Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Kayaking Insurance Specialist Outdoor Insurance Group Salutes WoggWorks, Winner of the 2018 ACA J. Henry Rushton Award

Outdoor Insurance Group client WoggWorks of Omaha, NE, was the proud recipient of the American Canoe Association’s 2018 national J. Henry Rushton Award for exemplary leadership, service, and dedication to various aspects of paddlesport.

WoggWorks, founded by experienced, trained and certified kayak instructors Wade and Christy Vosicka, is celebrating its tenth year.  They are dedicated to assisting new kayakers in the fine art of double bladed paddling.  The J. Henry Rushton Award is presented annually to an organization or other group for outstanding achievements in advancing paddlesport and the mission of the ACA.

Outdoor Insurance Group insures adventure outfits including paddlesports, surfing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping and ATV tours and more.  All agents share their personal outdoor sports experience to help clients get the most out of an insurance policy with the most cost effective plan.  Guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

By specializing in Outdoor Recreation and Adventure insurance, Outdoor Insurance Group shares a commitment with its clients to delivering the outdoors to everyone and promoting good health and well-being. Visit oigcorp.com for more information.

To learn more about this particular award, visit: www.americancanoe.org/Awards.

Outdoor Insurance Group Spotlight on our Customer OwnOutdoors

Search, Pack, and Go!

OwnOutdoors.com is the premier online resource for making the outdoors more accessible to everyone. With a quick and easy search, traveling adventurers can discover recreational options near any destination, and conveniently pre-plan activities including tours, services (e.g. guides, captains, etc.), classes, and equipment purchases and rentals.

OwnOutdoors was created to addresses the challenges that people face when searching for recreation options. It eliminates the need for an exhaustive internet search and helps users compare costs for a range of available alternatives. Simply put, OwnOutdoors finds fun for people of all ages and skill levels in the location of choice, at no cost to the consumer.

A Prime Resource for Outdoor Businesses:

OwnOutdoors gives individuals, startups and small businesses a free and secure platform for easily conducting global marketing and customer transactions. There are no subscription or membership fees. With its broad reach, OwnOutdoors can drive customer traffic to all of the featured stores and websites. In minutes, profiles can be set up and global transactions can begin. Businesses can choose to rely on their listing as a primary point of contact, avoiding the upfront costs and time invested in website development, design, and maintenance. The service securely processes payments using Stripe, a reputable industry leader.

By specializing in Outdoor Recreation and Adventure insurance, Outdoor Insurance Group shares a commitment to delivering the outdoors to everyone and promoting good health and well-being. Visit oigcorp.com for more information.

Outdoor Recreation Insurance Experts At Outdoor Insurance Group Help You Prepare For Winter Storms

Don’t be left out in the cold. It’s time to prepare for winter storms and the ice, snow, extreme cold that come with them. With these threats, there are increased risks of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion.

Get ahead of the game by keeping up with weather reports and winter storm warnings. Sign up for available emergency alert systems in your area for timely warnings.
Extreme winter weather can leave you without power or phone service for long periods of time.

A few ways you can prepare are:

  • Secure your home and business with insulation and be sure to keep pipes from freezing. Check batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. Generators can be used as a power source but must be properly stored and operated according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Be ready with food, water, and other supplies you may need in case you are stuck at home for several days without power. Plan for specific needs including medication the safety of pets.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car with jumper cables, flashlights, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Be sure that you fill up your gas tank.
  • Keep snow removal supplies including shovels and ice melt where you can easily get to them.

At Outdoor Insurance Group, we’re happy to offer our suggestions and remind you that there are many additional sources available for additional information online. Taking every precaution will help you weather the storm! Be ready and avoid the risks.

