The RDNY came into being in April of 1955, when a small group of Retired New York City Detectives decided to get together for a social meeting. As a result of that meeting, the idea of forming an Association that could further assist retired Detectives with retirement benefits and to do charitable work came to fruition.
This group decided to meet again that following month to continue your efforts and also to begin a life long bond that law enforcement officers share, especially Detectives.
The RDNY Incorporated later that same year and became officially known as "The Retired Detectives of the City of New York". They adopted the motto "Fideliter Servimus", which means "We have served faithfully". Today we serve 1400 members and we are recognized as a Fraternal Organization within the Law Enforcement Community.
The RDNY meets every second Wednesday of the month. The location varies from borough to borough. There will be notifications prior to the date.
President: Kevin Schroeder
Chairman of the Board: John Warner
1st Vice President: Rich Santangelo
2nd Vice President: George Fahrbach
Treasurer: Don Alesi
Secretary: Vic Cipullo
Sgt. at Arms: Kevin Kehoe
Historian: Hal Sherman
Chaplain: Msgr. Kevin Nelan
General Counsel: Richard Katz
Board of Directors:
Irma Rivera Duffy
It’s going to be an amazing night - a 4 hour event of Cigars, Top Shelf Liquor, Cocktail Party, Dinner and Dessert Service. Live entertainment, raffles and 50/50. Hope to see you there!
Attached are the documents you will need for receiving the vaccine via Health Services.
Your letters, your words and your work paid off! Retirees got it done! Emblem has reinstated the panels and are now accepting new applications for Health Care Providers to become in network providers. Below are forms you can obtain and give to physicians to enroll with Emblem. More details will be forthcoming!
This is the update from Errol from the SBA regarding Emblem/GHI. I’m pleased to say that 64 new doctors have been already accepted since the Emblem Panel has been reopened. The PBA and DEA MLC liaisons Mr Nicholson and Mr Russo were involved in having Emblem health reopen its panels as well. This is a group effort now between all three police unions. A special thanks to all three men for their efforts in helping us retirees. Negotiations are still going on and I will post all info that I receive as I receive it.
This is from an email from Emblem Health outlining instructions to nominate a provider for participation in the Emblem Health network.
We also requested and received a roster of GHI CBP Participating Providers and geo-search matching Florida plan participants to providers within 10 miles of their zip code. We found fault in this analysis as it used a provider list that was not updated nor verified. We therefore requested a complete audit of providers -in fact status verifying their "active" participation in the GHI CBP networks and acceptance of new patients.
We believe if we verify what we currently have and work with members to aggressively add providers we can have a vibrant network of providers in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina amongst other regions.
I have the following information regarding adding providers to the Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina Emblem Health in network medical panels.
We are pleased to announce, the process for GHI non-Medicare retirees nominating doctors with the intention of being added as CBP participating providers, has been restored as of today.
1. EmblemHealth’s Customer Service, Provider Network and Grievance & Appeals advocates (representatives) have been informed that the network is in fact, open for provider nominations; letters will no longer state the network is closed.
2. Members who wish to nominate their provider may contact EmblemHealth via telephone or email. If an Emblem advocate receives a call from a CNY PPO (GHI) Retiree member requesting information on how to nominate their provider for participation, advocates will:
• Confirm the member is an active CNY PPO Retiree plan member
• Obtain the following information:
o Provider’s full name
o Practice name
o Contact person
o Telephone #
o Email the information to
• If a member sends the request via a secure email from the portal, the correspondence advocate will:
o Review the request to ensure all the necessary information has been provided, see above
o If so, will forward the request to
o If the request has incomplete provider information, a reply will be emailed to the member requesting the additional information
• Advocates will not send a letter to a CNY Retiree member indicating that their network is closed
• If an Out of Network Provider calls requesting to join the CBP network, they will be directed to the EmblemHealth website, Provider Resources > Join Our Network page to access the Provider Credentialing Form:
3. Below are the updates implemented on our City of NY micro-site page
On the member CBP page we posted
Nominate Your Providers!
Did you know that the EmblemHealth CBP Network is open to new providers? If you are a City of New York retiree who does not have Medicare, you can ask us to invite your doctor into our network. The process is simple—just send us an email to
and include the following information so we can reach out:
• Full name of the provider you’re nominating
• Practice name
• Contact person
• Telephone #
We can’t guarantee that they will join the network, but we will reach out to them on your behalf and offer them an invitation.
