The benefits provided by this Fund may be changed by the Board of Trustees at anytime, in their sole and absolute discretion. The Board of Trustees adopts rules and regulations for the payment of benefits. All provisions of the Benefit Reference Guide (BRG) are subject to such rules and regulations and to the Trust Agreement, which established and governs the Fund operations. All benefit and eligibility rules are uniformly applied by the Fund office and Third-Party Administrators. The actions of the Fund or its Administrators are subject to review by the Board of Trustees.

A member or beneficiary may request an APPEAL of any action by submitting a written request to the Board of Trustees within 180 days of the last determination:

Suffolk County Municipal Employees Benefit Fund
Attn: Board of Trustees, for Appeal
30 Orville Drive, Suite D
Bohemia, New York 11716-2513

The Trustees shall act on the appeal within a reasonable period of time and render their decision in writing, which shall be final and conclusive and binding on all persons.