Forester Health has launched an injury plan for amateur sports men and women. The Sports Injury Plan will pay two thirds of the cost of specialist treatments such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and reflexology up to a maximum number of treatments. Additionally it will pay a lump sum in the event of leg or arm fractures.
Cover costs £83.40 a year or £6.95 a month. Additionally, 10 per cent commission will be paid to clubs starting the scheme with at least 10 players. The plan will not provide cover for the more dangerous sports.
Forester Health’s managing director, Alec Macallan, said: “This product fills a significant gap in the sports insurance market and should appeal to the millions of amateur sports men and women.”
Three and a half million working days are lost each year as a result of sports injuries. This, and the fact that some 982,000 people will require some hospital treatment as a result, costs the UK £500m each year in direct and indirect expenses.