The Alaska Fishermen’s Fund Advisory and Appeals Council will hold its
fall meeting in Anchorage the week of November 13, 2000, at the Captain Cook
Agenda items include a review of the fund's current financial condition,
policies and regulations governing its administration, and a review of
claims for benefits that have not been approved by the fund administrator.
Those individuals with claim(s) scheduled for review have been or will be
notified ten days in advance of the meeting. The business portion of the
meeting is open to the public and convenes at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November
13. The council will hear public testimony on services and matters pertinent
to the Fishermen’s Fund program between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
The Fishermen’s Fund assists injured and disabled fishermen who have
incurred emergency medical costs from injuries or illnesses, directly
connected with operations as a fisherman in Alaska, not otherwise covered by
public or private insurance. Coverage is limited to $2,500 unless an
extension is granted. The fund is subsidized by a portion of revenue derived
from commercial fishing license or permit fees and is administered by the
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Council members representing fishermen throughout the state will be in
attendance. Paul Grossi, Workers' Compensation Director, chairs the Council.
The meeting takes place in Executive Suite Room 1432. The Captain Cook is
located at 939 W. Fifth Avenue.
The State of Alaska complies with Title II of the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities needing auxiliary
aids, services, and/or special modifications to participate in this public
meeting should contact K. Renee Howell, Fishermen’s Fund Administrator, at
(907)465-6045 or (888)520-2766, no later than 4:00 p.m. November 6, to make
any necessary arrangements.