Retired teachers chapter news

November 2, 2017

Bipartisanship could lead to progress

Will bipartisanship work in the present national climate? This is an age when congressional combatants have retreated to their respective corners. When the bell rings they come out slugging, looking for the knockout blow. It’s hard to imagine success, but maybe it’s worth a try.

‘General’ education

There was plenty taking place at the first Retired Teachers Chapter general membership meeting of the school year in Shanker Hall on Oct. 16.

October 5, 2017


Since 1988, retirees have had the right to defer distribution of their Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) money when they retire. To help you understand the choices you may make, we are offering the workshops listed below.

September 7, 2017

Issue with 2016 Medicare Part B reimbursements for some retirees

Even though 2016 Medicare Part B premiums varied depending on a retiree’s Medicare eligibility date, the city reimbursed all retirees at the same base rate of $104.90. Retirees who became Medicare-eligible in 2016 should have received the higher reimbursement rate of $121.80 for those months they were eligible for Medicare last year, but instead got only the base rate of $104.90 for all 12 months.

Automatic COLA increase – September 2017

In 2000, after many frustrating years, the UFT, NYSUT and the rest of the state’s labor movement convinced New York State to provide an annual, permanent cost-of-living adjustment to our pensions.

July 6, 2017

Vote 'no' on constitutional convention

UFT members’ pensions are among the many bene ts at risk if New Yorkers vote this fall to hold a constitutional convention. Vote “no” on Nov. 7. New York should not hold a state constitutional convention.

Changing banks for your EFT retirement payments

If you’re planning to choose a new bank to electronically receive your monthly retirement payments from the TRS, keep in mind the following so that you can avoid suspension of your Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).

Termination pay for 2015, 2016

The New York City Department of Education will issue the last installment of termination pay for 2015 retirees and the second installment of termination pay for 2016 retirees.

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