According to Lions Clubs International Board Policy, the following insurance requirements must be met:
- It is the responsibility of the sponsor Lions club to verify or ensure that the Youth Camp and Exchange applicant has adequate medical, life, personal property and liability insurance to cover any and all contingencies during the entire duration of the exchange visit, including all travel time. Information on the amount of coverage considered necessary shall be obtained from the hosting Lions and/or competent insurance representative.
- Sponsor Lions shall furnish satisfactory proof of insurance coverage to host Lions for participant before their acceptance. This may be communicated through the Youth Camp and Exchange chairperson.
- In addition prior to the exchange, the applicant's parents or guardians (if a minor) must sign a statement releasing Lions clubs, club members, districts, multiple districts and Lions Clubs International from liability. The sponsor Lions club should have this indemnity agreement prepared by a local attorney.
- The host Lions shall have the option of requiring any inbound exchange participant to subscribe, at the participant's own expense, to medical, life, personal property, liability or other type of insurance, as deemed appropriate by the host Lions, to cover the duration of the camp and/or exchange visit, regardless of whether said youth is already insured under a policy issued in the youth's home country.
- Host families need insurance as well. Lions-approved host families can be officially designated as "volunteer workers" by the Lions club. When the names of official host families are added to the Lions clubs' meeting minutes, then the Lions club can provide a basis for establishing the host families as "additional insureds" for general liability coverage.
Review the Request for Certificate of Insurance to access information on the association's General Liability Insurance Program.
Lions Clubs International
300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842