Marion County Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits
Updated June 2012


Marion County, BCC
Risk & Benefits Services
521 SE 26th Court
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 438-2343
Fax: (352) 438-2347

Life Insurance
Minimum benefit amount of 1x annual salary; if policyholder opted to purchase additional coverage, benefit amount may be up to 2x annual salary.

Health Insurance
Surviving spouse and dependents who were covered under firefighter’s Marion County health insurance plan are eligible to apply for COBRA coverage.

Researcher’s Note: According to the County Benefit Specialist, additional benefits may be available to members of IAFF Local 3169; For more information, contact Angela Kinsler at (352) 291-8086.


Gold Shield Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 271791
Tampa, FL 33688-1791
Phone: (813) 969-0417

Covers Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Marion and Pinellas Counties. Provides immediate cash assistance of $5,000 to families. Provides tuition, room and board, and books for dependent children and spouse enrolled in a program leading toward an undergraduate degree.

Disclaimer: The material contained in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Survivor Benefits website is not the result of legal research, but rather is based on a scan of public documents. We have made every effort to be accurate and timely, but errors may exist. The material on this website is advisory only and should not be cited as evidence or proof that a benefit exists or that our facts are accurate. Always consult the decedent’s fire department for benefits assistance, or a benefits’ attorney. If, in the course of your own research, you see errors of fact, or new benefit information, please pass this information along to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.