Affordable insurance option available for organizers of small-scale community events

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to announce its insurance broker, Aon Risk Solutions, is now offering affordable group liability insurance for organizers of small-scale community events.

Over the years, organizers of community events have had to scale back or even cancel events because they couldn’t afford the appropriate insurance. Based on requests from residents to address this issue, the municipality reached out to its insurance broker to inquire about a creative solution.

In response to this need, Aon Risk Solutions has created the new Citizen Event Insurance Program (CEIP) which provides event organizers with affordable access to liability coverage when planning an annual strawberry social, a weekly card club at the fire hall, or a monthly community dance. Community groups or associations can also purchase insurance through this program for liability coverage of annual activities, operations and programming.

Program highlights include:
-Access to a $2-million commercial general liability policy with additional coverage as may be required
-Coverage may be obtained for community events, family events, as well as a wide range of sporting activities (including organized leagues and sports camps) held on either municipal or private property
-Premium costs are dependent on the nature, scope, complexity and risk of the event or the community group’s annual activities and operations

It is important to note that inclusion in the program is voluntary. Residents can contact any insurance provider to inquire about coverage that best suits their needs. The municipality is providing an option for residents to access group liability insurance through its insurance broker, Aon Risk Solutions. CEIP is not administered or subsidized by the municipality.

For more information about the CEIP and how to purchase this insurance option, visit www.halifax.ca/CEIP or contact Aon Risk Solutions directly by calling 902-429-7310.

Source: Release

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