O. Box 1213
Brandon, FL 33509
In addition to the above listed requirements, please see below:
|Type of Contractor||“Additional Insurance Requirements based on trade(s) selection
(Insurance requirements may change if contractor is selected for additional trades)”
|“General Contractor Only
(or any trade other than water mitigation)”
|Water Mitigation Only||Sample #2
|Full Service (General Contractor or any other trade in combination with water mitigation)||Sample #3a
|Cleaners, Textile Restoration, Furniture Restoration, and Fire & Smoke||Sample #4
Note: Direct Claims Management Group Program Requirements DOES NOT allow any Service Provider to subcontract water mitigation services under any circumstances.
For Help On Your Insurance
For clarification on these requirements or for assistance in procuring insurance that meets these requirements please contact or have your insurance agent contact American Risk Management Resources Network, LLC. (ARMR) at 877 735 0800 https://armr.net/contact-us ARMR is a wholesale insurance brokerage firm with specialized expertise in fire and water restoration contracting. They are the #1 provider of insurance to the restoration business. Simply identity yourself as a member of the DCMG contractor network and the ARMR staff will be happy to assist you or your insurance agent. There is no cost or obligation for this service.
Certifications, Licenses and W-9
Provide the most recent Certifications, Licenses and W-9
Please include digital photos of the following:
- Front of building space including signage
- Office space
- Company vehicles signage
- Storage/pack out areas
- Available equipment (it is not necessary to take a picture of each individual piece. Please take one to two photos of your equipment available to you on site)
You may combine your photos to include more than one of the items listed above in one photo. For example: the front of your building and vehicles in the same picture. Please send color copies of your photos (printed digital photos), or if you do not own a digital camera, you may submit 35 mm developed film. Please do not submit more than 6 photos with the application.
Note: Digital camera will be required once selected for a program.
Absent special circumstances, contractors are expected to maintain a professional business location with identifying signage in an area zoned for commercial or industrial activities (nonresidential). Further, it is expected that vehicles will have identifying signage and employees will wear uniforms. If it is not the case with your company, then your company may not pre-qualify for the network depending upon circumstances. This information is not intended to discourage your application, but rather to make sure you are fully aware of items evaluated.
Xactimate estimating software may be leased directly from Xactware. Please contact their Sales Department for more information on their product at 800-424-9228.
- Digital Camera
- Internet Access
It is a network requirement that active contractors perform a background investigation of all its principals, owners, and employees that will be present at any time, in policyholders’/customers’ homes prior to any services being performed. Each Contractor will need to certify that it has completed a background investigation on each Contractor Employee before activation for any program and on an annual basis thereafter. The contractor is free to use any vendor of their choosing to perform these background checks. It will not be necessary for you, the Contractor, to submit the results of background investigations except upon formal request by Direct Claims Management Group, as we will have you sign and submit an affidavit attesting that the background investigations have been completed.
It is a network requirement that active contractors complete and provide proof of Subrogation Awareness training no later than 90 days after being selected to a program. The required course is published by Claims Training Services (CTS), an independent training vendor. Subrogation is a very important aspect of handling insurance claims, and the insurance carrier clients would like to see additional training in this area. In addition, subrogation training certification will be valuable marketing tool for contractors and estimators. Direct Claims Management Group and the insurance carrier clients are not expecting you to replace the adjuster in handling subrogation mattes. However, considering that the contractor often times conducts the initial site inspection, it is imperative for contractors to complete subrogation awareness courses. If you would like additional information, please contact Claims Training Services (CTS) at 732-942-0411.
Once selected for a program, you will need to meet all program requirements (listing of program requirements enclosed in this package). If you do not have the necessary insurance coverage or currently utilize Xactimate, we are not asking you to take steps to meet our requirements until you have been selected by a client. We just want you to be aware of the requirements for the future. Prior to activation on a program you will also be required to sign a service level agreement.
Begin Vendor Application
If you saved a previous application in progress, please click on the link emailed to you.