Retired teachers chapter news

February 2, 2017

Retiree optional rider checks to be mailed in February

UFT President Michael Mulgrew, who chairs the union’s Welfare Fund Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that retirees will be receiving their Optional Rider reimbursement at the end of February.

Annual Membership Meetings
Caring for an aging relative

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, approximately 34.2 million people in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or over in 2015. You may find yourself in this situation: a caregiver for someone who is frail — your partner, parent, another relative or a close friend.

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.

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