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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

Retirement Specialist Vacancy
IMPORTANT- From NYS Comptroller's Office re: Service Interruptions - Use the secure contact form. Consider signing up for an online account with the Retirement System.
Gary Carlsen
Retirement Department
518.427.1551 x257
Web Email: Contact Us

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.
Going to retire? Get our Retirement Packet here!
See the Benefits of Chapter Membership.
Your first year in the Retiree Chapter is free. After the first free year, Chapter Membership requires $25 annual dues by payroll deductions of $2.08 from each pension check. To sign up for the Chapter, please fill out the Application and mail, fax or email it to us immediately upon retirement. When the Retirement System assigns you a retirement number (several months after you retire), either fill out another application or use our Contact Form to send it to us. Click here for information on starting pension dues deductions. PHOTO

NYSCOPBA Retiree Chapter 2016 Dental Plan Open Enrollment: Information about the 2016 Dental Plan Open Enrollment has been mailed to your home address on 2/2/2016. This begins the annual open enrollment that ends on 3/7/2016. Please review the information when you receive it and sign up or make changes before the open enrollment deadline. We have posted the mailing information here in case you need it:
Chapter Members Currently Enrolled in Norvest Dental Plan
Chapter Members NOT Enrolled in Norvest Dental Plan

Retirement System
(866) 805-0990- Pension, recalculation, vacation time payments, etc
Web Email
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

Preparing for Retirement
arrowNYSLRS Goes Social
arrowCreditableService, FAS, Summary
arrowSimple Planning


arrowRetirement Security

arrowRetirement Plan & YourPension

arrowWorklife Services

Ordinary Retirement
Active Employees Not Retiring
Retirement Loans
arrowInvest in the Deferred Compensation Plan
NYPERL - Long Term Care Insurance
Considering Retirement
What Tier am I?
Tier Benefits Summary
NYS OSC Web Site- Publications
Pension Taxes by State
OSC Guide for Retirees
arrowCO/SHTA Benefits: Tier 1 & 2 -Tier 3, 5 &6
Benefits Tier III & IV - V - VI - Calculator
FAS Calculation Tier V - Tier VI
Schedule a Consultation
Life Expectancy Table
Request for Estimate
NYS & Local Employment
Member Annual Statement: Tutorial - FAQ
Going to Retire
Retirement Packet
arrowJoin the Retiree Chapter- Application
arrowOrdinary Retirement Application
arrowBeneficiary Designation
arrowTier 3, 4, 5 & 6 Option Election Form:

Single Beneficiary - Multiple Beneficiaries
arrowWhat Option Should I Choose?
Retirement Checklist
arrowBenefits of joining the Chapter
Porting Optional Life Insurance
arrowNYS Retirement System Forms
arrowFiling period
reduced to 15 days
arrowWithdraw Retirement Application
arrowDirections: Pre-Retirement Seminar
arrowSick Leave Calculator
Retired Members
Change Your Contact Information:
NYSLRS - Civil Service - NYSCOPBA

Civil Service Employee Benefits Division
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

Health Insurance Information

Paying Health Insurance Premiums from Deferred Compensation Account: Description - Form - IRS Publication 575
Retired Public Employees Association - Join
Death of a Member
NYS OSC Notification of Death
NYS OSC Death Benefits
NYS OSC Survivor's Benefit:
Active Employees -
NYS OSC Survivor's Guide
NYSCOPBA Survivor's Guide
NYS DCP Death Benefit Distribution
NYS WCB Affidavit for Death Benefits
Chapter Members
Joining the Chapter
arrowJoin the Retiree Chapter - Application
arrowBenefits of joining the Chapter
arrowSend in your Retirement Number
arrowWhy Dues Deductions are Mandatory
Chapter Benefits
Dental Options
(COBRA, Direct Pay, Preventative Plan and Enhanced Plan)
Vision Options- Eyeglass/Contacts Reimbursement: PDF - Online (COBRA, Davis Discount, $100 eyeglass/contacts reimb.)
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
(Ordinary 1/3 pension)
Application- Performance of Duty Disability Retirement

(3/4 pension for inmate assault, heart bill, HIV)
Application- Article 15 Disability Retirement

(Disability retirement under standard plan)
Authorization for Release of Health Information
Duties- Correction Officer
Duties- Correction Sergeant
NYS Retirement System Forms
Legislation and Laws
US Senate Bill S.2147 - Pension Accountability Act
NYS Assembly Bill A.552 - Retired LE Carry Concealed
NYS Assembly Bill A.1967 - FOIL Exempt Law Enforcement
NYS Assembly Bill A.2787 - ID of Retired Law Enforcement
NYS Assembly Bill A.4313 - Military Service Credit
NYS Assembly Bill A.4337 - Mandatory Overtime and FAS
NYS Assembly Bill A.5055 - Payment of Retirement Benefits
NYS Assembly Bill A.6453 - Credit for Service in Afghanistan
NYS Assembly Bill A.8174 - Credit for Military Service
NYS Senate Bill S.811 - Prohibit Diminution of Health Insurance Benefits
NYS Senate Bill S2447C - Increase Retiree public employment income limit to $35,000
NYS Retirement & Social Security Law
Article 7 - Re-employment
Article 14 - Retirement
Article 15 - Retirement
Article 17 - Survivors Benefits
Article 19 - Benefit Enhancements
Article 20 - Credit for Military Service
IRS Code 415 - Limit Contributions Pension Plan Summary
US H.R.218 - Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004
NYSCSL §71 Reinstatement after separation for disability

NYSCSL §72 Leave for Ordinary Disability
NYSCSL §73 Separation for ordinary disability; reinstatement
Social Security Administration
Survivor's Guide
NYS Comptroller
NYS Children Family Services
NYS Retirement Law
NYS Civil Service
NYS Deferred Compensation


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