Postal Retirees: 2021 Open Season Virtual Benefits Fair

Open Season is here! Postal Service retirees who have already elected to participate in a FEHB plan may change their health benefits or enroll in new plans starting Monday, November 8, 2021 through Monday, December 13, 2021. USPS is offering a nationwide Virtual Benefits Fair with participating Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) carriers. The…

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2022 COLA information for CSRS, FERS annuitants and SS recipients

The 2022 CSRS COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 FERS COLA adjustment will be 4.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. The 2022 Social Security COLA adjustment will be 5.9% effective with January 2022 annuity payments. Source: Pay Information | American Postal Workers Union

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USPS: OPM Announces Updates to FEGLI

October 2021 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently announced that effective October 1, 2021, FEGLI premium rates will change for some types of coverage. Premium rates for Basic Insurance for employees and Post-Retirement Basic Insurance with 50% Reduction and No Reduction will increase. Most premium rates for Option A, Option B, and Option C…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Gala Holiday Party Union Fellowship Party Reservation Form Pittsburgh Retiree Record – September 15, 2021

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APWU: Retirees Online Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 6, 2021

Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in temporary work as: Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant (HCA) (Click Here for example) Annuitant Holiday Transportation Assistant (HTA) (Click Here for example) Retirees have the opportunity to be rehired as temporary Annuitant Holiday Assistants again this year and work until December 31, 2021. If you…

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APWU Flint Michigan Area Local Retiree Activist Al LaBrecque has passed

Via APWU Flint Michigan Area Local Facebook page: It is with great regret and sorrow that I have to inform everyone Al LaBrecque passed away early in the morning on 8-18-21. Al has been a solid Union leader in the Local and the State for decades. Al has helped tutor many officers of today and…

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APWU: COLA Updates for FERS, CSRS, SS and FECA

FERS COLA After the second quarter of 2021, the third quarter for the 2022 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly average has increased by 4.1%. The 2022 FERS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2021 over the 2020 third quarter average. However, if the CPI-W quarterly…

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APWU Retiree Virtual Conference – September 27-29, 2021

Schedule Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET General Session 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET Retiree Workshops (Aging Resources OR Alzheimer Disease from A to Z) 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm ET Retiree Workshops (Chapter Newsletters and Communications OR Communicating with your Legislative Representatives) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET Retiree…

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