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EMS volunteers serving in rural areas are eligible for health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members through a partnership of local agencies, the Utah Association of Counties, and the State of Utah.

Who’s Eligible?


To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a volunteer as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act in accordance with 29 C.F.R. Section 553.106

  • Be licensed as an EMS provider

  • Provide EMS services for a rural agency

  • Respond to 20% of calls over a rolling 12-month period

  • Not have health insurance coverage available through an employer, a spouse’s employer, or a government plan or program

Coverage is provided through PEHP and offers:


  • Comprehensive medical coverage

  • Access to all rural hospitals and a choice of either Intermountain or MountainStar/Steward/University hospitals along the Wasatch Front

  • $35 office copays with a $2,000 individual/$4,000 family deductible



Monthly cost for the 2023-2024 plan year

  • Single: $0

  • Double: $87.37

  • Family: $172.23

How Can I Enroll?


Open Enrollment

Current EMT volunteers can enroll in the program until June 15th to receive coverage starting on July 1, 2023


New or Eligibility Status Change

New EMT volunteers or existing volunteers who have experienced a "qualifying" eligibility status change can enroll within 30 days by submitting the Enrollment Form. After completing the Enrollment Form, UAC will contact your agency supervisor to verify your eligibility, and contact you with any additional questions.


If you have any questions or need assistance with enrolling, please send an email to

What Happens if I Lose Eligibility?


If you no longer meet all of the eligibility requirements, your EMS coverage will end on the last day of the month in which any one of the conditions for eligibility no longer applied.

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