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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Insurance
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:28:51 AM »


Details on coverage can be found on the West's Insurance website at http://westinsurance.com/homebrew-home.html.  Questions about the coverage should be directed to West's, as they are the experts on this program.


Actually, no details are found there and my request for coverage information from this past weekend has not been responded.

Drew summed it up nicely
Every physical body that is part of the dues paying structure. (e.g. member or each person in a family member) is counted.
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Make an honest assessment based on this and you should be good.  If you don't have dues  a body count is needed, Note that typical attendance at a meeting is 40-60% of membership and will vary by club.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Insurance
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:55:35 PM »
This is more of a question for Luke, the West Insurance agent.

The facts as I understand them.
The cost is $3.50 per person (NOT member) per year.  This mean if a membership is a husband/wife, that counts as 2.

from  West's FAQ
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Is there a hosted event attendance limit?

-Club hosted events up to 1,000 attendees are automatically included in the policy. Coverage can be provided for hosted events over 1,000 attendees for an additional premium. The insurance carrier would require a special event application to be completed that will provide information on the larger event. This application can be found on www.westinsurance.com/aha
How does this apply to your events?


This Insurance IS a VERY SIGNIFICANT benefit for all clubs.  The cost is EXTREMELY good. 


I don't know the nature of the events these 'freeloaders' are going to, and I don't think I could give an opinion om anything considered a grey area, and I certainly don't want to mislead here.


I would point out that because they attend these events they could be held liable for anything that happened at the event and use that as a enticement to join your club.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Insurance
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:23:08 AM »
This is my understanding, 
Term is 1 year, $3.50/person/year
New members will be picked up next year

from the FAQ 
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What does this Coverage provide?

- General and Liquor Liability for your home brew club meetings and club sponsored events.
- Umbrella policy providing an additional limit of liability over the general and liquor liability.

Review the program details on West's webpage http://westinsurance.com/homebrew-home.html

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General Homebrew Discussion / Insurance
« on: July 27, 2014, 08:51:22 AM »
I wanted this to get some more exposure so I'm posting here.

This is the real deal. 

The AHA Staff and others including Crispy Frey of our GC  and Luke Dobrich of West Insurance have spent a lot of time researching and putting this program together.

Bring this up with your clubs and I really encourage participation, the sooner the better.

Your Club must be registered with the AHA.  (easy to do, and free)
Your Club does not have to be incorporated, though there are advantages to being so.
Your members do not have to be AHA members (though we would like them to be).

Review the program details on West's webpage http://westinsurance.com/homebrew-home.html

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Quote from: garyg on July 23, 2014, 11:19:49 AM
It is official, the AHA has a signed agreement with West's Insurance, which is now providing a package of General Liability ($1M/$3M) and Liquor Liability ($1M/$3M) insurance for AHA Registered homebrew clubs, covering meetings and events with up to 1000 attendees. The cost to clubs is just $3.50/member (paid in one lump sum to West's).  The initial enrollment deadline is September 1, though clubs will be allowed to enroll at various times following that deadline.  The program is dependent on getting enough clubs signed up by September 1 for the underwriter to justify moving forward, so we are hoping to have several clubs enroll before the deadline.

We have a post on HomebrewersAssociation.org: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/american-homebrewers-association-rolls-out-homebrew-club-insurance-program/.

Details on coverage can be found on the West's Insurance website at http://westinsurance.com/homebrew-home.html.  Questions about the coverage should be directed to West's, as they are the experts on this program.

The AHA has opted not to receive any financial compensation from the program, as we wish to keep the enrollment cost low and maximize the number of clubs that can take advantage of this great insurance product.  There was clearly a need for an affordable, nationwide insurance option for clubs that includes liquor liability and we are very please to assist clubs in meeting that need.

Cheers!
Gary

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Insurance
« on: July 27, 2014, 08:31:25 AM »
I highly encourage clubs to take advantage of this.
This IS the real deal, and has been a long time coming. 

Please Try to sign your club up before the September 1 enrollment.

Thanks

It is official, the AHA has a signed agreement with West's Insurance, which is now providing a package of General Liability ($1M/$3M) and Liquor Liability ($1M/$3M) insurance for AHA Registered homebrew clubs, covering meetings and events with up to 1000 attendees. The cost to clubs is just $3.50/member (paid in one lump sum to West's).  The initial enrollment deadline is September 1, though clubs will be allowed to enroll at various times following that deadline.  The program is dependent on getting enough clubs signed up by September 1 for the underwriter to justify moving forward, so we are hoping to have several clubs enroll before the deadline.

