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Another benefit of AFFTA membership:
AFFTA’s partnership with the Bissell Insurance Agency can provide coverage for guides and outfitters in all 50 states. The policy, sponsored by AFFTA, is $400 per year for $1 million per occurrence liability/$2 million aggregate. It is not based on gross receipts or payroll, and will not fluctuate as your business grows.
Art Hoffart at Bissell can also insure lodges, and wrote policies for an estimated 20 lodges last year in Montana, Utah, and Alaska.
In short, Art can offer:
• Guide and outfitter liability coverage for a cost of $400
• Equipment coverage for guides and outfitters: boats, motors, tackle, gear of any kind
• Dealer/rep programs, including liability and property coverage (sample coverage included)
• Lodge coverage in all 50 states
• Fly shops in all states
• Commercial auto
Basically, if it’s related to the fishing industry, Bissell can insure it. Art notes he has other coverage that can be added as well to a guide’s fishing policy. For example, hunting can be added for a mere $200/year if a fishing guide takes people out hunting as well.
Bissell policies are a flat rate… there will be NO premium increase as your sales or revenue increases.
Art says, “I have been in the insurance business since 1980. This is all I do. I have been specialized on one segment or another for insurance in the outdoors-type risks for over 25 years. Currently have insured lots of fly fishing shops, guides, lodges, manufacturers, etc. related to the fishing business in states from Florida to Alaska.”
Joining AFFTA links you to the only trade organization dedicated solely to promoting the sustained growth of the fly-fishing industry. We work daily to move all of our businesses forward, and on any given day you may find us planning the world’s largest fly-fishing trade show, tracking the progress of our Fisheries Fund recipients, or recruiting overall industry participation. A large part of our days is also spent advocating for clean water, access to fisheries, and a fair trade marketplace.
We realize you’re just as busy as we are, and have worked to put together a collection of member benefits to help your business (and maybe give you some more time on the water). You can find a full list of benefits in an easily-downloadable PDF here. Print out a copy and keep it handy. In talking with many of you, some of the most-used benefits include:
- Guide and Outfitter Liability Insurance
- Exclusive UPS Shipping Program
- Staples Discount
At the recent Dealer Summit, many retailers revealed the money saved through AFFTA member benefits more than pays for their membership fee. If you are not currently taking advantage of the discounts, jump on it. They are there for the taking.
AFFTA insurance provider, the Bissell Agency, recently announced 34% savings on boat and equipment coverage for AFFTA members who participate in our guide/outfitters/retailer insurance program! This is significant savings that you don’t want to miss.