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crutches.jpg What every parent should know about accident insurance  

 
 

Accidents happen

 

Did you know that the Surrey Schools does not insure expenses for student injuries that happen on school grounds or during school activities? You are responsible for these expenses as a parent or guardian.

Medical Services Plan (MSP) either limits or does not cover some charges and group health plans often have deductibles. Injury-related costs not covered by MSP or group insurance plans may include:

  • Dental treatment
  • Eyewear
  • Rental of crutches or wheelchairs
  • Splints and casts
  • Physiotherapy
  • Private tutors

Whether playing sports, using playground equipment, having fun in the gym or schoolyard, students sometimes injure themselves while at school

 

Accident insurance is available

 

Parents who would like to purchase accident insurance for their child are advised to choose an insurance provider. Several companies offer accident insurance and you must decide which plan suits your family’s individual needs the best.

Surrey Schools and your District Parent Advisory Council provides the opportunity for families to voluntarily purchase private accident insurance through the IAP Kids Plus  accident program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company (IAP).

Kids Plus accident insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities
 

Plan features

  • Coverage is 365 days a year in or out of school 
  • Covers expenses that are limited or not insured under private or group insurance plans or MSP; such as, private tutors, lump sum payment for fractures and dislocations, counseling and more
  • Covers injury-related dental (including future expenses)
  • Covers out-of-province emergency medical expenses
  • One annual premium ranging from $13.50 to $31.95 per year, depending on options selected

For more information, see:

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