Dear Presidents and Trustees:
Attached herewith are UPDATED CLAIM FORMS. The first form is the UPDATED
claim form ACTIVE members for LEGAL DEFENSE under the FOP Legal Plan, Inc.
Please replace this updated form with any forms you currently have on hand
and please make sure the ACTIVE members use this form.
The second form is the NEW LEOSA claim form for HR218 for RETIREES only.
HR218 is automatically covered under LEGAL DEFENSE for ACTIVE members.
I'm getting claims submitted on the LEOSA form, which is wrong for ACTIVE
members and I will not accept a claim submitted on the wrong form.
The Plan Attorney listing is updated the first of every month. To view the
most current list of Plan Attorneys available in your state, go to
MOST IMPORTANTLY ----a claim MUST be submitted within 30 days from the date
the officer is notified of an investigation. THE FOP BOARD REQUIRES CLAIMS
TO BE FILED WITHIN THAT TIMEFRAME TO BE VALID. As soon as the officer gets
word in any way that they are being investigated, a claim should be made.
It does not matter if nothing comes of the investigation. I STRONGLY URGE
the Lodges / Union reps to PLEASE direct members to contact THIS OFFICE for
any information regarding claims procedures or what is and what is not
covered. It is my job and that is what I am here for ---to answer questions
and handle issues BEFORE the guidelines become neglected. When the
guidelines are not properly followed, the Plan cannot assist the members to
the full capacity.
When members take the Salary Reimbursement Option (SRO), please remember I
need current proof of salary. Along with the CORRECT CLAIM FORM and the
notice of suspension, I also need a current paycheck stub. If I receive all
this when the claim is first submitted, I can get the members reimbursed
that much faster.
Please be aware and make the necessary changes. Thanks for helping me help
Fraternal Order of Police Legal Plan, Inc.
11501 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111