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How do you insure your gear?
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:03:50 AM »
As a victim of Gear Acquisition Syndrome, my investment has grown significantly over the past few years.  Most of what I shoot is volunteer work for my kids' school and a local figure skating club.  But now, I'm starting to take on private clients on a very occasional basis.  I may be approaching that gray area between hobby and pro when it comes to my home owner's insurance.  So, I'm considering a separate policy that won't be voided should professional work accelerate.

For the pros and semi-pros, how do you insure your gear?

Is PPA membership/insurance worth considering?
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How do you insure your gear?
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:03:50 AM »

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Re: How do you insure your gear?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 10:32:07 AM »
Geico  ;)
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Re: How do you insure your gear?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 12:40:09 PM »
I looked around for a long time and then ended up joining NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association).  The membership is only $100/yr unlike PPA and others and the insurance (see this page) is the most reasonable I could find at $0.0245 per dollar of insured gear.  I've had one claim with them and received my check right away after sending them some documentation.
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Re: How do you insure your gear?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 12:40:09 PM »