CONTRIBUTIONS FOR KANSAS ASSOCIATION of COUNTY AGRICULTURE AGENTS FAMILIES
A Voluntary Plan Guidelines
To allow members of the Kansas Association of County Agriculture Agents (KACAA) to contribute to the welfare of bereaved extension members families. A voluntary pledge of contributions has been set up. This is available for all members and their spouses if they care to participate. Only those KACAA members signing this pledge are eligible for benefits.
Officers of the Kansas Association of County Agriculture Agents, plus the immediate Past President will serve as the governing board and will decide on any policy issue.
A pledge may be signed by all KACAA members employed by the Kansas Cooperative Extension Service. This will be a $40 plan for members.
A separate pledge may be signed by the same KACAA member for his or her spouse. This will be for $20. These two pledges are separate. They may be taken together or either one may be signed. Pledges will be signed in duplicate.
DATE OF MEMBER SIGN-UP AND TERMINATION OF PLEDGE:
A new employee may sign up for themselves or for their spouse at any time. A KACAA member may sign a pledge for a spouse on the date of their marriage or any time thereafter. A new pledge will be honored if it was postmarked prior to injury or death of the pledge.
Withdrawal of your pledge may be done once a year. A written notice mailed to the secretary of the County Agents Association by December 1st will permit you to cancel your pledge on December 31st.
In event of death, other members will be notified. Contributions are to be made to the Insurance Chairperson within 30 days. The amount that a family will receive will be determined by the number of pledges that are signed. There are potentially 100+ members but the number of spouses will be less. This could figure $4,000 or less for the survivors of the deceased member. The survivors benefits of a KACAA extension worker's spouse will probably be $2,000 or less.
BENEFITS OR RESPONSIBILITIES CEASE WHEN AN EMPLOYEE DROPS MEMBERSHIP IN KACAA, RETIRES OR HIS/HER SERVICES ARE TERMINATED FROM THE EXTENSION SERVICE.