According to § 34d GewO (English: trade regulation act), in terms of consultations on insurance matters, the market distinguishes between independent insurance brokers and personal producing general agents, insurance agents, etc.
The difference lies in the statutory representation of interests:
A personal producing general agent, insurance agent, etc. has to represent the interests of the insurance vis-a-vis the client (seller for the company).
An independent broker, however, represents the interests of the client vis-a-vis the insurances (buyer for the client).
If the client makes use of a consultation by an independent insurance broker, he/she will not incur any additional costs if he/she purchases insurance coverage. Since the need for insurance coverage can vary greatly for individual events and projects, especially abroad, it is advisable to take advantage of a consultation.
Independent insurance brokers usually offer free consultations during which the individual need for and sense of appropriate insurance coverage is determined. Independent insurance brokers are required to find the best deal for the client among all providers.
Independent research is always helpful in order to gain an overview of the benefits and prices of different insurance companies. The companies often provide online risk questionnaires/questionnaires for determining the insurance amount or the insurance premium.
Jens Schoenenberg, Schugk Finanz Hamburg GmbH / co-partner (author text insurances, touring artists)
Independent insurance broker, specialized in solutions for provisions for artists, arts institutions, offering seminars on insurances for artists.
Max-Brauer-Allee 81 | 22765 Hamburg | Tel.: 040 / 756682-11
Email: j.schoenenberg[at]schugk-finanz.de | Website: www.schugk-finanz.de
Böhmler Finanzkonzepte GmbH (Co-author text: insurances, touring artists)
Independent insurance broker, solutions for insurance and provisions
Waiblinger Str. 33 | D-71394 Kernen | Tel.: 07151 / 205320
Email: info[at]boehmler-finanzkonzepte.de | Website: www.boehmler-finanzkonzepte.de
Artekuranz GmbH & Co. Jörg Ziegenrücker, Berlin
Specialized arts insurer
Kochstraße 6-7 | D- 10969 Berlin | Tel.: 030 / 22311122
Email: info[at]artekuranz.com | Website: www.kunstversicherungen.com
Erpam – Eberhard, Raith & Partner GmbH Assekuranz Makler
Special insurances, specialized on entertainment, events, music, etc.
Bajuwarenring 5 | D-82041 Oberhaching | Tel.: 089 / 5401630
Email: info[at]erpam.com | Website: www.erpam.com
Special insurance modules for individual artists and programmers
specialized on: minor artists, jugglers, outdoor theatre, etc.
Moltkestr. 3 | D-58089 Hagen | Tel.: 02331 / 9717671
Email: gruener[at]kuenstler-fairsicherung.de | Website: www.kuenstler-fairsicherung.de
Insurance solutions for companies, freelancers, and private persons, special concepts for media and event insurance, theatre, exhibitons, trade fairs, arts
Mauerstr. 77 | D-10117 Berlin | Tel.: 030 / 22311224
Email: veranstaltungen[at]schwandt-makler.de | Website: www.schwandt-makler.de