UPDATED, 
August 6, 2017


Sick Desk

FREQUENTLY REQUESTED TELEPHONE NUMBERS

PBA 212-298-9100  New address: 125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York City NY 10004-2400
DEA General Office 212- 587-1000
DEA Benefits 212- 587-9120
SBA 212- 431-6555
SOC 212- 964-7500
NYPD Pension Section  212-693-5100
NYC Employees Health Benefits 212- 513-0470
NYC Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) 347- 643-3000
Notification of death of retiree 646-610-5580

Social Security 1-800-772-1213
Empire Blue Cross  1-800-433-9592
Medicare Part "B"  1-800-333-7586
Caremark (Prescriptions)  1-877-722-7911
Advance RX.com  1-888-266-5691

TPD IDENTIFICATION CARDS
 

Updated information for Transit Police ID card renewals

Contact P.O. Bazile 1-718-694-3671 in Transit Bureau Personnel. He handles Transit and Housing Police retirees. 

It is located at 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn NY 11201-5106

Call 6-8 weeks before, and FAX or email your old ID card along with your driver's license, your name, address and phone number.
He will do a background check, to insure no arrests. 2 weeks prior, call him for appointment.

YOU MUST SHOW UP IN PERSON !!!

METRO PASSES 

All members of the force, regardless of what department they retired from, are now eligible for the Metro Pass. They must have completed 20 years as a Transit Police Officer prior to the merge. All requests must be made by appointment and only through the Transit Authority's pass unit now located at 180 Livingston Street, 5th floor, Brooklyn, NY. Call them at (347) 643-8312 / 8310.  The office is open from 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.



OTHER USEFUL CONTACT INFORMATION
Here's how to contact departments in the Employee Benefits Program

Office of Labor Relations

40 Rector Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 306-7200 (General Information)
Fax: (212) 306-7202

http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailolr.html


Health Benefits Program - Retiree Inquiries Only*

40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 513-0470
Fax: (212) 306-7756
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7753
Office hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

* Active employees should contact their agency representatives.


NYC Employee Assistance Program

250 Broadway, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 306-7660
Fax: (212) 306-7666
Office hours: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Email: eap@olr.nyc.gov

Deferred Compensation Plan

Customer Service Center: 22 Cortlandt Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Please direct all written inquiries/correspondence to the following mailing address:

New York City Deferred Compensation Plan
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 93
New York, NY 10274-0093

Phone: (212) 306-7760
Outside NYC: (888) DCP-3113 (888-327-3113)
Fax: (212) 306-7376
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7707
Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Appointments are available 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/webforms/send-message-deferred-compensation-plan-nyce-ira.page 


Flexible Spending Accounts Program

Customer Service Center: 22 Cortlandt Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Please direct all written inquiries/correspondence and claims to the following mailing address:

New York City Flexible Spending Accounts Program
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 707
New York, NY 10274

Phone: (212) 306-7760
Fax: (212) 306-7376
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7707
Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


For questions about the MSC Buy-Out Waiver Program, please call:  (212) 306-7507.


http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/webforms/send-message-flexible-spending-accounts-long-term-care-program.page


Management Benefits Fund

Customer Service Center: 22 Cortlandt Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Please direct all written inquiries/correspondence to the following mailing address:

New York City Management Benefits Fund
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 707
New York, NY 10274

Phone: (212) 306-7290
Outside NYC: (888) 4000MBF (888-400-0623)
Fax: (212) 306-7353
TTY (hearing impaired): (212) 306-7629
Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/webforms/send-message-management-benefits-fund.page 

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Financial Planning Center

Worksite Seminar Request - Agency Benefit Reps Only*

Agency Benefit Representatives can contact the Financial Planning Center to arrange for a seminar to be held at one of their Agency worksites.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/financialplanning/financial-planning-worksite-seminar-request.page

August 6, 2017                                                           ANOTHER PROUD GRANDFATHER

I am very happy and proud to report that my 16 year old grandson, Steffen Kulp, who plays the French Horn, along with the NJ Youth Symphony, recently performed in the Worldwide Youth Orchestra Competition recently held in Vienna, Austria. Competing against many foreign country youth symphonies, they came in First Place - Outstanding Success. He is also an Eagle Scout, achieving that award at 14 years old.-  Tony

That's him in the 2nd to last row, fourth from left wearing glasses.

July 22, 2017                                                        LEE WINTERS KEEPS BLOGGING ALONG

Brothers and Sisters,

After a long career of protecting and serving I’ve found that I made a wrong turn back in 1966. That was in deciding to work as a Transit Cop.

Yes, I decided to protect and serve in the stink and grime of the subway when I could have chosen to do this. Maybe next time:

https://leebythesea.me/2017/07/20/lifeguard/

Be well,
Lee leewinters@verizon.net 

I enjoyed reading Lee's blog and his great photos. I also mentioned that Long Beach Lifegaurds do not have a VSF. - Tony

July 17, 2017                                        WAYNE AND KAREN HOWARD BECOME FIRST TIME GRANDPARENTS

From Lou Hollander:

 

Hi Louie,

 

I'm sorry I didn't get to the reunion again this year, I'm hopeful next year we can make it. I really miss seeing old friends and catching up.

