ACCG Insurance Firefighters' Cancer Benefit Program
The Georgia General Assembly in 2017 passed House Bill 146, which requires legally organized fire departments to provide cancer benefits to firefighters as of January 1, 2018.
Let ACCG help manage the risks of cancer and provide for your firefighters’ cancer benefit needs.
House Bill 146 also allowed the existing ACCG - Interlocal Risk Management Agency (ACCG – IRMA) to create a new program to make this required firefighters’ cancer benefit available to Georgia counties. The member counties contribute towards the program (the Supplemental Medical, Accident & Disability Fund), which is separate from the Property & Liability Fund. ACCG is dedicated to providing cost-effective risk financing, greater stability, more flexibility, and quality loss control services for all of the counties’ risk management needs.
The ACCG - IRMA operates under the authority of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, et seq. 36-85-20, and is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Georgia. It is owned by its members and is managed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are representatives from participating counties. The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is the sponsor and administrator of the ACCG – IRMA.
The fund began January 1, 2018 with an initial membership of 109 counties, with coverage provided by The Hartford.
Ben Pittarelli, Health Program and Insurance Marketing Director, at (404) 522-5022 or [email protected]
Joe Dan Thompson, Marketing and Field Service Representative, at (404) 522-5022 or [email protected]