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JMO Insurance e-news

JMO Insurance e-news


Just to remind you that there are only two weeks to go to effect Personal Accident Insurance if you missed the January date or if you have additional Side members between 16 and 74 to add to your existing cover.

Cover can be obtained by sending me the form to be found on the web sites of the Morris Federation, Morris Ring or Open Morris.

You can either post me a cheque, payable to the Joint Morris Organisations for £2.09 for 10 months cover or you can e-mail me your form and I will respond with the bank details and a code to put on your payment.


This can cause problems especially if you pay from a personal account or get the amount wrong.


The new policy which provides Public Liability cover for Sides who are members of one of the three organisations and is included in your Sides subscription.

I have re-written the FAQ sheet which is now on the three web sites.

Cover is provided world wide except to the USA (see below).

The thing to remember is that you need to advise me if you are planning any of the following.

A Ceilidh where you are selling tickets to members of the public.

This will now, except for large events, not involve an additional premium but you still need to let me know details of the event.

Please note that an Ale, where you only invite dancers / musicians and other halves, is covered.

Use of fire (i.e. flaming sticks or other naked flame).

Here you will need to provide a Risk Assessment for the event and Insurers will consider if they are able to provide cover and at what additional premium. The RA should include such information as use of flame close to buildings and parked vehicles and prevention of setting fire to property and injury to members of the public as well as Side members taking part.

A trip to the USA.

Here I need to know the date of your first dance out and the last and the number of Side members taking part.

Please note that for all trips outside the UK, you still need travel insurance which will include personal liability.

Any questions on any of the above or on any JMO insurance matter, please do not hesitate to ring me any afternoon or early evening on 01923 770425

Michael Stimpson F.Inst.I.C.
Tel: 01923 770425 11.30 - 7pm Monday to Thursday, 11.30 - 5 Friday
Heron Wharf, 12 Heron Close, Batchworth, Herts. WD3 1NF