Insurance Provider: Gameday Insurance (Aviva Insurance Company of Canada)
Broker: EQUA Specialty Risk Partners Corporation
Policy Period: June 30, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Summary Chart (further details below)
Limits and details
$10 M per occurrence (Excess Coverage forthcoming) expected $10 M per occurrence.
$2,500 Deductible (Property Damage and Bodily Injury).
$1 M sub limit on Abuse Claims.
$2 M sub limit on Tenants Legal Liability.
Directors and Officers
$3 M per occurrence (GBC Only – coverage is not provided to Member Clubs)
Varied coverage limits based on specific treatments and injuries.
General Liability Policy
Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policy
GBC’s general liability insurance policy protects member clubs and their registered members in the event of a lawsuit. A lawsuit may result from negligence for bodily injury to participants, spectators and other members of the public or to damage to third party property, arising out of GBC-sanctioned activities. The primary general liability insurance provides coverage up to $10 M per occurrence. The policy will pay the legally obligated settlement or judgment against the insured for compensatory damages in the event of a lawsuit. This coverage also includes legal liability for injury to participants. This policy covers all members of the club, including: executives, managers, coaches, trainers, officials, employees and volunteers who were acting within the scope of their duties on behalf of the member club.
- During the 2020/2021 policy period, GBC’s coverage limit has been maintained at $10 M per occurrence
- This $10 M limit does not apply to abuse claims (limit is $1 M per occurrence)
- The deductible to access the general liability policy is $2,500.
- This cost is to be paid by clubs in the event of a CGL claim. The deductible is paid after the claims process is complete, in many cases years after the policy period ends.
- Tenants Legal Liability sub limit of $2 M. Tenants Legal Liability coverage is for people or organizations who rent space (businesses occupying buildings) that may cause an accident resulting in property damage. The property owner(s) may hold the tenant liable for the damages. If the tenant has tenant’s legal liability coverage, he or she will be protected from those claims.
- Last year, GBC had very specific trampoline sub limits on coverage that totaled $500,000 per claim and $1 Million is aggregate coverage. This year, GBC has no limits on trampoline coverage. Recreational trampoline programming is covered to a limit of $10 Million, like any other Bodily Injury claim.
Last year, GBC had a $3 Million sub limit on Abuse coverage, and now the sub limit is $1 Million. GBC’s staff and board of directors did a thorough risk assessment when determining how to balance the cost of the premium, and managing the many types of risk and coverage that GBC requires.
Directors and Officers (D&O) Policy
This insurance provides the Insured with coverage for claims made as a result of the Insured Party’s wrongful acts including any negligent acts, errors or omissions committed in their insured capacity as a Director, Officer, or trustee, as well as any other matter claimed against them solely by reason of their serving in such insured capacity. This coverage includes Employment Practices Liability Coverage.
- Limits for GBC’s D&O policy is $3 M, which does not extend to member clubs.
- GBC member clubs have access to $3 M of Errors and Omissions/Wrongful Acts coverage as a part of the General Liability policy that does not include coverage for Employment Practices Liability.
- GBC member clubs can obtain this coverage by contacting GBC’s Safety Officer Nathan Kindrachuk.
Sport Accident Policy
All individuals registered with Gymnastics BC receive coverage for accidents occurring during classes, practice and competition. This includes participants, coaches, judges, facilitators and supporters. Accident insurance only provides coverage in situations where an injury takes place as a result of an accident during a sanctioned gymnastic activity.
GBC’s Sport Accident Policy is excess coverage only and does not provide primary medical insurance. It applies over and above coverage provided by government (BC Medical Services Plan – MSP) whether the Insured is enrolled in such a plan or not.
Clubs have a responsibility to report incidents as soon as they happen. These reports will be essential in the event of an insurance claim. GBC’s incident reporting and accident claim processes are available on the GBC website. If you have questions, please contact GBC’s Safety Officer, Nathan Kindrachuk.
Please visit the following page for Gymnastics BC Trampoline Insurance coverage details.
Insurance Coverage FAQ’s
GBC’s insurance broker is EQUA Specialty Risk Partners Corporation.
GBC’s insurance company is Gameday Insurance (Aviva Insurance Company of Canada)
Incident reports for individuals who are under the age of 19 should be kept until the individual is 21. Incident reports for individuals who are 19 or older must be kept for 7 years.
Forward a copy of the letter to GBC`s Safety Officer immediately so it can be sent to the insurance company.
Yes, the GBC insurance policy allows clubs to participate in activities outside of the club, including mall displays, parades, performances, demonstrations, hosted competitions, awards banquets, and fundraising activities, etc. Please make a request to obtain a certificate of insurance at least 14 days prior to the activity.
No, GBC’s insurance policy does not include property coverage. If your member club would like to obtain property coverage, please contact GBC`s Safety Officer.
No, GBC’s insurance policy does not include travel medical insurance. Please ensure you have an appropriate travel medical policy in place before you travel.
GBC Coverage 2020/2021
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (Competitive)
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (Competitive)
Trampoline Gymnastics (including Tumbling and DMT) (Competitive)
Interclub Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics (Competitive)
Acrobatic Gymnastics (Competitive)
Recreational Artistic Gymnastics:
· Active Start, School Age, Teen
· Adult Gymnastics
· Adaptive/Inclusive Programs
· Performance Gymnastics (commonly known as “Gymnaestrada“)
· Recreational Cheerleading
· Recreational Acrobatic Gymnastics
Covered (no coverage for trampoline activities)
Aerials (Silks, Hoops, Static Trapeze, Cord, Hammock, Self-Made Apparatuses etc.)
Circus Arts (Chinese Pole, Teeter Board, Chinese Hoops, tight wire, contortion, juggling, etc.)
|Birthday Parties, field trips, etc.||Covered (no coverage for trampoline activities)|
Sleepovers are considered non-gymnastics activities and are not covered or allowed under GBC’s insurance policy. Sleepovers can put athletes, coaches, and other participants in vulnerable positions that make it very difficult to follow Safe Sport guidelines.
Reasonable low-risk camp activities are covered as long as all participants are registered and are performing these activities with a GBC-registered coach.
Low-risk camp activities include arts and crafts, going to the park, or other low risk seasonal sport-related activities at an introductory level such as soccer, basketball, tag games, etc.
Non-gymnastics activities of high risk are not covered and require additional insurance coverage or approval by EQUA.
High-risk activities include rock or wall climbing, swimming, diving, football, roller-blading, wake boarding, snowboarding, and more.
If you are unsure if an activity is covered, assume the activity is not covered and follow-up by contacting GBC for approval or add insurance coverage from EQUA.