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Frequently Asked Questions

What sports are covered?

All sports. All levels.

How can I access my NASO membership card?

Your membership expiration date will be printed on your membership card.  You can also print your membership card by logging in to your NASO account using your NASO membership number or the email address listed in your NASO account along with your zip code. Click HERE to log in and view or print your membership card.

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 do I change my mailing address or update other information?

Click HERE to log in to your NASO account using your membership number or email address 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 your membership card
·         Stop delivery of duplicate issues
·         Renew your NASO membership

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 assault protection as long as the incident occurred when you were NASO insured with membership in good standing. If an incident happened during a lapse in membership, there would be no coverage.

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 provide general guidance, educational materials and assistance.

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:

  • $6 million per occurrence with a $14 million personal annual aggregate general liability covering third party claims against bodily injury (participant injury), property damage, and personal & advertising injury (alleged slander/libel) — officiating’s best!
  • Up to $100,000 Game Call and Assignors’ errors and omissions 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, $25,000 accidental medical coverage and $1,000 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 $4,500 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 25% at participating hotels.

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