Platte County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated August 2013

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

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: jobs@kcmo.org

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


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

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.

 


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.