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Insurtech Start-Up Buddy Launches Product Enhancements to Their Industry Leading On-Demand Insurance Software

Insurtech Start-Up Buddy Launches Product Enhancements to Their Industry Leading On-Demand Insurance Software

Expands Product Offerings to New Verticals Including Registration and Ticketing

Buddy
Oct 04, 2021

Insurtech Start-Up Buddy Launches Product Enhancements to Their Industry Leading On-Demand Insurance Software

Buddy
Oct 04, 2021

Product Agnostic, No Code Software Solution Enabling Real-Time Changes to the Insurance Offering on Booking Engines PRESS RELEASE — ITC LAS…

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News

Buddy and The Forge Announce Partnership

Insurtech Startup and North America’s Largest Aerial Adventure Course Team Up to Offer Accident Coverage and Cancellation Protection

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Buddy and Rezo Systems Announce Partnership

Embedded Accident Insurance and Activity-Based Reservation System Team Up to Make Outdoors More Accessible

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Buddy Partners with Manifest to Offer Registration Insurance to Attendees

Those Planning to Attend Logistics Technology Event Needn’t Worry if It’s Canceled

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Buddy Now Offers USAFL On-demand Accident Insurance

United States Australian Football League players, officials, trainers and administrators are protected from medical costs resulting from sports injuries.

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News

Buddy On-Demand Insurance Partners with Wherewolf Digital Waivers

Adventure tourism operators can now offer clients an extra layer of protection with a click

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Buddy Now Guards Florida's Outdoors and Adventure Fans

For Under $10, On-Demand Accident Insurance is Instantly Available for All Residents.

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News

Washington Outdoors Buffs Now Have Buddy Insurance

The Evergreen State, Washington, is the 40th state to approve e-commerce insurtech startup Buddy.

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Lifestyle

15 Bicycle Safety Facts, Statistics, Tips

The benefits of cycling are well documented. It’s a fun way to get fit. It causes less strain and injury if done correctly.

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News

ITC Vegas Selects Buddy to Power Embedded Insurance

Partnership exemplifies a new expanded scope of Buddy’s capabilities.

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News

Buddy Adventure Insurance Available in Utah for the First Time Ever!

Beehive State Joins 37 Others in Offering On-Demand Accident Coverage for Skiers, Mountain Bikers, Hikers and All Other Outdoor Lovers.

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Lifestyle

2020 Resolutions Results

Final results from our 2020 resolutions.

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Adventures

Day 12 - A Wish

It has been a long year, full of difficulty. Wherever the journey has taken you, please find a quiet moment and take a few deep breaths. Remember that we are in this together.

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Lifestyle

Day 11 - On Fear and Loss

For months, I was unable to ride a particular stretch of country road on my bike without getting teary.

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Lifestyle

Day 10 - Dealing with Fearless Feedback

Facing criticism can be tough sometimes, but it's a necessary part of growth. David Vogeleer offers some tips on how to take that fearless feedback with grace.

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Adventures

Day 9 - Dreaming of Ouray

Jay recounts a story of one of his favorite climbing adventures in Ouray, CO.

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Lifestyle

Day 8 - Do Things. Or Move On.

Stoicism can help you stay focused and fearless.

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Lifestyle

Day 7 - Choosing Which Fear to Face

During the month of December, Buddy will highlight, the Twelve Days of Fearlessness. Whether it is getting up the nerve to lace up your old…

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Lifestyle

Day 6 - Fearlessly Marching to the Beat of Different Drum

You'll want to keep some of these routines even after the pandemic.

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Adventures

Day 5 — Find your local outdoor gems

How to find your local outdoor gems so you can quench your adventure thirst right in your own backyard.

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Lifestyle

Day 4 - How to Get Unstuck When You’re Stuck In a Rut

Casey's tips for getting yourself unstuck and back to your old self.

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Lifestyle

Day 3 - Instead of Sitting on my Hands, I Got Shot

Jay Paul recounts how he found one way to be useful in the fight against the pandemic.

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Lifestyle

Day 2 - Creating Portable Routines in Response to "Pandemic-Proof Your Habits"

You'll want to keep some of these routines even after the pandemic.

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Lifestyle

Day 1 - For Your Own Sake, Try Something New

Trying something new can be the key to getting through hard times.

