Squash BC carries two different policies to insure itself and its’ members, "Accident Insurance" and "Liability Insurance." Below are 3 expandable lists explaining the types of insurance and an explanation on how to claim for an accident.
Why Liability Insurance?
Because no matter how careful you are, accidents happen. And you can be sued by anyone who claims injury or damages resulting from your activities. You may not be liable, but you will need to be defended in court. A liability policy will pay for this defence as well as any costs awarded against you. In short, liability insurance gives you peace of mind.
Who is Insured?
All members of Squash BC, including executives, managers, coaches, trainers, officials, employees and volunteers while acting within the scope of their duties on your behalf.
Sanctioned or authorized events within your sport discipline, including related training authorized by you. This will include sanctioned tournaments, leagues, junior programs and club ladders/box leagues who use the SportyHQ program.
General Liability Insurance
The policy will pay those sums that the insured becomes legally obligated to pay as
compensatory damages because of bodily injury to or damage to property of others, such as spectators, passersby, property owners and others resulting from your operations or actions. Coverage includes your legal liability for injury to participants
Including the following extensions:
- Premises, Property and Operations
- Products and Completed Operations
Personal Injury (libel and slander)
Employees as Additional Insured
Non-Owned Automobile (in most cases)
Tenants Legal Liability
A deductible of $500 applies to bodily injury, property damage and legal expenses.
Directors and Officers Insurance
Directors and officers may be sued for actual or alleged errors or omissions while
performing their duties as officials of the organization. D&O insurance will pay those sums the organization, directors and officers become legally obligated to pay as compensatory damages because of a wrongful act.
Coverage, Limits and Deductible
Limit – Up to $2,000,000, as negotiated
Claims Service & Loss Prevention Advice
Is available on a national basis from specialists who have a wide range of services at
Our Sport Accident Insurance is meant to be a supplement to your BC Health Care Premiums and any other 3rd party insurance you have. It is not designated to be a primary source of coverage. You must also be paying your BC Health Premiums to be entitled to the coverage.
Dental – Up To $1,000
For dental treatment resulting from injury to sound natural teeth and completed within 52
weeks of the accident.
Accident Reimbursement – Up To $10,000
For costs not insured by Provincial Medical Plan, including crutches, splints, medical
braces, emergency ambulance, excess physiotherapy, prescription drugs for the injury,
etc., incurred within 52 weeks of the accident.
Principal Sum Benefits – Up To $20,000
In the event of Loss of Use of Hands, Arms, or Legs: Quadriplegia, Paraplegia,
Hemiplegia; Loss of Speech and Hearing or Dismemberment occurring within 52 weeks of the accident (benefit as scheduled).
Accidental Death – $10,000
In the event of accidental death occurring within 52 weeks of the accident:
– Fracture Indemnity Benefit
Up to $500 paid for fracture of bone or bones (including chip and linear fractures).
– Rehabilitation Indemnity Benefit
Up to $3,000 for special occupational training required due to an accident.
– Tuition Fees Reimbursement
Up to $2,000 for tutorial services made necessary by post-accident confinement.
– Emergency Transportation Benefit
Up to $50 for transportation from arena or field to nearest hospital or doctor’s office.
– Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses Expense
Up to $100 for repair or replacement of eyeglasses or contact lenses when damage
results from an accident which required the Insured Person to receive treatment by a
physician or dentist
Limitations and Exclusions
No benefit shall be payable for any loss resulting directly or indirectly, wholly or partially
from any of the following causes:
a. purchase, repair, or replacement of eyeglasses, contact lenses or
prescriptions thereof (except as otherwise provided);
b. sickness or disease either as a cause or effect;
c. any intentionally self-inflicted injury;
d. any of the hazards of aviation except while riding as a fare paying
passenger in a licensed aircraft operating on a regular scheduled service
e. declared or undeclared war, invasion or civil war, or any act thereof;
f. service in the armed forces of any country;
g. any benefits that are available under any Government Health Insurance
Plan, whether enrolled in such a plan or not;
h. dental and/or other expense benefits shall be for the excess of expenses
payable under any other benefit plan or policy;
i. an insured person who is not a resident of any Canadian province that has
enacted Medical Care Legislation unless stated specifically in this policy.
This insurance is subject to and shall not contravene any Federal or Provincial statutory
requirements with respect to hospital or medical plans, nor shall it duplicate any benefits
which are provided under any Federal or Provincial Hospital or Medical Plans, or any other policy providing a reimbursement indemnity.
Should you be injured while playing in or preparing for a sanctioned Squash BC event, follow the following steps to initiate a claim.
Obtain an athletic accident claim form (available here)
The Insured or parent/guardian shall fully complete the claim form.
- Submit the claim form within 30 days of the sports accident.
For reimbursement of dental or medical claims, the Insured shall have the attending
dentist or physician complete the applicable form.
- Proof of claim, including a report from the attending dentist or doctor, must be
submitted within 90 days of the date of the accident.
Completed claim form and all insured accounts for payment should be forwarded
without delay to:
Markel Canada Limited
400, 200 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3C7
By fax: 416-601-1150
By email: [email protected]