Learn About theGreater Good Fund

Football is Family

Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA) is the first independent and court established retired NFL player organization, exclusively designed to develop programs and benefits for the betterment of retired NFL players. PFRPA oversees the Greater Good Fund, its 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, which is specifically designed to develop health, welfare and educational programs for retired NFL players.

The Greater Good Fund receives 25% of the proceeds from group licensing deals and group sponsorship deals, secured through the Football Greats Alliance.

Here are the types of programs and benefits PFRPA will evaluate.

  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Financial Literacy Programs
  • Medical Research
  • Short & Long-term Housing
  • Medical Screenings & Evaluations
  • Career Transition Programs

PFRPA exists to solidify and preserve the legacy of retired NFL players. It is of great importance to honor and respect the greatness of our members and empower retired players. We will maximize economic and member benefits to drive the collective influence of all retired players, with a hope of being able to enrich their lives after the NFL.

PFRPA Dental Plan

In April 2017, PFRPA began notifying and enrolling members in the first-ever dental insurance program for its members, retired players that effectively retired by July 2013. The PFRPA Dental Plan, which is administered by MetLife, offers unprecedented coverage for retired players and their spouses.

Plan Coverage

Option 1

Retired NFL Player: A player is covered under this plan if he retired from the NFL by July 2013. The calendar year maximum is $3,000. PFRPA pays for 100% of the monthly premiums.

Option 2

Retired NFL Player + Spouse: A retired NFL player can elect to share his coverage with his spouse. The calendar year maximum is $3,000. To include lawful spouse, members will need to fill out and sign the Affidavit for Spousal Eligibility. To request an Affidavit, please contact PFRPA at (703) 415-1500 or info@pfrpa.com.

PFRPA Vision Plan

The PFRPA Vision Plan, administered by VSP Vision Care, is available exclusively for PFRPA members. We offer retired NFL Players access to the best in eye care and eyewear with this unprecedented coverage through the VSP Choice network.


A retired player may be eligible to enroll if he retired from the NFL by July 2013. Spousal coverage is not currently available with the Vision Plan.

  • Vision Benefit Option: Choice of prescription glasses or an annual supply of contact lenses, every calendar year. Either option comes with $0 copay.
  • Eye Exam Coverage: $0 copay for in-network exam and contact lens exam, every calendar year.
  • Add-ons: Discounts available on additional exams; premium or custom progressive lenses; and frames over the coverage allowance.
  • Available only for retired NFL players (no dependent coverage is available).

If you’re interested in receiving additional details, contact PFRPA at (703) 415-1500 or info@pfrpa.com.

Thoughts From Retired NFL Players

Thank you for the great work you are doing to help the lives of NFL players.” – Buddy Curry, Atlanta Falcons (1980-87)

I was a beneficiary of the Dental Plan this past year. Thank you!” – Joe Ehrmann, Baltimore Colts (1973-80); Detroit Lions (1981-82)

“Unbelievable! I didn’t think it was real when I received my card in the mail from PFRPA. I’ve had full mouth x-rays, a cleaning and two fillings!” – Brad Leggett, New Orleans Saints (1990-91, 93); Detroit Lions (1992)

“Thank you, Pro Football Retired Players Association, for the Dental Plan. Used it today, and it worked perfectly. It saved me $1,000! Very much appreciated!” – Bucky Richardson, Houston Oilers (1992-94); Dallas Cowboys (1995); K.C. Chiefs (1996)

For more information, please visit www.pfpra.com