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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 »


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 »

New Medicare Cards Start Mailing in April 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CMS is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. CMS will mail the new Medicare cards from April 2018 through April 2019. Background The Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) is a Medicare beneficiary’s identif... Read More »

Meeting Dates of Interest

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

RETIRED DETROIT POLICE & FIREFIGHTER HEALTH CARE TRUST Board of Trustee's Meeting, Monday, April 23, 2018, at 9:30 am 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 a... Read More »

Reminder: Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Submission Deadline

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

For those in the Plan that have an HRA account, this is an important reminder that your HRA  request for reimbursement must be submitted prior to March 31, for any/all claims for 2017 expenses. You are encouraged to ensure that your receipts and reimbursement form ... Read More »

Meeting Dates Reminders

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

HEALTH CARE TRUST MEETING DATES: Administrative Committee Meeting, April 9, 2018, 9:30 am Board of Trustee Meeting, Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:30 am All meetings are held at the RDPFFA offices, located at 2525 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI RDPFFA: The next regularly scheduled... Read More »

Health Care Trust Seeking Member Email Addresses

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Obtaining email contact information for our Plan Members has been somewhat of a challenge, although worth the effort. There has been a real slow trickle coming in from the Members themselves, asking Members when they call in regarding unrelated matters, and the RDPFFA General Membership meeting earl... Read More »

Business Agent

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This position has been in place since the beginning of February, and by responses, appears to be helpful to Plan Members. A letter will be sent to all Plan Members announcing the position after the upcoming Board of Trustee's meeting. It will briefly explain the position, reasoning, and requesting c... Read More »

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