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NYS VFF Cancer Benefit Program APPROVED!

The signing of GML 205-cc allowed the creation of the NYS Volunteer Cancer Benefit Program, providing piece of mind to eligible NYS volunteer firefighters as well as their families. The Cancer Benefit Program, designed by FASNY, AFDSNY, and NYSAFC, sponsored by…

PERMA sponsors NYSAFC’s 2018-19 Firefighter Best Practices Training

PERMA is sponsoring all 12 sessions of the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs’ (NYSAFC) 2018-19 Firefighter Best Practices Training. These regional trainings, in their second year, ensure that fire departments follow the Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training Programs guidance…

PERMA seeking proposals for workers’ comp claims audit

Today PERMA issued an RFP for a workers’ compensation claim audit firm. The selected firm will conduct a thorough audit of PERMA’s claims processing and procedures in late 2018, with results to be provided in early 2019.

Proposals are due…

NYS VFF Cancer Benefit Program FAQ

John Hanson of Willis Towers Watson has created an expanded FAQ in advance of launching the New York Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program website. The FAQ describes in detail:

Background of the Cancer Benefit Program; Purpose of the law…

Manhole cover injuries on the rise

by Ed Starowicz, public safety risk management specialist

As the DPW Specialist, I have been reviewing PERMA member injuries that were caused by lifting manhole covers. In a 10-year observation period, there was $2.3 million in incurred liability for those…