Sage Program Underwriters has launched a new national workers’ compensation program for the shooting sports industry. The exclusive program targets all aspects of the industry including:
- Indoor & outdoor ranges
- Trap & skeet
- Sporting clays & five stand
- Ranges with gun sales
- Retail gun stores
- Firearms and ammunition manufacturing
Coverage is available with minimum premiums starting at $1,000. New ventures with less than 3 years of coverage or a lapse in the last 3 years may not be eligible. Other risks not eligible include: FFL or operating licenses that have been suspended or revoked; no background checks on employees; no formal safety and firearms training programs; no documented procedures for safe lead handling & removal (use of licensed subcontractors is fine). Additional info required for stores open after 9pm, and operations with exposure to black powder (smokeless is acceptable).
Sage does not write hunting or guide operations.
EPLI, cyber and package products will be available next month.
The program is available in all states except: Alaska, Hawaii, Ohio, N.D., Wash., and Wyo.
Avid shooter and hunter Chuck Holdren started Sage Program Underwriters, a national program administrator formed with other industry veterans who have more than 30 years of insurance program experience.
Sage was founded in 2019 with offices in San Diego, Calif. and Bend, Ore.
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