Surety and fidelity bonds, types of bid bonds, are often offered by insurance companies. These bonds, which may also be referred to as indemnity bonds, are especially useful to employers.
Employers often take out a surety bond from their insurance company when they enter into a risky contract with an employee. By taking our a surety bond, or bid bond, they can see to it that their employees are held liable for any loss of money or damage they cause their employers. If, for instance, a catastrophe of some sort strikes, and employees fail to live up to an obligation they made to their employer, they can be held in liability for that. Employees are then asked to pay for or replace damaged items, or to provided their employer with a form of monetary reimbursement. These bonds are easy to claim, and they are, for that reason, incredibly useful to employers and other policy holders.
Employers take out fidelity bonds, or indemnity bonds, for the same reason. Fidelity bonds, which are typically offered to commercial enterprises only, protect policy owners from any losses they may occur as a result of fraud. These bonds are just as easy to contract and claim as surety bonds. And employers often use them, for that reason.
Both of these bonds are easy to manage and easy to settle outside of court. And both of these bonds provide security to the employers, or principals, who choose to use them. This sense of security is truly invaluable to most employers!