$24.50 Sworn Group Plan

Monthly Cost $24.50 per month
Percentage of
Wages Protected*
85% of wages Non-Industrial Disability
70% of wages Industrial Disability

(100% of wages for Catastrophic Disabilities for up to 30 months – not to exceed maximum monthly benefit)

(No permanent disability offsets)
Maximum Monthly Benefit of $10,000

Waiting Period 30 calendar days – If less than 60 calendar days of personal leave, you may receive 70% of wages after 30 calendar days. Otherwise, 60 calendar days.
Benefit Period Lifetime: Sickness, Accident, & Pregnancy
Cost of Living Benefit (COLA) 4% compounded per year (years 3-8) thereafter, CPI increase to age 65 and then continued lifetime benefits
Return to Work
Incentive Benefit
$1,000 per month for Non-Industrial Catastrophic Disability if Participant returns to gainful employment
Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders Fully covered, no restrictions
Lifetime coverage
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Six (6) months lifetime coverage
(3 months per occurrence)
Stress & Psychological Conditions

18 months maximum benefit amount

3 months per occurrence

Must return to work for 1 year between each occurrence.

No limit if hospitalized.

Waiver of Payment Waiver of Payment after no-pay status
Freeze of Personal
Leave Option
After 60 calendar days
Personal Leave
Integration Benefit
After 60 calendar days, you may use personal leave and receive a supplemental benefit from the Plan up to the Maximum Percentage or use 100% personal leave and receive $1,000 per month ($100 per month for Industrial or Disputed Workers’ Comp.)
Benefits Payable
During Disputed Workers’ Comp. Cases
After 60 calendar days – 70% of wages or Maximum Benefit of $10,000 monthly 
(Repayable only if settled in your favor)
Minimum Monthly Benefit $1,000 per month – paid in addition to personal leave after 60 calendar days 
($100 per month for Industrial or Disputed Workers’ Comp.)
Disability Pension Advance Up to 70% of wages (max. $10,000 per mo. benefit) may be advanced during retirement processing
Survivorship Benefit Six (6) months additional benefits to dependent beneficiary
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Coverage If you enroll during your initial enrollment period, all pre-existing medical conditions will be covered once you have been in the Plan for twenty-four (24)/forty-eight (48)*** months, unless you are eligible for the Prior Coverage Credit – otherwise, pre-existing medical conditions will not be covered.
Death Benefit

$65,000 Death Benefit on- or off-duty, natural, accidental or terminal illness ($15,000 initial benefit and then $1,000 per month for 50 months).

$10,000 for suicide ($2,000** first 2 years in Plan).

Benefits may be payable within 24 hours of notification.

* Maximum percentages reflect amount payable after completion of (a) waiting period, (b) freeze of personal leave option, or (c) personal leave integration. Offsetting Benefit/Income Amounts are applied to reduce amount from the Plan
** The Death Benefit for suicide is limited to $2,000 for the first 24 months of participation in the Plan.
*** Forty-eight months for Death Benefits and for HIV, AIDS, and ARC.

Request a Summary Plan Description (SPD)

The California Law Enforcement Association (Safety Personnel) Long Term Disability Plan was established pursuant to the California Department of Insurance, Insurance Code Sections 11400 – 11407 (Peace Officers Benefit and Relief Association) by CLEA, a police officers benefit and relief association.  CLEA is a non-profit corporation exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(9). The Plan, CLEA and the Trust, are annually audited by independent certified public accountants in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.

3-18 This is a highlight page only – certain exceptions & limitations apply. See the Summary Plan Description or the complete Plan Document provisions for a more complete description of coverage.