INSURANCE COVER WITH JERSEY HOCKEY (“JHL”)
There has been an improvement with the insurance cover provided for Jersey Hockey playing members.
With effect from 1stSeptember 2021 England Hockey (“EH”) as the governing body of our sport has entered into an arrangement with their brokers Bluefin Sport to provide insurance cover to affiliated member clubs which includes:
Personal Accident, Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, Employers Liability, Abuse Cover and Equipment Cover.
Travel Insurance and Property Insurance are not included in the EH Insurance cover however JHL has taken out separate insurance cover for Travel and for the Clubhouse and pitches at Les Quennevais.
The benefit of the new EH scheme is that playing members are covered for personal accident when playing as part of a JHL team in the UK, British Isles and Europe.
The devil is always in the detail of such policies and JHL is in discussions with Bluefin to fully understand what is and what is not covered. As we learn more, members will be updated.
If you suffer an injury in Jersey, Guernsey or the UK there will be insurance payouts for broken bones, dentistry, optical issues, and other medical issues subject to the provision of medical certificates. There will also be a small amount of compensation up to a finite sum for stays in hospital.
Private health cover is not included and if you are injured whilst playing you would be expected to seek treatment at local hospitals in Jersey, Guernsey and in the UK under the terms of public health cover in Jersey and the Reciprocal Health Agreements (“RHA”) with Guernsey and the UK.
Those RHA stop at the point of discharge and there is no cover under the RHA if you require help to an airport nor any type of flight home which requires specialist medical assistance.
Full details of what is covered by the policies can be seen by visiting the following link
Clubs (bluefinsport.co.uk)or via theEngland Hockey website in the “England Hockey Insurance Zone”
The FAQs are very helpful.
As mentioned above JHL HAS taken out specific travel insurance and, whilst the RHA do not cover repatriation from hospital treatment when out of the Island, the Travel insurance does. You would still be expected to seek any medical attention under the terms of the RHA as private medical cover is not included but, as mentioned above, there is a compensation scheme under the general insurance policy.
There is also a provision for “Curtailment” which means where travel is cancelled or the event is cancelled. However, currently Covid reasons are outside the scope of such cover.
In the event of anyone requiring medical treatment when out of the Island an authorised member of the travelling party should contact the Emergency Medical Assistance Number of the insurer Aviva on:
and quote the policy number: 100747973GPA
This should be done by someone not involved with securing local assistance for the injured person!
In the event of lost luggage or delays to flights or cancellation of match or flight, it is worth calling the Non Emergency number at Aviva to put them on notice.
01243 621416 and quote the policy number.
On returning to Jersey please contact Ian Cuming who will contact the broker for assistance.
Keep all receipts and any other useful documents.
JERSEY HOCKEY ACCIDENT REPORT FORM
Click here to see Jersey Hockey's Accident Report Form. This form should be completed by a team's captain or manager or coach for any member, player, coach or umpire who gets injured whilst attending hockey coaching or matches. This form should be submitted to the Jersey Hockey Administrator either by emailing the form to email@example.com or by sending to The Moorings, La Marquanderie Hill, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8EP.
If you have any queries on insurance or on the accident report form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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