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Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements

Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements were scheduled to be distributed in mid-April 2022.

IRMAA 2021 reimbursement

IRMAA reimbursement applications for 2021 are available on the city's Office of Labor Relations website.

UFT raises optical, hearing aid benefits

The UFT enhanced its Welfare Fund optical benefit and hearing aid benefit for in-service members and retirees on March 1.

Edging back to ‘normal’

The new New York City Medicare Advantage Plus Plan brought challenges, but a court decision led Michael Mulgrew to demand that the city pause implementation of the plan. This pause means we can exhale over the next few months, and edge back to our...

Retirees to stay in current health plans

Medicare-eligible UFT retirees will remain in their current health plans for the time being after a state judge’s ruling triggered a delay in the launch of the New York City Medicare Advantage Plus Plan.

All aboard! SHIP benefits upgraded

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program (SHIP), created by the UFT Retired Teachers Chapter to help members pay for out-of-pocket medical costs, continues to grow in enrollment and to enhance its reimbursement for benefits such as private-duty...

Exorbitant hospital charges

The UFT has joined with other unions and health care advocates in the Coalition for Affordable Hospitals. The coalition’s first action was to launch a petition calling on the heads of the five major hospital systems in New York City to agree to fair...

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan update

Under the supervision of a state court judge, the city and the administrators of the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan have been working hard to improve the flow of information to city retirees and medical providers about the new plan’s procedures and...

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.

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan highlights

Here are the highlights of a webinar presentation on the new Medicare Advantage Plus Plan that was attended by more than 7,500 UFT retirees on Oct. 1.