INSURANCE

 

INSURANCE FOR BALLINHASSIG GAA CLUB – 2015

 

 

  1. Player needs to be a fully paid up registered member of the Club to avail of the G.A.A. Injury Scheme.
  2. If player gets injured at match, Selectors need to ensure that the referee is informed of the injury after the match and that the referee is advised to note this in his report.
  3. If player gets injured at training, he needs to inform selectors during or after training session that he got injured.
  4. Players must not attend doctor or physio without first consulting his Selectors.
  5. If player receives an injury that requires doctors attention, on the go ahead from Selectors, he must then contact Dr John Dromey @ 021/4885289 or  086/2543433 to make an appointment.
  6. While visiting Dr Dromey, player needs to ensure that Willis Claim Form is signed by the player.   Anybody who subsequently makes an injury claim has 60 days from the date of the injury to have their claim registered by the G.A.A. Injury Scheme administrators,  Willis, in Dublin. Failure to have this happen will result in the claim not being processed. To facilitate this, the claim form needs to be filled in by the player and Dr. Dromey as soon as possible after the injury is sustained. Players have to sign the form in two places now, section A and section F.
  7. For players who need physio, the Club has 3 Physios (see attached) which a player is permitted to use.  The first 3 physio sessions will be paid by the Club but any further physio sessions will be paid by the player.  The player will be reimbursed within 1 month but must note will only be paid on receipts being provided.
  8. If a player needs to attend a doctor (other than Dr John Dromey) or hospital they need to ensure that a Willis Claim Form is completed by that doctor or hospital.  Selectors will receive copies of these forms and these will be placed in the First Aid Bags.  Selectors will need to ensure that a player is given this form prior to attending a doctor/hospital.
  9. If a player needs to attend hospital he should if possible, attend Dr Dromey first and get a letter from the Dr Dromey referring him to the A&E Department. This will avoid €100 entrance charge and further charges for X-Rays etc.
  10. Players with private health cover i.e. VHI/Quinn/Aviva have to claim their expenses back i.e. medical or physio from their private health insurer before the GAA will consider the balance of their claim.  Statements from such private health insurers will be required. Please note that the Club can no longer claim for Physio under the Willis Insurance Scheme so if players could claim for physio expenses through their own health insurance, the club can reimburse the player the difference.  This would be a major cost saving for our Club at a time when it is badly needed.
  11. Should a player obtain a serious injury which could lead to them being out of work for some time.  Please note that the Club will require a letter from the Social Welfare Department of how much the player is entitled to before they can make a claim through Willis.

 

 

 

PLAYERS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT MEDICAL EXPENSES ARE EXTREMELY COSTLY FOR THE CLUB BUT WITH THE PARTICAPTION OF EVERYONE THESE CAN BE REDUCED.

PLEASE ENSURE THE ABOVE GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED, IF NOT YOU MAY NOT BE REIMBURSED FOR YOUR INJURY

ALWAYS REMEMBER NO RECEIPTS – NO REFUND

 

Club Panel of Physiotherapists / Physical Therapists:

 

Mr. Martin McCarthy, (Physical Therapist),

Halfway,

Ballinhassig.

Tel. 087-7685494.

 

Mr. Colin Lane and Mr. Declan O'Sullivan (Physiotherapists),

Physioactive,

Dillions Cross,

Cork.

Tel. 021-4503623.

 

Mr. Darren Prince (Physiotherapist),

Ballinaboy,

Ballinhassig,

Co. Cork.

Tel: 021-4979672

 

 

Any further details contact:

 

Theresa Lombard

Insurance Officer

Ballinhassig GAA Club

087/6579925

 

www.gaa.ie/documents/publications/insurance/gaa_injury_scheme_10023163401.pdf .        This link will bring you to the scheme leaflet

 

www.willis.com/sites/ireland/GAA/forms/GAA_claim_form.pdf.

This link will bring you to the injury claim form