- Rostered team officials are ONLY insured while participating in sanctioned team activities. Any person on the bench during games must be registered as a team official. They must also have completed their Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check and Respect in Sport certification. No parent or sibling will be permitted behind the bench without these qualifications, even if only to open the gate doors.
- Association, team, and league scheduled practices, games, evaluations/tryouts, and related activities all fall within the scope of regular day-to-day operations and do not require specific sanctioning authority. However, before conducting anything other than regular games and practices, please ensure that you have the event sanctioned OR THERE WILL BE NO INSURANCE IN PLACE.
- Dryland training events must be sanctioned. Complete the Sanctioning application well before the planned event. Usually, it takes 7-10 business days to go through the approval process.
- In the event of a serious injury resulting in hospitalization or a death, notify your Division Coordinator and the Risk Manager immediately.
- Inform facility manager(s) and the CMHA Risk Manager of any injuries which may arise as a result of facility hazards or deficiencies.
- Individuals doing the clock or scorekeeping should be listed on the game sheet before they enter the box or cross the ice. They will then be insured for that game and that game only.
- Original copies of injury reports must be forwarded to Hockey Canada within 90 days of the date of the injury or accident or there is no insurance coverage. For injured minors, it is the responsibility of the parent or their guardian to submit the report and, if applicable, any related expenses to be reimbursed.
- If you travel outside of the country, you must have passports and it is advised that you purchase additional health insurance. Hockey Canada Insurance limit of $5,000.00 only applies to hockey-related accidents. Make sure your parents know this before traveling.
1) Enhanced Catastrophic Injury Insurance: The PCAHA carries an enhanced catastrophic injury insurance policy for players and volunteers (under age 69) participating with the PCAHA’s member Associations to offset some of the unique and substantial expenses incurred if an individual suffers a “catastrophic injury.” “Catastrophic injury” is defined as quadriplegia (complete and permanent paralysis of both upper and lower limbs), paraplegia (complete and permanent paralysis of both lower limbs), or hemiplegia (complete and permanent paralysis of upper and lower limbs of one side of the body). The principal sum under this policy ($400,000) is over and above the coverage provided under the Hockey Canada Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy ($1,000,000).
2) Out-of-Province Travel Medical Insurance: The PCAHA carries excess hospital/medical insurance to ensure that individuals travelling with a Canadian-based PCAHA team for sanctioned league/playoff, exhibition, or tournament games in the United States and in Canada outside BC are covered for costs over and above BC government medical should they require emergency medical attention or hospitalization during the trip. All players, team officials, volunteers, and parents/siblings under age 69 of players travelling with the team are covered for travel and activities directly connected with the game(s). All insured persons must have Canadian government medical coverage in force to qualify.
To activate this policy, teams must have obtained proper sanction for the game(s) in question, including exhibition game number(s) or tournament permission from the team’s League Manager as well as permission from the BC Hockey District Director [see PCAHA Sections L(2), L(3), L(4), and L(5)]. Failure to obtain proper sanction for games in the United States or in Canada outside BC will result in all insurance coverage being void.
Highlights of coverage are: $2,000,000 sum insured for emergency excess hospital/medical expenses; licensed local ambulance to the nearest medical facility; x-rays; out-patient services; prescription medication; dental injury $3,500; return of vehicle up to $3,000; subsistence allowance $250 per day; family transportation benefit up to $5,000; and child care benefit up to $2,500.
Exclusions: Coverage does not include extra days prior to or after the scheduled game(s); does not include persons over 68 years of age or less than 15 days old; and does not cover pregnancy, childbirth, or related complications. Other exclusions, deductions, and limitations may also apply. Additional insurance to cover extra days or excluded persons can be purchased through Whyte Insurance Services Ltd. (604-293-1561) or other insurance agents.
Claims Procedure: Notification of insurance claims must be provided. Please note that some medical service providers (e.g. ambulance companies) may not bill for a considerable period of time after the incident.
For claim procedures, please contact the PCAHA central office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This summary is intended only as an outline of the key features of the program, which is governed by the terms of the Group Insurance Policy. The wording of the Policy shall govern in all situations. If there are any questions about coverage, please contact Laurie Kay of Whyte Insurance Services Ltd., at 604-293-1561.