FDNY Active & Retired of Palm Beach

Our meetings are on the 2nd. Thursday of the month starting at 12 Noon

Date change!!!!!! ONLY for this next meeting.

Next Meeting Monday Feb 13, 2017

Meetings are held at STERLING VILLAGE on Federal Highway in Boynton Beach.

Bring a FDNY friend to the meeting or anyone to an activity.

If you would like to become a member just come to a meeting or e-mail us at...

Dave Zysman - Zman7151@yahoo.com or Tom Guldner - Fireny@aol.com

2017 Dues are due! $25. - Please pay up











Our first fishing trip was on Jan 19th. See photos on 2017 activities below. Our next trip is planned for Feb 16. It’s a 4 hour Deep Sea Fishing Morning trip on the “Island Time” sailing from 8:00 a.m. To 12:00 noon. See their web-site at http://www.fishingonislandtime.com/index.html

The boat leaves from the Palm Beach Yacht Center, 7848 S. Federal Hwy., Hypoluxo, FL. Marina is located between Hypoluxo Rd. and Gateway Blvd.  The boat is located in the rear of the marina on the North side. Follow "Drift Fishing" signs for Living on Island Time to the boat docks.  They will supply rods, rigs, and bait. Bring your own lunch and beverages (they say nonalcoholic beverages but I've seen some beer before).

Because a group rate would be non refundable we will not reserve our spots in advance. So it is up to you to arrive early enough (7 - 7:30) to get your own tickets but I will need to know how many will be coming. Anyone interested, please e-mail me now at Fireny@aol.com if you plan to go. Seas 4’ and less will be a go. Costs Adults $40.00 Children age 12 and under $25.00 Seniors $35.00

We are also having a Sighteeing Cruise and a Golf Outing. If interested, e-mail me now at Fireny@aol.com























3-hour cruise on March 2, 2017 out of Ft. Lauderdale which also includes a stop on an island to visit a small zoo with an alligator show. The price does not include food but snacks are available for sale aboard and hamburgers etc are available on the Island.

The price is $28 and parking is available for $7 for the day. I will need this money in advance (no later than Feb 15) to allow time for me to get your checks before I have to put the money down.

Some of you had already signed up but I neglected to get a count of the number in your party. I have been trying, for several years, to have activities to make our organization more fun and inclusive. Please make an attempt to join us. It should be a fun day.

Anyone interested please email me now with your name, a good phone number to reach you, and the number in your party. It doesn't have to be only members of our group, so invite friends and relative also. If our Broward County brothers/sisters would like to join us on this cruise or any of our activities that would be wonderful.

Checks to cover all in your party should be mailed to me at: Tom Guldner 850 Horizons East # 312 Boynton Beach, FL 33435





















Golf Outing

I will be setting up a golf outing and possible luncheon at a local course. If you want to be included let me know how many will be in your party.

E-mail me now at Fireny@aol.com - Include Name, phone and number in your party.






















































Support Those Who Support Us.

At previous meetings we had two six foot heroes provided at no cost to us by "The Sandwich Man" in Delray beach. They have provided their sandwiches to our group on other occasions and refused to accept payment. They make the best sandwich in the area and everyone remarked about their great bread.

"You would think you were back in New York!".

We are asking you to please give the Sandwich Man your business, especially when catering a party but he also makes a great overstuffed sandwich, pizzas, and salads. Address 2001 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL (N/W corner of Atlantic and Congress) Call 274-6140. Let's support those who support us! When you buy tell him your with the Palm Beach FDNY group.



















Shirts and Hats Available

Theses were sold at previous meetings and will be available again at the next meeting.


All those interested purchase them up at the next meeting.















Activities from previous years

Click on the year to see those photos


























UFA Retiree Benefits

The UFA Security Benefit Fund has increased benefits for hearing aids, eye glasses, and dental services, as well as expanded pharmacy's that accept our plan.

The Hearing aid benefit has been raised to $1000.00 every three (3) years. Up from $600 every 5 years.

Dental services through Florida Dental - HealthPlex S200, has expanded to areas in South Florida, including Broward and Palm Beach Counties. You can reach them at 1.888.200.0322 or www.healthplex.com

Eye glass info… we have a pretty full list of participating Private Practice Eye Doctors. Including Florida (too many to list here), so reach out to us and we can get you a list. The Optical benefits for retirees are as follows:

Eye exams $30, up from $15 - Lenses $50, up from $25

Frames $50, up from $20 - Contacts $100, up from $45

Annual Maximum $130, up from $60 *and it's for every OTHER year

Cataract Reimbursement (after Medicare Pays) is now $150, up from $75

You can now use "ANY" pharmacy* for prescriptions, not just CVS/Caremark. *Though I would suggest you shop around for pricing as different chains (i.e.: CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Walmart, Publix, etc.) have different prices.



UFOA Retiree Benefits

At age 65, or two years after you become eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance regardless of your age, you MUST sign up for Medicare Part A & Part B 1.212.306.7610.

If you are enrolled in Medicare, because of a disability, you MUST also contact the UFOA Family Protection Plan to be enrolled in the PROPER Drug Benefit program. 1.212.376.8400.

Once enrolled in Medicare Parts A & B, you MUST contact Office of Labor Relations to sign up for the Medicare Part B Reimbursement Program.

To receive a Health Plans - Plan Summary Description 1.212.513.0470.

At age 70-1/2, you MUST start taking minimum required distributions from any qualified plans. Including your 401K's and UFOA Annuity Plan.

**There is a 50% penalty if you do not!!!




















Medical Forms - Sal D`Angelo 1.917.440.3087

Blue Cross 1.800.433.9592 - G.H.I. 1.212.501.4444 - HIP 1.800.826.1013 - HealthPlex (Dental) 1.888.200.0322

UFOA Telephone Information - UFOA Family Protection Plan 1.212.376.8400

UFOA Retiree Rep. Pat Reynolds 1.212.376.8400

Medicare Part B - Customer Service 1.800.333.7586 - WTC FDNY Program 1.718.999.1858

Article 1-B Pension Check Trace 1.718.999.2327 - Article 1-A Pension Check Trace 1.718.999.1207

Life Insurance (FDNY) 1.718.999.2329

UFA 1.212.683.4UFA (4832) - UFA Security Benefit Fund 1.212.683.4SBF (4723) - UFA Retiree Rep. James Dahl 1.212.683.4723

FDNY Death Notification 1.718.999.2715

City of NY Employee Health Benefits 1.212.513.0470 OR 1.212.306.7300 OR 1.212.306.7600 - Fax 1.212.306.7756

General Prescription Plan 1.800.341.2234 - CVS Caremark Prescriptions 1.888.769.9030

Silver Scripts Prescriptions .......1.866.235.5660 (Last Names Starting with A-M) OR 1.866.412.5373 (Last Names Starting with N-Z)






















Catastrophic Insurance

If any member still has the Catastrophic Insurance plan that was offered to us through the union, PLEASE note that it is imperative that you keep the plan up to date and premiums paid BY THE DUE DATE!

The plan is no longer offered and if you let the plan lapse by a missing or late payment, you WILL BE DROPPED and NOT be able to get back into it!

This plan has been touted by those who have needed to use it to be a financial life saver, so for those who still have it, DO NOT risk losing it! 1.800.503.9230