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Posted Saturday, October 16, 2004
The following information is a guide to several alternatives in public liability insurance and other cover for folk artists and events that we know of at the present time. This information does not claim to be definitive but has been compiled with good will as a service to members and friends of the Folk Federation of NSW. The rates discussed are current as at time of publication.
several alternatives in public liability insurance
Folk Alliance Australia (FAA) has entered into an arrangement with Aon Risk Services to provide cover for a range of events and to meet individual circumstances of performers and organisers. You or your organisation must be a member of FAA in order to take advantage of these arrangements. FAA does not act as an intermediary but merely invites you to join their Insurance program. Below is a summary of cover available through FAA / Aon:
1.1 Individual Public Liability Insurance
Events with over 200 attendees: Annual Club policy premium $360 plus a charge of 28c per attendee. If camping facilities are the responsibility of the Festival then the fee per attendee rises to 42c.
Excludes stunts acrobatics and other hazardous activities. Age limit 12 years to 80 years
cover for folk artists and events
1 – 10 volunteers = $379
11 – 50 volunteers = $494
51 – 100 volunteers = $847
100+ volunteers = $POA
1.6 Home & Contents, Landlords & Travel Insurance
Duck for Cover is a facility brokered by the same insurance company, Aon, initiated by a group of Melbourne based performers. It is designed specifically for professional or semi-professional performers, including street performers, musicians, spoken word performers and some other entertainers. Fee for a musician applying for the first time would be $360; this reduces for renewing applicants. For more information visit the Duck for Cover website www.duckforcover.com.au
3. Aon Risk Services- Entertainment & Events Division
Aon’s Musical Equipment policy has a Public Liability add-on available for $150 for musicians earning less than $100,000pa. Contact Ken Killen 1800 806 584 toll free.
4. Marsh Insurance
As with Aon, Marsh Insurance Pty Ltd offers a Public Liability add-on for $150 for musicians earning less that $100,000. Contact the Adelaide office, 08 8211 7655 or toll-free 1800 882 317, and ask for the music section.
NSW Folk Federation Affiliate members update
The Folk Federation is currently insured through the FAA/Aon Insurance Program mentioned above. Affiliate members are under no obligation to follow suit. If you are still insured with Aradlay, your cover is negotiated between you and the insurer with no intermediate contact from the Folk Fed.