Travel Insurance for International Representatives of the ABF
This Insurance only covers ABF Officials and ABF International Representative Players selected and ratified by the ABF, and accompanying Spouses/Partners and Dependent Children. It does not cover state, territory or club office bearers, or other teams or players travelling overseas. Players and officials should check the Policy terms to ensure that the cover is adequate for their needs and, if not, organise their own cover
Workers Compensation Insurance
The document below is a letter from the President of the ABF about the Workers Compensation Insurance requirements for all clubs who have paid employees.
Letter to States – Workers Compensation Insurance (September 10, 2013)
The ABF has taken out three insurances on behalf of all affiliates:
1. Management Liability Insurance
The Management Liability Insurance Policy has now been extended to cover The Australian Bridge Directors Association and members, and Bridge Directors who are members of clubs affiliated with the Australian Bridge Federation Inc.
ABF Management Liability Certificate 2016 – 2017 (November, 2016)
Management Liability Insurance Policy Document (October, 2015)
2. Public Liability Insurance
A Public Liability policy has been issued in the name of the ABF, Associated State Bodies & Registered & Affiliated Clubs. The purpose of the policy is to provide insurance cover in the event that personal injury or property damage occurs as a result of the ABF, etc. negligent actions.
In the event of a club being disaffiliated by its State body, the ABF’s Public Liability insurance will continue to cover that club for a period of 30 days. The period, of 30 days, commences from the date at which the club was advised of the disaffiliation – ie the date on the letter sent to the club. After this period the ABF’s policy will no longer be in force.
There is a perception with the Public Liability Insurance that the policy covers members for injuries sustained at their clubs. This is not strictly the case. The policy provides cover for claims made against the Clubs for injury to anyone (including members) that may occur as a result of a negligent act or as a result of a failure to act which causes the injury. For example if someone just falls over of their own volition, there would be no liability attaching to the club and no compensation payable as a result of negligent actions of any of the above bodies.
Press Release (May 1, 2010 – updated May 19, 2010)
Below is a downloadable copy of the Certificate of Currency for the Public Liability policy.
The Public Liability Insurance has been extended to cover The Australian Bridge Directors Association and members, and Bridge Directors who are members of clubs affiliated with the Australian Bridge Federation Inc.
Public Liability Certificate of Currency 2016 (May 9, 2016)
The documents below detail the reporting process for making a Public Liability Insurance claim and the incident report.
3. Voluntary Workers Insurance
The ABF has entered into an agreement with TBIB to purchase Voluntary Workers Insurance for all State associations and bridge clubs. Insured persons will include all voluntary workers, directors, committee members and auxiliary members of the Insured.