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Information on the new NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy, Chapter Leader for Retired Teachers

Dear Retiree,

Welcome to the Retired Teachers Chapter section of the UFT website. These are difficult days as we all navigate the changes to our lives triggered by this pandemic. I hope that you and your family and friends have been able to stay safe and healthy. The UFT's Retired Teachers Chapter can offer assistance in these times of need. Please check out the phone numbers and the links to useful resources listed below.

In the interest of safety, all retiree activities, including RTC general membership meetings, Si Beagle courses, trips, seminars and the Day at the University, have made the transition to Zoom.

In 2020, we called as many RTC members as we could reach in the greater New York area and around the country to see how you were doing. We are still here to help.

We celebrated our 61st anniversary as a union in March 2021. We have much to remember, celebrate and build upon.

When times return to normal, we will join together again in all our regular activities and enjoy the camaraderie we've built over the years. Please stay safe and stay connected. The union is here for you.

In Solidarity,

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy
Chapter Leader


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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.

Virtual travel keeps members on the ‘move’

Si Beagle trips make a seamless transition from in-person walking tours to virtual excursions for Retired Teachers Chapter members.



NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan

The Municipal Labor Committee on July 14 voted to approve the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan for Medicare-eligible New York City retirees. The following Q&A answers some of the most common questions that retired UFT members have.

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