The Boy Scouts of America has announced that what is now known as the unit charter fee will be called the "unit liability insurance fee".
Due to increases over the last five years in the number of claim payments and cost per claim, the fee will be increased to $40 from $20 effective January 1, 2013. The new fee will begin with units rechartering in December 2012 with a January 1, 2013 effective date. This fee is only per unit not individual.
This required fee is submitted with the unit's charter renewal application. The fee helps defray expenses of the general liability insurance program.
The individual registration fee will remain at $15 per youth or adult registration.
In addition there are no changes to the Accident and Sickness coverage provided through the Council. Accident and sickness insurance (also known as accident and health insurance) coverage for Scouts and Scouters furnishes medical reimbursement in case of death, accident, or sickness within the policy amounts. The fee remains at $3 per Scout for this coverage.
If you have any questions, please contact your Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner or District Executive
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