Libby Ulm • December 2023 • mpep, performer insurance, commercial general liability coverage, endorsements

Types of MPEP endorsements

Our Music, Photos, and Event Planner (MPEP) policy includes the additional insured endorsement form CG 20 10, but a few other types of endorsements are available by request for an extra charge. This blog will explain the different types and why they may be needed.

Other types of endorsements available for an additional charge include the following:

  • Primary and Noncontributory. The cost for this endorsement is $100 for each certificate or $250 for the duration of the policy. Surplus lines

Libby Ulm • November 2023 • performer insurance, vendor insurance, commercial general liability coverage, food truck insurance

Performers with vendor booths

Do you hold a performer policy and sell merchandise? Depending on your operations, you may need both our performer policy and a mobile vendor policy. Our mobile vendor policy insures your business, but not independent contractors, while our performer policy insures you, the individual. Whether you need both policies is on a case-by-case basis, but we've provided some examples below!

Example 1: You're a magician! After your jaw dropping performance, you set up a small table next to the stage

Ariel Begley • October 2023 • pyrotechnics and fireworks, performer insurance

Fire Performance Safety 101

There are four essential safety rules to follow for any fire performance:

1) ALWAYS have a dedicated fire safety (or safeties).

  • Your fire safety/safeties should be equipped with the appropriate materials to put out flame (e.g. duvetyne fire blanket, damp cotton towel, fire extinguisher, etc.) and wear fire-safe attire.
  • During the performance, fire safeties should be exclusively focused on maintaining the safety of performer(s), audience members, and the premises.
  • Fire safeties should

Libby Ulm • July 2023 • commercial general liability coverage, SAM coverage, performer insurance, vendor insurance

Sexual Abuse and Molestation (SAM) Coverage

Sexual Abuse and Molestation (SAM) coverage is typically requested for those performing or vending at schools or malls. There may also be other events/venues that require SAM coverage. This coverage doesn't protect you against a claim for abusing or molesting someone, but rather if you're left in charge of a group of minors and something happens between them. When performing or vending for a group of minors, we suggest asking the venue to also have an employee or staff member be present at all

Libby Ulm • June 2023 • inland marine coverage, business personal property, vendor insurance, performer insurance

How to protect your business personal property

From unexpected damages to stolen items, Inland Marine (business personal property) coverage is here to protect you, or rather, your things! Inland Marine (IM) can cover items like equipment, costumes, or goods for damage or theft while in storage, in transit to/from a show, and while at a show. 

SIA’s base policy is a Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy which protects you if someone gets hurt because of you/your business, from any property damage that could arise from you being at an

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