Markel Canada introduces Markel Play

Markel Canada, a division of London-based casualty insurer, Markel International, and a subsidiary of Markel Group, announced the official launch of Markel Play, a comprehensive insurance product tailored for the sports, fitness, and recreation sectors.

Markel has a longstanding history of providing specialized insurance solutions for sport and recreational organizations. Markel Play offers comprehensive protection for sports organizations and participants, including general liability, abuse liability, property, business interruption, instructor’s errors and omissions and participant accident insurance.

To complete its insurance offering, Markel Canada has partnered with Sport Law and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. These partnerships have provided Markel Canada with in-depth knowledge of the challenges and risks faced by both amateur sport organizations and athletes, allowing the company to tailor appropriate policies, plans and protection for them. They also allow Markel to provide additional support for policyholders, including access to the Sport Law Safe Sport Policy Suite, Safe Sport policy implementation, waiver review and recommendations, up to two hours of bespoke risk management support, and 10 spaces in an online training course – Governance Essentials delivered by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

Markel’s place in the market was strengthened through the acquisition of managing general agent Allsport Insurance Marketing in 2017.

“We are thrilled to introduce the enhanced Markel Play. Our commitment to listening to brokers and understanding client needs has always been at the core of what we do, and these ongoing enhancements to the Markel Play product are the latest example of that. We are so fortunate to work alongside the best in the business through the partnerships we have built and look forward to continuing to lead and innovate within the sports space alongside them.” – Brenda McClung, Assistant Vice President, Markel Play.