Snowmobile Tour Insurance and Snowmobile Rental Insurance Experts At Outdoor Insurance Group Share Interesting ISMA Facts

Outdoor Insurance Group provides insurance plans for hundreds of snowmobiling operations nationwide. As an insurance industry leader, we stay ahead of industry trends. Here is a partial list of interesting facts we discovered from The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA):

  • The average snowmobiler is 45 years old.
  • The average snowmobiler last season rode 1,250 miles.
  • 60% of snowmobilers belong to a club and participate in many of their club’s events.
  • About 49% of the people that snowmobile, trailer their snowmobile to their riding area. The other 51% ride from their home or cabin.
  • Snowmobiling is a family friendly activity. Most of all those responding to surveys report that they snowmobile with family and with friends and with club members.
  • Snowmobilers are outdoor recreationists all year around. Following is a list of recreational activities that snowmobilers participate in when they aren’t out riding:

    – 59% go ATV Riding
    – 59% go ATV Riding
    – 56% go Camping
    – 56% go Fishing
    – 52% go Boating
    – 44% go Hunting
    – 33% go Hiking
    – 32% go Motorcycle Riding
    – 26% go Golfing
    – 24% go Personal Watercraft Riding
    – 19% go Downhill Skiing
    – 13% do other recreational Activities

Snowmobilers are a big part of the winter economic engine, spending an average of $2,000 each year going snowmobiling, traveling to their snowmobiling spot, and purchasing food, gas, and lodging.

For more information on many aspects of snowmobiling, visit the ISMA at www.snowmobile.org and www.gosnowmobiling.org.

In addition to offering complete snowmobile business insurance strategies, Outdoor Insurance Group insures adventure outfits include hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. All agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan. Business owners looking to purchase, renew, or update an insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

Snowmobile Tour Insurance and Snowmobile Rental Insurance Clients at Outdoor Insurance Group Prepare Their Businesses for Winter

Snowmobile tour and rental outfits should be getting their businesses ready for the winter months ahead. Outdoor Insurance Group provides insurance plans for hundreds of these operations nationwide. And OIG is top in the field. As a leader, we offer some tips to help get your business ready for a busy season.

  1. Check all equipment for necessary repairs and replacement needs
  2. Restock essential supplies
  3. Clear outside of all trash, recyclables and clutter
  4. Update signage to be sure it’s clearly visible from the street, clean and easy to read, and properly represents your offerings
  5. Check to be sure your interior heating system is working and ready for cooler weather
  6. Organize files, paperwork and update client listings
  7. And finally, review your insurance policy with your OIG representative to be sure you’re covered for the new season! Check accuracy of additional insureds, certificate holders, property values, etc.

In addition to offering complete snowmobile business insurance strategies, Outdoor Insurance Group insures adventure outfits include hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. All agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan. Business owners looking to purchase, renew, or update an insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

Snowmobile Tour Insurance and Snowmobile Rental Insurance Clients At Outdoor Insurance Group Get Ready For A Profitable New Year

Join the profitable businesses clients at Outdoor Insurance Group in preparing your snowmobile business for a successful season ahead. Start thinking about improvements you can make to your business and look into new possibilities to draw in more customers.

Here are five idea generators to help you gear up for new business opportunities.
Start by taking a look at what’s worked in the past and how you can improve upon those efforts.

  • Put marketing in the forefront and come up with some ideas that are new to your business.
  • Involve your employees in new business planning by reaching out to them for their input.
  • Exchange ideas with like-minded outdoor adventure business owners about their challenges and successes.
  • Reach out to repeat clients to find out what keeps them coming back and apply what you learn to developing new customer relationships.
  • Building on your past successes means building up your profitability. The coming snow season represents a new beginning for all snowmobile businesses.

Outdoor Insurance Group insures adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, ATV tours and more. Snowmobile rental outfits and tour guides looking to buy, renew, or update an insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

Snowmobile Tour Insurance and Snowmobile Rental Insurance Coverage Are Specialties at Outdoor Insurance Group

Snowmobile Tour Insurance and Snowmobile Rental Insurance require as much skill as the sporting adventures they cover.  While there are no physical risks in the outdoor recreation insurance practices themselves, there are risks if we don’t know the snowmobile insurance business.  Knowledge comes with experience, just as it does in snowmobiling or any of the outdoor recreational activities that we service.  We have experience.  We are a company that is staffed with expert adventurists.  They know sporting activities including snowmobiling intimately. Because of this and the fact that we have complete knowledge of available insurance options for snowmobile businesses, we are the perfect match for you.

We need to know all customer businesses so we can properly estimate their risks.  When a professional snowmobile outfit visits OIG to purchase insurance, the staff is truly more than equipped to assess their individual risks, from the adventurer’s perspective, with years of snowmobiling experience.

