:shock: OK, OK, that was a bit harsh, I apologize, but I’m trying to promote this and members do save many times the cost of NACHI membership on just this one benefit.
The insurance industry has been cautiously watching the home inspection industry for years. These insurance companies have a lot at risk. They weren’t going to give just any association an exclusive discount. Of course I can brag about NACHI members all day long, but having a global, best rated insurance company bet on NACHI with their own money… well that says everything about NACHI. I am very proud that insurance actuaries have finally come to conclude what I’ve known all along: NACHI members and only NACHI members deserve to pay much less because NACHI members are the best home inspectors in the world.
Bruce - You don’t need to buy tail coverage to switch. The NACHI E & O Coverage has automatic retroactive coverage.
Thus, if you inspected a home in year 1 when you were covered by ABC Insurance company, then you switch to NACHI’s insurer, the Lexington Insurance Company, in year 2, you are covered for a claim made for the inspection you conducted in year 1.
Otherwise, you would be a hostage to your original insurer forever.
I think it’s against insurance law to offer an exclusive on E&O insurance - look it up. The AIG guys will tell you if they ask. Nobody can offer an exclusive on E&O insurance. If non-members calls AIG, they’ll get the same deal.
It depends on if you mean exclusive to NACHI members or exclusive pricing. Perhaps if they offer it to you, they can’t offer an exclusive price, however they can offer it exclusive to NACHI members and refuse to offer it to you.
The fifth largest insurance company in the U.S. is doing it right now at http://www.nachi.org/moldeo2006.htm You MUST be a NACHI member and this insurance is EXCLUSIVELY for NACHI members.
I’ll put it another way… if you are a non-member who wants mold E&O insurance… it must suck to be you.
It could be that all the insurance companies, sick of hearing from their actuaries about what poor risks non-NACHI-members are, how many claims they suffer from non-NACHI-members, and how NACHI members are the Marines of the profession (best trained, best equipped, best educated http://www.nachi.org/inspectionexcellence.htm) that the insurance agents are willing to bend insurance laws to acquire us as clients as oppoesed to the rest of the riff-raff.