Avemco Continues Safety Education Tour with Forum at WAI Conference in Nashville

March 7, 2013— Avemco Insurance Company Vice President, Marci Veronie, will present “The Top 10 Aviation Insurance Myths” during the Women in Aviation International Conference, March 14-16, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

This is the second speaking stop for the Avemco® 2013 Safety Education Tour; an aviation advocacy initiative that focuses on encouraging pilots to participate in relevant training for safer flying and smarter aircraft ownership. Information compiled from Avemco’s claims data will be offered to assist pilots with choices that might help avoid accidents and provide expertise about insurance that will benefit aircraft owners and renters.

Known for her unique, passionate style and love of aviation, Veronie’s presentation will offer attendees insights into the most pervasive myths that often keep pilots from getting the right coverage for their general aviation aircraft and flying activities. The forum will separate fact from fiction regarding insuring aircraft for the appropriate value, the "hidden treasure" of liability coverage, and the risks of flying a rented or borrowed aircraft.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back to the WAI Conference as it attracts such a wonderfully diverse national and international audience of aviators.  This topic, ‘Top 10 Myths of Aviation Insurance’ will really resonate with everyone – from the new aviation enthusiast to the experienced pilot – there are myths and truths that continue to surprise.  It’s no longer the age of your father’s or mother’s insurance policy!” notes Veronie.

Veronie is Vice President of Sales and has had experience in underwriting, service and sales during her 25 years with the company. At Avemco, she leads the team of direct aviation underwriters responsible for all owned and renters aircraft insurance policy products.

Veronie’s presentation will be held on March 15 at 4:15pm in the Jackson D room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel during the Conference.  For more information on the 24th Annual Women in Aviation Conference visit www.wai.org.

Avemco Insurance Company, a leading pleasure and business general aviation insurer in the United States, has been insuring planes and pilots since 1961. Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, Avemco is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's and A+ (Superior) by A. M. Best Company. Avemco has also earned prestigious recognition in the Anniversary Best Mark Program by the A.M. Best Company.  The Best Mark Program was created to distinguish insurance companies with at least a 25 year history of being rated A or higher.  For the latest rating, visit www.ambest.com.  Avemco is a wholly owned subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC) a leading international specialty insurance group.