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Snow Sports NZ has had a relationship with for several years now with Health Management Insurance Services Ltd (HMIS). They are a specialist insurance brokerage that has worked closely with our athletes to insure that they have appropriate insurance protection to cover their needs while overseas. Arranging insurance for high performance sports persons has many complexities and over the years since the professional sport era evolved in New Zealand HMIS has developed a wide understanding of the challenges and special needs of athletes.
In relation to snow sport the arrangements they recommend are structured so that athletes’ high performance or professional activities are treated as a separate module to the general insurance cover for gear/baggage and the other standard coverages.
The supplementary sports module does not have any exclusion for hazardous or sports activity (other than competitive motor sport), it is worldwide in scope and importantly it has no excess in event of claim. Therefore there is no restriction in relation to activities such as training for competition and actual competition nor is there exclusion for off-piste. For these reasons you can appreciate it has wide application for snow sports athletes and it achieves a most satisfactory solution.
If required additional cover of US$75,000 can also be offered for personal accident and disability insurance.
HMIS has relationships with strong and respected insurers in New Zealand for standard travel insurance but for the supplementary sports activity module this is arranged with an overseas based insurer.
The application process has been made as efficient as possible - in most cases all that is required is just the usual details i.e. name and address, email address, date of birth and some simple medical questions and of course the dates of travel.
Because not all cases are the same it is preferred that applications be handled individually therefore please complete the attached application form and send it to Jose at the email address below.
Premium payment has to be made at the time of application – cover can be incepted very quickly and efficiently - the application process is handled on-line and acknowledgement and policy issuance is then emailed very promptly thereafter.
The policy wording will be supplied with the quotation.
For the sports injury module policy holders can down load an “App” for provision of client information – it works on both “Android” and “iPhones”; clients who have used it say it is very good.
The standard travel insurance premium is payable in NZD but the premium for the sports injury module can be paid in USD, GBP, CHF or Euro. As mentioned above premiums have to be paid at time of application.
Health Management Insurance Services Ltd
Suite 204A/ Achilles House
8 Commerce Street
Mobile: +64 21 466 474
Postal: PO Box 1106 Auckland, New Zealand.