According to the Law, a New York volunteer firefighter is generally eligible if they meet these 4 criteria:
New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law requires coverage of:
*For an additional $51 per member, you can expand your coverage to cover ALL cancer diagnoses. Ask your agent for more details.
The most current department, district or company that a member is a part of is typically responsible for covering eligible firefighters. Please contact a trusted legal representative if you need clarification regarding this responsibility.
If you have questions about Cancer Coverage, insurance, safety or risk management – we’re here to help. But we’re not lawyers. Please consult with your local legal counsel for legality concerns.
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The OFPC is responsible for collecting and reporting specific information related to the administration of the Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Program. If your organization has volunteer firefighters, you’re required to provide the OFPC the following:
The EOSB-201.5 is your “proof of benefits” form. If you are using VFIS to insure your volunteer firefighters under the NY Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Law, you will ONLY need to fill out form EOSB-201.5. This form can be sent directly to NY State Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Please save yourself some time and DO NOT fill out a EOSB 210.4 for each volunteer firefighter in your department, as VFIS does not require this form for coverage.
You may not know what information to put on form 201.5 for the state. Let’s walk through it together. To fill out EOSB-210.5 and turn it into New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services, follow these steps: