Whilst almost all Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) members will join the organisation because of a love of the countryside and an appreciation for the work that the CAI does to defend and promote country sports and rural life, some may also sign up to take advantage of the range of benefits that are offered as part of the membership.
One such benefit is the automatic inclusion to CAI’s insurance programme organised by The Howden Group (except Supporter Category). The package provides Personal Accident cover and Employers’, Public and Products Liability cover for eligible members to participate in a wide range of specific country pursuits (otherwise referred to as Recognised Activities) including a variety of riding and shooting events
Below are the relevant documents regarding the insurance covers in place for members resident in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. The cover provided is essentially the same, but the Laws & Jurisdiction clauses are different and the Republic of Ireland limits of indemnity are of course in Euro’s.
All documents below have been updated effective from 1st January 2019.
Insurance Documents General
This document provides a summary of the Personal Accident Cover provided for members.
This document lists some of the common questions we have been asked in the past which you may wish to review before contacting the insurance helpline to see if your question has been dealt with, within this.
The Jackson Reforms which details timescales for dealing with liability claims and information required by the Insurer.
Insurance Documents The Republic of Ireland
Combined Liability Insurance Product Information Document – Republic of Ireland.
This is the Schedule and Master Policy Document for Liability Insurance for members resident in the Republic of Ireland.
Insurance Documents Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Combined Liability Insurance Product Information Document
Employers’ Liability Certificate – Groups Northern IrelandAspen will issue each paid up group with an Employers Liability Certificate
Schedule and Master Policy Document Employers’, Public & Products Liability Insurance –Northern Ireland
Countryside Alliance Combined Master Policy 2019
If you have a claim
If you have suffered an accident that you believe may be covered under the Personal Accident Insurance or if an incident has occurred that you believe could result in a claim being made against you under the Employers’, Public or Products Liability Insurance it is important that you notify Howden UK Group Limited immediately.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT ADMIT LIABILITY TO ANY THIRD PARTY IF AN INCIDENT OCCURS – CONTACT HOWDEN UK GROUP LIMITED FOR ADVICE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, WITHOUT DELAY. REFER ANY APPROACH FROM A THIRD PARTY TO THEIR OWN INSURER IN THE FIRST INSTANCE OR FAILING THAT, TO HOWDEN UK GROUP LIMITED.
All claims should be reported to the Countryside Alliance Insurance Claims Team, Howden UK Group Limited, Woodlands, Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7LW. The Claims Team can be contacted on 01234 311255 or Fax Number 01234 408676 from Northern Ireland or 0044 1234 311255 or Fax Number 0044 1234 408676 from the Republic of Ireland.
You will need to complete the appropriate Claim Form and you will see that the appropriate forms are listed below and can be downloaded accordingly.
If you have a question
The Countryside Alliance Insurance Programme is arranged by Howden UK Group Limited. If you have any questions at all regarding the insurance cover provided with your membership please contact Howden Group on 01234 311255 from Northern Ireland or 0044 1234 311255 from the Republic of Ireland. Countryside Alliance is an appointed representative of Countryside Alliance Insurance Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of general insurance business.
Please note that neither Countryside Alliance nor Countryside Alliance Insurance Services Limited are able to provide personal advice to prospective or actual members concerning the suitability or adequacy of the insurance member benefits.
Consequently you will need to satisfy yourself that the benefits are appropriate for your particular circumstances or seek professional advice. For further information please call the Countryside Alliance Insurance Helpline provided by Howden UK Group Limited on 01234 311255 from Northern Ireland or 0044 1234 311255 from the Republic of Ireland.