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No matter what your issue or question, we want to help you. And remember, a real person is available to assist you when you call. At RPEA - we work for YOU - so we're there when you need us!
All can be reached at (800) 726-7732 or (518) 869-2542
Benefit Plan Administrators
Dental Plans GHI & CIGNA (518) 371-8004, (800) 487-8004
Dental Pay Direct (888) 683-3682
Long Term Care Insurance (888) 376-6020
Homeowners, Renters, Auto Insurance (800) 526-1547
FamilyAssistNet™ (888) 376-6020
Hear In America (800) 286-6149
Spectera (888) 376-6020
EyeMed Vision Care (800) 487-8004
Other Useful Telephone Numbers
NYS EMPIRE PLAN (new) (877) 769-7447 includes
United HealthCare - Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield - ValueOptions - Express Scripts - Nurseline
NYS Health Insurance Benefits (518) 457-5754, (800) 833-4344
NYS and Local Retirement System (518) 474-7736, (866) 805-0990
NYS STAR Program (518) 474-2819
NYS Consumer Protection Board Hotline (518) 474-8583
NYS Tax Department, Taxpayer Assistance Center (800) 225-5829
NYS Office for the Aging, Senior Hotline (800) 342-9871
Federal Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-1040
Social Security Hotline (800) 772-1213
Medicare Hotline (800) 633-4227, Automated System (800) 442-8430
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000
Area Codes (800) (866) (877) (888) are Toll Free
RPEA Retired Public Employees Association
435 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 869-2542 or toll-free (800) 726-7732
DIRECTIONS TO RPEA
FROM ROUTE 5 – CENTRAL AVENUE-(northwest or southeast)
- Start out going northwest (or southeast) on Central Ave./Rt 5 toward New Karner Rd/Rt 155
- Take right (or left) onto New Karner Rd/Rt 155 (Walgreens is on one corner, Mobil is on one corner, there is a bank on one corner, and Rite Aide drugstore is on one corner)
- 435 New Karner Rd is on the right. (Your destination is 0.4 miles past Consaul Rd. – If you reach Wembley Ct. you’ve gone a little too far.)
FROM NORTHWAY (I-87) NORTH or SOUTH TO ROUTE 5 – CENTRAL AVENUE
- Get off at Exit 2W.
- This puts you heading Northwest on Central Ave./Rt. 5 toward New Karner Rd/Rt 155.
- Follow directions above from the 2nd Bullet.
FROM ROUTE 7 – TROY SCHENECTADY RD.
- Start out going southeast (or northwest) on Troy Schenectady Rd/Rt-7 toward CR-158/ to Birchwood Lane
- Turn onto Birchwood Lane
- Stay on Birchwood Lane which becomes Denison Rd.
- Stay on Denison Rd. which becomes Vly Rd.
- Vly Rd.becomes New Karner Rd./Rt-155/CR157
- 435 New Karner Rd.is on the left. (your destination is just past Wembley Ct. If you reach Consaul Rd. you’ve gone too far)
FROM NORTHWAY (I-87) SOUTH (if traveling by the Albany Airport)
- Take Northway, (I-87) south – get off Exit 4, Albany Airport. Take left and go to Albany Shaker Rd. (Blu-Stone Bistro is on your right)
- Turn right onto Albany Shaker Rd./Rt-155 W/CR-151 N toward Rt-155 E/CR-151 S/Peter J Delasandro Blvd/Delasandro Blvd. (this route goes by the Albany Airport , on your right)
- Turn left onto Rt-155 W /Watervliet Shaker Rd/CR-157 W. (Rt 155 W is 0.1 mi past CR-163. If you are on Albany Shaker Rd and reach Airport Park Blvd you’ve gone too far. Watervliet Shaker Rd goes past Memory Gardens Cemetery on your right).
- Turn left onto New Karner Rd / Rt-155/CR-157. (0.1 miles past Vly Rd.)
- 435 New Karner Rd.is on the left. (Your destination is just past Wembley Ct. If you reach Consaul Rd. you’ve gone 0.4 mi. too far.)
FROM NORTHWAY (I-87) NORTH (if traveling by the Albany Airport)
- Take Northway, (I-87) north – get off Exit 4, Albany Airport. Take left onto Wolf Rd.
- At light, take Left onto Albany Shaker Rd./Rt-155 W/CR-151 N toward Rt-155 E/CR-151 S/Peter J. Delasandro Blvd/Delasandro Blvd. (this route goes BT the Albany Airport, on your right)
- Follow directions from 3rd bullet above, Northway South.
When you reach your destination, 435 New Karner Rd. there is a prominent red and white sign for SCOTT FILM REALTY. Turn there. Once you turn in, there is a Hanover Square sign on your left (somewhat hidden in the bushes on your left). Go straight back – RPEA is the last door on your right, Essex Street.
RPEA Retired Public Employees Association, 435 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 869-2542 or toll-free (800) 726-7732