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What is SAIP insurance?

SAIP Insurance is a sport accident insurance policy that is specifically designed to make extended medical coverage available and affordable for you to participate in snowboard training and competition.  It covers costs associated with incurring an accident while participating in a sanctioned training or competition activity.  There are many costs included that aren’t traditionally covered by your standard Provincial/Territorial health care coverage.

In order to be covered, you must be participating in a Canada Snowboard sanction training or competition activity, wearing a certified helmet, and under the supervision of a licensed coach. 

*Expiry date: SAIP insurance policies, like memberships and licenses, expire on June 30th of each year.
 


Do I need SAIP Insurance if I already have OTHER insurance?

For all athletes participating in FIS sanctioned events (such as the Provincial Series, NorAms, World Cups or World Championships), obtaining SAIP insurance prior to competition is mandatory, regardless of any other existing coverage they may have in place. A minimum of SAIP Level 3 is required to obtain a FIS Licence.

SAIP coverage is also recommended for athletes and coaches traveling to train or compete out-of-province, as it simplifies the Canadian inter-provincial medical payment and reimbursement process in the case of a claim. For athletes traveling out-of-country to train or compete while under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach, it is required that they obtain SAIP coverage prior to departure. To learn more about why you may want or need to obtain SAIP insurance, click here.

Which level of SAIP insurance is right for me?

SAIP Insurance Level 1

Includes SPECIAL RISK ACCIDENT and OUT OF PROVINCE/OUT OF COUNTRY EMERGENCY MEDICAL

Mandatory for all National, Provincial and Development team athletes and coaches as well as international

FIS/IPC licensed athletes and national card members who travel out of country for more than 30 days.

Recommended for coaches and discipline officials who travel out of country for more than 30 days.

MAX 60-day duration (contact CSF to extend duration). Coverage is for consecutive days out of country,

return to Canada will reset the consecutive days traveled.   Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity

SAIP Insurance Level 2

Includes SPECIAL RISK ACCIDENT and OUT OF PROVINCE/OUT OF COUNTRY EMERGENCY MEDICAL

Mandatory for all international FIS/IPC licensed athletes and National Card members who travel out of country for up to 30 days.

Recommended for coaches and discipline officials who travel out of country for up to 30 days.

Coverage is for consecutive days out of country, return to Canada will reset the consecutive days traveled.   Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity. 

SAIP Insurance Level 3

Includes SPECIAL RISK ACCIDENT only. No Out Of Province/Country Emergency Medical coverage.

Recommended for all Canadian FIS/IPC Licensed athletes, non-FIS/IPC athletes, coaches and discipline

officials who travel outside of their home province but do not travel outside of Canada.   Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity. ‘

 SAIP INSURANCE LEVEL 4 

Only Available through REQUEST Directly to Canada Snowboard. 

Includes SPECIAL RISK ACCIDENT and OUT OF PROVINCE/OUT OF COUNTRY EMERGENCY MEDICAL

Mandatory for all non-FIS athletes who travel to the U.S for training and competition. Recommended for coaches and discipline officials who travel to the U.S. Coverage is for one (1) single U.S trip per season, MAX 7-day duration.

NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE USA

 

SAIP INSURANCE LEVEL 5

 

ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH REQUEST Directly TO CANADA SNOWBOARD

Includes SPECIAL RISK ACCIDENT and OUT OF PROVINCE/OUT OF COUNTRY EMERGENCY MEDICAL Mandatory for all non-FIS athletes who travel to the U.S for training and competition.

Recommended for coaches and discipline officials who travel to the U.S.

Coverage is for a one (1) single U.S trip per season, MAX 14-day duration.

NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE USA

 

For additional details about SAIP coverage, click here.
 

How do I purchase SAIP insurance ?

You’ll be able to purchase SAIP Insurance through the Canada Snowboard Membership Platform SnowReg. You will require an active Canada Snowboard Athletes, Coaches, Officials or Judges Membership to be able to purchase SAIP. 

 

SAIP Procedures

**SAIP is provided by AIG Insurance.  The claims process contact numbers may have changed from previous seasons. See below for attachments and details.

  • Ensure you have met the requirements for SAIP coverage to be valid. Use the quick sheet for contact numbers and policy number if you are traveling internationally and/or need to receive treatment. 
  • Have you been injured? Please follow the steps outlined on the Accident and Reporting page of the Canada Snowboard Website. 

 

Please note that all Canada Snowboard memberships, FIS Licenses,  and SAIP policies expire on June 30th of each year, regardless of the purchase date.

If you have any unanswered questions, contact us by email at info@canadasnowboard.ca