Additional benefits of becoming an EBU member

As well as numerous bridge-related benefits, EBU members can benefit from the following:

HMCA healthcare

Members of the EBU are eligible to join the health-related member benefit schemes offered by HMCA (The Hospital & Medical Care Association).

These arrangements provide members (and their families) with a simple means of securing the benefits and services offered by HMCA, at an exclusive rate. The services, which are provided exclusively by HMCA for members of associations and professional groups, have already been appreciated by thousands of members of other participating organisations over the past 30 years.

The schemes on offer include the following plans:

  • Private Healthcare Plan
  • Personal Accident Plan
  • Term Life Plan
  • Income Protection Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Hospital Sickness and Injury Cash Plan
  • Travel Plan

For more information, see our special HMCA page.

Bluefin household and business insurance

Bluefin Insurance Services Limited have been the insurance brokers of the English Bridge Union for over 25 years, and have operated the insurance scheme for EBU affiliated clubs for a similar length of time.

As a member of the English Bridge Union, Bluefin are pleased to offer a 10% discount on household insurance. This discount applies to all insurers on our panel, and also applies for second homes, holiday homes, let properties, properties which are of non-standard construction and also high net worth household insurances. At the renewal of the policy, Bluefin will give a 5% discount on the renewal premium.

Bluefin will also give a 5% discount on any business insurance policies such as shops, offices, liability insurances, commercial combined packages and various other insurances including motor fleet insurances. This offer does however exclude individual business car or commercial vehicle policies.

For a quotation please contact Bluefin on 01844 213161 or email In order to obtain the EBU discount you will need to provide Bluefin with your EBU number.