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5 Reasons Why Jewelry Makers Need Insurance

5 Reasons Why Jewelry Makers Need Insurance

We are in the heat of festival and fair season, and if you're a jeweler who is selling or planning to sell your jewelry at these events, you need to protect yourself and your business. Here are five reasons you need jewelry maker insurance from Artists, Crafters, and Tradesmen insurance (ACT). 1) Event Insurance May be Required Many shows, fairs, and festivals will require you to have an insurance policy before you can even sign up for the event. This is usually to protect the event from potentially negligent actions of vendors. Many times, the event director will request that you send them proof of insurance and name them as an additional insured. ACT makes this simple. When you purchase an ACT policy, you have free, unlimited additional insureds. Simply provide ACT the contact i... Read more

ACT and EZ-Renew: What You Need To Know

ACT and EZ-Renew: What You Need To Know

It's been about a year since Artist, Crafters, and Tradesmen insurance (ACT) gave you the option to have your Annual Policy automatically renew. Most likely you signed up for EZ-Renew at checkout, but you may have enabled it through your dashboard after purchase. To ensure your EZ-Renewal goes smoothly, here are some things to remember. 1) Reminder Emails You will be getting reminder emails that your policy is about to renew. The first email will be sent out seven days before your policy is scheduled to renew, and the second email is your last reminder before your policy renews the following day. When you get these emails, it is crucial that you visit your dashboard and confirm your information. 2) Check Your Information The first thing you will want to do is check and make... Read more

Summer Safety for Vendors

Summer Safety for Vendors

Summer is nearly here and that means there will be many fairs, festivals, and shows for artists and crafters. While having vendor insurance protects your business and personal finances, you also need to take care to protect yourself in the sweltering heat of summer. According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average summer temperature for 2013 was 78º F. Of course, different parts of the country will have higher average temperatures and other parts will be lower, but the fact is that you could find yourself in real trouble if you aren't careful. How to Prevent Heat Related Sickness Prevention is always the best approach when it comes to heat illnesses. The American Red Cross has the following tips to prevent fair, festival and show vendors f... Read more

5 Tips To Prepare for the Festival and Fair Season

5 Tips To Prepare for the Festival and Fair Season

We are well into spring now and that means the season for art & craft fairs, shows, and festivals will soon be upon us. In fact, many events have their application deadlines, many of which include vendor insurance, within the next couple of months! Artists, Crafters, and Tradesmen Insurance (ACT) has made a list of five tips to help you have a masterpiece of a season. 1. Choose Events Strategically It might sound counter intuitive, but there are some shows that you shouldn't attend. As you consider a show, make sure that it will help you accomplish your goals. Don't simply attend for the sake of attending. Make sure that the event you are planning to attend will attract an audience that will connect with your product. For example, it may not be a good idea for someone who is a cl... Read more

Common Claims Infographic

Common Claims Infographic

As an artist or crafter, you know that you need insurance to protect yourself from liability claims. However, you might have wondered what exactly you're being protected against. The infographic below explains real claims that ACT clients have faced. In order to be covered for the top two claims listed below, you must have inland marine coverage—a type of business property coverage—that is only found in the ACT Annual Policy. Buy a Policy Today Buy From $39 Buy From $265 Read more

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