Re-Instatement of “Loss of Wages” Cover into the GAA Player Injury Fund with effect from 1st June 2021
I wish to confirm that a GAA Players “Loss of Wages Cover” will be re-instated back into the GAA Player Injury Fund with effect from 1st June 2021.
It will form part of the GAA “Players Injury Fund” in line with previous years and will see the associated cover benefits restored in full.
Following representations made by clubs and members of Ard Chomhairle in relation to the pause placed on the “Loss of Wages Cover” in January 2021, a ballot of Ard Chomhairle was held last week to determine the preferred option that would see this cover fully restored.
The option selected by Ard Chomhairle will see a 25% levy applied to a clubs Adult and U20 team registration costs with all claims being fully administered from within the existing GAA player Injury Fund and not via a separate Insurance Policy.
This will see an Adult team registration cost increase from €1,000 to €1,250 and an U20 team registration increase from €200 to €250. There will be no increases applied to juvenile team rates.
The 2021/22 Player Injury Fund term will run from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022. Injury cover will commence once a player is registered on the Foireann system. Payment of your clubs 2021/22 Player Injury Fund premium will be due by the 20th August and invitation invoices for team renewals will issue this week.
I trust the above is in order and thank all units for their engagement with this matter over the last number of months.
Finance Director Cumann Lúthchleas Gael