The coverage offered by the National Folk Organization, if it covers community dance
series and/or weekends (ECD, contra, etc.), would be a bargain since the NFO membership
cost appears quite modest. Their website describes their insurance as follows: "The
National Folk Organization has liability insurance coverage available for its members who
lead dance classes. This insurance is free to NFO members and is provided through Marsh
Affinity Group Services, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa."
So my question to NFO would be whether they would cover the kinds of dance events which,
e.g., our affiliate, North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS), puts on -- regular ECD and
contra dance series, Morris performances, dance weekends, etc. NBCDS is a CDSS affiliate
and gets our liability insurance through CDSS.
Full disclosure -- I am also a CDSS Board member and encourage dance organizations to be
members of and take advantage of CDSS services!
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Alan Winston via Organizers
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Organizers] "Notice of Nonrenewal" of group's general
Investigate the National Folk Organization, which includes insurance as part of an
inexpensive annual group membership. I forget the carrier.
On 10/1/15 11:37 AM, Rob Lindauer via Organizers wrote:
Hartford Community Dance's insurance carrier
(Markel Insurance) just
notified us that they will not renew when our current policy expires
Dec 1. Apparently their underwriting guidelines have changed, and we
no longer meet their guidelines.
I'd appreciate suggestions on carriers. I think CDSS offers access to
liability insurance; I'll be talking to them shortly. Are there other
carriers dance groups (probably I should stick to US groups) have used
with good experience?
Thanks, Rob L
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