|Eligibility||You must be a peace officer, a full member of CSLEA, and your affiliate association. See Special Provision below.|
|Monthly Cost||$25.12 per month, CSLEA payroll deduction only|
|66.7% of wages Non-Industrial Disability
66.7% of wages Industrial Disability
(80% of wages for Catastrophic Disabilities for up to 30 months – not to exceed maximum monthly benefit)(No Workers’ Compensation permanent disability offsets)
Maximum Benefit of $10,000 per month, tax-free
|Waiting Period||30 calendar days – If less than 60 calendar days of personnel leave, you may receive 66.7% 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
|$1,000 per month for Non-Industrial Catastrophic Disability if Participant returns to gainful employment|
|Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Disorders||Fully covered, no restrictions
|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
|After 60 calendar days|
|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.)|
During Disputed Workers’ Comp. Cases
|After 60 calander days – 66.7% 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 66.7% of wages (max. $10,000 per mo. benefit) may be advanced during retirement processing|
|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.|
|Survivorship Benefit||Six (6) months additional benefits to dependent beneficiary|
|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.
|Special Provision||Participants not covered by Penal Code 830.1, 830.2(a), and 830.2(e) will have limited benefits (36 months Maximum Benefit at 66 2/3% of wages with a $200 Minimum Benefit and one (1) year Own Occupation Disability Plan Provision) if they suffer a disability that would normally be covered by Labor Code 3212 and its subchapters, and the disability is not determined to be job-related.|
* 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.
To Apply: Please download the enrollment application above
and mail to CLEA, PO Box 31, Martell, CA 95654.
Please do not discontinue any other coverage until you have been notified that your
CLEA LTD Plan has gone into effect.
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.