All affiliated clubs should by now have received invitations to renew insurance premiums for 2019/2020 from the brokers Sutton Winson Ltd. This unique scheme through the ESMBA represents very good cover for a competitive premium. The annual civil liability premium of just £35 remains the same as per last year and the ESMBA insurance remains through Allianz Insurance PLC.
We are aware that some clubs insure stored bowls club equipment via respective Village Hall policies but those who do not could insure equipment through this ESMBA scheme for £15 per annum for each £1000 unit of cover.
The CSMBA can no longer collect premiums and pass them to the broker as a single payment because to do so we would need to be FCA registered and have a client banking account. In effect, the CSMBA cannot act as an insurance agent so individual clubs must pay premiums direct to the broker.
The insurance is only open to country wide affiliated clubs and any club not currently affiliated who wishes to take advantage of this insurance scheme should, in the first instance, contact any member of the CSMBA committee to make arrangements to affiliate to the Association.
The Association invites all clubs playing short mat bowls in Cambridgeshire to affiliate as there are many advantages, not least access to this special ESMBA insurance scheme.
In the event of any non-affiliated club wishing to seek further information about the CSMBA then please contact the membership secretary or any elected officer of the Association for an informal chat.
20 January 2019