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Administrative Appeals Procedure

Friday, June 08, 2018

At the May 29, 2018 Board of Trustee's Meeting, the Board passed a policy resolution that defines the appeal procedure for Plan Members, and Board of Trustee's as it relates to claim appeals. Although no significant change had been made as a result of this resolution, it did offer a clearer policy ... Read More »

Health Reimbursement Account Usage

Friday, June 08, 2018

Our Third Party Administrator (ABS) reported to the Board of Trustees, at their May 29, 2018 meeting, that the HRA usage as of April 25, 2018 is as follows: 2018 Claims Paid To Date: $517,718.39 Utilization To Date: 25% 2017 Claims Paid To Date: $3,253,551.93 Utilization To Date: 51% Read More »

Meeting Dates of Interest

Friday, June 08, 2018

RETIRED DETROIT POLICE & FIRE FIGHTER HEALTH CARE TRUST: Administrative Committee Meeting, Monday, June 11, 2018, at 9:30 am Board of Trustee's Meeting, Monday, June 18, 2018, at 9:30 am All meetings are held at the RDPFFA offices, located at 2525 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI ... Read More »

Membership Letter

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Recently all Plan Members received a letter in the mail covering several matters of importance to all. It first referenced the position of Business Agent that was established by the Board of Trustee's. By the overwhelming support expressed by members during in-person visits, or by telephone, and ... Read More »

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Reminders

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

If you are a member that participates in the HRA here are some friendly reminders as it relates to your benefits. Your 2016 qualified medical expenses will no longer be eligible for reimbursement if they aren't appealed to the Board of Trustee's on or before May 31, 2018. 2017 HRA clai... Read More »

Meeting Dates of Interest

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Retired Detroit Police & Fire Fighter Health Care Trust: Administrative Committee Meeting, Monday, May 14, 2018, at 9:30 am Board of Trustee's Meeting, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 9:30 am All meetings are held at the RDPFFA offices, located at 2525 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI RDP... Read More »

Business Agent Availability

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It has become apparent that this position, since being established at the beginning of February, has been very useful in assisting Plan Members with a variety of needs. The call, email, or in-person contact varies from day-to-day, but is constant, and those using this service are much appreciativ... Read More »

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Claims

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Beginning June 1, 2018, the Board of Trustees will no longer accept HRA claims for reimbursement that are submitted more than 12-months following the end of the prior calendar year. As a result, your 2016 qualified medical expenses will no longer be eligible for reimbursement if they aren’t ap... Read More »

Health Reimbursement Account Usage

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This information is reported at Board of Trustee meetings by ABS, our Third Party Administrator. The Health Care Trust Business Agent reports this same information at the monthly RDPFFA General Membership meetings and to the RDPFFA Board of Directors. These are direct expenses to the Trust that the ... Read More »

AETNA

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get started on a healthier you Beginning April 1, 2018, Aetna Medicare Advantage offers the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) benefit which is designed to help Medicare Advantage members with an indication of prediabetes to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. The goal of the program is... Read More »

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