Equipment rental houses often request a “Certificate of Insurance” before allowing a photographer to rent equipment or space. This certificate provides proof that adequate insurance exists and lists the rental house as an additional insured on the customer’s general liability policy. Most traveling or off-site photographers know the importance of these certificates all too well.
At APA Insurance Services, a recent customer survey suggests that over half of our photographers require proof of insurance more than 25% of the time.
While the urgency of these certificates varies, it can be very pressing due to the nature of the industry. For example, if production decides on Thursday that Friday’s shoot requires an unforeseen, additional piece of rented equipment, a certificate of insurance quickly becomes a do or die proposition.
At APA Insurance Services, we understand the nature of the photography industry. Thus, we provide a 24-hour turnaround for insurance certificates in order to make this process as painless and easy as possible! Additionally, we are proud to provide certificates of insurance at no-charge, unlike many of our competitors.
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