Volunteer Fire Department Workers' Compensation Premium Subsidy Program

The West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department Workers’ Compensation Premium Subsidy Program (House Bill #103) is designed to assist VFDs by reimbursing the premium increase in the Workers’ Compensation Policy for Class Code 7711 (Volunteer Fire Fighters). The West Virginia State Auditor was tasked with developing the program to provide the reimbursements. To determine the initial reimbursement amount, the current year estimated premium will be compared to last year’s premium information as provided by BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company. A final reimbursement payment may be made as soon as all of the final audits for this policy year have been completed.

You may apply for reimbursement anytime after July 1, 2011. If you’ve paid your initial estimated premium please complete the WV VFD Workers' COMP INITIAL ESTIMATED PREMIUM FORM. If you’re applying for the final reimbursement, please complete the WV VFD Workers' COMP FINAL AUDIT PREMIUM REIMBURSEMENT FORM.

VFD Financial Examination Guidance

House Bill 2958 was passed during the 2019 regular Legislative session and added a new section to West Virginia Code designated as West Virginia Code §8-15-7a. This new section of West Virginia Code grants the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office authority to conduct a financial examination or audit of a VFD at least once every five years. The Auditor’s examination or audit shall include all income of the VFD, regardless of the sources of funds, the assets, liabilities, and all expenditures of the VFD. The West Virginia State Auditor’s Office is providing the below files to assist the VFDs.

Reimbursement Questions?

Contact the West Virginia State Auditor's Office, Electronic Payments Division.

Phone  1-800-500-4079

Insurance Questions?

Contact the West Virginia Insurance Commission, Consumer Services Division.

Phone  1-888-TRY-WVIC (888-879-9842)

Financial Statement Questions?

Contact the West Virginia State Auditor's Office, Local Government Services Division.

Phone  304-627-2415 extension 5114 or 5118 or 5119

Email  lgs@wvsao.gov

Financial Examination Questions?

Contact the West Virginia State Auditor's Office, Chief Inspector Division.

Phone  304-558-2261 extension 2411

Email  cpaaudits@wvsao.gov

More Information

Contact the West Virginia Insurance Commission, Consumer Services Division.

National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) has provided plan information on the West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department Premium Subsidy Program and classifications. See FAQ below:


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