Swiftcover, the insurance company that recently got rock legend Iggy Pop to sign on for their $10 million advertising campaign, refuses to insure musicians, presumably including Pop himself.
UK’s Mail Online reports that Swiftcover has been turning musicians away after telling them their occupation makes them ineligible for coverage. One applicant, Tim Soong, said “When I mentioned Iggy Pop, she said his case was different because he is American.”
However, another rejected musician said he was told Iggy Pop doesn’t even hold a policy for the company. “When I asked what Iggy Pop did for a living if I was being rejected as a musician, they said they did not know his personal life and he was not one of their policy holders,” music producer Felix Wright said.
A spokesperson for the UK-based insurance company told Mail: “Musicians are excluded because they and their passengers might have high claims for loss of future earnings if they are injured.” Apparently even Iggy Pop is too risky to be “Swiftcovered,” as he says in the commercial.