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Association of Minnesota

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VFBA of Minnesota

This organization is named and shall be known as “Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Association of Minnesota,” and its general object and purpose shall be to create, establish, and maintain a fund for the relief and support of volunteer firefighters who sustain injury, sickness, disability, or loss of life in the line of duty, who at the time of such injury, sickness, disability, or loss of life are members in good standing of the Association.  Association funds shall be provided by dues, donations, assessment of members, and other proper means.

             As of December 31, 2013

Reserve for Members......................$1,708,908.33
Total Claims Paid in 2013.....................$39,000.00
Total Claims Paid since inception....$1,939,481.13

Effective August 1, 2010

The amounts to be paid for loss of life or total loss of time from the members regular occupation are:

  1. For loss of life: $20,000.00
  2. For total loss of time from a members regular occupation: $100.00 per day.
  3. Maximum benefits payable pursuant to Section 6.2 shall not exceed a total of $18,000.00 for the same injury, disability or recurrence thereof. Effective date of coverage will be August 1, 2010.
  4. In the case of the injuries listed below, the minimum amount listed below will be awarded. Should the disability amount exceed the minimum, the maximum benefits payable shall not exceed the guidelines established in Article IX Section 6, 2.):
    a. Loss of both hands or both feet $12,000.00
    b. Loss of both eyes $12,000.00
    c. Loss of one hand or one foot $ 6,000.00
    d. Loss of one eye $ 6,000.00

 

2011

2012

2013

Member Departments

642

645

643

Renewals - Paid

74

86

75

Renewals - Volunteers

16,277

16,282

16,161

Totals

16,351

16,368

16,236

Total Cancelations

-1,293

-1,267

-1,341

New Applications

1,246

1,284

1,209