Breast Cancer Now Covered by the Colorado Firefighter Trust

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Breast Cancer Now Covered by the Colorado Firefighter Trust

The Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits (CFHC) Trust Committee voted unanimously to add breast cancer coverage for all firefighters beginning January 1, 2021. The discussion around the adoption of breast cancer began after a firefighter appealed the denial of a breast cancer claim. Previously, breast cancer was not one of the five types of […]

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Annual Membership Meeting Slated for October 28th

The 6th Annual CFHC Trust Membership Meeting will be held virtually via WexEx on October 28 at 11:00 am MDT. To join us, just follow this link at the time of the meeting. If you would like to join via phone-only, call-in using the following information: Dial-in Number: 866-692-3580 Access Code: 130 504 2351 You […]

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Grant Funds Expiration Date Postponed

Like many of you, we have been monitoring the rapidly developing issues surrounding COVID-19. The Trust is committed to doing the best to help your department. We are working to build flexibility into our programs to help you cope with this crisis. As you know, the Firefighter Heart and Fitness Grant funds that remain unused […]

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What Happens to Our Firefighters

Here’s a hypothetical story. A firefighter has been diagnosed with brain cancer. He has been in the fire service for over twenty years, and after receiving that terrible news, seeks workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the mounting costs of his medication, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. What the firefighter and his family don’t realize is […]

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Collaboration Solves Broken Rebuttable Presumption Law for Colorado Firefighters

How do you know when the Workers’ Compensation firefighters’ presumption is broken? Journalists discuss individual WC cancer cases on TV, in print, and online It takes more than a year—or even two years—before a decision is made whether to accept or deny a claim Firefighters pass away before being awarded benefits Cancer cases go before […]

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