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Insurance

Individual Health Insurance: How It Works

What is individual health insurance and how does it work?

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Stay Strong

At this time last year, we in the outdoor world were coming off a great summer and fall full of adventure. Plans were being made for the…

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Customers

Buddy's Buddy: Noah

Meet Noah. He mountain bikes, enjoys cereal with vanilla almond milk, and is one of Buddy's buddies.

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Customers

Buddy's Buddy: Spencer

Meet Spencer. He mountain bikes, makes a mean cookie ball, and is one of Buddy's buddies.

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Adventures

Afraid of Chasing Your Wildest Dreams? Just Find Another You

In 2019, our Teammate Casey ran the Leadville 100. In 2020, he played 100 songs over 8 hours. Read his story.

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Lifestyle

How Virtual Races Are Keeping Us Sane

2020 is crazy. See how virtual races are keeping the Buddy team and others sane.

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News

From Sea to Shining Sea

Buddy takes its unique on-demand accident insurance nation wide. See how Buddy got here.

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Lifestyle

Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Want to improve your endurance? See how strength training can help improve your endurance training.

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Lifestyle

Resolutions Update #3

2020 Buddy team resolutions part 3.

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Adventures

7 Creative Ways to Stay Active at Home

Experts share 7 creative ways to stay active during quarantine. See how you can workout from home today.

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Lifestyle

Resolutions Update #2

2020 Buddy team resolutions part 2.

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Lifestyle

It's Nice Out. Time to Train Outside

Training outside while the weather is good. Read through the many possible ways you can work out and train outdoors.

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Lifestyle

Resolutions Update #1

2020 Buddy team resolution updates part 1.

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Insurance

5 Ways You Can Spend Your Accident Insurance Money

See some of the best ways people spend their money after receiving an accident insurance benefit.

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Lifestyle

Buddy's Resolutions 2020

Buddy team sets 2020 resolutions. See what they said they want to accomplish.

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Lifestyle

My Resolution: Live in the Magic of Unfolding

Not all those who wander are lost. Read how living in the moment can be best plan forward.

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Insurance

9 Surprising Activities Buddy Covers

Buddy may cover more fun stuff than your average accident policy. See some surprising things to do and still be covered by Buddy.

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Insurance

Yes, You Can Sign Up for Buddy Insurance From the Chair Lift

How long does it take to get accident insurance? Read how Buddy made the process so fast you can get covered while on a ski lift.

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Adventures

Day 12 — Mentorship

Becoming fearless is something to aspire to, but don't forget to take people with you. See how Buddy mentors those around us to share the fearlessness.

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Adventures

Day 11 — Community

Community is everything to Buddy. See how we all supported local organizations in 2019.

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Adventures

Day 10 — Reflection

A look back at 2019 for the Buddy team.

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Adventures

Day 9 — Surprise Guest

You can think you're preparred for everything, but are you preparred to feel an animal nestling into your sleeping bag? Read how one of our co-founders handled it.

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Adventures

Day 8 —  Teamwork

Facing your fear alone can be tough, so take a buddy. Read how one of our co-founders took on a tough climb with a little help from a friend.

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Adventures

Day 7 —  Hitting a Wall

Read how one of our teammates hit the wall and conquered it.

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Adventures

Day 6  —  Fear of Mistakes

Fear can happen at any time, even after you've taken the risk. Read how one of our co-founders learned to control the fear after a costly mistake.

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Lifestyle

Day 5  —  Injured? Do this.

Injuries happen to everyone. Here are the things to do when injuries happen to you.

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Day 4  —  Landing On My Feet...Or Wrist

Read how a single pump fake lead to one of our co-founders spending $1,400 out of pocket and over 6 months of recovery.

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Lifestyle

Day 3  —  Motivation Through Fear

Staying motivated in the face of adversity can be daunting. Read here to see how fear itself can be all the motivation you need.

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Adventures

Day 2 —  The Climb

Climbing is a great way to learn to conquer fear. Read on to find great mountains near you.

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Adventures

Day 1  —  Determination

Determination can be a powerful factor in overcoming adversity. Read here to learn from a two year old how to stay determined.

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Insurance

Why You Need Accident Insurance Even If You Have Health Insurance

Is accident insurance right for you? Read here to find out if accident insurance is a good choice for you and your adventures.

