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State Fire Service Leadership Selects RFP Gap Cancer Coverage Provider

Through the leadership of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York (AFDSNY) and the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC),  and with the hard work of the NYS Volunteer fire service, we were successful in having a law enacted that provides benefits to volunteer firefighters  battling cancer.
The next step is for AHJ’s to purchase coverage by Jan 1, 2019. The intent of the consolidated RFP process was to obtain the best possible insurance product at the best cost to the jurisdictions that are purchasing the ”Gap” insurance product.  
Hartford Life that was selected has agreed to provide all the coverages required under the Cancer Law at a cost of approximately $225 per firefighter / per year, pending approval by the NYS Department of Financial Services.
In the coming weeks, the Associations will share additional information about the Hartford Life plan. Again, local fire departments and AHJs are free to choose any insurance provider that can meet the requirements of the law.
Click the link below to view the Associations’ announcement letter and details of the Hartford Life selection.