Insurance

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For Season 2013/14, our appointed insurance broker Bluefin Sport will provide clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with robust and competitive insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of grassroots football.

The Football Association has introduced a rule making it mandatory for Adult 11-a-side teams to have Personal Accident insurance in place for the whole of Season 2013/14.

Public Liability insurance is also mandatory and all clubs should carry a limit of indemnity of no less than £10,000,000 any one occurrence.

Bluefin Sport is The FA’s appointed broker to deliver the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS) and also our appointed broker. We urge you to consider your purchase of insurance cover through the NGIS.

Personal Accident

Cover is available to adult and youth teams and protects players, committee members, managers, trainers and assistant referees/officials in the event of an accident arising from football activities.

Benefits include:

• Accidental death
• Life cover
• Permanent total disablement
• Loss of sight, limbs, speech, hearing
• Hospitalisation
• Dental expenses
• Weekly benefits for time off work
• Broken bone benefits

For Adult 11-a-side teams, personal accident insurance is mandatory and the “Basic” level of cover is the minimum level of cover required by the Amateur Football Alliance. We would recommend that you look at the range of benefits on offer as you may wish to upgrade your teams cover. Bluefin Sports instalment facility will help you to spread the cost of your personal accident insurance.

Please see the documents at the bottom of the page for a copy of the Group Personal Accident brochure.

How do I purchase cover for my teams?

Clubs can purchase cover through the National Game Insurance Scheme website www.bluefinsport.co.uk/amateur

Some of the advantages of buying cover on-line are:

• Instant quotations with cover starting from 1 July 2013;
• Pay your premium on-line by debit or credit card or;
• Pay by 5 monthly instalments if your premium is £80 or more (Interest rate 6%, Typical APR 21.7%)
• Ability to download policy documentation and also delivery of policy documents by email.

To apply for cover, please click visit www.bluefinsport.co.uk/amateur

Alternatively, you can apply by post by completing the application form which you will find at the back of the Group Personal Accident brochure. The completed application form should be returned to Bluefin Sport together with a cheque made payable to 'Bluefin Insurance Services.' Please note if you make a postal application, a £5.00 administration fee is payable on top of the premium.

Legal Liabilities (including Public Liability)

The Countycover scheme is available to affiliated clubs, leagues and match officials affiliated to the Association. Cover is arranged by the association as a group policy, so premiums are more affordable. This allows you to purchase the cover at a much cheaper premium, whilst you also benefit from the wider cover of a policy that has been designed specifically with grassroots football in mind.

Four elements of cover in one unique package

• Public liability - £10,000,000
• Employers liability - £10,000,000
• Officers and committee liability - £5,000,000
• Professional indemnity - £10,000,000

For further information, download the Countycover Brochure which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Countycover does not cover ‘Player to Player’ incidents. However, our cover does automatically include ‘Player to Player’ legal defence costs only of up to £100,000 (does not cover any award that maybe given).

Important:

• Please note that Countycover is only available to clubs and teams participating at steps 5 and below. If your club or one of its teams plays at Step 4 and above, please contact Bluefin Sport as they can provide a separate quotation.

• Cover is not provided for the operation of a licensed premises. This element of cover is usually provided under a commercial combined insurance policy or alternatively, Bluefin Sport can provide a separate quotation.

How do I purchase cover?

Cover is purchased when you affiliate to the Association and the premium of £18.00 is paid together with your affiliation fees.

Once the premium has been received and your application has been accepted, you will be sent an Evidence of Cover.

Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the insurance?

Please contact Bluefin Sport:

T: 0845 872 5060
E: nationalgame@bluefingroup.co.uk  
W: www.bluefinsport.co.uk/ngis  

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