Outdoor Insurance Group experts ensure that every client is protected from every eventuality.  No two companies are insured with the exact same plan.  Depending on your individual needs, you can be sure that you will get a specific and cost-effective insurance plan that is designed exclusively for your business.  Whether you need to purchase a policy, add to your existing plan, or simply review your requirements to be sure that you are fully ensured, visit www.oigcorp.com for personal service that makes a difference in properly managing your risk.

Snowmobile Rental Insurance and Snowmobile Tour Insurance Experts At Outdoor Insurance Group Share SBA Marketing Tips

The snowmobile rental insurance and snowmobile tour insurance experts at Outdoor Insurance Group have seen how certain marketing efforts can build up small businesses and add to their bottom line. As a winter recreational activity provider, now is the time to think about what you can do to attract customers and draw repeat business, before the season kicks into high gear. Take a look at these helpful tips offered by the Small Business Administration and see what activities are realistic for you.  While most of these ideas are clearly targeted at small businesses with more resources, sole proprietorships can surely benefit by tailoring a few of them to meet their needs.

“Catch Up on Marketing: 43 Things to Do During Downtime” by Rieva Lesonsky, SBA Guest Blogger can be found at https://www.sba.gov/blogs/catch-marketing-43-things-do-during-downtime?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

Without question, we can all profit from building our businesses. Marketing offers a proven way to make that happen.

Outdoor Insurance Group insures adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, ATV tours and more.  Snowmobile rental outfits and tour guides looking to buy, renew, or update an insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

Snowmobile Tour Insurance and Snowmobile Rental Insurance Are Unique Types of Insurance Coverage

At Outdoor Insurance Group our expertise has proven that snowmobile tours and snowmobile rental providers face particular insurance challenges. Like many outdoor businesses, it can be hard to find an insurance provider that understands exactly what coverage you need—and at an affordable rate. OIG’s team of outdoor insurance professionals deals with snowmobile business owners like you every single day.

We offer specific plans for Snowmobile Rental Insurance and Snowmobile Tour Insurance designed to meet the individual needs of snowmobile rental and snowmobile guides. Our knowledge of the snowmobile business and our experience in the insurance industry give us the unique ability to access multiple national insurance companies to design the right coverage at an affordable price. Let the OIG Team design a custom snowmobile insurance package to provide the right kind of coverage for you.

We understand the unique risks you face, and we speak the language of all outdoor businesses. It’s our privilege to provide you with a free, no-hassle quote. Call us today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808. We will create a custom policy leaves more money in your wallet.

Outdoor Insurance Group insures a wide range of adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, ATV tours and more.

Outdoor Recreation Insurance Company Outdoor Insurance Group Insures Kayaking Adventures, Most Popular of Boating Activities

Outdoor Insurance Group provides recreational boating insurance with popular choices for boating rentals ranging from fishing boats to paddleboards. Kayaks rank among the most sought after for all sorts of water sports enthusiasts. Kayak rental businesses attract fishermen, thrill seekers, racers, naturalists, and a general population of age groups from families with children through seniors.

As an insurer, Outdoor Insurance Group cautions that any and all approaches to boating safety should be paramount. Here are a few of the top safety recommendations by the American Canoe Association:

  • Hire a guide for the optimal experience
  • Take an on-water course
  • Wear your life jacket
  • Learn the “rules of the road”
  • Do a safety check
  • Practice a code of ethics and conduct
  • Know your limits
  • Familiarize yourself with rescue techniques

The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a member-based nonprofit organization that promotes fun and responsible canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. For more information and to become a member, visit www.americancanoe.org.

With a full range of outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance expertise, OIG covers fishing, hunting, camping, surfing and paddle boarding, canoeing, horseback riding, campgrounds, rv adventures, hiking, bed and breakfasts, and more. We manage all the business insurance aspects of risk and offer free consultations to new businesses or those interested in updating their outdoor insurance plans.

If you’re an outdoor business owner looking to purchase, renew, or update an Outdoor Recreation Insurance or Outdoor Adventure Insurance plan, call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808. Our agents will get you the most out of your specific insurance strategy with the most cost effective plan.