Health Care Benefits Extended To Temporary Firefighters

President Obama instructed officials last week to offer health insurance to seasonal federal firefighters, and today, the Office of Personnel Management began implementing this policy. Along with covering firefighters and their families, officials said that other agencies could request health coverage for other temporary disaster-relief workers. The new regulation takes immediate effect. “Starting today, the brave men and women of our nation’s federal firefighting forces, as well as their families, will have access to the health coverage they deserve,” Obama said in a statement.