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Newsday: Retirees’ benefits must stay protected

As seen in Newsday on January 3, 2024. Nassau County CSEA retirees worked their entire careers with the promise and expectation that their existing and earned benefits would be preserved once they retire [“Judge rules for CSEA retirees,” Long Island,…

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Gov. Hochul Signs RPEA Supported Bill

On December 22, 2023, Governor Hochul signed S4548-Parker/A4876-Solages. RPEA supported this legislation, which would provide automated identification of residents who may be eligible for assistance in paying their utility bills but have not signed up for the federal Home Energy…

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November 16, 2023: RPEA Participates in Healthcare Panel

RPEA Executive Director Ed Farrell participated in a panel discussion at the New York Health Plan Association (HPA) Annual Conference on Thursday, November 16, 2023. In addition to Farrell, the panel discussion, View From The Marketplace, featured National Association of…

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News Release: New York City Retirees Win Again!

      Court Blocks Medicare Advantage Switch   The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), representing the interests of state and local government employees, applauds the recent decision of a New York Supreme Court judge to issue a temporary restraining…

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Call-To-Action For Empire Plan Retirees

Following Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget proposal, legislators are now working on their priorities for changes. The change RPEA is pursuing is for the legislature to fully fund 120-day skilled nursing facility (SNF) coverage for Empire Plan Medicare-primary enrollees. Right now,…

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