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What sports are covered?

All sports. All levels.

When will I receive my NASO membership cards?

Membership cards are processed and printed at the end of each month and take approximately 4-6 weeks for our members to receive them.  Your membership expiration date will be printed on your membership card.  You can print a temporary membership card by logging in to your NASO account using your NASO membership number and zip code. Click HERE to log in now, then click on “Print temporary membership card”.
 
If you do not have your membership number, please click HERE to have your account number emailed to you.

When does my coverage start?

Your benefits begin as soon as you’re registered as an NASO member in good standing and your dues payment is received by the NASO offices.

When can I expect my magazine each month?

The January issue should arrive by the end of December. The February issue should arrive by the end of January and so on.

How can I get an article from a past issue?

Click HERE to access more than 15,000 articles from Referee's archives using MyReferee. Sign-up is easy and free.

How do I change my mailing address or update other information?

Click HERE to log in to your NASO account using your membership number and zip code to:
·         Change your address or update your email
·         Report a missing or damaged issue
·         Report a missing or damaged membership card
·         Print a temporary membership card
·         Stop delivery of duplicate issues
·         Renew your NASO membership
 
If you do not have your membership number, please click HERE to have your account number emailed to you.

If I am not an NASO member but someone files an officiating-related lawsuit against me, can I join after that and still be covered?

You may access any and all benefits of NASO’s S.O.S (Sports Officials Security) Program as soon as you join, but since NASO’s premier insurance coverage is an exclusive benefit for NASO members only, existing claims are not covered. However, NASO’s MICP program would be immediately available and likely very useful.

How do I get my group signed up for NASO?

Group rates are available. For more information on how to sign your entire group up for NASO, contact Cory at 262-632-5448 ext. 124.

Can I buy NASO insurance without being a member?

No. NASO insurance coverage, including general liability, errors and omissions and game fee protection coverages, are exclusively available to NASO members.

What if I have other officiating insurance?

NASO’s insurance benefits work in conjunction with any other officiating insurance. In fact, the primary purpose of NASO’s liability insurance is to fill in any gaps in your existing insurance. NASO insurance will stand by you whether or not you have any other insurance.

Does my NASO insurance replace my medical insurance?

No. NASO’s insurance is specifically related to officiating endeavors and protects you from claims against you arising from your activities as an official. NASO’s Assault Protection Program provides some limited medical coverage only in the event you are assaulted while serving in the capacity as a sports official.

What if I let my membership lapse? How long am I covered?

You are always covered for liability and can receive MICP benefits as long as the incident occurred when you were NASO insured. For optional game fee loss and assault protection, you must be a member when utilizing those programs.

How can I determine when my membership or subscription expires?

Your expiration date is located above your name to the right of your membership number on the label of  Referee magazine.

Do I have to pay extra for the MICP (Membership Information & Consultation Program)?

No! It is a part of your annual NASO dues. It is among the exciting benefits NASO provides members.

Do I receive further discounts through my NASO membership?

Yes. NASO members save 20% on all Referee publications. 

If I am not an NASO member, but have a professional service issue, can I become an NASO member and instantly access the MICP program?

Yes! Once you are a member, you can access the MICP program immediately and ask any officiating-related question. It doesn’t matter if your situation is new or old, MICP will help.

Does MICP tie into NASO’s insurance benefit?

Yes. MICP contains an information and consultation program provided by ASI, NASO’s insurance representative. In addition to MICP, NASO offers the nation’s best insurance package, including:

  • $3,000,000 per occurance with a $4,000,000 personal annual aggregate general liability covering claimed bodily injury and property damage — officiating’s best!
  • Up to $50,000 Game Call and Assignors’ liability which covers you for your game calls and assignments you make even when there is no bodily injury or property damage claimed — NASO exclusive!
  • The nation’s only Assault Protection Program, with up to $4,500 in legal services reimbursement, $5,000 accidental medical coverage and $500 game fee protection if you are assaulted.
  • NASO members also receive Referee magazine, the industry leader, and access to hundreds of other educational products.

If I decide to pursue civil litigation in a non-assault situation, will NASO pay for my attorney fees under MICP?

NASO will provide you with your free initial consultation through the MICP program. If you decide after that consultation to file suit, those expense are yours to incur. (If it is an assault situation, you could qualify for up to $3,000 in legal services reimbursement.)

What is NASO's Refund Policy?

Because we are required to pay upfront for all products and services included in your NASO membership, we are unable to offer refunds for membership as a matter of policy. However, at our discretion, exceptions may be made under special circumstances.

What are the residency requirements for NASO insurance coverage? 

NASO insurance covers anyone who lives in the U.S., its territories and Canada.  NASO insurance does not cover anyone who lives outside the U.S., its territories, and Canada.  NASO insurance does cover international officials who officiate in the U.S., its territories, and Canada on a temporary basis.  NASO insurance also covers officials who live in the U.S., its territories, and Canada and officiate in other countries on a temporary basis. 

Does NASO offer international membership without insurance?

Yes, NASO does offer international membership at a special rate. That allows international members to enjoy all the benefits of full NASO membership except for the insurance coverage.  They still receive the full NASO version of Referee magazine, It’s Official newsletter, LockerRoom E-newsletter, annual sports quizzes, a 20% discount on Referee and NASO publications, and the Marriott VIP card for discounts up to 40% at participating hotels.


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Do I have to pay extra for the MICP (Membership Information & Consultation Program)?

No! It is a part of your annual NASO dues. It is among the exciting benefits NASO provides members.

Do I receive further discounts through my NASO membership?

Yes. NASO members save 20% on all Referee Enterprises publications.

When does my coverage start?

Your benefits begin as soon as you’re registered as an NASO member in good standing and your dues payment is received by the NASO offices.

 

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