Retired

CELEBRATE “TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK” MAY 2-8, 2021

What a year this has been for our educators! This month we show our support to the those who have worked above and beyond to meet the needs of their students during this global pandemic. The National Education Association has put together a number of ways to demonstrate our support to our active members. At… Read More

READY FOR SUMMER TRAVEL—FLYING?

As more and more people become vaccinated, the desire to travel increases. Here are some helpful hints from TSA when flying: You can carry onboard a 12-oz container of hand sanitizer. You need to declare this and it may take extra time to screen. Packages and containers of anti-bacterial wipes can be taken on-board. You… Read More

TRAVELING BY CAR? TRY A “DRIVER” TUNE-UP

While many of us drove a lot fewer miles this past year, we may be itching to hit the road. AARP has recently published a quick guide to see how ready we are for these driving trips. They include not only making sure your vehicle is ready, but that you are as well. As we… Read More

NEA-TODAY FOR RETIRED MEMBERS—JUNE 2021

Our NEA publication next month will picture one of our own FEA-Retired members reaching out to others. Be sure to catch this issue coming to your mailbox next month. Read More

REPEAL GPO-WEP—WHAT YOU CAN DO

The“Social Security Fairness Act”(H.R. 82) would fully repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) that unfairly deny educators and other public servants of Social Security benefits they have earned, including those who were covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). What can you do? Contact your Congressperson and ask him/her… Read More

TAX SEASON DELAYED AGAIN

While not quite as long as last year, Congress has delayed the filing of Federal income taxes until May 17, 2021. You will still need to check to see if your state has extended its deadline. NEA-Member Benefits offers discounts for specified tax preparers to NEA members. See www.neamb.com for details. Read More

NO MEDICAL BILLING SURPRISES WITHIN SIGHT

In the Pandemic Relief Bill passed last December, there were provisions to end the balance billing (the practice of charging consumers the difference between the provider charge and the insurer’s allowed amount), ensure that emergency room care is billed at the in-network rates, and relieve consumers of the burden of negotiating surprise bills with providers.… Read More

FEA ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE

Both the FEA Annual Meeting (held in late June) and the NEA Representative Assembly (July 1-3) will be held virtually. As soon as we have the details on how to “log-in” and participate, we will forward that to our retired members. If you have issues or concerns that you would like to have FEA/NEA address,… Read More

PLEXIGLASS BARRIERS AND THE CORONA VIRUS

Plexiglass, polycarbonate and acrylic barriers are often in place in stores, restaurants, and classrooms to protect against the corona virus. Researchers from Washington University (St. Louis)found that they may provide good protection against a direct emission of the virus, however, during regular breathing, viral particles or carrier droplets are small enough to follow the airflow… Read More

NEA-RETIRED MEMBERS AUCTION WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

Last month, NEA held a virtual auction to raise money for the “Fund for Children and Public Education.” Our members donated hundreds of items and raised over $33,000. These funds help NEAelect candidates that support public education, retirees, and Federal employees. And,while the gavel on the auction has come down, you can still make a… Read More