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Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Officers Association Est. 1955


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The Chief Officers Association was founded in 1955 as the Chief Officers Group. Since that time COA has continued to build upon our foundation and serve and represent the command officers of the LAFD.

 Retiree Medical Update

2017 Retiree medical plan options
As previously noted, on October 19, 2017, the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners (Board) voted to discontinue looking at new medical plan options for non-Medicare retired members.  However, at that meeting, the Board voted to seek proposals for new Medicare Supplement Plans.

On November 16, 2017, at the request of the Ad Hoc Committee on Retiree Health Plans, the Board voted to rescind its action concerning seeking new Medical Supplement Plans.  Instead, the Board will allow the Ad Hoc Committee to engage in further discussions with the employee organizations that currently offer retiree medical and dental plans to see what, if any, changes need to be made in the currently available options.

So, for the moment, no plans are in the works to change or eliminate the currently available retiree medical plan options. 




November 20, 2017 - 14:28 hours.

Recently the COA was informed that the Los Angeles City Controller was taking measures to collect overpayments from members of the MOU22 bargaining unit. While we have not seen a full accounting of the overpayments, we wanted to ensure that each member who is subject to this overpayment collection should review how their retroactive check was calculated and then determine if in fact there was an overpayment.The Association's position is that the City cannot legally withhold for an alleged overpayment without your consent.

To best ensure that all members receive an objective review of the alleged overpayments, the COA Executive Board unanimously voted to file a grievance forthwith on behalf of the association to ensure that the City follows proper procedures and processes.

The COA recommends that you do not agree to the terms of any repayment, as provided by the department, until such time the City responds to our grievance and follows all established procedures. 

If you have already agreed to one of the options listed for repayment by the department, we recommend that you rescind your email and do not agree to a re-payment option until such time the COA receives a response from the department. 

If you chose to rescind your email, please send your rescind email to the Employee Relations Officer Battalion Chief Orin Saunders. Save a copy of both the sent email and the ERO’s reply acknowledging receipt. 

Maintaining high integrity, impeccable character, respect for process, and commitment to our Core Values is a defining characteristic of a chief officer – we appreciate your continued support.  If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact your COA Board - and check the COA website for updates. 


The COA Executive Board 

The Goals of the Chief Officers Association


To maintain and improve wages, hours, and working conditions for all members of the Chief Officers Association.


To provide improved communications among all members of the Chief Officers Association.


To promote and provide leadership, direction, and counsel for all members of the Chief Officers Association.


To provide a social relationship among all members of the Chief Officers Association.


To establish effective membership participation by developing and implementing a committee structure.



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