Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

Press Release Thursday, October 11, 2018 Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than…

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Delegates Slam Retirees at APWU Convention

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: In a stunning turn of events at the recent APWU Convention, the delegates voted in alarming numbers that retiree involvement in support by retirees for active members in opposing threats of privatization and other dangerous initiatives is not needed or wanted. This…

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USPS Webinar for Postal Retirees on September 6: TSP Withdrawal Changes for 2019

Thursday, September 6, 2018 1 – 2 pm EST As part of the TSP Modernization Act you will soon have many new options when withdrawing your money from TSP. Learn more about the upcoming TSP withdrawal changes for 2019 through this informative WebEx workshop. If you experience difficulty accessing WebEx, you can also dial-in to…

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APWU: Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 24

08/29/2018 – Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 24. The Peak Season Exception Periods memo signed by President Mark Dimondstein and the USPS Vice President of Labor Relations in September 2015 has been carried forward into the new…

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Report to the PRC: Retiree Health Benefit Fund Liability Examination

Executive Summary The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) retained Segal Consulting (Segal) to conduct an independent liability examination for Postal Service workers covered by the Retiree Health Benefit (RHB) Fund. PRC specifically requested that we evaluate: Whether the current assumptions were developed in accordance with generally accepted actuarial principles and methods set forth in the Actuarial…

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