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New Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) Is Now Available

New Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) is now available Shingles vaccination protects against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix®, separated…

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RPEA Plays Important Role for Local Retirees

RPEA has recently been involved in health insurance issues for retirees of both Rockland and Schenectady Counties. The Rockland County Executive planned to pull its retirees out of the New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP) and move them to…

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Pension Fund Investments

Following up on our prior statements regarding the recommendation by Governor Cuomo that the Pension Fund divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies, President Jack McPadden had an op-ed piece published in the Albany Times Union. He reiterated that the…

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RPEA In The News

Appeared in the Albany Times Union To The Editor: Your recent Perspective on the convening of a State constitutional convention “Opportunity for Reform” was a one-sided and uninformative narrative. Mr. Lachman’s opinion that we need a constitutional convention because numerous…

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Support For Constitutional Convention Drops

A Siena college poll released on Tuesday indicates that while two-thirds of New Yorkers have not heard anything about the November 7th ballot question, support for holding a convention has dropped from 62 percent in May to just 47 percent…

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