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Special Retiree Health Care Committee established

A 50-member volunteer Retiree Health Care Committee has been created by the Retired Teachers Chapter to serve as middlemen between the chapter and union leadership on health care topics.

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IRMAA 2020 reimbursement

IRMAA 2020 reimbursements are scheduled to be issued by the end of October 2021.

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Medicare Part B reimbursements

Medicare Part B 2020 reimbursements were scheduled to be distributed by the end of April 2021.

Irene Lospenuso

Longtime SHIP director stepping down

After 44 years of nurturing the popular Supplemental Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for UFT retirees and their families, Director Irene Lospenuso is retiring.

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Take advantage of the UFT Legal Plan with Elder Law Supplement

The UFT Legal Plan with its Elder Law Supplement helps and protects all Retired Teachers Chapter members and their spouses or domestic partners.

Become a Retiree Programs instructor

The UFT Welfare Fund Retiree Programs is seeking new instructors in New York and Florida.

Reviving Knothole

Reviving the ‘Knothole’ gang

Retired teacher Peter Cohn is the driving force in the effort to reopen the Knothole Museum, a shuttered historical site in Nassau County on Long Island.

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Brooklyn retirees staying busy

Retirees in the RTC's Brooklyn section have made the best of the pandemic situation, with a record turnout of 1,030 retirees attending virtual Si Beagle classes.

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Surviving change

The pandemic has wrought unimaginable change. But intead of bowing to the fear of it, we made it our friend.

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2021 Retired Teachers Chapter elections

The 2021 Retired Teachers Chapter election will begin in March to elect members to the following positions for three-year terms that begin July 1: chapter leader, vice chairs, secretary, assistant secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer and assistant treasurer, plus 15 Executive Board members and 300 delegates.