Glatfelter’s VFIS Enhances Coverage for Emergency Services Organizations

February 18, 2015

VFIS, a provider of insurance, education and consulting services to emergency service organizations and a specialty program of Glatfelter Program Managers, has introduced coverage enhancements to both its property & casualty and accident & sickness benefits coverage. VFIS target classes include fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads, and 911 centers.

The property & casualty enhancements are automatically liberalized and applied to any existing, in-force VFIS policy at the current premium rate. The enhancements include property, crime, business auto, portable equipment and management liability coverage in nearly every state.

Features include:

  • Nearly 20 property enhancements
  • The addition of funds transfer fraud to computer fraud coverage
  • Physical damage enhancements for business auto
  • Coverage to replace obsolete portable chargers and theft of portable equipment by a member
  • Five management liability enhancements

Accident & sickness benefit enhancements are available in 25 states with approval in most other states expected during the next few months. The benefit enhancements feature many new options, including additional benefits to restore the average weekly wage during the first 28 days of disability, and total disability benefits to be payable to age 70.

Glatfelter Program Managers (GPM) is a strategic business unit dedicated to Glatfelter Insurance Group’s program business. GPM manages and markets several specialty programs, including Glatfelter Healthcare Practice for skilled care, assisted living, independent living, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), personal care and group homes, hospice, home health care agencies and other private homecare agencies; VFIS for fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads, and 911 centers; Glatfelter Public Practice for educational institutions, municipalities, independent school bus contractors and water/sewer entities; and Glatfelter Religious Practice for churches, synagogues, temples and other religious institutions.

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