NASO - Official's Insurance

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What if you are sued because of a call you made in a game? (Which one of our colleagues was threatened with recently.)

What if one of your officials sues you because you did not give that official any assignments? Like in this case.

Most insurances won't cover you because no bodily injury or property damage was involved — but NASO insurance does.

When you join, you're welcome to share your ideas, practice your skills, and network with colleagues. You won't find that anywhere else.

Typical dues are about $100 annually.

About NASO

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational association providing services and benefits for sports officials.

For more than 30 years, NASO has been an innovator in developing benefits for sports officials. It was the first organization to provide officiating liability insurance protection and remains the leader in developing and promoting educational materials and personal benefits for sports officials.

Today more than 20,000 officials, representing virtually every sport at every level of play, are receiving the benefits of NASO membership.

Key Benefits of NASO Membership

  • Sports Officials Security Program (SOS)
  • Member Information and Consultation Program (MICP)
  • $50,000 Game Call and Assignors' Coverage
  • $10,000 Assault Protection
  • Monthly members-only edition of Referee magazine
  • Monthly It's Official NASO newsletter
  • Monthly NASO LockerRoom e-newsletter
  • Advocating on critical issues impacting sports officials
  • Major buying discounts, Honigs, NASO and Referee publications
  • Marriott Athletic VIP card - Save up to 40% for officiating & Personal Use
  • Discounts to annual Sports Officiating Summit
  • Savings on personal services (car rentals, credit cards, hotels)
  • Relocation services

Tax Deductible!

NASO dues are fully deductible from your officiating income.

Sports officials and assigners in all sports, at all levels -- including the NFL, NBA, college and high school -- are taking advantage of NASO's many benefits. You should be too.

Take your game to the next level.....

VIP Card Provides NASO Members Discount at Marriott Hotels

The Marriott Athletic VIP Card is a valuable benefit for NASO members. NASO members will receive instructions on how to access their cards when they join or renew NASO. 

The VIP card provides a discounted rate at Marriotts, Courtyard Inns, Fairfield Inns, Residence Inns, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites.

With the VIP card, NASO members may receive a room rate of up to 25 to 40 percent off the regular price at participating hotels where space is available. The discounted rate might not be offered if a hotel is sold out or anticipates being sold out. The Athletic VIP card must be shown at check-in.

You can check with the individual hotel you plan to stay in for room availability. The card does not replace the Marriott Rewards card. It will help members continue collecting Marriott points. 

Marriott International, Inc., is promoted as a leading worldwide hospitality company. It has nearly 2,800 lodging properties located in the U.S. and 66 other countries and territories. To reserve a room at U.S., Canadian and participating international hotels or motels, call 800/228-9290, or the individual hotel directly. Request the Marriott Athletic VIP rate. Or visit and click on Special Rates & Awards, then type in VIP in the corporate/promotional rate box to get a list of participating hotels in the required location.


Honig's Whistle Stop Offers Discount on Purchases

NASO members can receive a 10 percent discount on products at the online store of Honig's Whistle Stop. Some restrictions may apply. NASO members must show proof of membership to receive the discounts. Call Honig's for more details or to apply the discount on a purchase.


Receive Discounts on Auto Rentals from Avis, Hertz

NASO members save on rental cars every time they travel, whether on business or for personal pleasure.

Just combine your exclusive NASO coupons with an already discounted group rate for extra savings.

Simply click the AVIS or Hertz logo on the right to make your reservations and receive your special discount or call the AVIS or Hertz special NASO reservation number on the back of our NASO membership card.



Officiating Publications are Discounted for NASO Members

NASO members receive a 20 percent discounts on publications from NASO and Referee.