urrently our membership consists of health professionals representing every specialty and sub specialty related to health care, both physical and emotional. These members are called upon daily by members of the Police force of local, state and national levels to assist in whatever medical, health-related and social needs, with little regard to self
remuneration from the police officers, their families, children or families of deceased officers. All members pledge to support the Police community and their family members.
The Physician's Surgeons Lodge SA-03 ("FOP Police Surgeon's Lodge")
is dedicated to the support of the NYS FOP and to assist those in need,
especially those aligned with law enforcement. Donations are made only to those organizations or groups whose needs are
consistent with our mission. To submit a request online or to download a
Request Form, go here.
retired NYPD LT has asked for assistance in supporting the permanent extension
of the 9/11 Health Bill (HR
1786 and S 928). In addition to the 23 NYPD Officers that perished on 9/11, 85
have died since due to 9/11 related illnesses. Out of the 435 Congressional
Districts across the entire United States there are sick First Responders
residing in 429 of them. First Responders flocked to aid in the rescue and
recovery efforts and now 33,000 are sick and many have died due to 9/11
related illnesses. Funding for the current program was set to expire at the end
of October 2015. As of today we have 271 from the House and 68 from the Senate on
The Lodge has written a letter
of support, but members are encouraged to contact their Congressman/
Congresswoman and both Senators
and demand that they not only support the 9/11 Health Bill but to co-sponsor
the bill in its current form. Follow the above links or call the main Capitol
Switchboard (202) 224-3121 and they will connect you if you tell them where
are always saddened by the loss of any of our members. We
just had our first member whose death was considered accidental. As
you all know,
of our membership perks
an accidental death policy for up to $10,000 to any
in good standing
shared their their Social
wife just received a check for $10,000
a milestone for the Lodge and
a great surprise
to the family.
The NYSFOP has a new Dental and Vision plan
provided through Ameritas. Benefits are now available to our members. For
details please access the new State Web site at www.nysfop.org.
If any members have questions
regarding the above benefits, or would like to enroll in the dental and/or
vision offerings, they can contact our administrative partner FBA of
Syosset. All members have access to FBA through a dedicated member service
hotline at 844-322-2367 (844-FBA-2FOP). We have also set up a dedicated
email address at NYSFOP@fbaofsyosset.com.
Members can email the completed applications to this e-mail or they can mail
them directly to:
FBA of Syosset
100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd Suite 502
Garden City, NY 11530
For more information about FBA, please visit their website at www.fbaofsyosset.com.
The 2016 "stuff" has been mailed (2016 photo ID included) and the
fourth dues request for 2016 e-mailed. If you have not yet received your membership
you still owe dues.
We have mailed all Photo ID's, wallet ID's,
stickers and shields. If you have not received your 2015 Photo ID with
your membership material, it means that NYS
does not have your photo in the system. So e-mail a head shot with a
light colored background (not red or black) to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not yet received your material, contact Dr. Ente as soon as
Please note that since last year a surcharge of
$50 will be incurred if dues are paid after October 1, 2016 (making your dues $300)
and a surcharge of $100 will be incurred if paid after January 1, 2017
(making your dues $350). Please pay in a timely manner after the first
billing in July of 2016.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 16, 2016
at the Westbury Manor from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Jerry Ente, MD
Neil Kirschen, MD