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Risk Management - Injury Claims

The Hockey Canada Insurance Program provides supplemental assistance to BC Hockey members for injuries incurred during hockey sanctioned activities. Mandatory / Voluntary participation can depend upon your Branch affiliation and level of play.\

Making a Claim

  1. When an injury occurs, a Hockey Canada Injury Report Form must be submitted to the BC Hockey office within 90 days of the injury. The form can be found on the forms page of the BC Hockey website. Invoices can be submitted for up to 52 weeks after the injury date.
  2. The claim form must be completed in full. The form has portions that must be completed by the member, a team official and doctor or dentist.
  3. If reimbursement is requested and an incomplete claim has been filed, it will be returned to the member for completion before any further processing.
  4. If page 2 is submitted separately from page 1, the member’s name must be written on the page. It should also include the member’s association and injury date.

Submitting Receipts and Invoices

  1. Invoices can be submitted for up to 365 days after the injury date.
  2. If the member has another insurance plan (other than provincial)
    • If the injured individual has insurance through another source, a claim must be filed with the other insurance provider first because the Hockey Canada Insurance Program is a secondary provider
    • Once an individual’s primary insurance has made payment on treatment, the original statement of coverage from the primary insurer as well as copies of the receipts / invoices should be sent to the BC Hockey office. All documents must clearly list the injured member’s name and should also include the member’s association and injury date.
  3. If the member has NO other insurance (apart from provincial) – Original receipts / invoices should be submitted to the BC Hockey office. All documents must clearly list the injured member’s name and should also include the member’s association and injury date.
  4. Because processing a claim can take several weeks, it is recommended that the member pay the medical / dental bill and then be reimbursed.

Coverage Amounts

The Hockey Canada National Insurance Program has specific coverage limits. Details regarding coverage can be found in the Safety Requires Teamwork booklet.

Quick Tips

  • As with other insurance plans, coverage limits can vary depending on the type of treatment received.
  • The injury report must be submitted within 90 days of the injury; receipts can be submitted for treatment within 52 weeks of the injury.
  • To receive reimbursement for physiotherapy, you must submit a referral from a qualified physician or surgeon.
  • Coverage may be offered for leg braces, etc. only if it is required for day-to-day activity. A prescription from a qualified physician or surgeon will need to be submitted.
  • Because the Hockey Canada Insurance Program is a supplementary provider, any athlete from out of Canada playing on a registered BC Hockey team must obtain separate basic medical insurance in order to receive assistance under the Hockey Canada Insurance Program.
  • The Hockey Canada Insurance Program is unable to provide pre-authorizations for dental procedures.

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