Aon Affinity's WedSafe Program Releases Top Wedding Insurance Claims for 2016

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Wedding mishaps are a common occurrence, from dress damage, to weather cancellations, to vendor no shows. WedSafe compiled a list of the top insurance claims the program experienced in 2016.

Couples hope their wedding days will go off without a hitch, but unfortunately, wedding mishaps happen all the time, from dress damage, to weather cancellations, to vendor no shows. Aon Affinity’s WedSafe, which provides wedding liability and cancellation coverage to couples nationwide, recently released its list of top insurance claims from 2016.

“A couple’s wedding day is one of the most important days in their lives and WedSafe is proud to have helped tens of thousands of couples protect their special day through our insurance program, said Steve Lauro, vice president, Aon Affinity. “In the event a couple does experience a mishap with their wedding, WedSafe is here for them.”

The following is a breakdown of the top claims WedSafe saw in 2016:

29% - event cancellation or postponement
No matter how much couples try to plan, some mishaps are unavoidable, leading to financial loss. Severe weather, sudden illness or vendor bankruptcies are a few of the most common reasons for event cancellation.

28% - accident or injury
Weddings tend to be large and often include an open bar. Opt for a liability product that covers unexpected injuries and protects against alcohol-related accidents.

24% - issues with wedding vendors
Venues and vendors don’t always come through. If a venue goes out of business after taking your deposit, chances are, the bride and groom won’t be reimbursed. A no-show vendor could cause added stress on a couple's big day. Event cancellation coverage can help you get back non-refundable deposits or take care of additional, unforeseen expenses.

15% - venue damage
Many venues require couples to purchase liability coverage for their wedding day, which comes in handy should any property damage occur at the reception.

2% - lost/stolen gifts or personal items
At large events, items can sometimes be lost or stolen. Be sure to purchase a policy that insures gifts and personal items.

2% - dress damage
A lot can go wrong with the bride's gown. It could tear on the dance floor, or get stained while enjoying food and drinks. If the bride has a policy which covers the dress, it can be repaired before preserving it.

For more information on how couples can protect their big day, please visit http://www.wedsafe.com.

About WedSafe
WedSafe is the premier wedding insurance program in the United States. We’ve earned this title through our long history of providing quality coverage and service excellence to help protect thousands of brides and grooms on their special day.

About Aon Affinity
Aon Affinity is a trade name for Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. Aon Affinity combines the specialized knowledge of affinity program management with the extensive resources of a global company to help clients achieve their goals. With an innovative approach to program strategy, from the design of products and services to the delivery of the marketing message, Affinity offers full-service capabilities, technical expertise and industry knowledge to deliver value to clients. Visit http://www.aon.com/affinity for more information.

About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in more than 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: http://aon.mediaroom.com.
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