Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association President, Chris Stine, says the LAFRA PPO Medical plan for its members is valuable in so many ways. It’s been a part of his family for decades. As a Captain II on the LAFD, he knows when the going gets tough, the tough get going. He and his wife faced some challenges during two pregnancies. Chris explains how the PPO plan was instrumental in helping his family.
Since 1906, Los Angeles City Firefighters have entrusted the L.A. Firemen’s Relief Association to be there for them and those they leave behind. The needs of firefighters are unique because the profession poses many dangers and consequences. Founded on the mission of “firefighters helping firefighters,” the Relief offers programs and assistance for firefighters and their families.
The Relief (LAFRA) PPO medical plan offers extraordinary coverage, including long-term care, plus a wellness plan with free gym memberships and more. It is your chance to make sure you have the best medical coverage at the lowest possible cost. The plan allows you to use any provider and offers an unlimited lifetime maximum. It is designed by our LAFD firefighters for our LAFD firefighters. No insurance company gets in the middle of your care or decides what your coverage looks like. Enrollment for you as a firefighter, along with one dependent is FREE. And, you do not need to meet a high deductible before benefits apply.
The plan covers most in-network benefits at 100% after the copay. If you or your qualifying family members are not already covered by the Relief PPO Medical Plan, be sure to sign-up in the next Open Enrollment period, usually held each April and October.