BRSD provides Blanket Student Accident Insurance, plus the Enhanced Option, for our students.
Our schools participate in a program which provides accident insurance to eligible students who are residents of Canada at no cost to parents. Full-time students are automatically covered. International students and foreign exchange students are not eligible for this program. All eligible students are covered for injuries sustained while attending classes plus during school sanctioned trips and activities. Evenings, weekends and holidays are excluded, except in the event of a school activiity. Medical and/or dental expenses incurred as a reuslt of injury can be reimbursed after all other sources of insurance (such as provincial helath and the parents' employer insurance) are exhausted. Various other benefits may also be payable.
School Premises Coverage: Coverage begins when the Insured Person leaves their residence to travel to school and ends upon arrival at their residence after school. Coverage also applies during approved and supervised school trips/activities.
Injury sustained by the Insured Person while:
(a) in or on school buildings or premises by reason of attending classes on any regular school day;
(b) in attendance at or participating in any school activity approved and supervised by proper school authority;
(c) travelling directly to or from any regularly scheduled and approved school activity under the direction or supervision of a proper school authority;
(d) travelling directly to or from the insured person's residence and school for the purpose of attending classes or participating in any school sponsored activity.
"Travelling Directly" is defined as "any travel that would take the Insured Person directly to or from his Residence and the school along the most normal and reasonable route without delay or stopover." Therefore, a child staying at the playground after classes have ended would no longer be covered under School Premises coverage because travel to the residence has been delayed.
Enhanced Option: Click link to read plan summary
INFORMATION REGARDING ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY PLAN
Kids Plus Accident Insurance is a voluntary program which provides more comprehensive accident coverage. This program is entirely voluntary for parents to purchase (forms/information available from website link below).