IMPORTANT To complete your registration to be part of the Eastern Football League (EFL) all players must register with the EFL, to enable them to play in each season. The registration fee will be as advised by your club’s administrator (We do stress that this payment is not part of individual club enrolment) which contributes to the operation of the League, as well as ensuring all players will be provided with personal accident insurance. Please visit http://www.efl.org.au and click on the red “Player Registration Activation” Button to proceed.
Unfortunately due to The Health Insurance Act 1973 the insurer’s are prohibited from paying the MEDICARE gap.
As Sportscover Australia Pty Ltd is a NON MEDICARE MEDICAL INSURER, they are prevented by government legislation from covering the MEDICARE GAP. This means that in most cases, a service that is performed by a registered Medical Practitioner will not be covered by the policy. Some examples of the expenses NOT claimable through this section include:
i) The Gap between the registered Medical Practitioner’s fee and the amount you receive back from Medicare for the following medical services: Doctors, Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Pathologists & Radiologists.
ii) Other items where a Medicare refund (in any part) is recoverable.
All accounts must be paid and private health insurance claimed prior to sending them to Sportscover.
The main ancillary benefits are – Acupuncture, Osteopath, Naturopath, Massage, Hydrotherapy, Podiatry.
Provided that a Medicare rebate is not applicable the Theatre fee will be covered under Non-Medicare Medical expenses cover however please note that the limit the Insurer will pay any one claim is $2,000.
The maximum time limit for benefits under our current policy is twelve months from the date of the accident.
The policy covers many Non-Medicare Medical expenses such as Private Hospital accommodation, physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental, ambulance, some MRI’S and other ancillary expenses. The policy also extends to provide some cover for loss of earnings. Please refer to the weekly injury benefit table above.
Claims for Non-Medicare Medical expenses such as private hospital accommodation, ambulance, physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental, ambulance and other ancillary expenses are settled upon completion of the treatment.
Certainly, where private health insurance is held, a proportion of the gap is usually refunded by Sportscover. The YJFL benefit for the “GAP” is 50% of each invoice submitted (less any excess) and limited to $2,000 any one claim.
As soon as possible would be the best answer but the completed claim form should be returned within 30 days of the accident even if treatment is not yet complete. The Non-Medicare medical accounts can be forwarded at a later date once treatment is complete.
In order to process your claim as quickly as possible the Insurer requires the following to be completed: Claim form, witness statement, official report, copy of teamsheet/injury report and employer’s statement (if claiming loss of earnings).
The policy provides cover for 52 weeks from the date of the accident. Please refer to your club to see if they have taken the additional top up benefit that is available over and above the standard cover the EFL provide.
You may still be able to claim, but the sick leave that you have been paid will need to be taken into account in calculating your loss of wages claim. Please refer to your club or association’s policy for specific details.
Sportscover will provide you with an update every sixty (60) business days. You will also be given access to the Sportscover website. They will issue you with a password which will allow you to track and see how your claim is progressing.