The City of Riviera Beach provides benefit coverage required by the firefighter cancer benefit law (Florida Statute 112.1816) that went into effect on July 1, 2019. Coverage is offered by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA.
Are You An Active or Retired Firefighter
Diagnosed with Cancer?
A: Initial Cancer diagnosis (21 cancers qualify)
One-time $25K payment
B: Cancer treatment
Out-of-pocket healthcare cost reimbursement by employer
C: Leave time and job retention
Employer policies must be applied in the same way as for other line of
D: Total & Permanent Disability
Line of Duty disabilities benefits from the retirement plan
Line of Duty Death benefits from the retirement plan AND the
employer under FL ST Chapter 112.191 (2) (a)
|The 21 covered cancers are:
|Bladder cancer Brain cancer Breast cancer
|Cervical cancer Colon cancer Esophageal cancer
|Invasive skin cancer Kidney cancer Large intestinal cancer
|Lung cancer Malignant melanoma Mesothelioma
|Multiple myeloma Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Oral cavity/pharynx cancer
|Ovarian cancer Prostate cancer Rectal cancer
|Stomach cancer Testicular cancer Thyroid cancer
A full-time employed firefighter would be eligible for coverage under the program if the following criteria are met:
· The firefighter has been employed by the City of Riviera Beach for at least 5 continuous years.
· The firefighter has not been employed in any other position in the preceding 5 years that is proven to create a higher risk for any cancer.
Please note that the law requires employers to provide Lump-Sum coverage to firefighters who have separated from service within the last 10 years so long as the firefighter elects to continue the employer-sponsored health plan or group health insurance trust fund after separation Full Firefighter Cancer Insurance Policy
Group Critical Illness Claim Form
A $75,000 cash benefit will be paid in the event of the firefighter’s death due to complications associated with cancer. The cause of death must be confirmed by a Physician who is board certified in the medical specialty that is appropriate for the type of cancer involved. To update your beneficiaries, access
BenTek | City of Riviera Beach (mybentek.com)
and submit your changes. Contact the Human Resources Benefits Administrator at 561-840-4880, if you need additional assistance.
Line of Duty Cancer Expense Reimbursement Benefit
Benefit Amount up to $12,000 per Insured Person per Policy Term reimbursed for the following out-of-pocket expenses incurred by an insured firefighter due to the treatment of Line of Duty Cancer: Deductible, Coinsurance, or Copayment.
Filing a Claim
How to File a Claim
Written notice of claim must be given to the Company within 20 days after a diagnosis/loss, or as soon thereafter as reasonably possible. Notice given by or on behalf of the claimant to the Company at A&H Claims Department PO Box 25987, Shawnee Mission, KS 66225, with information sufficient to identify the Insured, is deemed notice to the company. After the notice is received, the person who submitted the notice will receive a claim from to complete the process.
· Policy #: SRG 0009159087
· Policyholder: City of Riviera Beach