Welcome to the Syracuse Retired Firefighters. Our web site is designed to provide you with answers to commonly asked benefit questions, the latest information on events in Albany that could effect you as a retiree, and information about local events and happenings.

City of Syracuse Health Insurance

All Firefighter Retirees and Widows enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B should have now received notification from the City of Syracuse outlining the change in their Health benefit coverage from Pomco to Humana, plus a booklet from Humana with brief details of their new coverage. 

The City of Syracuse has contracted with Humana to bring Medicare Advantage Plan coverage (Medicare Part C) as a replacement to traditional Medicare  to retired city employees starting on January 1, 2015.  The Drug policy will remain the same with ProAct of Gouvenour, NY remaining the 90 day mail order pharmacy with 30 day prescriptions to be filled by local pharmacies.

On Monday, November 10, a series of 2 hour meetings were conducted at the Cecile Community Center and these informational seminars will be repeated on Monday, November 17, as listed in the brochure.  As the seating is limited to 100 it is advised that you call 1-800-284-0042 for a reservation.  While the topics covered are those addressed in the Humana booklet there are in depth explanations and plenty of time to ask for further explanations and a question and answer period at the end of the seminar. 

Also, a Pro-Act representative is available and after her presentation the floor is open once again for a question and answer period.

Below are a few of the topics, covered in the seminar and as answers to questions raised from the floor from the Humana presentation.

Let's Fight Cancer

Please note that we are providing access to a web site link as requested by Bill Newland of the Binghamton retirees. As noted, it is dedicated to the mission of eradicating cancer: http://www.letsfirecancer.org.