Up in Arms about Insurance

The recent buzz about Meeting Professionals International canceling the insurance it offers planner members elicited concern — but it turned out to be a false alarm. Many independents rely on MPI for this service.

“MPI's provider, Marsh Affinity Group, changed its supplier,” explains MPI spokeswoman Kelly Shultz. “This change requires MPI members to reapply for the insurance through Marsh, or obtain alternative quotes. Policyholders are being notified of this change by mail when their policy is about to expire.

“MPI has not discontinued the insurance it offers to independent planners. Members who hold this insurance will still be covered,” Shultz says.