“It’s only flat on the bottom!” When you heard that, did it make you feel any better? No… a flat tire is a real PIA. Nothin’ good about it!
What about “Flat line?” Heaven forbid! That’s real bad.
When I was a kid we had an expression, a “Flat leaver.” That was a person who left you flat. Don’t like that either.
You can probably think of other examples: Flat footed, flat broke, flat on your back…
BUT! When it comes to surety bonds, flat can be good. Look at how major sureties typically make their decisions. There is the field person in the branch, plus a supervisor, and a bond manager. Then there is a home office underwriter, maybe two. Together this “committee” makes major decisions. Problem is, they don’t actually work as a committee, they process the decision sequentially. Each person looks at it, then sends it on to the next. That’s a great system, unless you need an answer in this lifetime!
This is an example of a decision making structure that is not flat. It is multi-layer, multi-person, each with an “in” box and other priorities. Getting a decision will take a couple of weeks.
When it comes to surety bonds, you want flat. You want a structure where decisions are made promptly and efficiently. Then everyone wins. You get the answer you need, when you need it. Isn’t this how the system is supposed to work?
KIS Surety / Great Midwest Insurance Company (GMIC) is your large capacity, most flat market. We process decisions fast. All new submissions receive a same day response. Productive, creative, expert underwriting that has produced superb results for years.
Do yourself a favor. Take a step up to surety bonds the way they should be. KIS Surety Bonds, LLC is the exclusive underwriting department for Great Midwest Insurance Company an “A – 8” carrier licensed in all states plus D.C. We have in-house authority for Bid and Performance Bonds up to $10 million each.
Contact us for creative solutions and a same day response: 856-304-7348
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