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Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2: Forum

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SRC2 and Insurance Coverage

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INSURANCE UPDATE from Space Center Houston:  

"To all of the potential and registered competitors, we here at Space Center Houston have heard how difficult it has been to acquire the appropriate insurance. We have been working diligently to find the best possible solution that will allow our competitors to register with the confidence that their insurance will allow them to compete. Space Center Houston has decided to work directly with teams that have completed and submitted valid registrations forms to insure that they will be able to compete. We encourage everyone to submit the registration packet before the deadline of December 20, 2019, and at the beginning of the new year we will provide information that will assist competitors with finding adequate insurance."

 

 

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Eric Schmidt

My local agent was unable to find a matching policy, and I was declined by Progressive/Event Helper as well: "Unfortunately, we are designed for small events such as weddings and cover a small time frame.  Also, simple liability will only cover if you injure someone or cause damage to a facility.  This policy they are looking for will be more comprehensive than what I can offer. "

Please forward on info here if anyone successfully lands a policy.

Dec 12 at 12:27 PM
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INSURANCE UPDATE from Space Center Houston:  

"To all of the potential and registered competitors, we here at Space Center Houston have heard how difficult it has been to acquire the appropriate insurance. We have been working diligently to find the best possible solution that will allow our competitors to register with the confidence that their insurance will allow them to compete. Space Center Houston has decided to work directly with teams that have completed and submitted valid registrations forms to insure that they will be able to compete. We encourage everyone to submit the registration packet before the deadline of December 20, 2019, and at the beginning of the new year we will provide information that will assist competitors with finding adequate insurance."

Dec 2 at 06:56 AM
Atif Ali

I just got this email from Event Helper as well: 

Hello,
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately we cannot insure this risk. I apologize, we know that we are on their list of recommended companies, but we cannot.
Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Best Regards,
 
The Event Helper Customer Service Staff
 I am wondering how international teams met this requirement last time around?  
Nov 12 at 03:56 PM
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Pramuditha Aravinda

Hmm

Did you tried writing to info@spaceroboticschallenge.com  with this information and see their response?

Nov 13 at 07:26 AM
Atif Ali

Will try that now! Thanks for the suggestion mate!

Nov 13 at 11:56 AM
Steven Gray

I asked something similar and got the following response - sounds like they're working on it:

The SRC team is contacting Insurance Providers directly to present a similar option as we did in Phase 1. We suggest that you keep looking for an Insurance Solution on your own, but as we receive new information, we will update the Insurance Guide and also post that information in the forum.

Nov 13 at 06:46 PM
Steven Gray

AFAIK, Event Helper was the only one that worked for Phase 1 (unless you're part of a university or corporation that'll provide coverage for you).  No such luck this time.  Last time, someone from Space Center Houston talked directly to The Event Helper to arrange something, then Nine Sigma emailed it out as an option (i.e. my post from Oct 30th)

Nov 5 at 02:59 PM
Victor Lopez

I have attempted to contact all companies listed on the registration packet.

 

For now I've only received a response from theeventhelper.com:

I apologize, but unfortunately we cannot insure you unless you are in the US and performing actions at an event venue in the US. Unfortunately you are the second client that has been sent to us in the same situation.
I'll be updating as I get more answers
Nov 5 at 07:48 AM