Optimist Club Liability

Optimist Club Liability  


The Optimist Club and Chapter Liability Plan protects your organization from Lawsuits resulting from bodily injury or property damage at chapter or club-sponsored activities. The plan also pays the court and legal costs for defense.

By selecting a comprehensive Liability Plan, Optimist is able to shield your club or chapter members from costly lawsuits. This coverage provides not only peace of mind for your club or chapter members, but it also satisfies the need for proof of insurance required by many venues.


Please note that sports coaches and sports participants coverage is not included with the liability coverage.   If your Club is involved with any sporting activities/leagues or fundraisers, Accident Medical insurance for the players/participants is strongly recommended.  The Accident Medical plan has competitive pricing with customizable high limits available and a $0 deductible.  Click here for more information, pricing or to apply for the Accident Medical insurance.


To complete the online Certificate of Insurance request form, click on the “Online COI Request” button in the “Forms” section.


For a printable Summary of Insurance & FAQs for the currently policy term, please click on the “Download Now” button in the Forms section. Or you may watch the video below which explains our liability insurance program and how to request a Certificate of Insurance (COI) online.





Please contact AMBA via email at [email protected] or call
Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm (CT).


A Certificate of Insurance evidences Liability coverage provided by the Optimist International Insurance plan. It is not unusual for the event venue or property owner to require a copy of the Certificate of Insurance be provided for each planned event

Complete and submit a Certificate of Insurance Request form 30 days prior to the planned event. For exceptions or special requests contact AMBA at 1-800-503-9227.


Online COI Request

Risk Management Resources

The insurance carrier, Philadelphia, offers many risk management resources for clubs to help educate their members and volunteers on safe practices.  Many of the resources listed below are available at no charge while some services may have a cost.  For details, please click on the “Risk Management” button in the Forms section to view the information sheet, course descriptions & brochure; all of which may be downloaded.  The information sheets also have links to www.myphly.com where you will gain access to these resources.

To get started, contact the Optimist International Headquarters to request the master policy number necessary when creating a personalized log in for your club.

  • Online interactive safety training via the Learning Management System
  • Online consultations for training, content development, program assessment, and more
  • E-flyers on risk awareness topics
  • Downloadable risk management guides, checklists and educational aids
  • Partnered services with leading outside organizations that assist with risk reduction (some services are free and some have a discounted cost)

Contact Us

We're here to help! Please contact us in whatever manner is most convenient for you.

PO Box 14575
Des Moines, IA 50306
[email protected]