Employee and Healthcare Benefits

Decatur officials said approximately 40-45% of the city’s first responders and public works employees have been vaccinated so far
The bill would apply to the spouses and children of police officers, corrections officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty after Jan 1. 2010
The bill would provide disability payments and copay reimbursements for first responders with PTSD
In addition to one-time payments upon diagnosis, firefighters will also receive $12,000 per year for medical expenses
First responders will be presumed to have contracted COVID-19 on-duty if there is an outbreak at their workplace
A behavioral health expert breaks down ways to cope with the ongoing fear and anxiety of going back to the workplace during a global pandemic
The legislation would make first responders who become disabled or die from COVID-19 eligible for compensation under the Public Safety Officer Benefit program