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RPEA Letter to the Editor in the Albany Times Union

OPINION – DiNapoli pension fund decision victory for retirees, climate Thursday, January 21, 2021. With New York state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's announcement that the state's retirement fund will get to net-zero emissions by 2040, the Times Union noted an important…

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Watch Out For Scammers

RPEA Encourages Members to Be Aware of Phone Scams The public service announcement below, which was created by The New York Attorney General's office and the Alive Inside Foundation, encourages you to help put a stop to the Grandparents Scam.…

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COVID-19: What You Need to Know

New York State Department of Health: DOH is offering preventative information and daily updates on COVID-19 available on their website at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home. For the latest COVID-19 numbers by county, including total positive cases, percent positivity, and total number of people…

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RPEA’s 2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Annual Meeting Goes Virtual on October 21 RPEA's Annual Meeting is going virtual this year! Even though large, in-person meetings are not authorized at this time, that does not mean the 2020 RPEA Annual Meeting won’t happen. By using available…

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RPEA’s Legislative Update

The FY 2021 State Budget was enacted on April 3, 2020. RPEA prevailed regarding the two budget issues which would have reduced benefits for those retirees who receive health insurance through the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP). The Legislature…

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RPEA Scores Another Legislative Victory

Governor Cuomo has signed RPEA's bill to increase the amount a state or local government retiree can earn when returning to public employment without a reduction in pension benefits. The bill raises the earnings cap for public retirees from $30,000…

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RPEA Supports Fellow Retirees

To show solidarity with all retirees, RPEA has written to members of the New York Congressional Delegation urging them to stabilize the multi-employer pension fund crisis affecting our fellow retirees. Many of those retirees were employed in the trucking industry…

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Retirees Voice Concern over Health Insurance Proposal

The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) representing the interests of nearly 500,000 state and local government retirees, today expressed concern about the elimination of all private health insurance in New York, and the creation of a new single payer health…

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