Which is why I asked the question.
Thanks for the reply Tatonka. Though phydeaux72 and surgefan have a point.
Also, workers comp policies are typically billed in 6 month increments, after the fact... so like in the case of a team in another league that I used to do some work for, you can see on their county's online court docket, that they've been sued several times for non-payment of that premium.
The misunderstandings come from when there's say, a relationship with a particular doctor working with/sponsoring the team. Say the team relocates, or hints at relocating, of for some other reason the doc feels he's not getting his end of the deal. He may have declined to work on a player since he will have to wait awhile to recover the insurance payout anyway, and the player thinks it's because the team no longer has insurance.
Sometimes, the players are some of the least informed people in the organization. Right or wrong, they can frequently be the last to know...
[quote=""Tatonka""]in most cases, we're notified if there's a problem with a team's policy[/quote]
Which to me indicates it doesn't happen all the time, unless you misspoke that is.
Maybe I haven't been around minor-league indoor football long enough, but that is unbelievable if true. Hearing everything that happened to that team this year, I guess it's not that unbelievable.
This is something that should not be tolerated. First offense, your team is out and the organization should honor player contracts and pay them the rest of the season (but that's impossible since most are one week deals to cover the owner's ass). If any team plays without insurance they should be caught. And if there's that big of a problem in the CIFL with this, the league should check each team, each week. It's that important.
Coach, here's one point I agree with you very much on... The players DO tend to get overlooked, and after what happened this year I hope the league is able to better implement some checks and balances into the system to keep these things from happening again, or to nip them in the bud as soon as they do.
Without the players, there are no games... if there are no games, then there is no league... we know that, and need to improve conditions for the players going forward.
BTW, my examples were just that, examples. I don't pretend to be an expert on the insurance issues either, just trying to bring my perspective.