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Wide Viewing Angle
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Hi,
Been a long time lurker but can't find the info I'm looking for. I am looking for UK Stage Hypnosis insurance with trance cover/psychological damage.
I have spoken to some insurers and they all will happily cover claims whilst audience is on way to stage, trips falls etc, but not on stage. This I understand and is fine, as the stage is the performers responsibility.

However, finding a UK company that supplies psychological cover is proving difficult. Is this now impossible to get through a UK insurance company or do I have to go through a certain sunny Crown territory?
Any ideas? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

PS I am not performing.
PPS You can send me a private message if you prefer
Shrubsole
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What is "Trance cover"? Are you planning on using a 'trance like' effect in your show? If yes or no, what is the insurance supposed to protect you from? Either you want to use a trance like effect in your act, in which case you do, or you don't and you don't. So what danger do you think is going to happen when using this trance effect in your act?

And you wish to be covered for psychological damage? Why? Where you thinking of causing any?

It really is like me contacting an Insurance company and saying "Hi, I want to drink and drive and have hitting and killing people at high speed insurance please!" - Should I be surprised if I can't get cover for that?
Winner of the Dumbringer Award for total incompetence. (All years)
catweazle
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I think equity have the insurance cover you need.
Wide Viewing Angle
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On Sep 26, 2018, Shrubsole wrote:
What is "Trance cover"? Are you planning on using a 'trance like' effect in your show? If yes or no, what is the insurance supposed to protect you from? Either you want to use a trance like effect in your act, in which case you do, or you don't and you don't. So what danger do you think is going to happen when using this trance effect in your act?

And you wish to be covered for psychological damage? Why? Where you thinking of causing any?

It really is like me contacting an Insurance company and saying "Hi, I want to drink and drive and have hitting and killing people at high speed insurance please!" - Should I be surprised if I can't get cover for that?


Trance cover is my old (and others) short way saying the following in the certificate of insurance, under Occupation/Business: "Stage hypnotist show including talk with audience,invite persons on stage, induction,routines and bringing out of hypnosis". Well, that's what it used to say back in 2010 on the old Hencilla Hanworth contract under written by Royal Sun and Alliance.

I understand it is probably written differently in the Ins Certs these days.

Psychological cover would be written into the certificate so as to cover for any eventualities after the show, up to 5 years, if I remember correctly. For me, I don't cause damage, just covering my rear in today's No win, No fee layer free for all.

And yes, I can get cover. If standard insurance covering the basics but not on stage or psychological cover, then 200-300 quid.
If full cover including psychological and on stage, then £800-£1000 through Hencilla, Hancox etc.
Maybe I should have asked, is anyone able to get FULL cover for a SENSIBLE amount without having to go through the seemingly only 2 companies that offer it at a silly premium?
Is Equity cheapest?
Thanks
Wide Viewing Angle
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On Sep 26, 2018, catweazle wrote:
I think equity have the insurance cover you need.


Thanks catweazle
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