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
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!
The three-year-old son of Det. Thomas Richards is fighting Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), a serious and very rare type of blood cancer. A bone marrow transplant is the only hope for success. Liam is facing rounds of chemotherapy followed by the transplant. He will need to be in the hospital for two months while he is undergoing the initial treatment and transplant. Only his mother and father will be able to see him during this time. When released from the hospital, Liam will be at a very high risk of infection and viruses. He will be required to stay home for many months while his immune system recovers.
A “Go Fund Me” page has been established to help off-set the costs and alleviate some of the family’s stress during this grueling process. Any assistance you can render will be greatly appreciated.
Bob Martin honors the heroic first responders, some who lived, and others who made “The Ultimate Sacrifice” on that horrific day, and in the weeks and months that followed. Included among those mentioned are long-time Finest Football Family members, Pete Moog, Steve McAllister, Gerry Ahearn, and long-time fan, Chief Terri Tobin.
All proceeds from the book will be donated to the 3256 Foundation which was established to honor the memory of ESU Sergeant Mike Curtin, a twelve-year active service Marine who was killed at the Trade Center.
From the DEA:
The Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation
The Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation was formed in February 2021, after the sudden and devastating passing of Assistant District Attorney Brittany Devin Heaney of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Brittany had planned to be married this May 22, 2021 to the love of her life, Vito Rinaldi, when she unexpectedly died in her sleep from a cardiac arrhythmia at the young age of 30.
Brittany comes from a long line of law enforcement champions. Her parents, Thomas Heaney and Lisa Mazzaro Heaney, are both retired NYPD Detectives, as is her uncle John Heaney. Her great grandfather, Edward W. Devine, was a first grade NYPD Detective; her great uncles Edward Devine and James Devine were NYPD Lieutenants; and her great uncle, William Devine, rose to the position of Police Commissioner.
Brittany devoted herself to seeking justice for victims of sexual assault as an Assistant District Attorney, and the Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation will ensure that her wonderful work continues. Since its formation, the Foundation has raised over $70,000, which will, in part, endow a $50,000 scholarship fund at Brittany’s alma mater, St. John’s University School of Law. Each year, the fund will provide a scholarship to a law student who works at an internship combating sex crimes. The family is now working to raise additional funds to endow a similar scholarship at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, from where Brittany graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2012. It’s also where Brittany met her beloved fiancé Vito.
While the family tragically cannot celebrate their union, the Foundation will support her legacy and continue her mission. Anything you can donate to this worthy cause will be extremely appreciated. If you use Paypal, donations can be sent using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org If using checks, donations can be mailed to The Brittany Devin Heaney Foundation, P.O. Box 66, Bronx, New York 10470. To donate online, and to read about Brittany and the Foundation, click on Learn More.
On behalf of the Heaney family, Vito, Brittany’s friends, and her colleagues, thank you very much.
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.
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New York, NY 10004
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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.
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.
IF OPENED IN ADOBE DC, THIS IS A FILLABLE FORM.
Please select this option if you are a current member in good standing with dues paid in previous years. SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION. PLEASE DOWNLOAD, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM FOUND ABOVE THE PAYMENT BUTTONS ON THIS PAGE. YOU CAN EMAIL IT TO INFO@RDNY.ORG OR SNAIL MAIL IT. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU PAID THROUGH PAYPAL IF APPLICABLE.
Please select this option if you are a NEW member, having not paid dues in 2019. PLEASE DOWNLOAD, FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM FOUND ABOVE THE PAYMENT BUTTONS ON THIS PAGE. YOU CAN EMAIL IT TO INFO@RDNY.ORG OR SNAIL MAIL IT. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU PAID THROUGH PAYPAL IF APPLICABLE.
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