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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...

Retirement Department
Gary Carlsen
Interim Retirement Specialist
518.427.1551 x257

Welcome to NYSCOPBA's Retirement Department

Our goal is to support our Members into Retirement, protect their rights and provide benefits to assist in the transition.
The first year in our Retiree Chapter is free. Renewal applications to the Retiree Chapter require dues by pension deduction. If you do not already have pension dues deduction, fill out the Retiree Chapter Application and mail it in. $2.08 will be deducted from your pension check to cover your dues.

Retirement System

(866) 805-0990- Pension, recalculation, vacation time payments, etc

Department of Civil Service

(800) 833-4344- Health Insurance issues, COBRA vision and dental
benefits, etc.

Contact List

Helpful phone numbers
and web links for Retirees

2015 NYS Retirees NYSHIP General Information Book
Ordinary Retirement
Active Employees Not Retiring
Retirement Loans
arrowInvest in the Deferred Compensation Plan
NYPERL - Long Term Care Insurance
Considering Retirement
Retirement Guidebook
NYS OSC Web Site- Publications
Pension Taxes by State
OSC Guide for Retirees
Benefits Tier V - Tier VI - Calculator
FAS Calculation Tier V - Tier VI
Schedule a Consultation
Life Expectancy Table
Going to Retire
arrowJoin the Retiree Chapter- Application
arrowBenefits of joining the Chapter
Porting Optional Life Insurance
arrowTier 1 & 2 CO and SHTA Benefits
arrowTier 3, 4, 5 & 6 Option Election Form
arrowNYS Retirement System Forms
arrowFiling period
reduced to 15 days
Retired Members
Civil Service Employee Benefits Division
Deferred Comp Health Premium Payment
Update your Contact Information
Retired Law Enforcement Officers Tax Benefit
SAFE Act Retiree Exemptions
Retirement Arrears Payments
Limits on post-retirement earnings 
Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
OSC Tax Services
Medicare/NYSHIP Coordination

NYSHIP Drug Coverage for Medicare Primary
Prescription Co-pays
Health Insurance Rates
Chapter Members
Joining the Chapter
arrowJoin the Retiree Chapter- Application
arrowBenefits of joining the Chapter

Chapter Benefits
Dental Options
Vision Options
arrowEyeglasses Online Reimbursement (Norvest Plan)

Questions on Chapter Vision Plan and Preventative Dental Plan, please contact Norvest Financial Services at (888) 869-8252
arrowPassword, Email & Txt Updates
arrowDefensive Driving Course 
arrowDependent Scholarship- PDF - Online
arrowPromotional Products
Disability and Other Retirements
Disability Retirement/Heartbill
Administrative Hearings FAQ
Disability FAQ
Heart Bill Question & Answer
Medicare Primary Part A & B enrollment
NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance
NYS OSC- Applying for Disability Retirement
Application- Disability Retirement
Application- Performance of Duty Disability Retirement
Application- Article 15 Disability Retirement
Authorization for Release of Health Information
Duties- Correction Officer
Duties- Correction Sergeant
NYS Retirement System Forms
Social Security Administration
Survivor's Guide
NYS Comptroller
NYS Children Family Services
NYS Retirement Law
NYS Civil Service
NYS Deferred Compensation


102 Hackett Blvd., Albany, NY 12209   518.427.1551 | 888.484.7279  Fax: (518) 426-1635