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PAHRTS: Insurance and Workers Comp Basics

December 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Performing Arts Human Resources Toolkit Series: Creating holistically healthy cultures in our performing arts communities

Join the Minnesota Theater Alliance, with presenting sponsor Kaplan Insurance, for six half-day sessions focused on the health, safety, and well-being of our performing arts individuals and organizations. This series will feature content applicable to both individual practitioners and representatives of performing arts organizations!

Attendees will come away with resources, information, skills, critical thinking on real world scenarios, and connections with fellow practitioners to help build healthy, safe, and stronger cultures within organizations and production processes.



Session 3 | Insurance and Workers Comp Basics

December 17, 2019 — 9:30am – 12:00pm

Nautilus Music-Theater Studio, St. Paul (Please note location change to 308 E Prince St #190, St Paul, MN 55101)

Presenter: Jeff Danovsky (Kaplan Insurance)



  • An overview of the types of insurance, including what coverage is appropriate for various organizations
  • Who needs workers comp? How can they get it? What is the organization’s responsibility? What are the individual’s rights or responsibilities?
  • Cost of premium versus cost of an incident without coverage. Why is it worth it?
  • A Board’s role in the liabilities of an organization

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Jeff Danovsky is a Senior Insurance Advisor at Kaplan Insurance Agency, specializing in theater and performing arts organizations. He provides effective insurance strategies for many arts organizations throughout the Midwest. Jeff’s in-depth understanding of the industry as well as his close relationships with the arts community make him a trusted advisor. In addition, Jeff’s wife and children are enthusiastic theater supporters, as attenders, board members and aspiring performers. He is a proud member of Minnesota Theater Alliance, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Springboard for the Arts. Jeff is also an avid ultra-trail runner and board member for his faith community.



  • Members: $25 per session or $100 for six session package (2 free!)
  • Non-Members: $40 per session or $200 for six session package (1 free!)

Thanks to IATSE Local 13, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for independent contractors. To request a scholarship, please select “I am an independent contractor requesting a scholarship” on the registration form. Scholarships will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

* Funds are available through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) to help offset the costs of valuable trainings like these! The Management Training Fund program provides grants of up to $600 for the staff and volunteers of nonprofit and fiscally sponsored arts groups to attend management-related workshops, seminars, or conferences in the state of Minnesota. Application deadline is minimum 2 weeks before proposed training. More information at https://mrac.org/grants/management-training-fund/


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1.   Preventing Sexual Misconduct
October 15, 2019 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul

2.   Hiring People: Classification, Onboarding, Compensation, and Equity
November 19, 2019 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul

3.   Insurance and Workers Comp Basics
December 17, 2019 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Nautilus Music-Theater Studio, St. Paul
(Please note location change.)

4.   Taking Responsibility for Health, Safety, and Wellness
January 21, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul

5.   Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: The Continued Journey
February 18, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul

6.   Liability Questions, Obligations, and Ethics
March 17, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul



The Minnesota Theater Alliance connects, supports, and advocates for the statewide performing arts community. We envision a vibrant and complex Minnesota performing arts ecosystem in which practitioners’ flourish in companies that are stable, accessible, safe, and healthy; achieving their missions through enthusiastic engagement with their communities and audiences.


December 17
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Minnesota Theater Alliance


Nautilus Music-Theatre
308 E Prince St #190
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
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