From a magician's assistant to a fire safety, we're here to help define what an assistant is...at least when it comes to your SIA Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy!
The duties of the entertainer's assistant(s) can be as follows: Works with the insured for set-up and tear down, helps with the planning and organization of a show or booking, works with contracts, coordinates permits and requesting additional insured certificates, handles prop changes during the show, assists with crowd
The performer policy has an exclusion for pyrotechnics and fireworks. While it's easy to grasp what fireworks are, defining pyrotechnics is a bit trickier.
For the purpose of the performer insurance policy, our carrier defines a pyrotechnic substance as a substance or mixture of substances designed to produce an additional effect by heat, light, sound, gas, smoke, or a combination of these (beyond simply fueling for a fire performance). It's usually contained in a machine but may also be
Maybe you've been in the industry for many years, maybe this is all new to you, but you may find yourself asking...Why insurance? Why now? Maybe you're even asking yourself "What is a Commercial General Liability policy?"
In the past few years across the industry, we've experienced more and more events/venues cracking down on insurance requirements to help better protect themselves from certain liabilities. This is where a Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy comes into play! The
Specialty Insurance Agency is now servicing a new program for Music, Photography, and Event Planners (MPEP). MPEP provides Commercial General Liability policies, Professional Liability (photographers and videographers only), and Inland Marine coverage (covers your business personal property while in storage, in transit, or at a show). Eligible groups that qualify for this new program include:
- Disc Jockeys
- Bands / Musicians / Singers
- Event / Wedding planners
Are you a professional performer? Do you have insurance? If the answer to the first question is yes, and the answer to the last question is no, this information is for you! You may ask yourself, "Why do I need performers insurance?" Well, we are here to give you a few reasons why.
What exactly is performers insurance? Performers insurance, or a Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy, covers claims that could possibly come about from your performance or operations during an event you're at