Binding Online for Vacant Buildings and Builders Risk

Through the Broker Portal, you can easily quote and bind your Vacant Building and Builders Risk business. To learn how to quote and bind online follow the steps below.

If you have Vacant Building or Builders Risk business, you can self-service bind if:

  1. The submission is in quoted status
  2. The effective date is current or future date
  3. No changes need to be made on the quote

Step 1: Login to Broker Portal

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 2: Go to the Broker Portal Dashboard

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 3: Click on Quotes

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Step 4: Search for your submission

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 5: Click Edit on the far-right hand side

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 6: Go to the Pricing and Options tab

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 7: Confirm the submission is in quote status (Submission: Quoted), if not, click the plus sign next to Quote

Step 8: Verify all information is correct including term and effective date. For issues with changing effective date see Best Practices section below.

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 9: Scroll down to agree to the Pre-Bind Subjectivities

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Step 10: Scroll down to select a Billing Option:


a. Agency

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

b. Direct Bill

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 11: At the bottom of the page choose I Agree for the E-Signature to Bind This Policy

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 12: Go to the top of the page and click the plus sign next to Bind & Issue

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Step 13: Choose Automated Bind & Issue

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Step 14: The policy is now bound. The contact from your office listed on the bottom of the broker tab will receive the documents by email

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

Broker Portal Submission Best Practices

The following issues may occur in this process. If these issues are not able to be resolved, please send to an underwriter for assistance at service@distinguished.com. For faster routing, always put your submission number in the subject line of your email.


Not able to Bind:

  1. Ensure that the submission is not checked out by another user.
  2. No bind button – Check to make sure the submission is in quote status.
  3. For Builders Risk – If the builder information is not complete or it does not say “builder known” you will not be allowed to bind.
    a. Go back to the insured tab and double-check builder information.
Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk


Changing the effective date:

  1. You can change the effective date from the insured tab on the left-side of the screen.
  2. Scroll about halfway down the page under the “Policy Details Insured” header.
  3. You can then navigate back to the pricing and options tab on the left side of the screen for binding.

Binding Online For Vacant Buildings And Builders Risk

For service-related requests please contact Distinguished Programs Customer Service:

Email: service@distinguished.com

Phone number: 888-355-4626

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