FAQS

ABUA Benefits

  • Members-only access to special content at www.umpire.org
  • ABUA eNewsletters sent to your e-mail address
  • 10 percent discount on apparel and equipment at Honig’s ( 800-468-3284 ; www.honigs.com)
  • Special monthly Honig’s equipment and apparel promotions for members only
  • 20 percent discount on selected ABUA camps and clinics
  • Limited opportunities for USA Baseball and IBAF umpire assignments (membership in ABUA required for all assignments)
  • Relocation assistance

You can’t.  Please call Honig’s directly for the ABUA discount.  Identify yourself as an ABUA member to receive the discount.

As clinics are announced, please check the clinics page by clicking on “Clinic Listings” in menu.

Premium members do receive a $25 coupon with their membership to attend any Jim Evans clinic.

Forum FAQ

Yes. In order to be able to post on our forum you must register and obtain a username.

No. Our forums are absolutely free to participate in.

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That rank is directly related to the number of posts you have made on our forum. The more posts you have, the higher you rank will climb.

“Flaming” is an angry, critical, or disparaging electronic message, as an e-mail or newsgroup post, as defined by www.dictionary.com. The “newbies” section is designed for new members that are not yet familiar with our forum to be able to post questions or comments without fear of being “flamed.”

Yes. Our forum search tool allows you to search by keyword or by author, and functions the same way as most internet search engines do. Click here to be taken to the search tool http://umpire.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=search

Insurance FAQ

Sports Accident Insurance will cover officials while participating in regularly scheduled and supervised games, practice sessions, and travel as a member of the program.

The policy is underwritten by a major insurance company, specializing in sports.  Since the ABUA shops around for the best coverage for its members, insurance carriers may change from year-to-year.  A copy of the current policy will be provided at any time for review for all members and perspective members inquiring.  To obtain a copy of the current policy, please email the ABUA office at abua@umpire.org.

Regular ABUA Membership
  • Comprehensive $1 million liability insurance coverage
  • $100,000 accident medical plan
  • Game-fee-replacement insurance ($2,000 maximum benefit)
  • Insurance plan covers you when working any level of amateur baseball AND softball. All with a $1,000 deductible.
Premium ABUA Membership
  • Comprehensive $1 million liability insurance coverage
  • $100,000 accident medical plan
  • Game-fee-replacement insurance ($2,500 maximum benefit)
  • Insurance plan covers you when working any level of ANY amateur sports. All with a $0 deductible.

To file a claim, log into your ABUA account online and click on the “Insurance Questions” link on the lefthand side.  There you will find all instructions for filing a claim.

The insurance covers medical for accidents during the sporting event.  Dehydration is a preventable condition and is NOT covered by the insurance program since it is not an accident.  Please be vigilant and make sure to hydrate as frequently as needed during games, especially on hot/humid days/nights.

General Questions

Being part of the ABUA has great benefits.  Besides the great discounts provided to members, the insurance portion of the membership is most valuable.  We offer comprehensive insurance and game fee supplement (in case of missed games due to injury), at a very low price.  Most of the time, the price of our membership is less than 1 game fee.

No.  We keep all member information private and confidential.  We do not sell, share, or publish any member information. To get in contact with someone, email or call the ABUA office.