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 insurance program. Testifying before a Joint Legislative Committee hearing on the subject, RPEA Executive Director […]

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RPEA Executive Director Testifies at Senate Finance Hearing

Retirees to Legislature- Keep Hands Off Pension Fund: Ed Farrell, Executive Director of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), testified on behalf of 470,000 retirees at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, urged the Legislature not to pass a bill which would require the State Comptroller to divest its holdings in fossil fuel energy companies. To read Ed’s […]

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RPEA Calls for Equity for Retired Public Employees in the 2019-20 State Budget

RPEA Calls for Equity for Retired Public Employees in the 2019-20 State Budget Retirees Should Not Be Asked to Subsidize Amazon Tax Breaks  RPEA Requests Funding Be Reinstated in the 2019-20 Budget to Maintain Support for Health Insurance for a Growing Number of Retirees  Calls for Equal Access to Health Care Services that Active Public […]

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Health Care Notice Measure Vetoed

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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Governor Vetoes RPEA Bill Regarding Local Healthcare Changes

Just before the start of the new year, Governor Cuomo vetoed our bill which would require local governments to provide 30 days advance notice prior to authorizing a change in retiree health insurance coverage. Currently, there is no statutory requirement for any notification. There was no Veto Message from the Governor as to why the […]

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Letter To The Editor: Someone Has To Speak Against Cuts

Originally published in the Schenectady Gazette: November 5, 2018   Someone has to speak against cuts The news regarding former St. Clare’s employees is indeed disturbing. Current retirees over the age of 62 will receive benefits at a reduced rate beginning in February 2019, while workers under the age of 62 will receive no benefits. […]

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RPEA Executive Director on Capital Tonight

Click on the link to see RPEA Executive Director Edward Farrell on Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin discussing issues affecting our members! Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin

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RPEA Calls Upon Govenor to Fix NYSHIP Regulation

RPEA Challenge to NYSHIP Regulation Advances RPEA has been informed that our challenge to the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) regulation regarding access to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services is now being reviewed by the Department of Financial Services. RPEA is challenging the lower level of access to SNF services when Medicare coverage […]

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