Edgy meeting planners looking to hedge their bets might think twice if they expect cancellation insurance to cover some of their current challenges. Contrary to what many believe, meeting cancellation insurance only covers cancellations due to causes beyond the parties' control, says Tyra Hilliard, Esq., CMP, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney. “If you have to cancel because of low pickup or because your executive director wants to hold a meeting somewhere else, you're not covered. If the ...

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