Please find attached a copy of the 2021 GAA Injury Benefit Fund summary document outlining the terms and benefits of the Fund. Cover is effective from June 1 2021 – May 31 2022. It would be appreciated if this information is shared with your playing members \ executive so that they are aware of what the Fund is, the benefits available and the exclusions that apply.
Important points to note
Each unit will receive an invoice email detailing their fees for the 2021 cover. Registration for the Fund will be via Foireann. Please review the teams within Foireann requiring cover and register accordingly. Registration and payment must be completed by August 20, 2021.
Payment for the 2021 fees must be received in full by Friday August 20 2021. Payment will only be accepted via Stripe. Once teams are registered on Foireann, the unit will be directed to pay via Stripe. It is important that if a unit has not a Stripe account set up that time is allowed for the set up and transfer of funds from a club account. If payment is received after August 20 2021, cover will only commence from that date until May 31 2022 and any unit that was entitled to a discount, will have that discount revoked.
Please see the attached link with regards to registering and payment GAA | Player Injury Fund – Gaelic Athletic Association (zendesk.com)
Following the decision of Ard Chomhairle to maintain the loss of wages cover within the Fund, all benefits remain the same. To allow the Association to manage the cost of the loss of wages benefit, a loss of wages claim will not be opened on the DWF Claims portal until a letter is provided from the player’s GP confirming that the player will be unable to work because of the Injury sustained.
DWF Claims are the appointed claims administrators on the Fund and all claims are required to be notified within 60 days on the DWF Claims portal https://gaabenefitsportal.dwfclaims.com/
Membership & Return to Play protocol
Any player seeking to benefit from the GAA Injury Benefit Fund must be a registered member of the Association at the time of injury and must be in compliance with all GAA return to play protocols.
Injury Fund Email Address
An Official GAA Injury Fund email address s available for all club injury fund administrators. Please note that for GDPR compliance purposes, DWF Claims will not deal with any non GAA email addresses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should your club require an email address.
Foireann support – please email email@example.com
Calculation of claims bands and queries on cover – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing Injury Fund Claims portal & claims queries – please email InjuryFundGAA@DWFClaims.om