Benefits and Resources for Non-Vested Players
NFLPA Membership is free and available to every player who signed an NFL contract. Here are some of the opportunities that Non-Vested players are eligible for:
The Work/Life Resource Benefit provides a Clinical Services Program and a Work/Life Program to assist in resolving day-to-day issues impacting health. This includes up to 8 face-to-face or virtual confidential counseling sessions, per issue per year, at no cost. Unlimited telephonic consultations are available 24/7. This benefit is also available to other members of the household. Contact a CIGNA Advocate at (866) 421-8628.
Players who have 2 or more credited seasons are eligible to receive a lump-sum payment 12 months following their last NFL contract. For additional information regarding this benefit, please contact the NFLPA Benefits Department at (800) 372-2000.
Players who are vested in the 401(k) plan can check balances, change investments, check distribution rules and update beneficiaries by logging onto NFLPlayerBenefits.com or by calling the NFLPA Benefits Department at (800) 372-2000 for more information.
Non-vested players must apply within 48 months of the date you cease being an active player. This benefit is for injuries sustained while playing in the NFL. For more information on this benefit and to inquire if you may be eligible, please contact the NFLPA Benefits Department at (800) 372-2000.
Non-vested players must apply within 84 months after the end of his last contract with an NFL Club under which he is a “Player” for at least one “Game,” as those terms are defined in the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan. For more information on this benefit and to inquire if you may be eligible, please contact the NFLPA Benefits Department at (800) 372-2000.
The assisted living discount is available to all players. Contact the Former Player Life Improvement Plan at 800-635-4625 or a provider directly: Brookdale: 888-221-7317; Silverado 866-522-8125
Players who have 2 or more Credited Seasons are eligible to enroll in The Trust, and organization committed to a former player’s well-being. For more information about a personalized game plan in the areas of Brain and Body, Personal Interaction, Career, Lifestyle, Education and Finance, call The Trust at (866) 725-0063 or email email@example.com.
All players are welcome to participate in PAF activities including the Passport to Wellness, apply for Family Scholarships for their children, and apply for GUPAT Hardship Grants for themselves and their families. Visit YourPAF.com to learn more.
We have partnered with Lee Hecht Harrison to offer a two-month transition coaching program to help our players with a career assessment, resume building, interviewing skills and many other tools for a successful transition or even a second career transition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Players can upgrade their skillset with a wide range of courses including Rock Your LinkedIn Profile, Tableau Essential Training, Entrepreneurship Foundations, Excel for Business Analysts, Social Media Marketing Tips, and more! All players who have less than 2 credited seasons can receive a free account when they email email@example.com.
Players with less than 2 credited seasons can get a free family membership to the YMCA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and closest YMCA branch to receive a form to activate your membership.
If a player and his family do not have health insurance, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is proud to recommend Working America Health Care. Former players can find the lowest available rates and investigate if they qualify for even lower costs based on income. A personal health care advocate to help you coordinate your care, resolve claims and answer question about coverage.