Retired teachers chapter news

January 5, 2017

Recalculations for those retirees who retired after June 30, 2014

As the UFT informed you, you will not have to wait until 2020 to get your full pension.

‘Convention’ a danger to pensions

Of the many dark clouds we will face this coming year, one that affects you and me directly is the prospect of a New York State Constitutional Convention.

Are you a 50-, 60- or 70-year member?

If you have been a UFT union member for 50, 60 or 70 consecutive years, you might be eligible for the UFT 50-, 60- or 70-Year Membership and Service Award.

December 1, 2016

SHIP 2017 premium notices

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2017 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.

Upcoming changes to HIP VIP

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2017 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.

Time to prepare for coming battles

We lost big and must face the consequences of the loss.

November 3, 2016

Election of ‘Supreme’ importance

What kind of Supreme Court appointments are likely to be made by Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? The presidential election presents opportunities and dangers for both sides.

October 6, 2016

Enjoying retirement

Retirees in the Nassau section enjoyed themselves at their annual “Not Back to School” Luncheon. Gerri Herskowitz, the UFT director of Retiree Programs, thanked the Nassau retirees for their generosity in donating $1,059 for the Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer fund.

It’s almost decision time

The AFT and the AFL-CIO recommend that you cast your ballot for Hillary Clinton for president.

Medicare Part B refunds for 2015

Medicare-eligible retirees received their 2015 Medicare Part B reimbursement by electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly into their bank accounts on June 17.

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