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Lifestyle

Apple Helping You Get After It

Apple dropped a ton of product and service updates from new watches and iPads to creating a new on-demand fitness service. Read what updates you'll be interested in.

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Insurance

Accident Insurance For Anywhere

See how Buddy's accident insurance is valid no matter where you adventure around the globe.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 11/4

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. October 29 - November…

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News

Getting Kids Outside in the Name of Candy

Is candy healthy? See why Buddy's teammate Casey thinks yes, under the right circumstances.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 10/28

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. October 21 - October…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 10/21

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. October 14 - October…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 10/14

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. October 07 - October…

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Adventures

An Ode to Richmond's Trails

Looking for awesome trails around Richmond? Read about some of Hunter's favorites.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 10/07

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. September 30 - October…

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Adventures

My $1,800 Float Trip

Want to know what a kayak accident could cost? Read how a rough ride down some rapids cost our co-founder $1,800.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 09/30

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. September 2…

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News

A New Way to Buddy

Check out Buddy's Customer Portal, a fast, easy, and secure way to manage your Buddy Insurance.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 09/23

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. September 1…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 09/16

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. September…

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Lifestyle

What the Apple Event Means for Outdoorsy Folks

Apple's big announcements aren't just for tech people. See what all the new gear means for you and your outdoor life.

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Adventures

Hunter's Spartan Race

Ready for your first Spartan race? See how Hunter's first race went.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 09/09

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. September…

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Adventures

Written in Stone

Should there be a different standard for Trad and Sport? Read what the director for the American Alpine Club has to say about it.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 09/02

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. August 26 - September…

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Adventures

Why Run 100 Miles?

Ever wanted to run an ultra-marathon? Learn why our own teammate Casey took on the challenge.

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Adventures

The Leadville Trail 100 – Race Across the Sky

What does it take to complete the Leadville 100? Everything you've got according to our teammate Casey. Checkout his amazing story.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 08/26

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. August 19 - August 2…

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News

Go Bigger with Buddy in Texas

Buddy gets approval to sell on-demand accident insurance in Texas.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 08/19

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. August 12 - August 1…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 08/12

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. August 5 - August 1…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 08/05

​ Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. ​ July 29 - August…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 07/29

​ Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. ​ July 21 - July 2…

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 07/22

​ Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. July 15 - July 2…

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Insurance

Accident Insurance vs. Travel Insurance

There are real differences between travel insurance and accident insurance. See the specifics and learn which one you need.

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Lifestyle

Buddy Links - 07/15

Every week, Buddy finds the best links on the internet about the outdoors, athletics, and generally getting after it. July 7 - July 14 Buddy…

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News

This Adventure Insurance is Good News for Risk-Takers | Buddy Profiled in Outside Magazine

We were picked up by the editorial team at Outside Magazine as worth some ink!

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Insurance

Does your health insurance cover you when traveling abroad?

Insurance can be tricky. You should always know when and where you'll be covered when traveling.

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Insurance

What does it mean to have a high deductible health plan?

What is a high deductible? Learn what a high deductible is and what it means for your finances.

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News

Buddy’s On-Demand Accident Insurance Available via API

Buddy launches Partner API to help organizations cover their athletes and participants. See how you can join.

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Lifestyle

Run Alone? Here's How to Make Sure You're Totally Prepared

Wondering how to safely run alone? Learn some tips from an expert.

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News

Buddy's on-demand accident insurance is approved in North Carolina

Buddy gets approval to sell on-demand accident insurance in North Carolina.

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Adventures

Tired, Cold, and Dirty. Perfect!

What does it take to reach Everest Base Camp? Read Beth's epic story to find out.

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Adventures

Discovering the Wall: Part Two

One of Richmond's hidden gems, see how the Manchester wall was rediscovered. Part 2.

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Adventures

Discovering the Wall: Part One

One of Richmond's hidden gems, see how the Manchester wall was rediscovered. Part 1.

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Insurance

Things You Might Not Know About Insurance

Insurance is complicated. Read about a few things you might not know about insurance.

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Insurance

6 Things I Learned from Starting an InsureTech Startup

Learn some secrets from a founder before starting an InsureTech.

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Insurance

What An Accident Can Cost You

Curious what an accident might cost you? Read here about Buddy's accident calculator.

