Insuring Indoor Parks, Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) and Other Amusement Industries

Insuring a children’s indoor park or playground shouldn't be a daunting task. The child amusement and entertainment industry CAN be a costly business to insure IF you don't know where to look. It requires a specialized insurance agency well adept at handling businesses in the sport, amusement and family entertainment sectors.

There are plenty of reputable risk management companies, which focus specifically on the entertainment industry such as: indoor playgrounds, family amusement parks, inflatables, skate parks, go kart tracks, carnival rides, laser tag, paintball courses, batting cages, rock climbing walls, water parks and bumper boats.

Even gymnastics and cheerleading have now been added to this growing group.

Underwriting a kid’s indoor park with an agent who has never covered this type of business in the past can be detrimental. This is mostly due to lack of experience in the industry, which can cost you as much as 3-4x the going rate with an experienced agency. (Trust me I know...I made that mistake!) The costs to you will be exorbitant and the ability of the agent to get accurate information to properly cover your business isn’t a risk you need to take.

When using a risk insurance carrier, you will not only gain an industry experienced liaison but will also significantly reduce your premiums. You will get the proper coverage needed for accidental injuries, meanwhile protecting your business from unnecessary claims.

Reputable insurance agencies will keep you abreast of changes in the industry, provide valuable information to help reduce the risk of accidents in your facility, and will keep you up-to-date on safety trends.

With your livelihood at stake, it’s a good idea when researching insurance companies and requesting quotes to work with A-rated carriers.

It is important to look at the financial stability of a carrier to choose a top rated insurance company. The financial strength of a carrier will reinforce its ability to pay out claims. An unstable insurer may be susceptible to bankruptcy; therefore, leading to unpaid claims. Independent rating agencies, such as AM Best, give each company a letter grade that determines its financial strength.

List of Insurance Services for the Amusement and Family Entertainment Industry:



(*)Personally Endorsed

Acordia
Attn. Mr. Fred Sebastian

1014 Vine St., Suite 1100
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1195

(513) 333-0909

fred_sebastian@acordia.com

www.acordia.com

Allied Specialty Insurance, Inc.
Attn. Mr. Rick D'Aprile

10451 Gulf Blvd.

Treasure Island, FL 33706-4856

(727) 367-6900

www.alliedspecialty.com

American Specialty Insurance
Attn. Mr. Pete Eshelman

P.O. Box 309, 142 N. Main St.

Roanoke, IN 46783-0309

(260) 672-8800

amerspec@amerspec.com

www.amerspec.com/first

Aon Risk Services
Attn. Mr. Chris Rogers

10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700

Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 234-6829

chris_rogers@ars.aon.com
www.ars.com

Beckman Insurance Agency
Attn. Mr. Michael Beckman

2878 S. 171st St.

New Berlin, WI 53151

(262) 797-8160

beckmanins@core.com

www.beckmaninsurance.com

Bouchard Insurance/Manufacturers Insurance Management Associates, Inc.
Attn. Mr. Jim Bourland

101 Starcrest Drive

Clearwater, FL 33765

(727) 451-3139

jimbourland@bouchardinsurance.com

www.bouchardinsurance.com

Cossio Insurance Agency
Attn. Mr. Larry Cossi

P.O. Box 188

Simpsonville, SC 29681

(864) 688-0121

larry@cossioinsurance.com

www.cossioinsurance.com

Evolution Insurance Brokers International, Inc.-ISERA
Attn. Mr. James M. Quist

P.O. Box 4439

Sandy, UT 84091-4439

(800) 521-1709

www.insurefun.com

Field, Eddy & Bulkley Agency
Attn. Mr. Samuel Hanmer

Box 2979

Springfield, MA 01101 -2979

(413) 733-3131

www. fieldeddy.com

Friedman Insurance, Inc.
Attn. Mr. Scott DeSousa

P.O. Box 759, 909 Main St., Suite 202

Dubuque, IA 52004-0759

(563) 556-0272

desousas@friedman-group.com

www.friedman-group.com

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Attn. Mr. David L. Garrett

P.O. Box 2946

Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1346

(913) 676-9204

david.garrett@hwins.com

www.hwins.com

International Recreational GO-Kart Association/Miniature Golf Assoc. U S
Attn. Mr. Steven W. Hix

1131 Belle Place

Fort Worth, TX 76107

(817) 738-3344

shmr@swbell.net

www.irga.us

Jardine Lloyd Thompson-Leisure
Attn. Mr. Stefan Puttnam

Lloyds Chambers,

One Portsoken Street

London, Perivale E1 8LN

UK ( England)

77/02073098351

stefan_puttnam@jltgroup.com

www.jltgroup.com

K & K Insurance Group, Inc.
Attn. Mr. Ralph E. Odell

1712 Magnavox Way

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

(260) 459-5000

ralph_odell@kandkinsurance.com

www.kandkinsurance.com

Leisure/Sports Specialists, LLC
Attn. Mr. Matt Sackett

6508 Constitution Drive

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

(260) 969-1101

msackett@leisuresportsspecialists.com

www.leisuresportsspecialists.com

Naughton Insurance, Inc.
Attn. Kevin J. Naughton

P.O. Box 6192

Providence, RI 02940 -6192

(401) 433-4000

naughins@ici.net

www.naughtoninsurance.com

NIA Group Associates
Attn. Mr. Lawrence Cohen

P.O. Box 477, 510 Bank St.

Cape May, NJ 08204

(609) 884-8431

lcohen@niagroup.com

www.niagroup.com

*Northeast Insurance Center
Attn. Mr. Richard Maylott, Sr.

P.O. Box 723, 1654 King St., Suite 6

Enfield, CT 06082

(860) 627-8655

rmaylott22@aol.com

www.nic4ins.com

*Snyder Insurance Services Inc.
6900 College Blvd - Ste 200

Overland Park, KS 66210

1-800-874-6704

www.insurasset.com

SLE Worldwide Australia Pty Limited
Attn. Mr. Brad French

Level 23 Darling Park Tower 2

Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

61/292494855

brad.french@sleworldwide.com.au

www.sleworldwide.com.au

Sterling & Sterling, Inc.
Attn. Ann Frantzen

P.O. Box 9017

Woodbury, NY 11797-9017

(516) 773-8602

afrantzen@sterlingrisk.com

www.sterlingrisk.com

Storm Risk Solutions, Inc.
Attn. Mr. David Riker

One Liberty Plaza, 23rd Floor

New York, NY 10006

(212) 201-6779

david.riker@stormexchange.com

www.stormexchange.com

Strickland General Agency of Florida, Inc.
Attn. Mr. Gerald A. Whitt

2963 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Suite 320

Clearwater, FL 33759

(727) 669-8886

gwhitt@sgainfl.com

www.sgainfl.com

Thomco
Attn. Mr. Gary C. Vaughn

3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy., Suite 100

Kennesaw, GA 30144

(678) 290-2100

gcvaughn@thomcoins.com

www.thomcoins.com

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