 

I know you always welcome good news as we too often have to share sad news. On March 5th Karen and I became first time grandparents!!! My son Chris and his wife Glennys gave birth to Angelica Marie Howard. All are doing great and we're adjusting well to the joys of a baby to love without the sleepless nights!!! We are also enjoying listening to my son complain about how much a baby costs and not getting much sleep....it all comes full circle...lol. I hope all is well with you and our extended Florida family.

 

Talk to you soon,

Wayne

 

 

 

Congratulations can be sent to Wayne and Karen at whoward8@aol.com 

 

Congratulations  and our best wishes to Angelica, the proud parents and the proud grandparents 

June 24, 2017                                         ANYONE WANT FISH FOR DINNER????

So what's all this hoop-a-la about how great the fishing is in Florida? The stripped bass I'm holding is 36 lbs. We left the dock at 6 AM, netted bait and arrived at the "spot" about 7:15. By 8 we had our legal limit (plus) and we headed home. (This was out of the marina in Great Kills, Staten Island)

Regards,

Artie Giammarino  GBA KGA

A nice little fun trip to find fish for the upcoming weekend.  As you can see we found them and the next few days should be good as long as the weather holds.  All fish over 20lbs.  Many releases.  The 3 largest were in the mid-thirties.  Sold out through Sunday.  May do an evening trip if the weather allows.

April 17, 2017                                   BILL MC KECHNIE'S GRANDSON EXCELS IN LACROSSE

Danny Murphy is the grandson of a very proud Bill McKechnie. Congratulations!!!

MEDFORD - The 2017 Tufts University men's lacrosse team is off to the best start in program history at 11-0. Sophomore Danny Murphy helped the Jumbos reach that milestone with a NESCAC Player of the Week performance in the last two games.

In a 22-13 win over Williams College last Wednesday (Apr. 5) and a 18-6 victory against Hamilton College on Saturday (Apr. 8), Murphy scored 11 goals with seven assists for 18 points to lead the Jumbos offensively. Improving to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference with the victories, the team surpassed the 10-0 starts by the 2010 and 2015 Jumbo teams as the best in school history.

Murphy was also the leading contributor to two long scoring runs that propelled Tufts to victory in both games. Against Wiliams, he had six goals and two assists overall including four tallies and both assists while Tufts took a 13-3 lead in the game. Versus Hamilton, Murphy's four goals and two assists led an early 11-0 Jumbo run that gave them a 13-1 advantage. He finished the game with five goals and four assists.

This is Murphy's first NESCAC Player of the Week honor, and the first for the Jumbos this season. He leads NESCAC in scoring with 61 points on 35 goals and a conference-best 26 assists. He has 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points in six NESCAC games.

On a veteran Jumbo team last season, Murphy played in just six games scoring three goals with an assist as a freshman. Now he is a leader of a Jumbo offense that is first in NESCAC with 18.09 goals scored per game.

April 9, 2017                                                            RET. SGT. LARRY LOMBARDO RECEIVES AWARD
Congratulations are in order for our member, Ret. Sgt. Larry Lombardo, who recently received the "Member of the Year" award from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #100. Nice work, Larry, and we are sure it is well deserved for all you do.

September 21, 2016                         TRANSIT AT RECENT 911 MEMORIALS and NEWS FROM BOB RITTMEYER 

From Lou Hollander Keystonecop1@verizon.net

Received from Bill Sorrentino beachlaw@cfl.rr.com

Every year my wife and I participate in the 9/11 ceremony at Hero's Park in Palm Coast. I am a flag bearer and she represents the U.S. Coast Guard with laying a wreath at the Military memorial. This year I was selected to assist with the placing of a wreath next to the law enforcement memorial.

 


Flagler County Sheriff's Office Commander Chris Sepe, left, and Ret. NYCTPD Officer Bill Sorrentino present the wreath at the law enforcement memorial at the City of Palm Coast's Fallen Heroes 2016 9/11 Ceremony.

Ret. Det. Artie Giammarino at the 911 Memorial in Port Richey FL


CONGRATULATIONS TO GRANDPA BOB RITTMEYER

ROB O’GARA # 44

I am told by Bobby that he will not know until Friday if his grandson will make the draft with the Boston Bruins. Bob Rittmyers email address is RRittm1031@aol.com

September 18, 2016                          HAPPY NEWS FROM RET.  P.O. WAYNE HOWARD

In response to an e-mail from Lou Hollander expressing his feelings when receiving so many reports of illnesses and deaths of our fellow officers, Ret. P.O. Wayne Howard sent Lou this very lifting email.

You absolutely right Louie... I'm going to support you in your effort to promote happy times in our retirement. Attached you will find a picture of me, Tony Repeti, Barbara Van Cook, and my wife Karen, on our way to Freeport LI to watch Sunday football at an outside place and enjoy the late summer weather.  The next picture is me ,Kevin (Skippy) Grant, Gene Isnardi and Kevin's sister (can't remember her name) grabbing a beer while down at the Jersey shore visiting Jimmy O and other Transit brothers and sisters from the area. Louie I can't thank you enough for all your hard work over the years and for keeping Transit alive. I really miss coming down to the reunion but work and poorly timed Heath issues has kept me away. I am hopeful that soon I will be able to come down and resume the debauchery. Hope all is well with you and your family.
Love you Brother

Lou, you had every right to vent your feelings, especially when these sad notices are on the increase as we all get older with our aging ailments. You deserve no other honorable name other than "The Gatekeeper." - Tony