Denver firefighters get second option in cancer-related medical costs

  • Source: The Denver Gazette
  • Published: 09/20/2022 12:00 AM

Denver firefighters now have a second option for covering cancer-related medical costs. The Denver City Council unanimously approved a bill that allows firefighters to join the Voluntary Cancer Benefits Award Program (VCAP) set up by the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust. This measure would exist in place of the existing workers' compensation program set up by the city, but there are a few key differences between the two programs that make the new one more attractive to city employees, city officials said."Instead of fighting to get the coverage, VCAP is presumptive that cancer was caused by firefighting," Devron McMillin, Denver's Director of Risk Management and Workers' Compensation said in an August Finance and Governance Committee meeting.


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