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Unformatted text preview: ient experiences an uncovered claim or encounters some other problem.
When gathering information about a club, one of the first things we ask to see is its
membership agreement. Such agreements typically indude waivers and
assumption-of-risk language that have been supported by case law in practically
every state. We’ve had a nationally known expert in waiver language prepare a
handbook on This subject for us. We mail it to all our clients and sometimes give it to
prospects. While being careful to point out that we’re not lawyers, we suggest that
the clubs show the handbook to their counsel for possible use in drafting or
strengthening a membership agreement
While membership agreements are great for transferring risks away from health
dubs, claims still arise. How we deal with them is one important way that we
differentiate ourselves from competitors. We turn such incidents over to an in-house
claims department staffed by two people with a combined 25 years of experience in
this niche. Our claims people are excellent at getting the...
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- Fall '10