Retired Members Alert! – USPS assault on FEHBP benefits!

Just received by retired postal workers; USPS RETIREE – Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2019! Timed for FEHBP Open Season! Loaded with Medicare Integration propaganda. Beware Buying In! This is WHY – Quote from USPS Chief Human Resources Officer, Isaac Cronkite: “Integration with Medicare would ensure that the Postal Service would be able to pay its…

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Happy Holidays from APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter

At this time of the year when we count our blessings, we have so much to be thankful for. We have life, family and secure retirement thanks to our Post Office careers. On behalf of the members of our Retiree Chapter, we take this opportunity to pause and reflect on our good fortune and give…

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The Postal Service wants you, millennials [audio]

By Nancy Marshall-Genzer – May 16, 2017 Hey, millennials! The Postal Service is hiring, and it wants you, even if you can’t remember the last time you licked a stamp. The Postal Service’s workforce is aging. In fact, almost a third of its approximately 640,000 workers are eligible to retire. Sixty-five year old Larry Anthony…

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APWU: Nancy Olumekor Appointed Retirees Department Director

Web News Article #: 081-2016 Nancy Olumekor was appointed Retirees Department director by President Dimondstein, and the appointment was approved by the National Executive Board. Prior to her appointment, she was a Clerk Craft National Business Agent in the Eastern Region, a position she held for 16 years. Olumekor retired from postal employment in 2013…

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Bill would push retired postal workers into Medicare

By Michael Sandler – January 26, 2016 Legislation aimed at improving the finances of the struggling U.S. Postal Service would force its retirees to use Medicare as their primary insurer. The USPS currently pays for retiree healthcare through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires it to…

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NALC: Changing FEGLI premiums may affect retired letter carriers

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reports that, as of Jan. 1, premiums for many options and age brackets under the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program changed due to actuarial adjustments. OPM has announced new FEGLI premium rates for employees and retirees, effective with the Feb. 1 payment that covers January. Premiums for…

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