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. 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 as of 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 disabled persons and family members.
VRS will make benefit payments to eligible disabled persons and family members for 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 premium payments directly to DHRM for LODA Health Benefits Plans coverage for their eligible participants, and will make payments for death benefits and health plan reimbursements (applicable Medicare reimbursements, for example) directly to eligible disabled persons and family members.
Please refer to the LODA Transition Overview for the upcoming changes to eligibility requirements and benefits.