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CGAA Insurance, Forms & Applications

CGAA Insurance, Game Forms, Membership Structure and Organization

Please be advised and reminded that as per Canadian GAA Bye Law # 20, all Competitions, Tournaments and Challenge games must be sanctioned and approved by the Canadian GAA. The facilities to be used for any of these events also require the approval of the CGAA, and a permit for use of the facility must be obtained from the administrator in control of the facility, e.g. municipality or school board etc. The exact same rules and regulations apply to practice and training facilities. Games, practices, training and events that do not have the prior approval of the CGAA, and or the use of a facility without having first obtained a permit, shall be deemed a “Non-Sanctioned Event” and as such will not be covered by insurance policies issued to the CGAA.

Canadian Inter Club Challenge Games  

  •  Canadian Inter Club challenge games require the sanction of the CGAA. All applications must be received at least seven days prior to the date of the proposed game, and should be submitted to the Secretary of the CGAA at: secretary.ca@gaa.ie
  • Referee’s report for disciplinary purposes should be submitted to the Secretary of the CGAA at: secretary.ca@gaa.ie
  • Participation in Tournaments and Challenge games outside of Canada requires sanction from the relevant Counties.
  • CGAA sanction will now be contingent on the purchase of Medical Travel Insurance for all Clubs participating in out of Country competitions, more specifically where players are participating in Gaelic games outside of Canada.

Please complete forms below for Tournament/Challenge Game Sanctions:

CGAA Insurance Certificate Application             Intra-County Tournament Application            Intra-County Club Challenge Game Application

 

Why Do I Need Medical Travel Insurance?

  • The costs of Out of Canada medical coverage and hospitalization can be crippling, obtaining Medical Travel Insurance prior to leaving Canada takes away the risk that you will have to pay the bill if you get sick and need treatment or have to spend any time in a hospital while away from home.
  • Medical Travel Insurance takes care of the expenses related to sudden, emergency illness or injury and helps protect your financial security by covering the costs you might encounter if you need urgent medical assistance when you’re abroad.

CGAA Medical Travel Insurance

  • The CGAA takes the general welfare of its players very seriously, and in order to protect its players to the fullest, the CGAA now provides access to Medical Travel Insurance coverage for all players who travel outside of Canada intending to participate in Gaelic Games, (Tournaments or Challenge Games)

Club Responsibility

  • If you’re Club is planning on travelling out of Canada to participate in a Tournament or Challenge Game, it is the Clubs responsibility to make sure that the Club’s players participating in Gaelic Games outside of Canada, purchase the CGAA Medical Travel Insurance. It gives the players a simple and affordable way to protect against the cost of unexpected emergencies medical expenses that may occur during their trip.

Provincial Health Plans

  • Leaving Canada, once you cross the border, if you get injured in the US or anywhere else abroad, you may not be covered by your Province’s Health Plan, or Provincial coverage may be limited.
  • In the event of a claim, you may have to pay for any treatment and related healthcare costs yourself.

Providers of Medical Travel Insurance

  • There are many providers of Medical Travel Insurance, read the fine print, most do offer Incidental Insurance Coverage, but do not provide coverage for participation in a contact sport.

Incidental Insurance Coverage

  • Incidental Insurance does not provide coverage for participation in a particular event or organized activity, Incidental Coverage would typically provide cover for innocent bystanders or spectators harmed or injured while attending an organized event but not participating in the actual event,  given the nature of our sport (Gaelic Games being a contact sport) if a player were to purchase Incidental Coverage and then participate in a contact sport or organized event, the player would voluntarily assume the risk by virtue of his/her participation.

CGAA Medical Travel Insurance Coverage

  • The CGAA Medical Travel Insurance covers up to $2M (two million per person) in the event of an unforeseen, unexpected medical emergency, illness or injury during the trip, and, the CGAA Medical Travel Insurance Coverage is automatically extended to players participating in Gaelic Games.

CGAA Medical Travel Insurance Premium

  • The cost of the CGAA Medical Travel Insurance is $4.00 per day, per person, days are inclusive of the date of departure from Canada and the date of return to Canada.

Sanction of Tournaments and Challenge Games.

  • Effective immediately, sanction of Tournaments and Challenge Games outside of Canada by the CGAA, will be contingent on the purchase of the CGAA’s Medical Travel Insurance, or alternative Medical Travel Insurance deemed appropriate, coverage must extend to the playing and participation in Gaelic Games.

Relevant Documents

  1. Medical Travel Insurance Policy
  2. CGAA Insurance Certificate Application

For a list of all the required documents please click on the link below:

Official Documents

 

OUT OF COUNTY CHALLENGE GAMES

  • All out of County Challenge Games require sanction of the relevant Counties.

CGAA sanction approval is contingent on the purchase of the CGAA Medical Travel Insurance prior to the Club or Individual (s) leaving Canada.

  • CGAA Medical Travel Insurance, applicable premium and payments must be arranged with CGAA treasurer at: treasurer.ca@gaa.ie
  • Sanction applications must be submitted to the Secretary of the CGAA at least fourteen days prior to the date of the Game at secretary.ca@gaa.ie
  • A list of players intending to travel outside of Canada and participate in Gaelic Games must be submitted to the CGAA secretary three days prior to the date of the Game at: secretary.ca@gaa.ie
  • For disciplinary purposes, the referees report must be submitted to the CGAA Secretary within three days at: ca@gaa.ie

Please Complete the forms below for Out of County Challenge Games

Out of County Challenge Games             Travel Insurance Enrollment

 

OUT OF COUNTY TOURNAMENTS

  • All out of County Tournaments require sanction of the relevant Counties.
    • CGAA sanction approval is contingent on the purchase of the CGAA Medical Travel Insurance prior to the Club or Individual (s) leaving Canada.
    • CGAA Medical Travel Insurance, applicable premium and payments must be arranged with CGAA treasurer, treasurer.ca@gaa.ie
  • Sanction applications must be submitted to the Secretary of the CGAA at least fourteen days prior to the date of the Tournament at secretary.ca@gaa.ie
  • A list of players intending to travel outside of Canada and participate in Gaelic Games must be submitted to the CGAA secretary three days prior to the date of the Tournament at: secretary.ca@gaa.ie
  • For disciplinary purposes, referees reports must be submitted to the CGAA Secretary within three days at: ca@gaa.ie

Please Complete the forms below for Out of County Challenge Games

Out of County Tournament Application             Tournament Travel Insurance Enrollment

 

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