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RPEA’s Legislative Update

  • April 3, 2020

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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COVID-19: What You Need to Know

  • March 23, 2020

The RPEA office will remain closed until further notice. Our office closed on Monday, March 23 following the Governor’s Executive Order mandating that 100% of the non-essential workforce stay home. If you have any questions, you can send an email…

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RPEA Scores Another Legislative Victory

  • December 11, 2019

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

  • September 30, 2019

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

  • June 5, 2019

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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RPEA Executive Director Testifies at Senate Finance Hearing

  • May 7, 2019

Retirees to Legislature: Keep Hands Off Pension Fund Ed Farrell, Executive Director of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), testified on behalf of nearly 500,000 retirees at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, urged the Legislature not to pass a bill which…

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Health Care Notice Measure Vetoed

  • January 8, 2019

RPEA Executive Director, Edward Farrell, is quoted in the Times Union regarding Governor Cuomo's veto of the 30 Day Notice Bill. Click Here to read the entire article publish in the Times Union on January 8, 2019

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