DWF Claims have been appointed as the new claims administrators for the GAA Injury Benefit Fund with effect from December 1 2019. This means that DWF Claims will take over all queries, the reporting of all new claims and the handling of existing claims with effect from December 1 2019. To coincide with this momentous change, we have introduced a new logo! Please find attached the 2020 GAA Injury Benefit Fund Summary document.
What does this mean for affiliated units to the Fund?
DWF Claims will take over the handling of all new and existing GAA Injury Benefit Fund claims and queries in relation to the Fund. Willis Towers Watson will no longer deal with any claims or queries.
All existing claims \ correspondence will be transferred over to the new On-Line claims portal. To allow for the transfer, the existing claims portal will be closed down on Wednesday November 27 2019
DWF Claims will issue an email request on Monday December 2 2019 inviting all affiliated units to register for the on-line claims portal. The email will come from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once an affiliated unit registers for the portal, the unit will have access to all existing claims and will allow for the registration of new claims
To facilitate the transition process, DWF Claims will commence the handling and assessment of claims week commencing Monday December 2 2019
Why are we making this change?
Full IT end to end solution for claims from notification until settlement
All documentation can be uploaded on the portal and no requirement for originals to be posted in
Direct payment of Injury Fund benefits to the affiliated unit
County Board will no longer be required to sign off on the County Board declaration
Faster turnaround on payments as County Board will no longer be receiving same
At a glance details of payments issued on claims and documents outstanding for cases to be paid
Better reporting capabilities for the use of affiliated units and GAA HQ to make decisions on the future of the Fund and the benefits it provides
Claims reporting App will be available in early 2020 to compliment the claims reporting portal
Important Points to Note
Official GAA Injury Fund email address is now available – set up details issued by GAAIT on Friday November 15 via email to units
No Injury Fund queries or correspondence will no longer be dealt with from a personal email address owing to GDPR requirements
Password for Injury Fund reporting portal must never be given to injured players – Data Protection Officer is investigating breaches
Renewal invitations to join the 2020 Injury Benefit Fund will be issued on December 5 2019 to all affiliated units
Registration and payment for the Fund must be completed by March 2 2020