Photographers & Videographers: Save Money on your Camera Insurance

Posted by David Hamilton on Feb 26, 2016 9:38:46 AM

SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE

SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAMERA INSURANCE

To achieve the best premium for your camera and photography insurance, consider:

  • Make sure your policy covers commercial activities. This is a difficult, pricey lesson that is better learned before there is a loss. Our experience tells us that many professional photographers assume they are covered by their homeowners policy when in fact they are not. If you sell your prints , check your policy and make sure your coverage is appropriate.
  • Always compare quotes. Prices tend to vary from insurance company to insurance company – that’s why it’s always a good idea to shop around and compare quotes. Additionally, look for brokers that specializes in insurance for photographers.
  • Buy equipment and liability coverage at the same time as a bundle. Combine your coverages and purchase at the same time: this could result in a lower package premium.
  • Do your own risk management and increase security measures. Having losses on your claims history can increase your premiums, so one way to keep the cost of insurance low is to prevent losses before they happen. Measures might include:
    • installing a security system [Amazon Affiliate Link]
    • converting a closet to a safe room with deadbolts
    • investing in high quality travel cases that lock such as Pelican cases [Amazon Affiliate Link]
    • ask your specialized photography insurance broker for more recommendations

We have created a 5-minute online insurance solution, available to Canadian photographers at: https://photographer.frontrowinsurance.com

Camera Insurance

The policy term is for 12 months and coverage is provided in most countries worldwide except those subject to trade restrictions.

Rental equipment coverage is also available. All equipment is covered for replacement cost for: theft, damage, fire, loss of use.

Industry-low photography insurance prices:

  • $10,000 equipment coverage: $100 CAD,
  • $236 CAD; $5,000,000: $406 CAD. Liability covers your legal liability for property damage and bodily injury that you cause while shooting on location or in a rented studio. Pays legal fees, too.
  • Deductible for gear as low as $350 CAD. (Premiums and terms are subject to change and depend on your particular application)

The online program for photographers follows Front Row’s lead earlier this year into online offerings for short-term filmmakers and musicians. “We wanted to make the insurance process easier, faster and cheaper for photographers,” said David Hamilton, President of Front Row. “Given that there is no need to speak to a broker and an insurance company underwriter is not involved, the cost to process a camera insurance policy is much less online and we have passed the savings onto the photographer. Although the camera policy is online, we are still available to answer questions by e mail or over the phone if required.”

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