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Timedess wrote:Well, I'm not looking for "Cheapest" if it's not going to provide the coverage we desire.
Timedess wrote:I haven't heard of the groups Taoist mentioned in the last post. I am making an assumption that Josh isn't searching this out for himself, but it is something related to the poll he posted a while back-- he's doing research for others/some project, I think (I may be wrong).
I do also wish to point out that with ABMP and AMTA, the "fee" is not just for insurance. It is also for membership in a national massage/bodyworker's organization. We get far more than simply liability insurance for the money we spend. We get representation to local/state/federal government (whichever ones deal with mt-related stuff; I realize it is mostly "state" at the moment but the way things are headed, I wouldn't be surprised to see ABMP/AMTA in Washington DC before too long). We get marketing and business ideas and tools. We get conferences. We get the chance to hook up with other therapists (in whatever capacity that comes-- I haven't explored any of that yet). So, it's more than just liability insurance. It's SUPPORT, in an industry that is often lonely and mis-understood.
Org Cost Coverage Notes
NAMT $150 $1k/$3k $90/yr after
AMC $159 $1k/$3k
MMIP $169 $2k/$3k
HOTA $175 $2k/$3k
Namasta $200 $1k/$2k
NAMASTA (North American Studio Association) is $95/yr
Rozax wrote:Josh, I'm interested in the political aspects of AMTA with which you do not agree. I haven't looked into it, so if you wouldn't mind PMing me or posting the main points here, I'd love the assistance with some research. I'll be purchasing liability insurance, soon, so I'm all ears!
softy515 wrote:Josh, I went with a new company for insurance this year too. I was an AMTA member for 10 years??? I have had enough of them and to be honest was bored to death of their magazine too. The local chapter sucked. All they are concerned about was licensing and I opposed it out right. Yes, I even wrote to local policians about it but my single voice didn't matter. So now licensing is in effect and even though I have countless CEU hours in, I have to continue taking classes I can't afford right now plus pay out the extra fees.
The AMTA isn't high on my list right now. MT's will see long term just what their agenda is and it won't benefit us.
EgoMagickian wrote:I'd be more impressed with the AMTA if they pushed for legalization of sex work or something else actually helpful instead of mainly looking like the NCBTMB's lackeys. Don't get me started on the latter, great scam they've got going on.
Rozax wrote:EgoMagickian wrote:I'd be more impressed with the AMTA if they pushed for legalization of sex work or something else actually helpful instead of mainly looking like the NCBTMB's lackeys. Don't get me started on the latter, great scam they've got going on.
Did you take that test? What did you think of it? If we're allowed to discuss it, anyway. I felt it was kinda random and didn't put a whole lot of my working knowledge to the test. There seemed to be more need for memorization to pass - not that I want to encourage them to make a brand new test for us to take. There's already a shiny new advanced exam in the works.
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