Insurance Fees Changing in 2018

Starting in 2018, our Council will be making several changes to the insurance recovery fees. These will not come into effect until recharter time, but to help our units “Be Prepared!” here is what will be different:

  • The insurance fee at rechartering will increase to $6 per member – Scouts and leaders. This covers primary general liability, and secondary accident and sickness coverage at all unit, district, and council events.
  • No insurance will be collected for mid-year registrations; the fee will only be collected at recharter time.
  • This will replace the “$2 per Scout per day” collected at district and council events.

The changes will help ensure that every member helps pay for insurance instead of the burden resting entirely on those who come to district or council events. As with the current system, insurance is a benefit extended to all members, regardless of event participation.

If you have any questions about the changes to the insurance recovery fees or rechartering, please contact your Unit Commissioner.