On the provider Join Our Networks page
, we edited the copy to reflect this specific situation
Joining EmblemHealth HIP and GHI
To join the GHI PPO or EmblemHealth EPO/PPO National Network, please make sure you have reviewed the “Credentialing EmblemHealth Applicants” section above.
Our network in Florida is closed except for our CBP network* (non-Medicare City of New York retirees), primary care physicians, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and any provider that is joining a group that is already participating with EmblemHealth. The network outside of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida is currently closed unless the provider is joining a participating group. To join the GHI PPO or EmblemHealth EPO/PPO National Network, please make sure you have reviewed the “Credentialing EmblemHealth Applicants” section above.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Our CBP Network, which primarily serves City of New York non-Medicare retirees, remains open to new providers. Members can nominate their provider for entry, and providers can submit applications for their practice(s).
The DEA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Jack Healy Memorial Scholarships.
The DEA will be awarding at least ten scholarships to the sons and daughters of members in good standing. Awards are $5,000 each. If you are applying for more than one child, each child requires a separate submission.
Applications must be at the DEA no later than Friday, September 24, 2021. Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted by the DEA in the fall.
Visit the DEA website for more information. www.nycdetectives.org
The DEA is a member of Amazon Smile!
That means that Amazon will donate .5%of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to the Detectives’ Endowment Association Widows’ & Children’s Fund, Inc. whenever you shop on Amazon.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: the same millions of products, the same prices, the same service.
Just sign in by using the link below …
If you are already an Amazon user, you can use your same email and password … Just remember to go to AmazonSmile so that the DEA’s Widows’ & Children’s Fund shares in your purchase.
Please take this opportunity to help keep the DEA’s Widows’ & Children’s Fund strong. Thank you! Here is our link :
****Please note the bottom of the email - his contact information and if what he described as a possible litigant applies to you
From the PBC 10-13 club concerning GHI
A quick update on the GHI class action lawsuit.
After we won the unanimous decision in New York’s highest court affirming that the state’s main consumer protection law dies protect NYC employees and retirees, the defense tried to get the court to throw out their decision and rehear the entire argument. The Court’s ruling was one word: Denied.
Now there will be a mandatory mediation session in the fall.
GHI’s position is that this is a nuisance suit: that there is no merit to our allegations.
To make it clearer that the paltry reimbursements, the nearly non-existent catastrophic and optional rider benefits, the lack of in-network doctors for retirees living out-of-state, and the routine denials of important tests and treatments are more than a mere nuisance, we’re again looking for additional class plaintiffs.
This time, we need folks with a very specific usage pattern: we need people who first used out-of-network doctors in 2014. (If you used an out-of-network doctor once or twice before 2014, that is OK.)
If you first used out-of-network doctors in 2014, I’d really like to hear from you. Please email me at Scohen@pollockcohen.com. If it easier to call, my cell phone is 917-364-4197. (I’m not a big texter, but I do know how.) Feel free to share this with anyone you think appropriate.
60 Broad St., 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Pollock Cohen LLP
Past President Jack McCann has several part time employment opportunities available for retired men and women looking for work. Give him a call at 212-875-0010
DSS - Fraud Investigator
Fraud Investigator-Uniondale, NY
TruView Background Screening and Investigations, a New York based Investigations & Security Company is seeking qualified individuals to investigate public assistance fraud in Nassau County. Individuals MUST meet the following criteria for consideration:
Minimum of five years of investigative experience, which includes:
o Minimum of 3 years of Medicaid Fraud investigation experience or 3 years of professional investigation experience with a law enforcement agency, including referral of investigations for criminal prosecution or civil hearings, and courtroom testimony o Detective experience is preferredo An ability to perform background checks, document retrieval, and front-end-detection-system investigations.o Surveillance experienceo Face-to-face interview experience.o Undercover operation experience.o Ability to work independently and within a team environment o Ability to write concise and accurate reports with strong attention to sequential detail. o Research information about a Subject (i.e. asset verification, income verification, employment history, medical history, etcetera).o Ability to utilize computers and computer databases to access and share information.
Individuals must present SPECIFIC evidence demonstrating they meet the above qualifications.
Additionally, Investigators will be required to conduct field stops throughout Nassau County.
