Always send copies
1- Medical Reimbursement
Every three months you get a Quarterly Statement from NYCERS. Save them, then put your S.S Number on them, make copies and mail in as soon as you have the full years worth to:
ASO Po box 9005 Lynbrook N.Y. 11563
In April you will get a check it will be for 1000 if regular pension under 65. If over 65 or on SSD you will get 1100 If you have the Ryder . If you retire in the middle of the year and do not get all (4) Quarterly statements, then mail in the months you get. October thru December must be sent in. If you are missing the quarterly pension pay stub statement. Call the Retirement System @ 347-643-3000 ask for print out .
2- Perscription Reimbursement
With Express Scripts you get a quarterly statement for all eligible family members who had prescriptions for that quarter. If on Medicare there is no reimbursement. You will mail the copies of the quarterly statements, put SS # and mail to the same ASO address as above. You get up to 300 for a family back for the year.
You pay up to 750 a year. This breaks down to 300 per 90 days of your first hospital stay. If you go back in the hospital in less than 90 days you do not pay the 300 again. Total for the year will be 750, nothing more.
If you go on Disability or Three months before you turn 65 you will get your Medicare card in the Mail. Make copies of the card and mail to 40 Rector Street , Office of Labor Relations, N.Y. N.Y. 10006. In August you will get a check for 1150 Dollars in the Members name. When your Spouse turns 65 make a copy of there card and also mail to above addresses. An additional PARTIAL amount will be added to the members check.
5-Explanation from 444
Medicare is for those who are 65 years old and older; or if you are younger than 65 and are disabled Coverage; Part 1\ -Hospital Insurance for inpatient care ..Part B-Doctors outpatient care Part D -Prescription drug plan. If you are a U.S. citizen you may travel or live in most foreign countries without affecting your Medicare benefits. Resident’s of Puerto Rico or Foreign countries will not receive Part B automatically -you must elect this benefit. If you do not sign up for Part B when you’re first eligible, you will have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you have Part B coverage;this penalty may be increased by 10% for each full 12 month period that you could have had Part B but did not sign up. The cost for most people or Medicare Part B premium for the year 2013 was $104.90 each month;it will stay the same for 2014. There is also a deductible of$147.per YEAR. The premium amount is based on your adjusted gross income reported on your IRS tax return.If you have earned above a certain amount, you may pay more. Questions on Medicare? You may call Dom or Fred at the SOA office or you may call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227); or on the web at www.medicare.gov
Dom Ferrucci our retiree rep is in on Thursdays and Fridays to assist with your questions or concern or Freddie Camera on Mondays.
Thank You Sal@Retired DSNY and Friends still at DSNY
Sanitation Officers Association
By Mail: 8510 Bay 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
By Phone: 718-837-9832
By Fax: 718-837-9347
High Option Rider Reimbursement
If you are missing any quarterly pension statements call NYCERS: 347-643-3000
Place your Name, Social Security Number on the print out and mail to: A.S.O. PO Box 9005, Lynbrook NY 11563
$5,000 Cap and a $200 deductible.
Deferred Comp Right For Retirees, Too
Deferred Comp Trustees keep the costs of operating your plan to a bare minimum. They know that a dollar not billed to you for plan expenses is a dollar available to you for your personal use during your retirement.
Joel Frank The Chief August 8, 2014