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CSIA Member Benefits

post #1 of 7
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I was surfing and came across this page on member benefits in CSIA: http://www.snowpro.com/members/e/benefits.html

Why can't PSIA get us insurance? Wouldn't that be worth joining or staying a member?
post #2 of 7
Since it is group insurance, it should be pretty cheap to purchase.
post #3 of 7

Call them, write a letter.

I called PSIA about this, got nowhere. I've heard that insurance rates for a group of skiers would be very high. Something about skiing being risky or some such nonsense. All the skiers I know ski nice and slow and would never ever take a risk, and I've never actually seen anyone actually get hurt skiing. Snowboarding on the other hand is a known form of instant suicide.

Anyway, kidding aside, the only hope we have to for all of us to keep buggin the PSIA about this, maybe they'll listen.
post #4 of 7
Because unlike Canada's stifling socialist pinko ways, we have a free market economy that allows us to soar to unlimited heights.
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by MilesB
Because unlike Canada's stifling socialist pinko ways, we have a free market economy that allows us to soar to unlimited heights.
You forgot the winky face.

The CSIA can be pretty responsive and proactive that way. I actually talked to them about full disability to cover lost wages from injury and they looked into it. It proved unwieldy but at least they tried. One problem limiting programs is the differences between provincial med plans and therefore coverage. My guess would be with the increased power of your state's governments that issue gets a little more troublesome.
post #6 of 7
You might want to look at Ryel's thread:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=29843
post #7 of 7
This would be a significant benefit to member ski instructors and would likely strengthen the organization as well. The industry's treatment of their employees is shameful w/ regard to insurance.

Looking at the article:I notice some nice benefits but I wonder....Why do you need health insurance in a country where health insurance is already provided for?
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