Please include and highlight any specialized skills, education, or experience in the following; Healthcare, Auditing, Forensics, Law Enforcement.
*Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus, please specify on resume.
o $25/houro Full-Time, 40 hours a week contract position o Monday – Friday, day shift, no overtime or weekends o Eligibility to participate in our Medical, Dental, Vision and company match 401K plans o 10 PTO days per calendar year
Please send resume containing all relevant experience to email@example.com
From the PBC 10-13 club
THIS IS FROM THE HOME PAGE OF THE NYC RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS WEBSITE
The Health Benefits Retiree client service walk-in center is closed.
Due to the closure of the office, retirees who mailed or faxed forms or correspondence March 11, 2020 or after, we cannot access or process that form. Please resubmit your documents as follows:
1) Inquiries and questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Forms/documents can be sent via email to NYCRetireesHBP@emblemhealth.com
Please do NOT include your Social Security number, include your Employee ID or pension number only.
3) For questions regarding the PICA prescription drug benefit program please call 1-800-467-2006.
4) If you are a HIP-HMO member turning 65 or on Medicare due to a disability, please contact HIP at (800) 447-9169 to enroll over the phone. Please identify yourself as a City of New York retiree or dependent of a retiree. For all other members enrolled in a HMO plan, please contact your health plan at the customer service numbers on the back of your ID card.
Please note that active employees can contact NYCAPS Central by:
1) Phone - 212-487-0500
Please check our website periodically for updates.
MEDICARE PART B REIMBURSEMENT SCHEDULE FOR RETIREES
MEDICARE PART B 2019 REIMBURSEMENT
Medicare Part B 2019 reimbursements will be distributed by the end of April 2020.
• For those retirees/eligible dependent of a retiree with a Medicare Part B effective date between 2016 and 2019, they will be reimbursed at the rate of $135.50 per month. ($135.50 x 12 months = $1,626 annual amount)
• For those retirees/eligible dependent of a retiree with a Medicare Part B effective date prior to 2016, they will be reimbursed at the rate of $109.00 per month. ($109 x 12 months = $1,308 annual amount)
• For those retirees/eligible dependent of a retiree with a Medicare Part B effective date prior to 2016, they will receive an additional amount up to $318. They must submit a Medicare Part B 2019 Reimbursement Differential Request Form
IRMAA 2019 REIMBURSEMENT
IRMAA 2019 reimbursements are scheduled to be issued by the end of October 2020.
• Those retirees who are eligible for IRMAA must submit the IRMAA 2019 Reimbursement Application.
• Health Benefits Program staff will be processing 2019 IRMAA forms once the Medicare Part B 2019 payment is issued in April 2020.
MEDICARE PART B 2019 DIFFERENTIAL REIMBURSEMENT
Medicare Part B 2019 differential reimbursements are scheduled to be issued by the end of March 2021.
• Medicare Part B 2019 differential payments up to $318 will be issued once the Medicare Part B and IRMAA payments are processed in calendar year 2020.
• Those retirees who are eligible for 2019 Medicare Part B differential reimbursements must submit the Medicare Part B 2019 Reimbursement Differential Request Form
• Health Benefits Program staff will be processing Medicare Part B 2019 Reimbursement Differential Request Form once IRMAA payments are issued in October 2020
• Please note that, if you are applying for IRMAA and eligible for this additional $318 reimbursement, you do not need to complete the Medicare Part B 2019 Reimbursement Differential Request Form since you will be receiving this amount at the same time the IRMAA payment is issued in October 2020.
COVID-19 or novel coronavirus affects the respiratory track and is symptomatic 2-14 days after exposure. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone who has had exposure to an infected person and/or experiences any of these symptoms should be tested and then quarantined for 14 days. If you have trouble breathing, persistent pain and pressure in your chest, confusion, inability to sit or stand, or blue lips, you should seek medical attention immediately by contacting your provider or a telemedicine provider. If you have any symptoms, you must stay home, contact your provider, and be quarantined for 14 days.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a new directive by the State Department of Financial Services requiring New York health insurers to waive cost sharing associated with testing for novel coronavirus, including: emergency room, urgent care, and office visits. These actions will help ensure that cost does not serve as a barrier to COVID-19 testing for any New Yorker.
