NEWS FROM NYC POLICE COUNCIL RETIRED GUARDIANS, INC

 FROM THE DESK OF RET SGT JOSEPH RICHARDSON:

Members who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up operations at the World Trade Center site or certain other locations must file a Notice of Participation with the Police Pension Fund in order to protect their presumptive eligibility for accident disability pension benefits.

The deadline to file a Notice of Participation is FAST APPROACHING with a filing deadline of September 11, 2018.

To confirm your Tax Registry Number is on file, visit the Police Pension Fund website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycppf/html/wtc_information/wtc_information.shtml

WTC Information – New York City Police Pension Fund

www.nyc.gov

The following members have filed the WTC Notice of Participation as of August 2018. Members who have questions regarding this subject should write the Executive Director at 233 Broadway, 25th Floor New York, NY 10279 or visit the Police Pension Fund in person.

Members who have not already filed a Notice of Participation should contact the Police Pension Fund and submit the form immediately to protect your rights.

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 7/24/2018 :  FDA Announces Recall of Select Products That Contain Valsartan. Advised by my drug store to call Folco Health Care at 888 679-5120.
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Subject: NYPD ISSUING A WATCH TO RETIREES WITH TWENTY OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE
Ladies and Gentlemen: 
Albert (Al) Belcher (NYPD/Ret) informed me that the Department is reportedly issuing free watches to those retirees who served twenty (20) or more years.
He (Belcher) suggested that a call be made to  PrAA Cole (646-610-6860) ASAP in order to be placed on the list of recipients. PrAA Cole reportedly will verify your tax registry number and request a callback telephone number from you.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO NYPD GUARDIAN MEMBER AND NEWLY PROMOTED DEPUTY CHIEF KEVIN A. WILLIAMS
“Staten Island Gets a New No. 2 Cop– and Another Top NYPD Official with A Counterterrorism Background”
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Subject: Florida “No Surprises” law

 

Dear Florida Friends,

Our special counsel did a legal analysis of whether Florida’s “No Surprises” law applies to people living in Florida who have the GHI plan.  He concludes it probably does.  (Whether the New York law can compel GHI to cover folks in Florida is a different legal issue. Some of you have asked GHI to apply the NY law, and GHI has responded the NY law doesn’t apply to people in Florida.)
If you went to an in-network hospital in Florida and then got hit with out-of-network doctor bills, you might want to contact GHI and tell them you should be covered by the Florida No Surprises law.  99% chance GHI will tell you it doesn’t apply.  But that denial might give you the basis for a lawsuit that could compel GHI to reimburse you and to honor the No Surprises provisions in the future.
I would be very interested in hearing from any of you who do contact GHI and then get rejected.
Good luck!
Steve
P.S. We are checking whether other states have similar No Surprises provisions.
Cite FL St § 627.64194
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MEDICARE PART “B” & IRMAA REIMBURSEMENT INFORMATION
Since I sent out the Medicare Part “B”  Reimbursement information, many retirees never enrolled in the reimbursement program. See the below applications to enroll in Medicare Part “B” reimbursement and for IRMAA reimbursement!
Alan Berkowitz
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