NARFE Legislative Hotline Message – May 19, 2017

Excerpt: Speak Out! Postal Reform Bill Approved by House Oversight Committee  NARFE strongly urges its members to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose the Postal Reform Act of 2017 in its current form. This bill forces current postal retirees onto Medicare in order to keep their federal health insurance coverage and sets a…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 11, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: Excerpt – A number of retiree organizations, including NARFE, have come out in strong opposition to HR 756, arguing that if enacted the law will destroy the fabric of our health insurance as we know it, and may take the entire Federal…

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OIG Report: Update for Measuring Pension and Retiree Health Benefits Liabilities

Background The U.S. Postal Service provides pension and health insurance benefits to its retirees. Postal Service employees participate in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) pension programs. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers these programs, including projecting future CSRS and FERS assets and liabilities for the federal government…

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APWU: Miners Win Permanent Funding for Retirement Health Care

Web News Article #: 43-2017 05/05/2017 – On May 4, Congress passed legislation providing for 22,600 retired coal miners, widows and dependents to have the health care they were promised by the federal government and earned through going into the mines for decades to power the country. The members of the United Mine Workers of…

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Older Americans Month – May 2017: ‘Age Out Loud!’

This year’s theme: ‘Age Out Loud’   May is Older Americans Month, which is held each year to celebrate older adults. This year’s theme is “Age Out Loud.” The goal is “to give aging a new voice — one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say,” according to the Administration for Community Living,…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 28, 2017 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter SOLD OUT? The retiree establishment within the Union is abuzz over the administration’s embracing and supporting HR 756, known as the Postal Service Reform Act. This law, if enacted in it’s current draft, will drastically change our health ‘insurance’ delivery system. Several of many…

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