Secure your future

July 7, 2016

Union foils latest pension attack

The legislative session that recently ended in Albany is a lesson in why we, at the UFT, remain on the lookout when it comes to our members and their pensions.

June 2, 2016

A proposal to enhance retirement security for all Americans

Thanks to the strength of the and its negotiating power, the salaries of UFT members employed by the Department of Education have regularly increased. When they retire, members receive a defined-benefit pension, employer-provided health insurance that eventually supplements Medicare and, for most members, income from a Tax-Deferred Annuity.

May 5, 2016

Understand your pension choices

When you retire, you have another important decision to make: “Should I take the Maximum Retirement Allowance or select an option that provides for beneficiaries but reduces my monthly pension check?”

April 7, 2016

The over-80 crowd

Remember the old joke, "If I knew I was going to live so long I would have taken better care of myself"?

21 million Americans lack retirement savings

Thirty million Americans used money from their retirement savings to respond to an emergency in the past year.

Update your beneficiary forms

It's important that every member of TRS review and update beneficiary forms after a marriage, the birth of children, a divorce or any change in familial circumstances.

March 3, 2016

Planning for your retirement

Just as we help the first-year teacher with professional development and support, the union provides plenty of information and one-on-one meetings for those thinking about their futures.

February 4, 2016

TDA — A bridge to financial security

With tax documents arriving in the mail and while finances are on the brain, it’s a good time to review a valuable resource you should take advantage of: the Tax-Deferred Annuity program.

January 7, 2016

Members also have security now

In-service members can sleep well at night knowing that the union has your back if you are seriously injured on the job or suffer a debilitating medical or emotional disability.

December 3, 2015

Preparing your legacy

One of the most difficult topics to contemplate is what will happen to your family after you die. It probably will be upsetting for your spouse or children to discuss as well.

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