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Heffernan Launches Insurance Program for Participants of the Burning Man Event

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers has launched a unique program called Insurance on the Playa, which offers coverage for participants of the Burning Man event. Coverage can include liability for theme camps, art cars and art installations as well as coverage for owned or rented property.  

Historically, participants have found securing insurance for the Burning Man event to be a challenge.  Many brokers and carriers were not familiar with the Burning Man event and therefore had a difficult time understanding how to underwrite the exposures.  Heffernan's Amy Vitarelli (San Francisco) and Benjamin Stern (Los Angeles)worked for two years putting the program together.  As veteran participants of Burning Man themselves, they were able to work closely with a key, top-rated carrier in underwriting the program.  

"We are really excited to be able to offer participants a way to protect themselves," commented Vitarelli, to which Stern added, "While at the same time, making the process extremely easy and affordable."  Quotes can be obtained by going to the Heffernan website at or by going directly to

Heffernan Insurance Brokers offers a full line of property, liability, group medical insurance, personal insurance and financial services. The company provides insurance products and services to individuals, as well as to a diverse group of companies within a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, wine, property owners, nonprofits, and technology.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers 

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Orange, Calif.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.  Each of the firm's 420 employees is granted four paid days off per year to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit. The Heffernan Group provides a Workplace Wellness program for all employees and many participate in active volunteering events such as the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride.

For more information, please visit or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.        

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers