Communication Network Message:
October 31, 2011
To: All District
Presidents and Square and Round Dancers
Please pass this E-Mail on
to the clubs in your district.
Purpose of Message:
The USDA Insurance Chairman, Pat Inglis, is inquiring if clubs want to make
suggestions as to additional events/items they would like to see covered under
the USDA insurance policy.
This is a survey only. Please read the letter from Pat Inglis carefully and make
suggestions to DAVE TURNER, Missouri Federation Insurance Chairman. You
can make suggestions even if you do not take your insurance through the Missouri
you have no suggestions and feel USDA insurance covers all you need it to cover,
please you may also tell that to Dave Turner.
Edythe and Jim Weber, NW District President.
Message From Dave
Turner, MO Fed Insurance Chairman:
Sent: Saturday, October
29, 2011 10:44 AM
Please see E-Mail below that
was sent to all insurance chairmen. Markel has requested that I do this since
some issues have come up about our policy not specifically stating that a
particular event is not covered.
If you would like to make
suggestions, they will be included in this survey that will be sent to Markel
for their review. As we have already signed our contract for 2012 these changes
would be effective with our 2013 coverage.
Needless to say any changes
would be presented to the council for approval since changes could increase our
Please read the below email.
Send your response to the
Missouri Insurance Coordinator:
Dave & Barb Turner
848 Claymont Drive
Ballwin, Missouri 63011-2461
636.227.6380 Or 314.614.7568
He will forward them to the USDA National
E-Mail From Patricia Inglis:
This is a very important
e-mail and I need a response from all insurance chairman on this issue.
When our insurance was
established it was set up primarily to cover dancing events. Over the years
Markel has allowed some more things to be covered some consistently and others
on a one time basis.
However recently Markel has
been challenged on their coverage because certain things were not listed as not
being covered in the policy; for example: social activities without dancing,
travel to and from a dance, exhibition booths without dancing, etc.
Markel is requesting that we
supply them with items that your dubs feel need insurance coverage for the
future. For example, dancers have asked for coverage from the time they leave
home until they return back to their home from a dancing activity; some have
asked for coverage for automobile In pulling a trailer in a parade, coverage
white dancing in a barn or home residence.
Markel is willing to review
your requests and determine what they can cover under our present rate or what
the cost of these extras would be in the future if our choice was to make our
The main reason that Markel
has been able to offer us the tow rate for accident medical and liability was
that it was to be for dancing activities only. We need to realize that if we
make drastic changes in our coverage request that our fee will have to increase.
Please check with your clubs
and sand me the information soon so that it can presented to Markel and we can
clarify just exactly what will be covered under our policy.
USDA Insurance Coordinator