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An update about the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan

A court hearing was held on Nov. 23 before a state judge presiding over the lawsuits involving the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan. Nothing was decided. The two sides agreed to continue to talk and will go back before the judge on Dec. 8.

Testimony on changes to municipal retirees' health care plan

UFT Welfare Fund Executive Director Geof Sorkin testified before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor regarding changes to municipal retirees' health care plan.

Important update about NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan

A state judge on Oct. 21 ordered an extension of the deadline for Medicare-eligible city retirees to opt out of the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan to give you and medical providers more time to learn about this unique health care plan. We'll let...

Making fashion cents

It started with a bag of used clothing that Bambi Falvo meant to donate. Now Falvo, who retired in 2019 after 32 years of teaching, is an online entrepreneur who specializes in reselling new and used clothing.

Tough to communicate

Communication is fraught with miscommunication. Presenting the New York City Medicare Advantage Plus Plan to retirees is tough. We have tried to offer the best and most comprehensive information so retirees can make their own informed choices.

Retired teacher story was ‘beautiful’

The story about the teacher reunited with her former student is a truly beautiful story — a story of a woman who was a dedicated teacher.

RTC - Information and Updates on the New Medicare Advantage Plus Plan

Get information and updates on the new Medicare Advantage Plus Plan.

UFT responds to Aetna lawsuit

A health insurance provider has filed a lawsuit against the City of New York challenging the process used to award the contract for the new NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan for New York City retirees who are eligible for Medicare.

The many benefits of RTC membership

You may not be an in-service employee anymore, but you haven’t left the UFT. Now it’s time to become a member of the union’s Retired Teachers Chapter (RTC) and participate in what’s considered the nation’s best retiree program for public school...

Etching is her passion

Barbara Zietchick began taking painting lessons and learning about printmaking while she was still a kindergarten teacher on Staten Island in the 1980s. Now, 37 years after her retirement, Zietchick’s lifetime commitment to “change and growth”...