ESA Crew Cover

Event Safety Alliance (ESA) and Alive Risk have teamed up to provide access to Crew Cover insurance for their members. Because of their safety training and continuing dedication to education, skills training and advocacy, ESA members are underwritten as being best in class. The result, considerable savings that are passed onto members as a valuable benefit of ESA membership.

ESA Crew Cover includes liability and a variety of optional insurance coverages, along with an Event Safety Alliance membership and access to ESA safety training resources.

This coverage is designed to protect against claims of bodily injury or property damage to third parties caused by your client’s operations as an individual production crew freelance in the Entertainment industry.

Product Highlights

Crew Cover includes:

  • General Liability $1M / $2M limits

  • Blanket Additional Insured included

Optional Coverages:

  • Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability

  • Hired Auto Physical Damage

  • Waiver of Subrogation

  • Accident Medical

Event Safety Alliance membership benefits:

  • Online safety training

  • Annual summit opportunities

  • Crowd safety workshops

  • Event Safety University


All ESA members may be eligible for the Crew Cover insurance product provided through Alive Risk. Annual membership fees for ESA are included in the insurance product. By completing the application and binding coverage, the insured has access to ESA membership and its associated benefits.

Target Classes

All types of freelance technical production and stage crew, including:
  • Audio / Visual

  • Automation Programming Technician

  • Backline

  • General Crew

  • Lighting Tech / Designer

  • Operations Manager

  • Production Assistant

  • Production Manager

  • Rigger

  • Sound

  • Stage Manager

  • Stage / Set Construction

  • Tour Manager


  • General Liability aggregate $2,000,000

  • Products & Completed Operations aggregate $1,000,000

  • Personal & Advertising Injury limit $1,000,000

  • Each Occurrence $1,000,000

  • Damage to Premises limit $100,000

  • Medical Expense limit excluded

  • Hired and Non-Owned Auto limit $1,000,000

  • Hired and Non-Owned Auto Physical Damage deductible $1,000

  • Blanket Additional Insured included

  • Accident Medical $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000 limits

  • Higher limits may be available


Debbie Spinner
Underwriting Manager
P: 612-424-7934
M: 612-210-5313

Joshua Schroeder
P: 612-401-6361

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The descriptions of these programs are only a summary of available coverages. Actual policy language will dictate the scope of coverage in the event of a claim. We encourage agents to read the full policy form and any applicable endorsements for full terms and conditions and encourage their policyholders to do the same. Alive Risk is a part of the Ryan Specialty Underwriting Managers division of RSG Specialty, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company based in Illinois. RSG Specialty, LLC, is a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty, LLC. Alive Risk works directly with brokers, agents, and insurance carriers, and as such does not solicit insurance from the public. Some products may only be available in certain states, and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. In California: RSG Specialty Insurance Services, LLC (License #0G97516).
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