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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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Steven Gray

Received an email from Space Center Houston on Friday afternoon.  We need to sign a legal document and provide proof of homeowners insurance.  However, the legal document contains this:

I agree to obtain liability insurance in amounts determined by the NASA administrator, for claims by a
third party for death, bodily injury, or property damage, or loss resulting from an activity carried out in
connection with participation in This Challenge, with Space Center Houston and the Federal Government
named additional insureds.

Getting insurance that covers Space Center Houston and the Federal Government is the whole reason we've been having trouble.

Jan 13 at 06:35 AM
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Atif Ali

Yeah I would second this, since no homeowners or tenants insurance will cover any liabilities against a federal government. I am not sure what the idea behind this workaround is? Did you get any reply back from them regarding this? 

Jan 13 at 10:24 AM
Paul Jurczak

I just purchased a regular renters insurance with personal liability limit of $100,000. AFAIK, this covers any 3rd party, including U.S. Government. I've submitted my paperwork to NASA. I will let you know, if they accept it. 

Jan 13 at 10:53 AM
Paul Jurczak

I just received a confirmation email from SRC2, that my insurance (see above) was approved and my team is officially accepted into the Qualification Round.

Jan 25 at 08:15 AM
Steven Gray

Received the same email on the same day.

The wording on the agreement still troubles me, but Space Center Houston assured me that they had insurance to cover their side, so all I needed was the homeowners insurance to cover my team.

Jan 27 at 01:27 PM
Shyam Sundar Kannan

Hello,

Just wanted to check if there is any updates on the insurance?

 

Thanks,

Shyam.

Jan 7 at 02:05 AM
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 13, 2019 at 05:27 AM
Provider Help Desk

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, 2019 at 11:56 PM
Pramuditha Aravinda

We have completed the registration and received an email that it was reviewed and accepted. However it did not indicate guidance on how or where to obtain insurance.
Are we expected to reach back to for further instructions separately?

Thanks

Dec 20, 2019 at 06:09 PM
Provider Help Desk

Hi Pramuditha, 

Thank you for your registration.  Space Center Houston will be reaching out to all registered participants after the close of the challenge with information and assistance with the insurance requirement.  Please keep an eye out in late December or very early January.  Thanks!

Dec 21, 2019 at 12:43 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 13, 2019 at 08:56 AM
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Pramuditha Aravinda

Hmm

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

Nov 14, 2019 at 12:26 AM
Atif Ali

Will try that now! Thanks for the suggestion mate!

Nov 14, 2019 at 04:56 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 14, 2019 at 11:46 AM
Pramuditha Aravinda

Any further progress with regards to this?

Dec 20, 2019 at 06:13 PM
Steven Gray

No progress. We are hoping to hear from Space Center Houston soon.

Dec 23, 2019 at 06:03 AM