Every registered Girl Scout and registered adult member in the Girl Scout movement is automatically covered under the basic Mutual of Omaha Activity Insurance plan upon registration. The entire premium cost for this protection is borne by Girl Scouts of the USA, and the basic plan is effective during the regular fiscal year (October 1 to the following October 1). Up to 14 months of insurance coverage is provided for new members who register in the month of August.
This insurance provides up to a specified maximum for medical expenses incurred as a result of an accident while a member is participating in an approved, supervised Girl Scout activity. This is one reason why all adults and girls should be registered members. It is important to remember that nonregistered parents, tagalongs (brothers, sisters and friends) and other persons are not covered by the basic plan.
This insurance coverage is not intended to diminish the need for, or replace existing, family health insurance. When $130 in benefits has been paid under this plan for covered expenses, any subsequent benefits from the basic plan will be payable (up to the specified maximum) only for expenses incurred that aren’t covered under another insurance policy. If there is no family insurance or healthcare program, a specified maximum of medical benefits is available under the basic plan.
An optional Activity Insurance plan is available for Girl Scouts taking extended trips (longer than three days and two nights) and for non-members who participate in Girl Scout activities. These optional plans are secondary insurance that a council may offer to cover participants taking part in any council-approved, supervised Girl Scout activity. Contact your council to find out how to apply. In some cases, your council may make this insurance mandatory, particularly for overseas travel.
There is a $5 minimum charge for the insurance and you may combine more than one event in the application. Please contact Marie Snead, Sr. Director of Business & Retail Services at 407-228-1616 or 407-896-4475 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding optional insurance plans. To review the Girl Scouts insurance plan description, obtain copies of forms and access other information, go to www.mutualofomaha.com/girl_scouts_of_the_usa . Review the Girl Scouts insurance plan description here.
Leaders must print forms from this Website, complete and forward with payment to the Sr. Director of Business & Retail Services at the Council Service Center at least 4 weeks prior to the activity. Online purchase is not available to volunteers. Only authorized staff is able to complete this process online. Please refer to the Activity Accident Insurance Plans on the GSC Website for more information on extended trips.
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