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Annual Family Picnic - June 7th

You're invited to attend the Syracuse Firefighters Local 280 Annual Family Picnic on Sunday, June 7th at Jamesville Beach starting at noon. This free "rain or shine" event is open to all active and retired firefighters and their families. The food is catered BBQ and water/soda. Attendees may also bring their own alcohol if they choose.

Picnic tables are available but you are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The event will be held at Sandpiper Shelter, located right next to the beach for swimmers and directly across from the swings/playground/volley ball area for anyone with young children. Fishing is permitted behind the shelter (license required depending on your age).

RSVP Required
To provide an accurate count to our caterer, please call Stacy Galloway at (315) 487-1660 if you are planning to attend. Hope to see you there!

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.