Learn About theGreater Good Fund
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 PFRPA's licensing agency, the Football Greats Alliance.
Here are the types of programs and benefits PFRPA will evaluate:
- Health & Wellness Programs
- Medical Research
- Medical Screenings & Evaluations
- Short & Long-term Housing
- Financial Literacy Programs
- 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'S OFFERED BENEFITS
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.
Eligibility & Plan Coverage
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.
Retired NFL Player + Spouse: A retired NFL player can elect to share his coverage with his spouse. The calendar year maximum is $3,000. PFRPA pays for 100% of the monthly premiums. To include lawful spouse, PFRPA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
PFRPA VISION PLAN
In January 2019, the PFRPA Vision Plan, administered by VSP Vision Care, was made available exclusively for PFRPA members. We offer retired NFL players and their spouses access to the best in eye care and eyewear with this unprecedented coverage through the VSP Choice network.
Eligibility & Plan Coverage
Retired NFL Player: A player may be eligible to enroll if he retired from the NFL by July 2013. In a calendar year, the enrolled member can choose one pair of frames (allowances vary) with prescription lenses included AND an annual supply of contacts.
Retired NFL Player + Spouse: An enrolled retired NFL player can elect to add his lawful spouse to his vision coverage after submitting an Affidavit for Spousal Eligibility. In a calendar year, both the enrolled member and his spouse can each choose one pair of frames (allowances vary) with prescription lenses AND an annual supply of contacts.
Value and Savings: Benefit comes with $0 copay. PFRPA pays for 100% of the monthly premiums.
Eye Exam Coverage: $0 copay for in-network WellVision 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.
Affidavit for Spousal Eligibility: To request an Affidavit via email, please contact PFRPA at email@example.com
If you’re interested in receiving additional details, contact PFRPA at (703) 415-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.