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.

Jelf household and business insurance

Jelf (formally Bluefin and Osbornes) 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.

Jelf 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 Jelf on 01844 213161 or email In order to obtain the EBU discount you will need to provide Jelf with your EBU number.

IAM-Institute of Advanced Motorists

As a member of The English Bridge Union you and your family and friends can enjoy the challenge of developing your driving (or riding) skills with the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Driver or Rider Courses!

The courses deliver advanced driving and riding knowledge and practical skills development, helping you to improve your skills, anticipation, and enjoyment. You'll become a qualified IAM RoadSmart advanced driver or rider at the end of the course.

Thanks to your connection with The EBU, you, plus your family and friends receive a 10% discount too! So you get either full programme for £134. (usually £149).

For more information and to take advantage of the offer go to IAM RoadSmart.