Paid Members

Benefit Program 2 (BP2) is an optional Benefit Program that allows LOPFI-covered employers the ability to provide an enhanced lifetime monthly benefit for their paid police officers or paid firefighters. The same retirement eligibility requirements apply to Members covered under BP2 as the current benefit structure under Benefit Program 1. A LOPFI-covered employer may, by a majority vote of its governing body, adopt BP2 for all Members of the affected department i.e. this is a department-wide election, not an individual election. Please refer to LOPFI Board Rule #30 under LOPFI's Rules & Resolutions for further information.

Volunteer Members

Benefit Program 4 (BP4) is an optional Benefit Program that allows LOPFI-covered employers the ability to provide an enhanced lifetime monthly benefit for their volunteer police officers or volunteer firefighters. The same retirement eligibility requirements apply to Members covered under BP4 as the current benefit structure under Benefit Program 3. A LOPFI-covered volunteer employer may, by a majority vote of its governing body, adopt BP4 for all Members of the affected department i.e. this is a department-wide election, not an individual election.  Please refer to LOPFI Board Rule #30 under LOPFI's Rules & Resolutions for further information.

To Begin The Adoption Process for Enhanced Benefits

Employers will need to complete the required forms (listed to the right) for Volunteer or Paid to start the adoption process.

Once LOPFI coverage is adopted by the employer, LOPFI must receive Membership Application(s) submitted through the Employer Reporting Portal. Each month a Payroll Report is made available on the 25th of the month for that month. All Payroll Reports and payments are submitted electronically through the Employer Reporting Portal and are due by the 10th of the following month.

If a Member earns a minimum of $1,382 per month in calendar year 2017, that service is considered to be paid service with LOPFI. The minimum salary amount increases each year in accordance with the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

If a Member earns less than the minimum of $1,382 per month in calendar year 2017, that service is considered volunteer service with LOPFI.

Volunteer Employers - Required Documents
Paid Employers - Required Documents