Loren wrote:This insurance is per-member liability protection for the chapter, to protect our trail building efforts.
(NOTE: it did NOT Include any races all of which contract specifically for event insurnace for the races)
The MMBA used to pay for this for the entire organization- it was for trail work days etc -
My understanding is that in October each IMBA chapter this fall will need to contract this liability insurance themselve
Yep, and this was discussed and disclosed early on during the IMBA discussions. It's not new knowledge.
But, IMBA chapters can already get a discounted price on insurance over what the MMBA is currently pay, as we are getting an IMBA group discount. This discount is expected to grow as more chapters are joining the IMBA chapter program, and it has been stated by IMBA that they are working toward the insurance costs being paid for by IMBA rather then the chapters.
We are still fairly early in the IMBA chapter program, and part of the plan is to reduce the costs incurred by the chapters are the program grows and more money is going into the chapter program.