State Laws Address Firefighter Cancer: VFIS Responds with Custom Coverage

YORK, Pa. – Aug 29, 2017 – The research doesn’t lie – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, firefighters are at an increased risk of certain types of cancer. States are increasingly recognizing the need for proper and effective insurance coverage to aid emergency responders who receive a cancer diagnosis. New state laws are being passed that require statutory cancer coverages for these vital members of our communities.

VFIS, the largest provider of insurance, education and consulting for emergency service organizations in North America, is responding to these changes with a new, customized insurance program for career and volunteer firefighters. This coverage is provided on a 24-hour on- and off-duty basis, and offers firefighters a lump-sum benefit tailored to the severity of their cancer with the availability of monthly disability income.

“For many in the firefighting community, the stakes have never been higher. We understand what’s at risk and have developed products with the best interest of the firefighter in mind,” said Keith Brandstedter, president of VFIS Specialty Benefits. “This new cancer coverage will allow firefighters to focus on what is truly important, protecting their families while recovering from their diagnosis.”

For information about coverage mandates in your state, visit the International Association of Fire Fighters. To learn more about VFIS’ coverage, click here.

About VFIS
VFIS is the largest provider of insurance, education and consulting services for fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads and 911 centers in North America, having pioneered the first tailored insurance package for this industry in 1969. A part of Glatfelter Program Managers, one of the largest insurance program managers in the US, VFIS offers property and casualty coverage, benefits programs including LOSAP, and risk management and safety resources to the emergency service industry.

About Glatfelter Program Managers
Glatfelter Program Managers  (GPM) is one of the premier managers and recognized specialists of niche commercial insurance markets in the country servicing educational institutions, municipalities, independent school bus contractors and water/sewer entities; fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads and 911 centers; commercial  and private ambulance companies; senior living, CCRCs, hospice and home health care agencies; and churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions.