Skywatch vs. Verifly vs. – Which Provider Offers The Cheapest Drone Insurance?

Skywatch vs. Verifly vs. – Which Provider Offers The Cheapest Drone Insurance?

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On today’s episode, we compare on-demand insurance offered by the three major providers – Skywatch, Verifly, and By the end of the show, you’ll be able to determine which provider is the right one for your needs.

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00:48 – How to determine the best on-demand insurance for you
03:02 – Does it matter if you opt for an “admitted insurance” carrier over a “non-admitted carrier”?
04:26 – Is Skywatch really cheaper than other insurance carriers?
06:20 – What are the different policy options offered by Skywatch?
07:15 – How do you build a safety score with Skywatch?
08:17 – Will the cost of insurance differ for different drones?
08:36 – Is insurance cost dependent on your drone deliverable?
09:42 – Can you get a Skywatch safety score if you are using enterprise drones?
10:44 – How much did Paul end up saving on his insurance after getting assigned a safety score by Skywatch?
11:04 – Is it more cost effective to get insured for a longer duration?
11:45 – Verifly vs. Skywatch vs. Drone Insurance – How do insurance costs compare?
12:07 – Do all providers provide the option of adding an “additional insured”?
13:23 – What is base coverage?
13:35 – Skywatch vs. Drone insurance – Who provides cheaper monthly insurance?
14:55 – How do you understand the particulars of your insurance policy?
15:25 – Which provider offers the cheapest coverage?
16:00 – Can you upload your log files to Skywatch?

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  1. BearingWitnessLive on July 26, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    I get a 40% discount from SkyWatch. The more I buy from them the cheaper it gets.

  2. Boo Boo on July 26, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks for the review. I’ve used Verifly and Skywatch. I like them both. I do like the Hull insurance option and monthly option with Skywatch.

  3. Victor Smith on July 26, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Excellent video I’m sold on Skywatch I just purchased the swell pro spry drone for boating videos your video is very informative I was confused and undecided as to which company to go with before I watched your video…Thanks for the clarity! đź‘Ť

  4. Lon Snyder on July 26, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I suggest you read each Insurance Policy for how their Exclusion Language could result in a claim denial.

  5. J.T Walker on July 26, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Insurance for Tempe, Polytechnic, and West Campuses. Company, at its expense, will procure and maintain during the Authorized Use a policy of commercial general liability insurance in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence, single limit, against claims for bodily injury, death and property damage occurring in connection with Company’s use of the Premises. Company must also provide Business Automobile Liability insurance with a combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage of not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence with respect to Company’s owned, hired or non-owned vehicles, assigned to or used in performance of the agreement. The Company must have the above insurance policy(ies) endorsed to include and as Additional Insured the State of Arizona, Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University their officials, agents and shall be named as additional insureds with respect to liability arising out of activity performed by or on behalf of Company or in connection with the Authorized Use.* In addition, Company must provide Worker’s compensation insurance in form and amounts as required by law, and Employers’ Liability insurance in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 each accident, $1,000,000 each employee disease, and $1,000,000 for policy limit disease. Company must provide University with a certificate evidencing this insurance coverage and required endorsements no later than three days prior to Company’s use of the Premises

    What would be my best choice for this, I have an event in April to record? Can someone help me out. I just want to make sure that I’m covered. I was going through Skywatch and I would just do the hourly and send the COI to my client.

  6. Jim Ratti on July 26, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you, Just getting into the business and appreciate the time and energy you put not only into this Podcast, but all of them!

  7. Roger Ford on July 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Super helpful information!

  8. Checkered Flag Films on July 26, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the review. Have a couple of questions. 1. Once you’ve purchase Skywatch…and you gear up to fly your mission…when flying that mission must it be done using their app? 2. Does Skywatch app have the capability to print out a hard-copy of the insurance waiver certificate?…if so, how is that printed? 3. With Skywatch…how do you increase the radius over 1/2 mile? (say one mile/two mile)

  9. Eric Istvanditsch on July 26, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the clarification, Paul

  10. Michael Regish on July 26, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    I’m looking at SkyWatch now and it says that your discount depends on your number of INSURED claims free hours.

  11. Todd Larson on July 26, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Something wasn’t clear to me. Does the hull insurance you mentioned cover a crash or just theft?


    State Farm 75 $ a Year , covers everything , even fly away.

    Thanks for the Info

  13. AbleDelta on July 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I just got a quote for a year with a P4P for $662. Covers the bird, damage to property and bodily injury to 1 million for my business. It even had a bail bond coverage.. Bullock insurance out of Illinois.

  14. Joe Gowac on July 26, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Skywatch commercial

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