CoDA Service Conference 2009

Motion Form

Committee: ___Outreach_____ Date:__7/9/2009___

Motion Number: (data entry purpose only):___________

Result (data entry purpose only):

Motion: Existing FSM FAQ:
 

Does CoDA Inc. have an "umbrella" insurance policy that would cover our meeting? 

No, CoDA does not have an umbrella insurance policy that covers individual meetings. Intergroups or meetings may organize and purchase their own insurance.
 

REPLACE WITH BELOW:

 

Does CoDA Inc. have an "umbrella" insurance policy that would cover our meeting? 

No, CoDA does not have an umbrella insurance policy that covers individual meetings. Intergroups or meetings may organize and purchase their own insurance.

Options that have worked:
1)   Asking the requesting facility if their insurance company could provide the needed coverage for an added fee or for free
2)   Moving the meeting to a facility that doesn’t request additional insurance. County health and human service agencies have had such facilities.
3)   Forming an Intergroup, association or consortium to purchase a policy from through a broker who writes binders for new meetings. The geographic area covered depends upon the resources of the broker involved.
4)   Signing waivers in lieu of insurance might lead to personal liability for group members. Legal advice about such matters would be appropriate.

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Intent:

To revise the FSM FAQ to include options rather than the suggestion that they just do it on their own. The options are presented in the form of Experience, Strength and Hope.

Remarks: This is generated from Outreach due to the number of emails requests that we get about CoDA having an umbrella insurance policy and are there any other options. The present FAQ does not give much helpful information as it stands.