Suicide Prevention Training

Ask a Question-Save a Life

Suicide can be a preventable cause of death.    In just 2 hours, we will teach
you how to save a life using the Evidence-Based QPR Method:

Question-Persuade-Refer

3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. You will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Each year thousands of people, just like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a family member, friend, colleague, or neighbor.

Trainer: Renee C. Cunningham, MSS, is a certified QPR Instructor, Social Worker, and is currently the Associate Director at Center in the Park, a senior community center in Philadelphia.

Certificates of attendance listing 0.2 CEU will be awarded at the end of the program
Information/Registration: Theresa Bloom 215-881-7402/tmb17@psu.edu

Please join us for this program:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5-7pm or 7-9pm
Penn State Abington, Lares Lubert Commons
Cost: No Charge with Coupon Code: “Public Service”

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ATTEND THE 2017 MEDICAL
CONTRACT HEARING

Medical Contract Presentation

Monday, June 26th, 2017 @ 10am

  • Sheraton Hotel 201 N. 17th Street.
  • Buses will be leaving from the FOP at 8:15am, 8:30am and 8:45am.
  • FOP Buses second stop will be the CJC. They will depart from the CJC every 15 minutes starting at 9:30am to and from the hotel.
  • FREE Parking will be available at Traffic Court Parking Lot 820 Spring Garden Street.
  • Shuttle Buses will be departing from 820 Spring Garden starting at 8:30 am every 15 minutes to and from the hotel.

You and Your Family’s Attendance is Crucial!

If you are planning to attend please call LEHB 215-763-8290 to ensure FREE continental breakfast, lunch and parking.

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 The City is Attacking Your

 Medical Benefits in 2017

The City of Philadelphia is relentless in every contract, attempting to lower your medical benefits or impose cost shifting to you.  This time around will be no different.

President McNesby and his team have done an outstanding job in protecting your benefits in every contract they have been involve in.  The FOP and LEHB are diligently working side by side to ensure your benefits will remain untouched in the new 2017 contract.

2017 City of Philadelphia Proposal to FOP Lodge 5 

Personal Choice:

  • Employee pays 5% of the cost (Payroll deduction)
  • Additional surcharge for smokers
  • $300 Deductible – Single                    $600 Deductible – Family
  • $2000 Out of Pocket – Single            $4000 Out of Pocket – Family
  • Blue Cross pays 90% of medical charges   Member pays 10% of medical charges
  • $300 Emergency Room Co-pay   –   $200 if admitted
  • $20 Family Doctor Visit Co-pay       $30 Specialist Visit Co-pay
  • $40 Urgent Care Co-pay

Prescription Co-pay Retail:           $25 Generic  $40 Formulary   $55 Non-Formulary
Prescription Co-pay Mail Order: $55 Generic  $115 Formulary  $175 Non-Formulary

LEHB, the FOP and our members have worked together to protect our benefits by:

  • Members’ involvement in LEHB wellness, cost-containment and education programs realizing wasted medical dollars may equate to payroll deduction or increasing co-pays.
  • Consistently having over 1,000 LEHB members and their families attending the contract hearing which makes a dramatic point to the neutral arbitrator “Medical Coverage is extremely important to the Officer since it also affects our families!”
  • The LEHB Directors evaluation of provider contractual issues, understanding those issues and making the appropriate decisions that lower costs and improves quality to our members.
  • The FOP’s uncompromising position “The City is not touching the LEHB medical benefits.”

REMEMBER:  It will be critically important for you and your family members to join President McNesby and LEHB to send the message to the Act III Panel.  “Don’t touch the medical benefits, it is the best managed plan in the country and our Officers have earned it.”

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         Your plan offers a series of health coverage options. Choosing a health coverage option is an important decision. To help you make an informed choice, your plan makes available a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), which summarizes important information about any health coverage option in a standard format, to help you compare across options.

The SBC for your current benefit design is available on the web at: www.ibxpress.com. A paper copy is also available, free of charge, by calling 1-800-ASK-BLUE (a toll-free number).