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Aviation Insurance: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

Find Out at 2010 Light Business Airplane Conference in Atlanta, GA

October 6, 2010

Finding workers compensation insurance can be a daunting – and costly – experience for business owners who also operate aircraft for their companies, or are considering doing so. An assigned risk pool that costs a lot more is sometimes the only solution they are offered.

"These business owners and entrepreneurs should know that in certain states we can carve out coverage to get them the workers compensation plans they need at more competitive prices," says Michael Clark, who has served as director of the aviation workers compensation division at Phoenix Aviation Managers in Atlanta, GA, for 10 years.

Clark will join Janet C. Bressler, president, of AOPA Insurance Agency in Wichita, KS, in providing a how-to guide for the business owner-operator or entrepreneur looking to save money on aircraft insurance, and make certain they have the appropriate coverage for themselves as a single pilot, or their company’s corporate pilot or contract pilot.

As a pilot with a 15-year career in aviation insurance as a broker, Bressler readily acknowledges hers is "not the most exciting topic in aviation – until you need it. Then it suddenly becomes critical."

This seminar is great opportunity for pilots and owner-operators to get essential tips from a panel of experts, and learn from their real-life case studies what works best and why, and even how to save money.

In addition, the seminar presenters plan to allow plenty of time for discussion and questions.

The session on Wednesday, October 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be part of the LBA Conference at the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA, from October 19 to 21, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Their second presentation will occur at the joint LBA Conference in conjunction with the AOPA Aviation Summit, November 11 to 13, in Long Beach, CA.