Welcome to the Dallas Retired Firefighters Association Website. The DRFFA is made up of Dallas Firefighters who have retired from the Dallas Fire Rescue Department. This website was created to keep our members informed and to help foster a sense of community.
Retirees are active in the community and serve as a great resource for our on duty members. Retirees help with recruit training, serve as critical incident stress volunteers and many other functions. There are groups of retirees who travel together and meet regularly for information and fellowship. Welcome to our website.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT
Thanks to brother retiree Steve Coffman for bringing to our attention this new low point for City of Dallas mismanagement and incompetence regarding your health insurance for calendar 2019. Many of us have not received information about enrolling for 2019 even though the Open Enrollment has already started (see below). For all retirees (Medicare eligible and non-Medicare eligible):
”The retiree Open Enrollment period for 2019 starts October 15, 2018 and ends October 26, 2018.”
For Medicare eligible retirees:
“Open Enrollment will be passive this year. If you are satisfied with your current benefit elections, no further action is required.”
For non-Medicare eligible retirees:
”Open Enrollment will be passive for all dental, vision, and life coverage. Depending on your current medical election, you may be required to actively enroll in a medical plan for 2019.
> The 70/30 Plan will be discontinued on December 31st. If you are currently enrolled in this plan and would like to have medical coverage in 2019, you must actively enroll.
> If you are currently enrolled in the 75/25 HRA Plan (new name for 2019 – Option 1 HRA) and do not want to make any changes for 2019, no action is needed.”
The statements above are quoted directly from the Benefits Enrollment Guide which you may have received or may receive sometime in the future. It is especially important for retirees who are not yet eligible for Medicare to take action. If you allow your insurance coverage to lapse you may not be able to get it back.
We are attaching .pdf files of the enrollment guides and enrollment form to this email. We will also post this information on our website, dallasretiredff.com. Please assist us by notifying and sharing this information with all your retiree friends whether they are members of DRFFA or not.
The following contact information is from the Booklet
To make changes to your benefit selections, or to enroll for 2019, contact the Benefits Service Center at (214) 671-6947 Option 1 or visit the office at: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 1DS.
Rockwall area Luncheon
Please join us for the Rockwall area luncheon, Thursday, October 11, 2018, (11:00 am) at Cotton Patch Cafe (located on the south side of I – 30 between Hwy 205 and Ridge Road in Rockwall). Spouses and friends are invited.
Retiree Hamburger day at the Firefighters Museum
Denny says to put this day on your calendar so that you can remember to forget. The annual Retiree’s hamburger day at the Dallas Firefighters Museum is Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Come and enjoy the good food and fellowship. Come at 10 a.m. so you can get the first story in. We always have fun. See you there.
Message From DRFFA Treasurer Ennis Hill Regarding 2018 Dues:
For those of you who pay your DRFFA annually 2018 is here. Annual dues are $60.00. Please make checks payable to “DRFFA” and note in the memo field “2018 Dues”. Our mailing address is:
Richardson, TX 75083-1666
If you are not certain whether your dues are withheld monthly from your pension check, before mailing in a check please contact me via email or phone for clarification.
Phone: (972) 742-5443
Item: (Posted 11-01-2014) 2019 Calendars are now available. Please notify Pat Warnock at firstname.lastname@example.org to request calendars or automobile decals. Be sure to include your mailing address and zip code.