Jackson County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated August 2013

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

Bruckner-Fort Osage Fire Protection District

Contact:
PO Box 287
400 East Monroe Street
Bruckner, MO 64016
Phone: (816)650-5811
Fax: (816) 650-5819
Website: www.fortosagefire.org/

Check with the City Manager’s Office for any insurance death benefits.

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District

Contact:
805 NE Jefferson
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Phone: (816) 229-2522
Website: www.cjcfpd.org/cjc/
E-mail: Ben Chlapek, Deputy Chief

OR:

Contact:
IAFF Local 3133 (Union)
29210 SE AA Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64014

A department funded life insurance policy pays one and one-half times the annual salary of the deceased member’s beneficiary.

100% of unused vacation and sick leave is paid to the surviving spouse.

Grandview Fire Department

Contact:
Grandview City Hall
Human Resources
1200 Main St
Grandview MO 64030
Phone: (816)316-4807
Fax: (816)763-3902
Website: www.grandview.org/index.aspx?page=47
E-mail: [email protected]

Grandview offers a benefits package for employees that includes a life insurance benefit of 1 x annual salary. There are additional plans for employees to purchase for self, spouse and child(ren).

Independence Fire Department

Contact:
Independence City Hall
Human Resources
111 East Maple Ave
Independence MO 64050
Phone: (816)325-7390
Fax: (816)325-7394
Website: www.ci.independence.mo.us/HR/
E-mail: [email protected]
Basic life insurance and long-term disability are available for employees.

Kansas City Fire Department

Contact:
Kansas City Department of Human Resources
Benefits Division
12th Floor, City Hall
414 East 12th St
Kansas City MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-1947
Fax: (816) 513-1940
Website: www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/HumanResources/
E-mail: [email protected]

Assurant Employee Benefits are available. Please check with Human Resources.

Lone Jack Fire Protection District

Contact:
107 West Main St
Lone Jack, MO 64070
Phone: (816) 697-2018
Fax: (816) 697-3730
Website: www.lonejackfire.org/

Contact the City or Fire Department for any available benefits.

Sni Valley Fire Protection District

Contact:
City of Oak Grove
Attn: Human Resources Department
1300 S. Broadway St
Oak Grove MO 64075
Phone: (816) 690-6990
Fax: (816) 690-6191
Website: www.cityofoakgrove.com/index.aspx?NID=5
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact the City of Oak Grove Human Resources Department for available insurance benefits.


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

Contact:
Missouri LAGERS
701 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1665
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Toll Free: (800)447-4334
Phone: (573)636-9455
Fax: (573)636-9671
Website: www.molagers.org/LearningCenter/SummaryofBenefits/SurvivorBenefits.aspx

Bruckner-Fort Osage Fire Protection District, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Grandview Fire Department, Independence Fire Department and Sni Valley Fire Protection District are members of the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS). Retirement benefits, including survivor benefits are found on a summary page on the website.

Kansas City Fire Department

Contact:
Kansas City Department of Human Resources
Retirement Division
City Hall, 10th Floor, room 1002
414 East 12th St
Kansas City MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-1928
Fax: (816) 513-1280
Website: www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/HumanResources/RetireeInformation

The Retirement Division within the City’s Human Resources Department administers the Employees’ Retirement System and the Firefighters’ Pension System. These mandatory participation plans provide a retirement benefit for all full-time City employees and firefighters.

The plans are established by City ordinances enacted by the City Council and strive to provide retirement and survivor income in the most efficient manner possible. Financing of these systems is provided from employee contributions, investment earnings and City contributions.

Employees may elect to participate in the City’s 457 deferred compensation plan, also administered by the Retirement Division, which is a voluntary contribution plan that provides a benefit based on accumulated employee contributions to the plan and any investment gains or losses.

The City also provides access for retirees and their dependents to City sponsored health, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance.


NON-PROFIT OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATION

Contact:
Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment (S.A.F.E)
3100 Broadway
Suite 226
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 960-6800
Fax: (816) 960-6080
Website: www.survivingspouseandfamily.org

The Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund (S.A.F.E) provides:

  • A $10,000 immediate contribution to the surviving spouse/family member of a firefighter, police officer or EMS worker killed in the line of duty.
  • No cost funeral and burial services for a firefighter, police officer or EMS worker killed in the line of duty.
  • A $5,000 immediate contribution to the surviving spouse/family member of a firefighter, police officer or EMS worker who dies or is killed while on duty but not in the line of duty.
  • A $5,000 contribution to a firefighter, police officer or EMS worker who suffers a “catastrophic injury” which is the obvious result of on-duty professional actions which render him/her incapable of working in any capacity for the remainder of his/her life.
  • A $2,500 annual educational scholarship contest for dependents (High School Seniors) of qualified public safety officers employed within the S.A.F.E geographic area of coverage.
  • A $1,000 total annual holiday memorial contribution to the spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty or who dies while on duty and has dependent children age 17 and under still living at home.
  • A $300 annual holiday memorial contribution to the surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty or who dies while on duty, but with no children.
  • No cost legal services to the surviving spouse/family member of a public safety officer who loses his/her life in the performance of his/her duties. Services include estate planning, will and/or trust planning and drafting, plus counseling related to estate and probate. (Husch Blackwell Sanders, L.L.P.)

*NOTE: The final decision of any payment of benefits will be at the discretion of the S.A.F.E. Board of Directors.