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  • 07/13/2019 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    2019 IDAL Pin Design Contest | IDAL 

    CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS: To enter for a chance to win, submit an entry with selected design and contact information to Entrant can submit unlimited entries between July 10 – August 1, 2019. Contest ends on August 1, 2019, and the winner will be announced on or about August 9, 2019. For full contest rules, see below. 


    The IDAL Pin Design contest is limited to the continental United States 


    One (1) Winner will be selected from all the entries. The Grand Prize is a complimentary registration to the 2019 IDAL Convention. The Grand Prize is valued at approximately US$50. 

    CONTEST STARTS: July 10, 2019 

    CONTEST ENDS: August 1, 2019. Winner will be announced on the applicable social site contest post on or about August 9, 2019. 



    1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by IDAL, 415 S Sharon Amity Road, Suite B, Charlotte, NC, 28211, (630) 524-3170, (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

    2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the USA. IDAL Board Members and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

    3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (EST) on July 10, 2019 and continues until the End of Day (EST) on August 1, 2019. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (EST) on August 1, 2019, to be eligible.

    4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: Entrant must submit an entry with their design and contact information to Entrant can submit as many entries as they would like. Entries become the property of the Sponsor. One (1) Winner will be selected by a separate judging committee from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

    5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected from all the entries and will win a complimentary registration to the 2019 IDAL Convention, a prize valued at approximately US$50. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed.

    6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about August 9, 2019. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

    7. NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

    8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

    9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of North Carolina, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram. 

  • 04/13/2019 10:07 PM | Lori Wilson (Administrator)

    IDAL and Citadel have been working together for many years successfully.  Citadel is a broker, not an insurance carrier. Citadel brokers insurance for specialty groups or programs, such as IDAL, not individuals, and has little control over restrictions in the policy.


    The New York restrictions were put in place because of new laws in New York City.  This law allows access to your general liability limits if worker comp limits are exhausted during an insurance claim.  Because of this risk most nation-wide carriers have placed restrictions or pulled out completely from the five boroughs/counties of New York City: Manhattan/New York County; Bronx/Bronx County; Brooklyn/Kings County; Queens/Queens County; and, Staten Island/Richmond County.


    Citadel has been notifying Insureds with their renewal reminders, typically 6-8 weeks out. Instead of a blanket notification, they reach out and work with each IDAL member individually to figure out a solution, as each situation is unique for each member.  There was never any time when an IDAL member was not covered during their paid coverage year.


    When Citadel found out in June 2018, they began looking for a new carrier for the policy. As of October 2018, there was a company looking into taking on the policy on December 31, 2018 but unfortunately, due to claim situations in the 4th quarter of 2018, moving the policy was not a possibility.


    That said, Rachel Olsen, our Citadel Insurance liaison, has spent hundreds of hours trying to find a carrier that doesn’t have restrictions in place at both the program and individual level.  The pricing of $312 and now $363 has been a great deal over the years and a feature benefit of IDAL membership.  For the New York City working IDAL members, not having access to this group policy is a very real reason to not renew your IDAL membership.


    Before I joined the board, I looked into my own general liability insurance and was quoted over $800 annual premium for working in upstate New York.  Rachel is finding policies to cover IDAL members working in the New York City boroughs ranging from $600-$1200.  In comparison of the locations, it’s a decent price.


    A message from Rachel:

    “I understand how frustrating this is, this is your livelihood, and you need affordable insurance. I appreciate the kindness and patience that has been shown by IDAL members. I’m doing my best not to leave anyone stranded without insurance and will continue to look for a solution to this problem.”

    We appreciate your support and questions.  Please reach out to Rachel for your specific insurance needs at:

    Thank you for reading and your understanding.

    Lori Wilson

    IDAL President 2018-19

  • 04/13/2019 9:17 PM | Lori Wilson (Administrator)

    Hello IDAL Members,

    Welcome to the IDAL Blog!  We will be able to post articles, news, information and creative ideas on a more frequent cycle than our quarterly Stir-It-Up E-magazine.

    As always leave a comment with questions, ideas and suggestions for your Board of Directors and we will respond as soon as possible.

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