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An important ruling on retiree health care

The following email from UFT President Michael Mulgrew was sent to Retired Teachers Chapter members on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, regarding an arbitrator's ruling on the creation of a new Medicare Advantage plan for city retirees.

SHIP 2023 premium notices

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2023 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.

Nassau options expand with Zoom

Without dedicated office space, finding sites for Si Beagle classes and for activities for Nassau County retirees was challenging. Then came Zoom.

From pencils and papers to scalpels and scrubs

After more than 30 years of teaching world history, retired teacher Deirdre Boyce continues to educate, but as a medical surgical nurse.

Our basic union rights at stake

In recent litigation over the New York City Medicare Advantage Plus plan, a judge ultimately gave the green light for the city to implement such a plan but he simultaneously took aim at the collective bargaining rights of city unions.

Si Beagle instructors needed

The UFT is seeking new retiree instructors to teach Si Beagle continuing-education classes during the day in New York, New Jersey and the Boca Raton/Delray Beach part of Florida.

Remote benefits meetings on tap

The Retired Teachers Chapter is sponsoring two remote benefits meetings for retirees in early 2023.

New Retiree Luncheons 2022

More than 1,400 members gathered at the New York Hilton Midtown for two New Retiree Luncheons in November to celebrate their service to the city's public school students and the new chapter in their lives.

Learning about topics from genealogy to guitar

Thousands of UFT retirees participate in hundreds of Si Beagle Learning Center courses, seminars, trips and dine-arounds each year.

New Retiree Luncheons 2022

More than 1,400 recently retired teachers attended one of two New Retiree Luncheons at the New York Hilton Midtown to celebrate the new chapter in their lives. The Nov. 22 reception was for members who retired from September 2021-August 2022. The Nov. 29 luncheon was for members who retired from September 2019-August 2021, a time when the COVID-19 pandemic prevented large gatherings.