Retired teachers chapter news

January 7, 2016

2016 Costs for Medicare Part B

Our UFT retirees did a tremendous job of pressuring members of Congress to agree on a bipartisan budget compromise that helped halt skyrocketing Medicare premiums and deductibles.

Short-cut phrases can mislead

Union endorsement of candidates for public office has understandably always raised some disagreement.
 The AFT’s early endorsement of Hillary Clinton in July precipitated just such an ongoing discussion among our members.

December 3, 2015

Value of our annual meetings

In order to reach out to all our members, the RTC holds regular monthly meetings here at union headquarters and annual meetings here in the Greater New York area and all over the country where our retirees have relocated.

November 25, 2015

Ship 2016 Premium Notices
The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2016 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.
Staying connected in NJ

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined Retired Teachers Chapter members at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, J.J., for the 25th Annual Luncheon on Oct. 26. Members also heard from Gerri Herskowitz, the director of Retiree Programs, and Sandra March, the UFT liaison to the RTC.

November 5, 2015

Labor must press forward

Labor gains and labor losses are most often incremental and these days successes and failures can go in both directions at the same time.

October 1, 2015

We must counter the naysayers

Last spring, I represented our Retired Teachers Chapter and the American Federation of Teachers in Boston at the White House’s Northeastern Regional Conference Meeting on Aging.

Medicare Part B Reimbursements

The Employee Health Benefits Program started sending out Medicare Part B reimbursements for 2014 at the end of July 2015.

First Lump-Sum Payment for Retired Members Coming on Oct. 16

All UFT members who retired on or after July 1, 2014, will receive an email and/or letter regarding the payment that was negotiated in the most recent UFT contract agreement.

Open Enrollment Period for City Health Plans

The city has announced that the health plan open enrollment period for retirees will be the month of November 2015.

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