About Markel Specialty event insurance

Specialized event insurance for USAA members

For over 10 years, Markel Specialty has one of the most trusted special event and wedding insurance providers and we are proud to team up with USAA to offer USAA members specialized event insurance that can give you peace of mind when planning your event.

As one of the few wedding insurance providers specializing in coverage for weddings and other private events, Markel understands the coverage you need to keep your special day running smoothly–and how to help when it doesn’t.

Markel Specialty offers USAA members:

  • Event cancellation coverage
  • Event liability coverage

Event liability insurance helps protect you if someone causes property damage to the venue or someone is injured at your event. Up to $2 million in coverage can be purchased any time up to 1 day before your event. Policies start as low as $75.

Guaranteed to meet your venue's insurance requirements, or your money back!

If your venue requires liability insurance, we will name your venue as an “additional insured” for no extra cost on your certificate of insurance

Event cancellation insurance reimburses you for lost deposits and non-refundable amounts if you have to cancel or postpone your event due to unforeseen circumstances such as:

  • Vendor bankruptcy
  • Accident or illness
  • Extreme weather*
  • Military deployment

Event cancellation protection also covers additional expenses you may incur to avoid cancelling your event, and pays for other losses or damages, such as:

  • Lost wedding rings
  • Vendor no-shows
  • Lost or damaged wedding gifts
  • Damage to special event attire
  • Lost or damaged photography or videography

Coverage can be purchased anytime up to 14 days before your event, and policies start as low as $130.

Save up to 15% by purchasing both wedding liability and wedding cancellation coverage.**

About Markel Specialty

With Markel Specialty, you can feel secure knowing a reputable event insurance company with strong financial stability is protecting you. Markel Specialty is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation of Richmond, VA, and has been Rated A (Excellent) XII by A.M. Best.

Markel provides value added niche personal lines products that fulfill our target markets’ needs, meet our profitability goals, and are delivered through efficient technology solutions.  We delight our customers and agency partners with excellence in service, and they reward us with their loyalty. We recruit and retain associates that believe in and portray the essence of the Markel Style.

*Event cancellation policy must have been purchased at least 15 days prior to the prediction of the threat of extreme weather.
**10% for residents of FL.

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Get a free, no-obligation event liability quote to protect your event today!

Markel Specialty is now offering event cancellation and postponement policies and endorsements in select states. To learn more, including to see if Markel’s event cancellation or postponement policy and endorsement is currently available in your state, please visit our communicable disease notice page.

Or call +1.800.388.0169

*Insurance, coverage, and discounts are subject to availability and qualifications and may not be available in all states. Coverage descriptions listed are intended to be brief and do not replace actual policy language. For questions or a complete definition of coverages and discounts available to you, please call a Markel Specialty insurance specialist at +1.800.388.0169.

Use of the term “member” or “membership” refers to membership in USAA Membership Services and does not convey any legal or ownership rights in USAA. Restrictions apply and are subject to change.

The USAA Insurance Agency (the “Agency”) contracts with insurance companies that are not affiliated with USAA to offer products and services (“third-party insurance products”) on their behalf. Third-party insurance products are not underwritten by USAA or its affiliates. The Agency receives a commission on the sale or renewal of third-party insurance products and may receive other performance-based compensation from them. Product availability may vary in some locations. Applications for insurance are subject to underwriting by the insurance carrier. Any product or coverage descriptions are brief. All coverages are subject to the terms and conditions of your policy. Read your policy for details. USAA Insurance Agency means USAA Insurance Agency, Inc., or USAA of Texas Insurance Agency (collectively the “Agency”). CA Lic #0D78305, TX Lic. #7096. 9800 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78288. 258469–1221

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