The financial marketplace “Sravni.ru” and “VSK Insurance House” told which sports are most often insured in Russia, and also revealed which Russian cities are leaders in accidents and illnesses. The results of the study were provided to Life.
In the first half of 2022, insurance policies for athletes were most often purchased for swimmers, karatekas, rhythmic gymnasts, football players and judokas. More than 77% of sports insurance policies were issued for children, 22.7% for adults. Most often, children aged 8 to 17 were insured (64% of policies). This is followed by children under seven (13%) and adults aged 18–30 (12%).
Top 10 most popular sports for insurance in the first half of 2022:
- Rhythmic gymnastics
- Cross-country skiing
According to Sravni.ru, in the first half of 2022, sales of sports insurance policies doubled compared to the same period last year.
“The trend towards a healthy lifestyle has been firmly established in our country. We see that both adults and children are increasingly involved in active sports, both amateur and professional. At the same time, the need for accident insurance while playing sports and participation in competitions. More than 77% of sports insurances are issued for young athletes. Insurance will allow you to receive a cash payment that will help cover the costs of treatment and recovery after an injury. At the same time, insurance costs are disproportionately lower than for treatment,” said Olesya Yevtushenko, product manager for sportsmen’s insurance at Sravni.ru.
According to VSK Insurance House, in the first half of 2022, the leading cities in terms of accidents and illnesses (NSiB) in Russia were Moscow (15% of VSK insurance claims), Izhevsk 9%, Ufa 7.5%. Most often, the result of injuries and illnesses is temporary disability – 88% of incidents, less often NSIB payments are associated with a fatal outcome – 9%, the least insured events are associated with disability – only 3%.
As Life previously reported, deposit insurance will be increased. The State Duma will consider a bill that expands the maximum limit of insurance compensation on deposits to three million rubles.