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Old February 18th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Equipment insurance?

Anyone have a name and contact information for a business equipment insurance company they have used and can recommend?

I have about $80,000 in still and video equipment to insure. I now have it on a rider on my renter policy, but my company now says that I have too much equipment on my rider and they won't add any more. I just bought a new camera for 8 grand and need to get it insured.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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We have our insurance through Techinsurance.com. I tried to go with a local agent, but their rates were high and the agent flat out told me it was because they really didn't understand our business. Techinsurance.com specialized in insuring technically-oriented businesses. Their website specifically talks about IT companies, but they had no problems with the fact I do video work.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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I've had my gear insured thru RV Nuccio for about 8 years and while you never get to talk to anyone while buying it has always been a painless and reasonable process. Besides the gear I have a 2mm liability policy and it a decent rate.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #4
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Chris, how are their rates? Any idea per $10,000 of equipment?

I have my stuff with a Hartford agent but that was the only one I could find so I did not get to price shop but the company was very familar with photo & video gear.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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I've had my gear insured thru RV Nuccio for about 8 years and while you never get to talk to anyone while buying it has always been a painless and reasonable process. Besides the gear I have a 2mm liability policy and it a decent rate.
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How have they been as far as settling claims for loss or damage?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #6
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We have our insurance through Techinsurance.com. I tried to go with a local agent, but their rates were high and the agent flat out told me it was because they really didn't understand our business. Techinsurance.com specialized in insuring technically-oriented businesses. Their website specifically talks about IT companies, but they had no problems with the fact I do video work.
How have they been as far as settling any claims for loss or damage?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #7
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Can't answer haven't had a claim (knocking on wood) but I do know 1 person that did and he said it was n better no worse than any other insurance company.
They also provide insurance for DJs, photographers, and events so I have to guess they're pretty decent.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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I come from newspapers and the still world, but many photogs on sportsshooter.com recommended TCP&Co.

I have used them for about 6 years with no problems.

When I started adding video and audio gear, it wasn't a problem.

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Anyone have a name and contact information for a business equipment insurance company they have used and can recommend?

I have about $80,000 in still and video equipment to insure. I now have it on a rider on my renter policy, but my company now says that I have too much equipment on my rider and they won't add any more. I just bought a new camera for 8 grand and need to get it insured.

Thanks.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #9
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Chris, how are their rates? Any idea per $10,000 of equipment?

I have my stuff with a Hartford agent but that was the only one I could find so I did not get to price shop but the company was very familar with photo & video gear.
Techinsurance.com is just an independent agent, so my insurance is actually through Hartford.

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How have they been as far as settling any claims for loss or damage?
I haven't found out yet.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:54 AM   #10
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Re: Equipment insurance?

Here' s another vote for TechInsurance. I was having trouble with other companies that didn't understand what "video production" meant. TechInsurance has policies specifically for video producers, and they came back with a quote very quickly. Policy is through the Hartford, so I feel good about it.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 04:59 PM   #11
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I contacted Techinsurance.com and about property insurance for a trip and they said they don't do that and referred me to another site that takes your application and sends it out for bid. The only insurance I could find was liability, not property. Altogether a complete waste of time.
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