Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 39 / AUGUST 1983 / PAGE 251

Loss-of-Data Insurance

The Association of Computer Users and the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Companies have announced a new type of insurance for small computer owners that includes coverage for accidental loss of data.

The policy covers:

  • Direct physical loss or damage to equipment, disks, programs, documentation, and source materials.
  • Accidental erasure or loss of data.
  • Dishonest acts, fraud, or misuse of equipment by employees or outside parties.
  • Extraordinary damage to equipment caused by external electrical problems, such as spikes, brownouts, or power surges.
  • Extra expenses incurred as a result of a covered loss.

The cost of coverage is $175 per year for protection up to $25,000, with a $250 deductible.

Association of Computer Users
P.O. Box 9003
Boulder, CO 80301