The NFL Players Association Retired was
established in the 1950’s. The association has been investing in retired
players; players who did not meet
the minimum requirements, and players who are
still active within the National Football League.
We, the Buffalo Bills Alumni - Buffalo Chapter, would like to let you,
our fans who have supported us for so long, know that we play a big part in today’s
National Football League Players
Over the past sixty (60) years, the
NFLPA Retired Players have realized many gains.
No-cost health benefits are now available to pre-1959ers and World War
II Veterans, along with widows and survivors, previously excluded.
No-cost health benefits provided to NFLPA Members are:
Orthopaedic BioEngineering Institute,
Orthopaedic surgery on knees, shoulders, hips and all other necessary
care for members.
Player Assistance Trust Fund:
The P.A.T. funds contributed, help fellow players in less fortunate
circumstances that endure catastrophic problems.
Offers cost effective care for cancer prevention, treatment and care of
players with prostate problems.
Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK:
Offers numerous medical rehabilitation services, including inpatient or
outpatient surgery, sports rehabilitation and related ancillary
Other rehabilitation services include brain injury, spinal cord injury,
stroke and joint replacement.
Browns Mills, NJ:
Provides heart and lung care to all NFLPA members and immediate family
for Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery
The Bonati Procedures start with an incision of ½ to 1 inch and employ
a series of arthroscopic dilating tubes to access the spine, an
endoscope to visualize the targeted area, and the use of a laser and
other specially designed instruments that are introduced through the
working dilating tube to correct problems, such as spinal stenosis,
spondylosis, degenerative disc disease, and herniated discs.