About the Plan

Employees

The Public Safety/CORP Cancer Insurance Policy Program (CIP) was created and designed to assist Tier 1, 2 or 3 DB/DC Members with the costs that may arise in the event that you are diagnosed with cancer and must undergo treatment.  Eligibility to participate in the CIP is contingent on the following factors:

1)     Your employer must choose to provide coverage in the CIP program.

2)     You must elect to participate in the program and pay the annual premium.  Premiums are set annually by the Board of Trustees with maximum annual premium being set at $180

Coverage as a retiree brings additional requirements.  To learn more, please see our Coverage at Retirement section or Contact Us.

Benefit Highlights

  • $15,000 payment to members with non-skin cancer
  • $500 payment to members with a positive diagnosis of skin cancer
  • Overall lifetime maximum benefit amount of $100,000 per member

For a full listing of the terms of the plan, along with the Schedule of Benefits which provides the Benefit Provisions, Amounts and Limits, refer to the full Plan Description.

To submit a claim for the CIP, you will need to Apply for Benefits. 

Employers

Each fiscal year, employers of the CORP have the option to elect to participate in the Public Safety/CORP Cancer Insurance Policy Program (CIP) upon the Terms of the Plan.  If the employer elects to participate, the employer accepts responsibility for the administrative functions of this program, which includes providing an open enrollment period each fiscal year to the eligible and newly hired employees.  The employer is responsible to annually collect and submit to the System the annual premiums on behalf of each employee that elects to participate in the CIP.

For employers electing to participate in the program, an CORP Employer Enrollment Form will need to be completed and returned to the System, along with the enrollment form and the premiums for the employees.

For additional assistance, please Contact Us.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Overview

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to expand health coverage by improving the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage. Additionally, The United States Department of Health and Human Services established the HIPAA Privacy Regulation which took effect on April 14, 2003. The Privacy Rule, as it is commonly referred, provides for the protection and privacy of individually identifiable health information and guards against the misuse of this information. The Privacy Rule sets forth administrative requirements, privacy and security requirements, and individual rights regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information. The Privacy Rule also establishes penalties for the misuse or disclosure of individually identifiable protected health information.

As administrators of the Public Safety/CORP Cancer Insurance Program, which is a Group Health Plan, PSPRS is considered a covered entity and must adhere to the requirements outlined in HIPAA.

As part of your rights under HIPAA, the PSPRS Notice of Privacy Practices provides a general description of the privacy practices of the Public Safety/CORP Cancer Insurance Program outlining when and in what circumstances protected health information (PHI) will be used, or disclosed, in addition to informing Cancer Insurance Program participants of their rights.

There are several forms that may be used to view, obtain and alter your PHI, which are located in the Forms & Resources section of our website under Cancer Insurance & HIPAA Forms.

HIPAA regulations require the PSPRS Administration to assign a HIPAA Privacy Officer and the PSPRS Compliance Officer is the Agency's HIPAA Privacy Officer. Questions, concerns, and complaints about HIPAA Privacy matters may be sent to the following address:

PSPRS Administration
Attention: HIPAA Privacy Officer
3010 E. Camelback Road, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016