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Outdoor Recreation Insurance Experts at OIG Encourage Guides to Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

Outdoor Recreation Insurance and Outdoor Adventure Insurance experts at Outdoor Insurance Group help minimize risks associated with running outdoor sporting businesses in a broad range of activities from hunting to surfing with tailor made insurance strategies.

But what about health risks that can jeopardize the long term viability of an outdoor business? Living a healthy lifestyle will strengthen your physical and mental tenacity and lay the groundwork for maintaining good health in later years. Stay healthy and you’ll keep your business going strong. There are simple steps that all of us can take to build up our stamina and help steer clear of illnesses and disease.

Here are 10 tips for optimizing your health:

  • Follow a diet of lean proteins and whole grains and include several servings of fruit and vegetables daily.
  • Add omega-3 essential fatty acids to your diet by eating fish, free range omega-3 eggs, fish oil or flaxseed oil, walnuts. Research more of the options for omega-3 sources.
  • Opt for healthier natural sweeteners like honey, stevia and agave nectar in place of sugar and avoid salt
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Try choosing lower calorie cooking methods like grilling or steaming over frying. Use olive oil instead of butter in your meal preparation.
  • Limit caffeine intake.
  • Take a multi-vitamin supplement daily.
  • Try to incorporate some physical activity into your schedule every day.
  • Be sure to get enough sleep. Medical professionals recommend 7-8 hours.
  • Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and junk food.
  • Be sure to make regular visits to the doctor and dentist for thorough checkups at least once a year.

Being healthy can have a direct impact on the health of your business in the short and long term. It’s easy if you make small changes to your lifestyle and keep it up going forward. By following a healthy diet, getting the proper amount of sleep and eliminating bad habits, you should notice health benefits within weeks and feel better.

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. With insurance expertise, OIG insurers cover 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 a guide 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 have personal experience in all outdoor sporting activities to get you the most out of your specific insurance strategy with the most cost effective plan.

In Outdoor Recreation Insurance and Outdoor Adventure Insurance Professionalism Makes a Difference. Visit Outdoor Insurance Group at oigcorp.com.

Outdoor Insurance Group, which offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to recreation outfits nationwide, is staffed with insurance professionals who know the outdoors. And they know the business. We pride themselves on providing excellent customer service to all our customers.

Meet Expert Cyndi Dewey
Receptionist and Hunt Lease Program Coordinator

Tell us about yourself.

I am a Colorado native and spent most of my “growing up years” in Steamboat Springs, CO. I went to college in Rangely, CO, and majored in Dental Hygiene. The last 10 years I have had one or both feet in the world of insurance. I have 2 grown children, one in PA and one in HI, with 5 grandchildren between the 2 families. My husband, Roger, and I will celebrate 49 years of marriage in August.

What’s your first memory of the outdoors?

Probably my first memory of an outdoor activity, besides feeding the chickens and cows, is picking asparagus along the ditches with my mom and sisters. My first camping trip was when I was 3 and I remember it rained most of the time we were there!

What outdoor activities do you participate in today? What’s your favorite?

Most of our outdoor activity now consists of hiking. I like to walk the trails near our home which usually have some wildlife (waterfowl, fox and coyote) to see.

Any other interesting hobbies not necessarily related to outdoors?

I love to knit, crotchet and work on projects with my grandkids when they are around. I recently got my instructor certification for teaching water aerobics – my favorite form of regular exercise.

How long have you been at OIG?

I have worked at OIG since 2009.

What do you like about your job?

I enjoy the team I work with — a great group of people who are all dedicated to doing a good job but also know how to have a good laugh!

What makes you good at your job?

I am a detail oriented person and enjoy being helpful, whether to other employees or customers.

What advice would you give to clients about the importance of insurance?

In today’s world, you can’t afford NOT to have insurance.

Why should outdoor activities businesses come to OIG?

I feel that the staff and ownership of this company all have a good understanding and a love of outdoor activities and are very knowledgeable about what different businesses insurance needs might be. One type policy doesn’t fit all insurance needs.

Come meet all of our employees today. Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more. Our agents have personal experience in these sporting areas to get you the most out of your insurance policy with the most cost effective plan. As we gear up to handle insurance for the upcoming busy seasons, outfitters and guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an outdoor adventure insurance or outdoor recreation insurance plan are invited to call today for a free consultation (888) 683-7808.

Outdoor Recreation Insurance Strategies Recommended in OIG Testimonials at Oigcorp.com

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor adventure insurance and outdoor recreation insurance to outdoor sporting outfits including: fishing and hunting – both guides and lodges, sport shooting and gun ranges, horseback riding and dude ranches, ATV and jeep tours, campgrounds, snowmobile tours, paddleboard and surf rentals and schools, and more.

The staff is comprised of expert sportsmen and sportswomen who are experienced in and passionate about each of these sporting groups. By purchasing insurance from this specialty insurance group, customers benefit from personal service that is not available at larger more impersonal insurance providers. Outdoor Insurance Group focuses on each client’s individual business insurance requirements and formulates an insurance strategy just for them.

