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Health care Q&A for retirees

The following FAQ answers commonly asked questions about the national health care crisis, its impact on New York City employees and retirees, and the challenges facing the UFT and its fellow municipal unions.

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Medicare Part B premium to decrease

Medicare Part B premiums and the annual deductible will be reduced in 2023 for the first time in 11 years, the Biden administration has announced. A 3% reduction in the premiums will reduce the monthly payments by $5.20, from $170.10 to $164.90.

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Marna Davidson, former RTC Fla. coordinator, dies

Marna Davidson, the former coordinator of the Florida Retired Teachers Chapter office, has died at 89.

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UFT seeks amendments to city’s administrative code

The UFT is continuing its decades-long battle to preserve premium-free health insurance for its members, both in-service and retired.

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Termination pay requires address

Checks for termination pay are mailed to the address on file with the city Department of Education. If you have moved since you retired, you must update your address with the DOE. 

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Leaving the NYC area?

If you are moving outside the New York City metropolitan area, it is essential that you update your personal information (mailing address, phone number, etc.) with the UFT Membership Department to ensure delivery of the New York Teacher, information about UFT activities or meetings and Welfare Fund health benefits.