[OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
In the past I've hired some people for contract or consultant work (both open source projects and more general stuff) -- generally these people have been independent, one-man shops found by word of mouth and reputation, as opposed to hiring someone from an agency. I'm getting pushback now from

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread René A. Enguehard
Well, the small business I work for has the professional liability type of insurance. Additionally, the IEEE offers professional liability insurance at a pretty low cost, or so I'm told. I'd imagine many of the members subscribe to that form of insurance, otherwise it wouldn't be offered. I

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Landon Blake
...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 10:33 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors? Michael, I've run into this problem for years, and the simple answer is, if you can afford the bother

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Miles Fidelman
For what it's worth, I believe IEEE offers a professional liability policy to members. If it's in line with their other insurance, the price will be reasonable (I've carried their life insurance for years, and their medical policy when I was out on my own for a while). I wouldn't be surprise