Bluefin is the Association's preferred provider to ensure that the very best cover is offered at the most competitive rates.
Public Liability Insurance
Suffolk FA is one of the only County Football Associations to provide all affiliated clubs with Public Liability Insurance cover. This costs the Association almost £20,000 each season and covers clubs to the effect of £10,000,000.
Private Accident Insurance
With effect from the 2013/14 season it became mandatory for every team playing open age 11v11 football across the country to have Personal Accident insurance in place. The minimum level of insurance cover clubs need is set by their county FA. Clubs can choose to 'top up' their cover if they wish and they can buy their policy with any insurance provider as long as they meet the minimum level of insurance set by their county FA.
We have brokered a very competitive deal with Bluefin Sport; providers of the National Game Insurance Scheme which all clubs in Suffolk can benefit from for the 2014/15 season. The cost of the basic Personal Accident insurance cover through Bluefin is £26 per team if purchased online; £31 per team if purchased through the post.
Clubs can purchase this insurance online through www.bluefinsport.co.uk/ngis or by completing the group personal accident insurance application form on the inside back cover of the brochure they have been sent and returning it directly with their payment to Bluefin Sport, Castlemead, Lower Castle Street, Bristol BS1 3AG.
Clubs must have purchased personal accident insurance prior to returning their affiliation form in order to be issued a club affiliation number for the 2014/15 season. If clubs do so through Bluefin Sport Suffolk FA will receive an automated confirmation of purchase so clubs won’t need to send Suffolk FA evidence of their policy.
If clubs choose to purchase their personal accident insurance through an alternative provider, they must enclose details of the policy when they send their forms back to Suffolk FA; the policy certificate will suffice. Please remember that all clubs' policy must meet, as a minimum, the basic criteria detailed on the enclosed brochure.
As the Personal Accident insurance is an additional expense for clubs this year, Suffolk FA will cover the cost of public liability insurance for all clubs for the duration of the 2014/15 season (at a cost to the Suffolk FA of £9 per club).
Further details about the public liability insurance cover clubs will automatically receive through affiliating with Suffolk FA for season 2014/15 is enclosed in the information which has been distributed.