USPS: Annual benefits enrollment period begins

Open season, the once-a-year opportunity for Postal Service employees to make changes to their health coverage or choose a new plan, is Nov. 9-Dec. 14 this year. Here’s what you should know: • You should review your coverage. The Postal Service wants you to evaluate your options to ensure you have the coverage you need…

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Postal Bulletin highlights 2020 Open Season

Open Season is Coming November 9 to December 14, 2020 The 2020 Open Season runs from November 9 to December 14, 2020. During the Open Season period, you can enroll in or make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage. You may also enroll in health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Unless…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – November 1, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Final Reminder to Vote Coronavirus Update Virus Causing Problems for the Union Disclaimer – This report is intended as a final reminder about getting out the vote, It will be deposited in the mail stream intended to arrive a…

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2021 FERS Cost Of Living Adjustment will be 1.3% 

HOW THE COLA IS CALCULATED The 2021 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2020 over the 2019 third quarter average. However, if the CPI-W quarterly average increases 3% or more, they subtract 1%. For example, a 5% increase in the quarterly CPI-W average results…

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Social Security Announces 1.3% Increase for 2021

Press Release – October 13, 2020 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments…

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All FEHB health plans cover flu shots at no cost to their members

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Did you know that all FEHB health plans cover flu shots at no cost to their members? Many plans offer flu shots for children and adults at convenient locations, like retail pharmacies. Click Here for PDF

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – October 14, 2020

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU Excerpt: FOR POST OFFICE UNION RETIREES, THESE ARE THE STAKES Unless Biden/Harris wins, the Postal Service will be privatized, thus the Union will be attacked and lost Unless Biden/Harris wins, Social Security will be decimated and destroyed by 2023* Unless Biden/Harris wins,…

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