The CAOGA A.G.M. was held on Thursday, 30th March 2017.
Please be advised that retired/retained members who voluntarily undertake employment abroad are obliged to inform CAOGA in advance and may not be covered for such employment.
All serving members of CAOGA are invited to attend the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Society which will be held in the Auditorium of Trans & Ord Sch, DFTC, Curragh on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 at 1415hrs.
Retired / Retained members, and those officers going on Leave of Absence, who voluntarily undertake employment abroad are obliged to inform CAOGA in advance and may not be covered for such employment.
CAOGA is pleased to announce Friends First is the new life insurance service provider with effect from 01 January 2015. Please check the Benefits section of the website for information on Costs and Benefits. There is no increase in premiums (except in the case of 61 – 65 age bracket for members, where a modest €2.00 increase applies) and minimal decreases in benefit for certain age categories.
The CAOGA offices have re-located from DFHQ, Parkgate to Block A, McKee Bks, Blackhorse Ave, Dublin 7 with effect from 20th October, 2014.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of CAOGA took place on 26th March 2014 and the Rules were amended to allow retired CAOGA members to apply for membership for their spouses and partners following marriage, divorce or nullity.
Click the link below to download the CAOGA AGM 2014 Agenda and information:
N.B. It is the responsibility of every officer to ensure that his or her payments are up to date. Please check your payslips each month.
Notice to all Officers
CAOGA is inviting applications from Officers who are living in long-term committed relationships for a period of at least one year, who wish to admit their cohabiting partner to membership of the CAOGA Friendly Society and the CAOGA Group Life Assurance Scheme.
Cohabiting Nominated Membership
Eligibility for Cohabiting Nominated Membership is conditional on both the member and the proposed Cohabiting Partner Member at the time of application being:
* Both Unmarried
* Neither Partner in a Civil Partnership
* Legally free to marry each other or enter into a Civil Partnership
* Living in a committed relationship for a period of one year and financially interdependent.
Members applying for membership of their cohabiting partner will be required to sign a written Declaration confirming that the above conditions apply, which must be witnessed. They must also undertake to inform CAOGA should any of the conditions outlined above change as any such change will invalidate the membership. Applicants are required to authorise CAOGA to make any inquiries deemed necessary to verify that these conditions are in place should any claim be made. They must also undertake to co-operate fully with any such inquiry.
Members, on application, will be required to provide two documents to confirm that they are jointly domiciled and financially interdependent: joint bank account; joint credit card; joint obligation on a loan; joint owner of residence; joint home lease; joint holder of investments; joint utility bill; named driver on motor insurance certificate etc.
An application form is available from the CAOGA office (01-8042785 / 2786) or can be downloaded from the CAOGA website www.caoga.net
Group Life Assurance Scheme
CAOGA operates a Group Life Assurance scheme for serving members, retained members and nominated members, the latter includes spouses, civil partners and cohabiting partners.
The scheme benefits are insured by Generali Pan Europe, one of Europe’s largest insurance companies and is administered on CAOGA’s behalf by Penpro Ltd.
Normally eligibility requires that an applicant be a member of the CAOGA Friendly Society and under the age of 45 years. To protect the scheme the insurers have a more onerous underwriting requirement for over 45’s.
Cohabiting Partners under age 45:
Complete a short application form with 4 medical questions. Based on the answers given a full personal history questionnaire and medical examination may be required.
An application form and personal history questionnaire (PHQ) is available from CAOGA (01-8042785 / 2786) or from the CAOGA website www.caoga.net
Payment of Benefit:
All members are advised of the importance of having a valid will. In the event of the death of a cohabiting partner payment will only be made to the executor or administrator of the estate.
If you have any queries or require clarification on any point you should contact the CAOGA officer (01-8042785 / 2786) in the first instance.
CAOGA Members are invited to attend the AGM 2013 in the Auditorium of the Ordnance School, DFTC, Curragh on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013. It is proposed to amend the Rules to allow for the admission of cohabiting partners.
Recent media coverage has highlighted the importance of life insurance cover for children
It should be noted by all CAOGA members that there is free cover for children up to 25 years of age and lifetime cover for children with special needs. The combined cover between CAOGA and the Group scheme is €9,000 for children over 10 years and €6,269 for children under 10 years of age.