NARFE: Panel Shows Support For Postal Retiree Health Benefit Changes

By John Hatton – April 2017 Legislation that seeks to repair the finances of the United States Postal Service (USPS) garnered broad bipartisan support among leaders and members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the face of strong opposition from NARFE. NARFE has suggested a reasonable alternative to allow many retirees…

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APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 (HR 756) Moves Forward

Web News Article #: 28-2017 03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the…

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NARFE Disappointed in Committee Action on USPS Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2017 Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is deeply disappointed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756, without addressing the serious concerns of 76,000 postal retirees who would be forced to enroll…

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APWU HQ tells Philly Retiree Chapter President Not To Oppose HR 756

At our monthly APWU Philadelphia Retiree Chapter meeting on March 16, 2017, the Chapter President reported she was called almost immediately after 21cpw.com posted information related to our February Chapter meeting. APWU HQ Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard called Philadelphia Retiree Chapter President Cynthia Nesmith, imploring her to not write anything official to HQ…

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Postal Employees will be greatly affected by HR 756

Via Thomas Benson, President – APWU Lake Geauga Area Local #1204 March 5th 2017 In HR 756 it is evident that the employees of the USPS will be greatly affected by the changes the Bill proposes. Most importantly FORCED MEDICARE INTERGRATION as well as a change in delivery for both business as well residential. The…

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DOL proposes delay to fiduciary rule about retirement advice

News Release – March 1, 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best Interest Contract Exemption, from April 10 to June 9, 2017. The announcement follows a presidential memorandum issued on Feb. 3, 2017, which directed…

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