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davidpaul$
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On Jul 2, 2019, imgic wrote:
Are there other options besides Speciality Insurance? Can’t you get via SAM or IBM?


Sure...I received a quote from my home owner/auto insurance company. Just ask your agent.
Specialty Ins. had a better price though.
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Oh right - We did go for a quote from our usual insurance agency, too. The one that handles my parents' businesses. Wicked expensive. Like four or five times what Specialty costs, and less coverage.
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On Jul 2, 2019, WitchDocChris wrote:
The same has applied to sideshow, and with magic and mentalism. I've never tried to do a straight hypnosis show in my area, but I suspect that, given what I know about the region, being fully insured would provide leverage against established prejudices.

All I am saying is that in some markets, being the one who has insurance when the competition doesn't can easily be the reason one gets a gig over the others. Particularly if the people who are booking you don't really know the industry and are essentially making it up as they go.


I don't know why stage performers don't have insurance. It is a different matter. Side show certainly needs it

But close up was the question. And in that case I don't see how you look more professional. And I still think that if it is the reason (Your position not mine.) that they hire you then there may be other issues.

IF you want to work corporate yep you will run into situations where you absolutely NEED to have it to get the gig. It is the other things I simply wishful thinking.
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Having insurance has been a factor in getting a variety of types of gigs, including close up. It has been a determining factor on more than one occasion, and that was told to us by the people who booked us.

Anything that fact may imply about us is irrelevant to this discussion.

If it's been a factor for me, it could be a factor for others.

I'm not saying anything I've said is definite or absolute truth - it's just another perspective and is merely offered as such.

Personally, I think anyone who performs for the public regularly should have insurance just in case. But I also admit, I'm paranoid about such things.
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I absolutely believe any business operating in this day and age needs insurance. But as I said the looking more professional stuff on some level is wishful thinking to me. Once you are on whatever level it is assumed you have it anyhow.
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Hm. That makes me think of something - which I will post in Tricky Business because it doesn't belong in this thread.
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Not to be obnoxious but if you have to point out to clients how professional you think you are maybe this is something to think about. (Not you specifically, you in general.)
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Insurance - 100% yes, whatever kind of performer you are. If you're getting paid for it, get insurance. For those in Australia there's a great company called Duck for Cover.
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What does this kind of insurance typically cover? And are there options people should pay attention to?
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