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Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association

Insurance Provider Resource Guide

Missouri medical cannabis businesses encounter industry specific risks and challenges. We encourage our members to reach out to any of our member agents below to better understand their exposure to these risks and the coverages they may need to protect their businesses. 

 

When Working WIth Your Insurance Provider, Be Sure To Discuss The Following: 

  • Coverage compliance with Missouri Medical Cannabis Program Requirements
  • Policies are specifically and explicitly designed for Cultivators, Manufacturers, Testing Labs, Dispensaries and Transporters.
  • Applicability and exploration of all available policies including Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Business Income and Cannabis Property coverage including Crop, Finished Stock and Inventory.
  • Pay close attention to the list of exclusions and conditions, which can often be removed or amended. Examples as follows:         
  • Cannabis & Cannabis Impairment
  • Foreign Products (vape batteries)
  • Health Hazard
  • Assault & Battery
  • Employed & Contracted Security (armed and unarmed)
  • Risk Management practices such as internal policies & procedures implemented to mitigate risk in addition to and in coordination of purchased insurance policies.
  • Pay close attention to Liability and Property Limits. Capacity can be limited with some insurers but often negotiated with the appropriate proof of insurability.

 

Contact one of the MoCannTrade members below to discuss coverages for your MMJ business:

CannGen Insurance Services*

Since 2008, CannGen Insurance Services, LLC “CannGen” has been a first mover providing comprehensive insurance coverages for the cannabis, CBD, and hemp industry nationwide. CannGen is the first Managing General Underwriter (MGU) exclusively focused on the legal cannabis industry and a pioneer in analyzing the unique exposures faced by the wide range of business operations in the space. With that knowledge and experience, we created customized policies geared specifically towards this industry with the intent of providing clear coverage terms at a fair rate. As these industries have grown, our broad suite of “seed to sale” insurance solutions have positioned us as the “go to” market for independent insurance agents and brokers.

*MOCANN PLATINUM MEMBER

Contact:

Eric Morrison

(913) 708-3508

emorrison@canngenins.com

www.canngenins.com 

Powers Insurance & Risk Management*

We have partnered with some of the most specialized insurance companies in the country to help craft policies that are tailored to properly protect businesses in the cannabis industry. As an emerging risk in the state, we are ready to assist with offering our risk management strategies to these business owners -- most of whom will experience rapid changes in their business over the next few years. Because marijuana is still federally illegal, many mass-market carriers are avoiding offering coverage. In today's environment, a cannabis business most likely won't find all of these coverage options available with one insurance company. This is why it's important to work with a risk advisor who utilizes multiple carriers and actually understands the industry (so they can properly insure it for you).

*MOCANN PLATINUM MEMBER

Contact:

Chris Sullivan

(314) 333-4915

christophers@powersinsurance.com

www.powersinsurance.com

Hempstead Insurance

Risk Mangement is a process, not a product. It’s a mindset that starts at the top and has to be practiced day in and day out throughout an organization. Our goal is to give you the framework, tools, and support to ensure the success of your risk management programs. By controlling risk on the front end, we aim to reduce the Total Cost of Risk your organization experiences over time. We focus on identifying the specific risks your organization faces, managing your exposure through a variety of risk treatment techniques, monitoring results, and adapting where necessary.

 

Contact:

David Layton

(636) 537-5080

DavidL@craneagency.com 

www.hempsteadrisk.com

Bukaty Insurance

Choosing an insurance agency that understands your industry is a critical first step in developing a well-structured, effective insurance program.  We are a full-service agency committed to protecting the financial security of the businesses and individuals we serve.  We make it our mission to understand your business, objectives, and needs.  Our team of dedicated insurance professionals are centered on very simple, but unwavering principles: Service, Knowledge, Integrity, Teamwork. We've grown to become one of the region's largest independently-owned insurance agencies by delivering our very best in everything we do for you.

Contact:

Tom Sorrentino

(913) 777-7542

tsorrentino@bukaty.com

www.bukatyagency.com

 

Green Leaf Insurance

From that first client in 1987 to the hundreds of clients we serve today, we’ve dedicated our entire practice to focusing on the challenges businesses in the legal cannabis industry face when trying to get insurance coverage. Through extensive risk management assessments of some of the leading dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and infused product manufacturers, we’ve analyzed the unique risks facing the cannabis industry. At Green Leaf Insurance, we truly are experts in what we do. We understand the industry, our clients' needs, and the value of protection. We take pride in providing insurance options that are affordable, attainable, and most importantly, properly safeguard the businesses we serve.

