Free insurance for 50,000 pupils
A Dublin-based insurance company will tomorrow launch a free school insurance scheme worth €250,000.
The Irish-owned insurance broker Chill Insurance is giving away free personal accident insurance policies to 50,000 primary school pupils across Ireland.
The online initiative at www.chill.ie wants to ensure that every child in Ireland is properly catered for with personal accident insurance.
The insurance broker is committed to picking up the €250,000 tab for cash-strapped parents and schools around Ireland.
The race to be included in the 50,000 free insurance policies will begin online tomorrow morning when parents and schools log on to www.chill.ie to register their details.
Chill Insurance is offering free cover for accidental injury for all activities organised in schools, including travelling to and from schools.
There will also be an option for parents and schools to pay €3 for 24-hour cover for children.
The company, based in Blackrock, Co Dublin, has 40 years of broker heritage and an online presence since 2007.
Commenting on the new schools' initiative, the first of its kind in Ireland, Chill Insurance's personal lines manager Jo Fernandez said: "School insurance is regarded as an unwelcome overhead, but parents and schools can be exposed to considerable financial damage if adequate insurance protection is not in place."