Please note if you require testing:
At the moment, tests for Covid-19 can take up to a week or more to produce results. A new test, faster than those currently available on the market, is scheduled to be released by Abbott later this week. This test will tell you if you are positive within 5 minutes and negative within 13 minutes.
There is no FDA approved treatment for the virus and the best way to combat infection is to treat the patient’s symptoms. To avoid infection, do the following:
Telemedicine providers and information can be accessed through Emblem Health’s Teladoc system. By using Teledoc, you can talk with a doctor within minutes rather than days or hours. Teladoc doctors can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication (when medically necessary) for non-emergency medications. This includes treatments for the flu, sore throat, allergies, stomach aches, eye infections, bronchitis, and much more. The copay is $10 per consultation. To set up your account now so you can talk with one of Teladoc’s board-certified doctors anytime when you don’t feel well, call 1-800-Teladoc (1-800-835-2362) or visit Teladoc.com/emblemhealth
All of our healthcare carriers are open and operational to help you through this pandemic. Make sure you always have at least 15 days-worth of medication on hand in case you are quarantined. Remember, our Benecard mail order benefit covers 90 days-worth of medication if you wish to have a larger amount on hand.
Stay safe and healthy.
Well before the recent national health crisis, tens of thousands of people in the 9/11 Community had been diagnosed with serious respiratory illnesses and/or cancer. Doctors have warned us that everyone who has been diagnosed with asthma, chronic bronchitis & sinusitis, interstitial lung disease or cancer has a compromised immune system. They are therefore much more vulnerable to the Coronavirus than the general population. Sadly, our law firm lost its first 9/11 first responder to the virus just this past week.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that all those in the 9/11community — responders, downtown office workers, residents, students & teachers — enroll in the free nation-wide World Trade Center Health Program...even if you are currently healthy. The doctors in the WTCHP have treated more chronic respiratory illnesses than any other doctors. You owe it to yourself to take advantage of this free program.
Please watch NYU Doctor Michael Weiden, my partner Lee London and I discuss the risks to the 9/11 community during the health crisis, and why everyone should access benefits that they are owed.
COVID-19 PSA from Barasch & McGarry: Lawyers for the 9/11 CommunityPlease share this video with anyone you know who was exposed to the World Trade Center toxins and could be particularly vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Our firm is encouraging everyone to enroll in the Health Program now. We will help them enroll at no charge.
Should you or your former co-worker, neighbor, fellow responder or friend have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at BaraschMcGarry@BaraschMcGarry.com, or we can be reached by phone at 212-385-8000. The VCF and the Health Program both remain open and so is our firm (most of us are working remotely).
I urge everyone to please take this health crisis seriously and stay safe.
The License Division is processing new applications as well as renewals online for UMOS retirees. The process should be completed online, and in-person business is generally not required.
To submit an application or renewal, the member must go to the License Division’s public website at https://licensing.nypdonline.org/app-instruction/.
Follow the instructions on the site to create an account and submit the application/renewal.
With regard to renewals, MOS should not submit their online application until they receive their renewal letter by mail.
If there are any questions, the following phone numbers and email addresses are available:
New Retiree Applications – Phone (646) 610-5536
or email --
Retiree Renewals and Extensions – Phone (646) 610-6558
Or email –
If you are in need of a critical appliance or household goods at this time — such as a refrigerator, stove, or mattress — please know that P.C. Richard & Son is up and running and can service our DEA members’ needs.
This family owned and operated business is a reliable retailer dealing in essential household goods. Joe Morrone, the Director of Sales at P.C. Richard & Son, will provide our DEA members with great service at an affordable price. His sales team is ready and able to deliver product during this precarious time.
All store managers are currently available to service our needs with the following protocols:
Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Curbside pickup available at the stores;
Curbside delivery available for you;
Farmingdale warehouse available for pick up.
Feel free to email Joe Morrone directly for any help you may need with making a purchase from P.C. Richard at Joe.email@example.com
You can also call his cell phone at (516) 984-6693.
Stay safe and healthy. We will get through this together.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
If you need help, call someone.
If you know of someone that needs help, call someone.
If you receive care from the 9/11Medical Monitoring Services they also have outstanding social services, counseling and mental health services available.
The RDNY Organization is a registered non-for-profit corporation under section 501c3 of the IRS Code. Please complete the required information in the RDNY Membership Application printing as clearly as possible to ensure that your information is properly gathered for future mailings and correspondence.
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