The New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law

Here’s the latest information your fire department needs to know about the Law’s
cancer insurance coverage requirements.

What does this Law mean for my fire department?

The Enhanced Cancer Disability Law was put into place in order to provide enhanced disability benefits to volunteer firefighters who develop certain forms of cancer. As of January 1st 2019, all New York fire districts, departments and companies were asked to have cancer coverage in place for eligible volunteer firefighters that meets the requirements of this Law or show satisfactory proof of the ability to pay such compensation to ensure adequate coverage for all eligible volunteers.

Cancer Coverage for New York State Volunteer Firefighters

Our Coverage Advantages

It's not too late, we're still accepting applications and we’re ready to serve you. 

  • Simplified administration and claims process
  • New eligible members are automatically covered and added at renewal
  • Friendly and responsive associates – available around your schedule so no call goes unanswered
  • 50 years of emergency services insurance experience
  • We’ve trained over 175,000 emergency services personnel since 2006
  • We offer more than 350 classes with over 20,000 participants annually
  • Low cost at $137 per member
  • For an additional $51 per member, you can expand your policy to cover ALL types of cancer diagnoses

Firefighters fought for this coverage. And we’ve fought with you.

VFIS doesn’t just provide insurance for those in emergency services—together, we bring over 760 years of combined ESO experience, having served as volunteers, firefighters, police officers, EMTs lieutenants, assistant fire marshals, first responders, chiefs, safety committee members and more. We’ve seen the front lines and stood shoulder to shoulder during good and bad days. We know this industry best because we live it, we respect it and we protect it.
Cancer Coverage for Volunteer Fire Departments

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