Transition Notice: On July 1, VRS will determine eligibility for LODA benefits, including disability, death and funeral benefits. DHRM will administer LODA Health Benefits Plans for eligible beneficiaries. Look to this website for additional information in late spring 2017.
LODA Transition to Impact Benefit Administration
The General Assembly made changes to the Line of Duty Act (LODA). Effective July 1, 2017, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) will begin making all LODA eligibility determinations and issuing benefit payments for employers that participate in the VRS-administered LODA Fund. The Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) will begin administering LODA health insurance benefits through the LODA Health Benefits Plans.
Benefit Administration Before July 1, 2017
The Virginia Department of Accounts (DOA) will continue to determine eligibility for all LODA benefits and administer LODA death, disability and health benefits. VRS will continue to administer the LODA Fund.
Benefit Administration Beginning July 1, 2017
VRS will determine eligibility for LODA benefits, including disability, death and funeral benefits. DHRM will administer LODA Health Benefits Plans for eligible beneficiaries.
VRS will issue benefit payments to eligible beneficiaries on behalf of employers who participate in the LODA Fund, including payment to DHRM for health benefit coverage.
Localities that do not participate in the LODA Fund will make payments directly to DHRM for health insurance and will make payments for death benefits directly to the beneficiaries.