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Insurance

Insurance should be as easy as falling off a log

Insurance doesn't have to be hard. See what Buddy does to make insurance as easy as falling off a log.

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News

Buddy Lands in Tennessee

Buddy gets approval to sell it's on-demand insurance in Tennessee.

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Insurance

The Fig Leaf of Excess Medical Coverage

Curious how excess medical insurance works? Let Jay, one of our co-founders, walk you through the ins and outs of excess medical insurance.

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Lifestyle

Mulch Happens

Want to know what to do when your kid gets hurt? Read what our co-founder did when his son broke his arm.

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Adventures

Accidents Happen... So Do Avalanches

Avalanches can happen without warning. See how the Buddy crew handled it when they got caught in one while visiting customers.

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News

Buddy is Live in Colorado

Buddy gets approval to sell it's on-demand accident insurance in Colorado.

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News

Buddy Approved for Sale In The Bluegrass State

Buddy gets approved to sell Accident Insurance in Kentucky.

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News

Hi, Phoenix!

Buddy heads to Phoenix to meet with customers and partners. See how the trip went.

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Lifestyle

Day 12 — Team

There is no 'I' in team, and that's never been truer than with team Buddy.

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Adventures

Day 11 — Failure and Redemption

Not every adventure ends with success. Read Jay's story on how you can build on failure for future successes.

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Lifestyle

Day 10 — Generosity

The Blue Sky Fund is essential to Richmond area kids getting outside and exploring nature. See how you can get involved.

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Adventures

Day 9 — Gear

Must-have gear according to the Buddy team. Read on to see if you're ready for the season.

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Adventures

Day 8 — Experience

Have you ever heard the story of our co-founder Jay saving himself and some other folks stuck on Mt. Rogers? See him tell it in his own words.

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Lifestyle

Day 7 — Grit

Discover one of Richmond's hidden gems. Read about the Manchester climbing wall.

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Lifestyle

Day 6 — Training

Not everyone can say they road a bike across America. Read how Brantley's training made it possible.

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Lifestyle

Day 5 — Goals

Setting goals can help keep your mind on the price. Read how one of our co-founders set goals to become a starter on his team.

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Lifestyle

Day 4 — Mindset

Your own mindset can help you stay fearless on even the hardest of journeys. Read how one spanish teacher kept her mindset for 490 miles.

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Lifestyle

Day 3 — Community

Community is more than a bunch of strangers gathered together, it's also the emotion that brings them together. Read one family's story.

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Lifestyle

Day 2 — Food

Buddy's CEO Charles Merritt makes some tasty logan bread for the trail. See the recipe.

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Lifestyle

Day 1 — Fear Itself

Fear happens to us all at one time or another. Read about the science behind it.

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Adventures

Somehow, I became a wrestling coach

Life takes funny turns sometimes. Read how one of our teammates became a wrestling coach.

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Lifestyle

Buddy is ready to #OptOutside

Buddy joins other outdoors companies in opting outside this year. Read why.

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Adventures

I Didn’t Plan to Become a Runner

Thinking about becoming a runner? See how one of our teammates became one without ever planning to.

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News

Buddy on the Cloudcast

Buddy's CEO Charles Merritt gets interviewed on Cloudcast. See what they covered.

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News

Buddy's First Steps

Buddy has launched the first on-demand accident insurance and are now live in Arizona. See how it works.

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Insurance

What Do You Owe After an Accident: Part 3

Curious what might owe after an accident? Read here how to calculate what you owe based on other expenses you may not have considered.

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Insurance

What Do You Owe After an Accident: Part 2

Curious what might owe after an accident? Read here how to calculate what you owe based on the benefits of your health insurance.

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Insurance

What Do You Owe After an Accident: Part 1

Curious what might owe after an accident? Read here how to calculate what you owe based on your health insurance.

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News

Buddy Does Techstars!

Buddy gets accepted into Techstars accelerator.

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Insurance

A Healthcare Pro’s Costly Turn on the Slope

What's it like to get an accident? Follow a healthcare professional's journey through health insurance after a rough turn on the slopes.

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News

Meet Buddy

Meet the founding team at Buddy, a new type of insurance and platform for people who like to get outside and have fun.

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Lifestyle

What my toddler taught me about chat bots

Curious about building a chat bot? See what our co-founder David learned about them from his toddler.