Vol. FF Cancer Disability Benefits Program
NYS VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER ENHANCED CANCER DISABILITY BENEFITS PROGRAM
Volunteer firefighters are local heroes to the communities they serve. This is why three major fire associations (AFDSNY, FASNY and NYSAFC) have come together with five sponsoring municipal associations (NYSAC, NYCOM, AOT, PERMA, Comp Alliance to partner with "The Hartford" to create a program that helps take care of the 110,000 volunteer firefighters and their families.
Effective January 1, 2019, all fire departments in New York must provide coverage to comply with New York State General Municipal Law Section 205-CC, also referred to as the Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program. The program has three benefit features: a lump-sum benefit, income protection, and a death benefit.
More information about the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program can be found in the program brochure
and in the program’s frequently asked questions (FAQs).
The Hartford has set up a live call center to answer questions about the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program, including coverage and pricing. They can be reached at (833) 678-1585 or by email.
You can also check out the program website.Click here
for a message from the New York State Fire Administrator concerning the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program.Click here to visit the OFPC website, where forms and information relating to the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program are available, including the Proof of Benefit Form and the Certification of Eligibility Form.
The information provided in this section represents the best source of information now available and is updated when new information becomes available.