IS SPECIFICALLY designed for National Governing Bodies (NGBs), sports clubs and individuals and was officially launched in December 2012 after an extensive tender process. The scheme has grown rapidly since then and already has over 30% of NGBs supporting the scheme which represents a great success.

jason_smyth_01All members of the Federation scheme have benefited from premium savings with an average of between 20-25% being achieved. The reason the savings can be achieved is because of the power of group purchasing and the continued success of the scheme is dependent on the continued support of the Federation’s members. After joining the scheme an NGB is no longer alone in the insurance market, they now have the backing of the entire scheme along with all the other scheme members. This greater purchasing power ensures competitive pricing, consistency of pricing security on claims as well as quality customer service.

8946954029_36a90ae9f4_kBeing part of the Federation of Irish Sport Insurance Scheme offers NGBs much more than security and premium savings alone. BHP INSURANCE, the broker for the scheme, offers each individual member tailor-made packages and ensures that the right covers are in place. Each member has a dedicated Account Handler who deals with all aspects of insurance from claims and mid-term adjustments, to presenting insurance workshops and attending relevant seminars.

The Insurance Scheme is not limited to NGBs as anew Club Scheme is currently being devel­oped for sports clubs who will be able to avail of the benefits already received by their NGBs.

Read what our members have to say about the Federation of Irish Sport Insurance Scheme:

‘The Bowling league of Ireland were very impressed in the professional way that BHP Insurances approached our insurance needs. They managed to reduce our Insurance costs, and increase the amount of cover that we previously had. Our members were delighted with this reduction and our clubs around the country are in active talks with BHP Insurances for their own cover.’

-Brian C. Morton, Chairman of the Development & Strategic Planning Committee, and Treasurer, Bowling League of Ireland

3604148‘We have been delighted with the service provided by BHP to date – we have generated impressive cost savings at NGB level and will shortly be rolling out an excellent club insurance offering to our member clubs; we have obtained excellent rates from BHP and have been impressed with the level of service provided.’

-Darren Coombes, Chief Operations Officer, Irish Table Tennis Association

AFL 2011 Media - International Cup Rd 1 Womens Canada v Ireland‘Thanks to BHP Insurances appointment we have been able to institute cover for all of our members for the first time since our formation. The support of their team has meant that we were able to carry out a comprehensive audit of our insurance requirements and institute the type of indemnity we needed at a premium we could afford.’

-Cian Quigley, President, Australian Rules Football League of Ireland

David Ryan“We in Irish Squash were very impressed with the service offered by BHP Insurance. That we achieved full cover at a significant discount is obviously a great benefit. Their professionalism and service was a great aid to us as a small NGB. Working together as NGB’s is also a great initiative and shows what can be achieved when NGB’s work together.”

-Paul Nugent, COO, Irish Squash

Aidan Connor, Johnny Corcoran, Shane Keogh“We supported the Federation group scheme as we saw the benefit of being part of a bigger group of NGBs coming together to get a better deal on insurance.”

-Paul Ryder, Administrator, Deaf Sports Ireland

Olympic Games London 2012: BEHAN Kieran/IRL‘BHP Insurances took the time to understand Gymnastics Ireland and our activities before providing a proposal. Their expertise in providing solutions to the sport and not for profit sector has resulted in savings with no reduction in cover. I would have no hesitation in recommending BHP to other sporting bodies.’

-Ciaran Gallagher, CEO, Gymnastics Ireland

2010 LEN European Long Course Swimming Championships - Monday 9th August Evening Session‘Swim Ireland are delighted by the appointment of BHP Insurances who have improved our levels of cover for a reduced annual premium. Their team gave us a thorough understanding of our insurance policies and we would recommend that other NGBs meet with them to see what they can deliver for their sport, clubs and members.’

-Sarah Keane, CEO, Swim Ireland

(Weymouth, UK - 4th August 2012) - London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport‘BHP Insurances have delivered significant savings for the ISA and have developed a club insurance scheme which we feel will have huge benefits for the ISA, its clubs and their members.’

-Harry Hermon, CEO, Irish Sailing Association

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‘CPSI were impressed by BHP Insurances professional approach to our insurance needs and even as a smaller NGB they gave us as much time as we needed to ensure we had the right covers in place. BHP helped us introduce comprehensive personal accident insurance for all our members at a competitive rate.’

-Brenda O’Donnell, Director of Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland

Belfast_Trojans_Vs_UL_Vikings_Shamrock_Bowl_2012‘Switching to the Federation of Irish Sport Insurance scheme was better from a value for money perspective and delivered an improved level of insurance cover for our organisation.”

-Cillian Smith, Commissioner, Irish American Football Association



“Choosing insurance cover can be a nightmare. ACI sought advice from 4 independent brokers before choosing the FIS recommended BHP’s policy suite. It met all our requirements and offered unmatched value. Added to that, there is the comfort of the extra security for our members offered by being part of a larger group along with other sports.”

-Der Casey, Honorary Secretary, Angling Council of Ireland

Sports Bodies that have supported the Federation of Irish Sport Insurance Scheme so far are:

Angling Council of Ireland
Australian Rules Football League of Ireland
Bowling League of Ireland
Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland
Deaf Sports Ireland
Gymnastics Ireland
Horseshoe Pitchers Association of Ireland
Ice Skating Association of Ireland
Irish American Football Association
Irish Blind Sports
Irish Sailing Association
Irish Squash
Irish Surfing Association
Irish Table Tennis Association
Just Sport Ireland
Pentathlon Ireland
Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland
Raquetball Association of Ireland
Swim Ireland
The Federation of Irish Sport
Weightlifting Ireland