Contact:

Jim Clodfelter

(660) 744-5385 

jclodfe@rpt.coop

www.clodfelterins.com

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Operating a business in a rapidly evolving industry sector comes with unique operational structures and liabilities. Whether you’re propagating clones, cultivating flower, processing, manufacturing, distributing, or retailing cannabis products, your business faces legal risks every day.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has developed a focused cannabis-industry insurance that covers the full spectrum of cannabis production and retail operations.

Contact:

Tiffany B. Maggard

(636) 489-0191

tiffanym@HeffINS.com

www.heffins.com/cannabis

HM Employee Benefits & Risk Management

Your business may have competitors but your needs are unique.  The insurance requirements of your industry vary from others so it’s critical to identify a broker with the knowledge to address those subtle but vital differences.  HM recognizes the importance of having resources available to support the needs of our clients in the many specialty areas in which they are focused on.  Our team assists clients in traditional industries, such as manufacturing and retail, as well as developing industries like alternative energy and Green-focused areas.

Contact:

Danny Stevens

(314) 746-4774

dstevens@hmrisk.com

www.hmrisk.com

IMA

IMA is headquartered in Denver, CO with offices strategically located across the country in Dallas, Kansas City, San Francisco, Wichita, Pittsburgh, PA, and Portland, OR. We have been a witness to the booming cannabis and hemp industry for nearly a decade and have developed products and services that are targeted towards your industry. Our team has traveled the country touring vertically integrated operations to make sure we are on the cutting edge of the Cannabis industry. 

Due to our proximity to thought leaders, entrepreneurs and professional advisory firms, we have been able to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry and can anticipate your challenges and needs. At the same time, IMA is the 6th largest privately-held broker in the US, so we've been able to leverage our general insurance, risk management and risk financing expertise spanning over 50 years to apply it to the growing cannabis and hemp industry. 

An IMA Financial Group company, Eydent, is also at the forefront of developing cannabis-specific risk programs and insurance products via the wholly-owned Specialty Agriculture Insurance Company of Michigan.

Whether you are a startup operation or a fully integrated operator, IMA's service model and expertise can help you focus on your business while we help you manage your risks.

Contact:

David Shepard

(913) 982-3674

david.shepard@imacorp.com

www.imacorp.com

 

 

Ollis/Akers/Arney

Ollis/Akers/Arney’s insurance company partners are selected based on top ratings, specialized niches, and proven reliability and are continually evaluating and strengthening our relationships with these companies to ensure we are able to provide our clients the most appropriate placement and the best coverage for their risk.

As a business owner, you have a million things on your mind. You're concerned about revenue, market perception, your future growth, and next year's budgets. Insurance isn’t at the top of your list. But maybe it should be. Our team of Risk Advisers at Ollis/Akers/Arney can help you create a plan to address your risk factors and protect your business. Can you really afford to push it to the backburner?

Contact:

Karen Shannon

(417) 881-8333

karen.shannon@ollisaa.com

www.ollisakersarney.com

 

Risk Strategies

Risk Strategies is one of the most innovative insurance brokers within the cannabis space. To be innovative, we have to own the pen to underwrite, and roll out new forms for the industry. Risk Strategies is able to accomplish this task thanks to our in house underwriting expertise and uniquely positioned wholly owned subsidiaries.

Risk Strategies owns One80 Intermediaries who has been bullish on cannabis since inception. One80 has built out and exclusively manages multiple cannabis industry insurance coverages ranging from crop, property, products liability, along with management liability. In early 2021 One80 closed on an acquisition with Cannasure – since 2010 Cannasure has been the top Managing General Agent in the cannabis space bringing traditional, and affordable insurance solutions to licensed cannabis operators.

Contact:

Matt Kaminsky

(816) 805-3828

mkaminsky@thomasmcgee.com

www.risk-strategies.com

SafeHerb

SafeHerb provides seed to sale commercial insurance for the cannabis and hemp industry through a select network of independent agency partners nationwide. We’re dedicated to achieving the highest standards of compliance while protecting your business. We work in all facets of the cannabis and hemp industry including cultivators, manufacturers, transporters, laboratories, processors, wholesalers, dispensaries, and property owners.

Contact:

Eric Morrison

(913) 708-3508

emorrison@avantins.com

www.safeherb.com