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Countdown to retirement - Legal planning

Please register for final workshop of a three-session program designed for UFT members planning to retire within the next three years. These pre retirement workshops, formerly called "Ready-or-Not" are designed to help UFT members plan for a meaningful and stress-free retirement. 

Countdown to retirement - Legal planning

Please register for final workshop of a three-session program designed for UFT members planning to retire within the next three years. These pre retirement workshops, formerly called "Ready-or-Not" are designed to help UFT members plan for a meaningful and stress-free retirement. 

Dial UFT for free, confidential support

From offering support through friendly phone calls to advocating for retirees as they navigate the health care system, the geriatric social workers of the UFT's Retiree Social Services give free and confidential assistance to thousands of members...

Suffolk Zoom courses cast wider net

Ira Faber, coordinator of the Retired Teachers Chapter's Suffolk section on Long Island, has seen an uptick in attendance at Si Beagle courses since they became virtual during the pandemic.

A steward of flora and fauna

Deborah Dolan, a retired literacy instructor, is a member of the Vital Volunteers of the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, helping to create an awareness of the Bronx park among its users and to plant the seeds for nurturing the park well into the future.

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.

Calling Fla. political volunteers

There is a lot at stake in the 2022 Florida midterm elections, with races for the governor’s office, a U.S. Senate seat and congressional seats. Retired Teachers Chapter Leader Tom Murphy and political action coordinators in Florida are seeking...

Judge issues ruling on health care plans

While the NYC Medicare Advantage Plus plan is sound, the program has suffered from serious implementation problems and poor legal arguments, particularly on the part of the city. Given the judge’s order today, the UFT is withdrawing its support for...

Importance of words

So much information about this new New York City Medicare Advantage Plus Plan has by now been disseminated through meetings, webinars, town halls, email and regular mail that I hope members have evolved in their views.

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...