The UDO Insurance Scheme

The UDO Insurance Scheme

The United Dance Organisation has teamed up with specialist arts insurance broker La Playa to help protect dance teachers from spiralling insurance premiums, inadequate cover and expensive duplications from maintaining multiple non-specialist policies.

UDO Insurance Scheme benefits:

  • 10% discount for UDO teaching members.
  • Comprehensive cover, tailor-made for dance teachers (we can also provide cover for  dancers who are non-teaching members of the UDO).
  • A broker who understands you and specialises in the performing arts.
  • Expert professional advice.
  • First class service & claims handling.

Performers Portfolio is exclusively available through La Playa, and is underwritten by Sterling Insurance Company, with premiums starting from as little as £100 plus tax per annum.

Covers include:  

  • Personal Accident: cover for injuries which could affect your ability to perform – and ultimately, your livelihood.
  • Public and Product Liabilities: for your teaching or dancing activities, audience and merchandise. Public Liability also covers compliance with the Data Protection Act, and health and safety issues.


PLUS, depending on your circumstances, you can add in: 

  • Employers Liability: for volunteers, trainees and co-workers.
  • Money: fees, per diems, costume and DVD sales income, and programme/merchandise cash.
  • Property: worldwide cover for home office contents, computers (including laptops), instruments, hired-in equipment, sheet music, props and wardrobe, portable dance flooring, barres and mirrors, merchandise stock, show DVDs and brochures.
  • Loss of income: protects income streams during physical and technological disruptions (fire, flood, power & telecommunications failure, prevention of access to venue and studio).

We can also arrange:

  • Business Travel: worldwide cover up to 90 days per trip.
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“Service was good and you found the best value for money cancellation quote.”

Dave L, Festival

 

Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Arts & Entertainment

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

The arts present a very specific set of risk exposures – and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation.

Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk. The show must always go on - insurance isn’t just about processing a claim, it’s about thinking laterally to solve challenges and problems fast.

At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist insurance for entertainment and the arts
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Premiums start from £560 inclusive of IPT

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

 

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Tracey McCreath ACII

HEAD OF MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT & BROKING OPERATIONS

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200655

Mobile: +44 (0) 7747 536965

Email: tracey.mccreath@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @TraceyatLaPlaya