Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)resident bagpiper
342 posts
Location: Vermont, USA


Posted:
do i have to be a clown to get the insurance or can i get it for just poi. i don't want to put on makeup i just want to be covered for public performance

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A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.


CodyCodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Nope, it's just a catchy name and they insure lots of clowns. smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


CharlesCharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
However...my underestanding is that it DOES NOT cover you for fire-performing.

Another note, when dealing with insurance, I would never take any advice form anyone on a bulletin board to base a decision on. Only written confirmation from the company itself, both before AND after you take out a policy.

(Trust me on this, I used to work for an insurance company)...

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CodyCodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
It was my understanding that Clowns of teh US was the only insurance option for fire performers. I've been meaning to start it, but my fellow burners were accepted and were completely open about fire performing on their application.

Charles, are you saying they will take your money and give you a little card, but won't pull through if an accident happens?

Could you be misunderstanding that they don't cover pyrotechnics? (definition of which could be up to debate)


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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)resident bagpiper
342 posts
Location: Vermont, USA


Posted:
i didn't see anything directly about not covering fire performance

Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.


musashiimusashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
I've talked with them(this year), and they _DO_ cover fire performers, not only that they have raised the amount of coverage to 2 million. But again, don't take my word for it. Their contact information is on the website, it only takes a second to call or email, why not just go to the source? Last time I checked earlier this year, it was $185 for 2 mil in coverage.

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boomer235SILVER Member
stranger
12 posts
Location: Arizona, USA


Posted:
from their website home page:

"In order to qualify for this entertainer insurance or clown insurance policy, the below criteria needs to be met:
Performers must have a U.S. mailing address.
Policy is available to: clowns, jugglers, magicians, mentalists, balloon twisters, face painters, caricature artists, comedy acts, stage hypnotists, fire dancers , storytellers, aerials, and street performers.
Policy is NOT available to: fireworks, pyrotechnic operations, animals, mammals, fowl, athletic participation, your business, sub-contractors, trackless trains, moonwalks, jump houses or other amusement rides and attractions.


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Flint_413Flint_413GOLD Member
Fire Artist and Hooper
181 posts
Location: U.S.A


Posted:
Okay this seems AMAZING! But too amazing. Anyone ever actually try to get this company to pay anyting? I'm worried it could be a scheme....

If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.


MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
If you are worried about a scheme, ask them who their underwriters are maybe and confirm with them direct if the insurance is valid and if it covers the use of fire in performance.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


SpinnerofDetroitSpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Ok you said $185 for 2 mil in coverage. But $185 per what? Per year? Month?

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


KaspurKaspurGOLD Member
Eternal Student of all things Skill
110 posts
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA


Posted:
If I remember correct the $185 is for a year policy. Also I thought that clowns of America changed its name to performers of America. I may be wrong on that but double check incase there is a spoof site. I also have never had to myself or anyone I know filed an actual claim.

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Flint_413Flint_413GOLD Member
Fire Artist and Hooper
181 posts
Location: U.S.A


Posted:
Interestin! I'll be sure to check out the underwriters and attempt to figure it out. I don't think I'll ever need it but just having a piece of paper so that I'm "covered" is good enough.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.


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