Hear from some satisfied customers:

“Our agent was prompt in our request for an insurance quote. His diligent professionalism was appreciated. You would think general liability for a tour company in Alaska would be easy to find in Alaska. Not so. Seven companies contacted, only 2 would give estimates and OIG’s competence was above and beyond anyone else. Was a no-brainer to go with OIG because of their service.” Damon Bowen, Alaska Ambassador, LLC

“Our agent is very professional in his work and driven to give you the best service he can. Being an avid outdoorsman himself his knowledge of policies go hand and hand with his knowledge of hunting and fishing at the commercial/ outfitting level. Outdoor insurance group has great people, great pricing, and great service. I am glad to have Beaus Outdoors LLC outfitting business insured through the outdoor insurance group!” Beau J Davis

Visiting the oigcorp.com website can provide a broader look at testimonials for outdoor recreation insurance. If you’re a guide looking to purchase or renew an insurance plan, take their word for it and call OIG today at (888) 683-7808.

Outdoor Adventure Insurance and Outdoor Recreation Insurance Experts Say: Get Your Business Ready For Spring!

Outdoor Insurance Group offers outdoor recreation insurance and outdoor adventure insurance to adventure outfits including hunting, fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, camping and ATV tours and more.

It’s that time of year when outdoor recreation businesses should begin gearing up for the warm weather and the influx of customers that fair weather will bring.

Take this opportunity to get your business ready for the busy season by following a few helpful tips:

  • Clean up your outside area for a great first impression
  • Make sure you have sufficient signage to be seen from the road
  • Check to be sure that any buildings are fully functional with optimal power and water supply
  • Check all equipment and plan purchases for anything new that’s needed
  • Gear up for hiring experienced employees
  • Plan your spring/summer budget according to your needs
  • Invite last year’s customers to come back via email or mail if you have their addresses
  • Do some marketing by joining the local Chamber of Commerce and advertise in local newspapers

Update your social media presence to stay ahead of the competition.
And be sure to check to see that you have the proper level of insurance by calling OIG for a free consultation at (888) 683-7808.

All agents at Outdoor Insurance Group have personal experience in outdoor sports and will help you get the most out of your insurance policy. Guides looking to purchase, renew, or update an outdoor adventure insurance or outdoor recreation insurance plan are invited to partner with us. We’ll give you optimal business coverage with the most cost effective plan.

OIG Shares NSSF’s Five Tips for Shooting Range Success

Shooting ranges pose inherent risks to patrons, employees, and even property.  Appropriate levels of shooting range insurance are hugely important to the financial security of these businesses.  As a gun range operator, you will minimize risk by securing a tailor made insurance policy and get the most cost competitive plan available through professional outdoor insurance agent, Outdoor Insurance Group.  More importantly, proper adherence to safety rules and regulations are an important first step toward ensuring the safety of your range.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (nssf.org) has developed a Five Star rating more system for shooting ranges that can be an effective guide in your successful business planning.  While information is available in by taking the self-evaluation scorecard on their website, OIG would like to highlight a few of their recommendations for our customers and potential clients as well.

There are six categories in the NSSF Five Star Rating System: Appearance, Management, Customer/ Member Focus, Customer/Member Development, Community Relations and Amenities.

1. Appearance:

Greet your customers with welcoming signage, contact information and informative safety rules.  Maintain clean and professional exterior with easy accessibility.

2. Management:

Keep your customer communications current.  Be sure management and staff  are well-trained and educated on skills, techniques, customer relations, and safety.

3. Consumer Member Focus:

Be sure facilities are well lit, and rest room facilities are kept clean and in proper working condition.  Take care to be sure that your entire facility is handicap accessible.

4. Customer/Member Development:

Offer equipment rentals using only clean and well maintained equipment, complete with eye and ear protection.  Be sure trained instructors are available during all hours of operation or by appointment.  Consider league programs and effective marketing to increase community involvement.

5. Community Relations:

Host activity-related events, be sure your business is represented at local civic and community groups, and support local charities.

6. Amenities:

Offer everything a target shooter could want, a food service and picnic area, for example.

Thanks to the NSSF for creating these beneficial guidelines. Now get out there and promote your booming business.  Get your shooting range insurance at Outdoor Insurance Group.

Insurance you need

Insurance you need

According to Forbes Magazine, there are 13 types of insurance a small business should have:

General Liability, Property, Business Owner’s Policy, Commercial Auto, Worker’s Compensation, Professional Liability, Directors and Officers, Data Breach, Homeowner’s, Renter’s Insurance, Life Insurance, Personal Automobile Insurance, and Personal Umbrella. While all of these may not apply to your business, let us help you decide.

 

 

Client in the Spotlight

Client in the Spotlight

Beaus Outdoors is a close group of elite hunters who are master outdoorsmen and superior callers in the waterfowl game.  “Our agent is very professional in his work and driven to give you the best service he can. Being an avid outdoorsman himself his knowledge of policies go hand and hand with his knowledge of hunting and fishing at the commercial/ outfitting level.”  Owner, Beau Davis 

Did you know?

Did you know?

 

Large corporations have a risk management unit to ensure that the business is protected against liabilities to avoid unforeseen financial obligations. A luxury that small businesses can’t afford. Your OIG representative is trained in risk analysis pertaining specifically to your type of business. (specific knowledge, re, state requirements, tax implications?) They will plan your risk-management strategy by custom tailoring your plan to meet your business’s unique protection needs.