Hockey Canada Changes to Insurance Coverage
BC HOCKEY BULLETIN
ISSUE #: 2017-041
December 1, 2017
TO: BC Hockey Membership
FROM: Barry Petrachenko
Chief Executive Officer
SUBJECT: Hockey Canada Changes to Insurance Coverage
Please note the following important information regarding upcoming adjustments to the Hockey Canada Insurance coverage provided to BC Hockey members.
The Hockey Canada Board of Directors has approved changes to the insurance program in order to better reflect the continued growth of Hockey Canada’s programming and the changes in its membership.
Hockey Canada continues to provide an insurance program that is one of the best in Canadian sport, reflecting a balance between cost to the participant and coverages that are made available.
Over the past 17 years, the premium paid by Hockey Canada participants has remained stable and has delivered effective insurance coverages to our members. In order to continue to ensure we are offering effective coverage Hockey Canada has reviewed the current insurance program and related participant fees to ensure we are meeting the continued growth in Hockey Canada Programming, and that we are offering coverages that assist in supporting the latest in medical treatments and associated costs of injury.
The insurance fee adjustment, which becomes effective for the 2018-2019 season, is an increase from $16.15 to $21.30, paid as part of the participant assessment fees. The adjustment noted will allow Hockey Canada to continue to offer top level coverage for an affordable premium.
It is also necessary to review the program regularly given the changing insurance markets and the fluctuation in insurance costs experiences over the last two (2) decades.
A proposal was made specific to enhancements of selected components of the insurance program and an adjustment to the current insurance fees paid by participants of Hockey Canada both of which were approved by the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. The key changes include enhancements to the benefit amounts for selected losses within the Accidental Death and Dismemberment policy, and for certain ancillary benefits such as rehabilitation, and home and vehicle alteration, for example.
We strongly encourage players and families to educate themselves on the policies in place which can be found at www.hockeycanada.ca/insurance.