NANPA Member Benefit: Gear Insurance Designed for Photographers

Photo of a car, with the back door forced open and an empty camera backpack discarded on the ground. No one expects their gear to be stolen or damaged, but it happens. Gear insurance can prevent that from becoming a catastrophe.
No one expects their gear to be stolen or damaged, but it happens. Gear insurance can prevent that from becoming a catastrophe.

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

The other day, my news feed included a story about a photographer who had his gear stolen. It seems like this happens on a fairly regular basis, so I asked Google about stolen photography gear and got more than 857,000 results, ranging from well-known nature photographers to a local wedding photographer in circumstances ranging from a stolen bag at an overseas airport to auto break ins to snatch and runs. Accidental damage to your gear is another expensive and unanticipated problem you’ll hear about if you’re around enough photographers. Hmmm. Time to reexamine my own photography insurance coverage and make sure I am appropriately covered. Good thing one of NANPA’s member benefits is photography insurance underwritten by Chubb and administered by Rand Insurance in the US. (Front Row Insurance Brokers offers gear insurance for NANPA members in Canada). There’s even a discount code for NANPA members!

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