Access to a Business Owners Policy

December 2002
by Mike Mansel

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In response to your numerous requests, we are pleased to announce another member insurance benefit brought to you by the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), Argo (, and The Hartford. (This is not to be confused with the existing and successful Media/Publishers Liability program.)

The Hartford’s Business Owners Policy (BOP) is now available nationally to qualified PMA members needing insurance protection for their building, office equipment or inventory, and for general or business liability, including products liability.

This is the answer, among many others, for PMA members who frequently need:

Products liability coverage, for those instances when the Home Shopping Network (HSN), QVC, Wal-Mart, Costco, or other companies require that you provide evidence of this kind of insurance protection.Inventory coverage because the distributor or fulfillment center you do business with requires that you insure your own books or the warehouse where your books are stored requires that you carry your own insurance. Business liability coverage because you have leased or rented an office for your publishing business and the landlord requires it, or just because you know you need it.A Business Owners Policy (BOP) because, although you have read our “Doing Business In The Home” article at www., your particular insurance company does not offer insur…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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