We have a post on HomebrewersAssociation.org: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/american-homebrewers-association-rolls-out-homebrew-club-insurance-program/.

Details on coverage can be found on the West's Insurance website at http://westinsurance.com/homebrew-home.html.  Questions about the coverage should be directed to West's, as they are the experts on this program.

The AHA has opted not to receive any financial compensation from the program, as we wish to keep the enrollment cost low and maximize the number of clubs that can take advantage of this great insurance product.  There was clearly a need for an affordable, nationwide insurance option for clubs that includes liquor liability and we are very please to assist clubs in meeting that need.

Cheers!
Gary

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Forum Errors This Evening
« on: June 05, 2014, 07:17:10 AM »
I had issues logging in this morning, emailed Nate and Gary and they are cleared now.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2014 NHC forum meet up
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:44:25 AM »
We have a conference room with tables and chairs from 1115 - 1215 Friday.  I believe Grand Gallery A-D.

See you all there.

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Events / Re: Pro Brewers "NIGHT"
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:40:00 AM »
maybe an example of something attendees may experience that wasn't available in previous years would help with the mentality Fred mentioned.  Will pros be pouring beer in seminars?  Taking shifts in the social club?  wandering among the throng gathered outside the banquet area pouring their beers?

Pro Night was a known, while the changes are an unknown.
just sayin'
understood, but I don't want to state something that isn't so.  I'm sure more will be rolling out on this soon.

Fred, can you tell us any more yet?
as mentioned here:  http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/aha-national-homebrewers-conference-to-feature-commemorative-bells-beer

...it appears there will be a "Local/Craft Brewery Lounge"
I'm guessing (hoping) a few other brewers will rotate through this, similar to clubs rotating serving in the social club?

*edit* - although I'd be pretty happy just drinking Bell's the whole time.   ;D

I have not seen a schedule yet, but I am expecting to see the Pros alongside the clubs in the Beer City Social Club on 3 days in addition to the Welcome Reception and any booths being sponsored by the Pros.

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Events / Re: Recommend a taxi service for at the NHC
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:29:16 AM »
Started this thread to be a common place to establish ride shares between the airport and hotels in Grand Rapids.  Cabs are the most common way.  They charge per trip, not per person.  I'm told that $34 is the average cab fare.

Use the above thread to establish a ride share for the conference.

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Events / Re: Other Transportation at Conference?
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:27:27 AM »
Started this thread to be a common place to establish ride shares between the airport and hotels in Grand Rapids.  Cabs are the most common way.  They charge per trip, not per person.  I'm told that $34 is the average cab fare.

I started the above thread, as an easy to spot thread name "Ride Share - Airport/Conference 2014"


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Events / Ride Share - Airport/Conference 2014
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:24:35 AM »
Started this thread to be a common place to establish ride shares between the airport and hotels in Grand Rapids.  Cabs are the most common way.  They charge per trip, not per person.  I'm told that $34 is the average cab fare.


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Events / Re: Other Transportation at Conference?
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:51:55 AM »
Unfortunately the typical transportation is by cab to downtown.  The suggestion i heard from the experience Grand Rapids people was to share a cab.  Fare is based on trip and is not per/person.

I'll suggest posting your arrival times here to join up with 2/3 people to split the fare.

So there is no shuttle service from the airport to the hotel?
Not to the Downtown hotels or Riverside.  I'd have to check the other hotel to be sure.  (It would be on the hotel site)

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Events / Re: Other Transportation at Conference?
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:01:55 AM »
Unfortunately the typical transportation is by cab to downtown.  The suggestion i heard from the experience Grand Rapids people was to share a cab.  Fare is based on trip and is not per/person.

I'll suggest posting your arrival times here to join up with 2/3 people to split the fare.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2014 NHC forum meet up
« on: May 04, 2014, 08:53:36 PM »
Thanks for the reminder,  I need to follow up.

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Congrats to the winners.  Nice distribution across the country!

So now what do we need to do to get that beer from Drew that he promised everyone who voted for him? :)
Let me guess,

Meet Drew in San Diego June 11th 2014






like that is going to happen   ;)

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