USAR Offers Zurich Accident Insurance to All Members
To help offer rugby players peace of mind in the event of an accident during gameplay, USA Rugby and Zurich North America Commercial have created an affordable Voluntary Rugby Accident Policy available exclusively to USA Rugby’s registered members.
For Immediate Release
November 18, 2010
BOULDER, Colo. – To help offer rugby players peace of mind in the event of an accident during gameplay, USA Rugby and Zurich North America Commercial have created an affordable Voluntary Rugby Accident Policy available exclusively to USA Rugby’s registered members. Clubs, State-Based Rugby Organizations (SBROs), Territorial Unions (TUs), and Local Area Unions (LAUs) can purchase this policy to cover all of their registered members for accidents sustained during sanctioned rugby activities. Club coverage starts as low as $200. This new voluntary accident coverage was crafted specifically for USA Rugby’s members.
“This new voluntary accident coverage is an enormous benefit to our members,” said USA Rugby CEO, Nigel Melville. “Clubs, TUs, and LAUs that take advantage of this coverage will be able to rest easier and know that their players will be covered if an accident happens. In rugby, we know it’s important to take care of one another, so this is a benefit we are very proud of.”
This new plan, available on November 18, 2010, will provide $100,000 in accident coverage to registered members who are injured in sanctioned matches and practices, as well as travel to and from those activities. This travel coverage is also in effect for participating groups that travel abroad on international tours.
Through Zurich, a leading property and casualty insurer globally and in North America, USAR will offer this new plan to players, regardless of whether they have health care coverage or not.
USA Rugby’s voluntary accident program is only available online at www.usarugby.org. This is the only accident insurance program endorsed by USA Rugby.
USA Rugby Voluntary Accident Coverage Summary:
$100,000 per injury
Coverage for the entire season*
Prices are the same for all ages
Cover an entire team for as little as $200
*Effective date through August 31, 2011
Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America. Risk engineering services are provided by Zurich Services Corporation.
Zurich entered the U.S. market in 1912. According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America (www.zurichna.com) is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors.
Jarrod Beckstrom | Communications Manager | USA Rugby
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