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RTC events canceled

All Retired Teachers Chapter activities are canceled or postponed in the interest of safety as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Required minimum distributions suspended for 2020

The recent CARES Act legislation has suspended RMDs for 2020 for defined-contribution plans like TRS’ TDA Program.

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Contact health benefits programs via secure email

Due to the closure of the Health Benefits Retiree client service walk-in center, it cannot access or process forms or correspondence mailed or faxed on March 11, 2020, or after.

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Medicare Part B and IRMAA reimbursements

Medicare Part B 2019 reimbursements were scheduled to be distributed by the end of April 2020.

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Facebook keeps retirees connected

Facebook is becoming an important tool for RTC sections as they step up their efforts to help members stay connected during these trying times.

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Smooth sailing for science guru

Retired teacher uses his skill as an educator and his love of sailing on the Hudson River to transition into a captain on electric boats at a conservancy, where he teaches about Southwest Florida's ecosystem

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‘Love in the Time of Cholera’

As we navigate the uncertainty of life during the coronavirus pandemic, we still have work to do as UFT members and activists. As always, the RTC is ready to answer our union's call.

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RTC checks on members’ well-being

The Retired Teachers Chapter continues its extensive outreach to its 70,000 members across the country to help ensure their health and safety in the pandemic.

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Age to start minimum distributions is now 72

The age at which required minimum distributions (RMDs) must begin has been changed from 70½ to 72. This change is effective for individuals who reach age 70½ after Dec. 31, 2019, and who have since left active service.