California Law Enforcement Association® (CLEA)
CLEA is a non-political, non-profit benefit association committed to offering the best benefits available to California peace officers. For 30 years the CLEA Plan has served the California public safety community with leading comprehensive Long Term Disability Benefits at the best rate.
CLEA provides a total solution for Long Term Disability (LTD) coverage and Long Term Care (LTC) coverage, both for individuals and groups.
CLEA payroll protection (LTD) covers 85% of pay (90% in certain situations), up to $9,500 per month dependent on which Plan you choose. Includes: Lifetime Benefit, Long Term Care Plus Benefit, Sick-Leave Integration Benefit, Challenged Workers' Compensation Benefits, and Death Benefits.
The California Law Enforcement Association’s Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan recently reached the $100 million mark in benefits paid to its members, the Plan’s Administrators announced. CLEA’s LTD plan, which serves over 20,000 law enforcement personnel in California, is the largest of its kind in California and reached the $100 million milestone in its 31st year of operation.
“The amount we’ve paid to support our members while keeping rates down really shows what we’re all about,” said Dave Boffi, CLEA President. “We’re here to support the welfare of our members by paying the benefits they need. Many of the people who depend on us would have been financially devastated without CLEA behind them.”
CLEA started in 1985 and today serves over 160 law enforcement agencies. Not only is it the largest long-term disability (LTD) plan in California for law enforcement personnel, it offers the most comprehensive benefits available.
“The CLEA plan was founded on the desire to provide law enforcement officers with long-term disability coverage that was superior to the other plans available,” explained Jerry Hall, a former Santa Clara County deputy sheriff who was the charter president of CLEA and is currently chairman of the Plan’s board. “I don’t know that we ever thought it would grow to where it is today with more than $100 million paid out. Our priority was always to ensure that our members would be able to have the highest level of income protection when they needed it the most.”
“I’m grateful and pleased to know that over $100 million in benefits have been paid to officers in need, with the care and concern that one would like to have for their brothers and sisters,” Hall said. “I’m also proud that because they’ve had this Plan available to them, they have saved hundreds of thousands of premium dollars over the years through CLEA.”
The CLEA Plan provides long-term disability benefits of up to 85 percent of a member’s pay. It is a member-owned non-profit and non-political organization managed by a statewide board of directors comprised of representatives from its participating groups. The Plan is managed by California Public Safety Administrators, Inc., which offers a similar plan for firefighters. Together, the two Plans have paid over $165 million in benefits and serve over 36,000 law enforcement and fire service personnel.