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Risk Management for Super Bowl Requires Team Effort

Assessing and managing risk for an event like the Super Bowl is more than a matter of just looking around the venue for possible slip and fall hazards and hiring a few security guards to ensure no one enters the …

New Online Weather Insurance Program Available from Abacus Insurance Brokers

Abacus Insurance Brokers, Inc., a Los Angeles-based program manager that distributes specialty insurance products online, has launched an online weather insurance program. The program provides weather insurance on a national basis through an “A” rated, admitted carrier. The offering includes …

Tennessee Attorney General: Private Groups Can’t Ban Guns in Parks

The Tennessee Attorney General’s opinion says private organizations can’t prevent licensed handgun permit holders from taking weapons into events the groups operate at public parks. The Tennessean reported the July 29 opinion said under a new state law, local governments …

Heffernan Accepting Submissions for Burning Man Insurance Program

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, a nationwide independent insurance brokerage, is now accepting submissions through August 9 for the 2015 Burning Man event. Heffernan’s program, called Insurance on the Playa, offers liability coverage for theme camps, art cars and art installations for …

California City Says No To Pamplona-Style Bull Run

One Southern California city has nixed a Pamplona-style bull running event because of safety concerns. The Riverside Press Enterprise reported Lake Elsinore City Manager Grant Yates said Wednesday he denied an application for the event slated for March 8. The …

Ironshore International Launches Terrorist Coverage for High-Profile Events

Ironshore International has launched an insurance product that responds to the heightened risk exposure associated with high-profile events. The new product, “SecurEvent,” is a single broad form policy that offers a suite of coverage protection, including broad form contingency, general …

NAS Insurance Launches Live Event Insurance Division

NAS Insurance Services has introduced a new brand for its its Entertainment & Sports division called Alive Risk, to meet the growing demand for specialized live event insurance coverage. Headed by Jerid Schmickle and Tim Troester, the new business unit …

Fireman’s Fund Launches Short Term Event Program

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. has expanded its coverage for entertainment events and productions to smaller special events with the short term event program (STEP). The entertainment division at Fireman’s Fund is partnering with R.V. Nuccio & Associates, Inc., an agency …

NAS Insurance Introduces Contingency, Liability Coverage for Special Events

NAS Insurance Services has introduced special events contingency and liability programs through its new Entertainment and Sports facility. Headed by Jerid Schmickle, the programs are available to entertainment, hospitality, media and sports organizations or individuals for concerts, festivals, sporting events …

Donor Agrees to Pay Insurance for Bessie Smith Event in Tennessee

An anonymous donor has stepped up to ensure the Bessie Smith Strut will go on, preserving the annual music event honoring the hometown blues singer. The board chairman of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center told the Chattanooga City Council that …