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RPEA Seeks NYSHIP Medicare Equity

Following up on our successful inquiry last year which led to the Department of Civil Service reversing the improper practice of UnitedHealthcare by which they were denying Empire Plan benefits to Medicare eligible retirees for certain covered Durable Medical Equipment,…

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2017 Legislative Agenda Taking Shape

Six weeks into the legislative session, nearly all of our agenda has been introduced in each house. For the three bills that show as introduced in only one house, we have sponsors to introduce them in the other house. It’s…

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Retirees Urge Legislature to Reject Budget Proposal

Testifying before the Joint Fiscal Committees hearing on the Executive Budget, Jack McPadden, President of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), called upon the Legislature to reject those portions of the budget which would impose significant premium increases upon State…

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Many Factors Go Into Pension Discussions

RPEA Executive Director Edward Farrell wrote an article about the economic impact of retirees on the State's economy. Click below to read the article published in the Times Union on July 25, 2016 Many Factors Go Into Pension Discussions

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Protect Pensions For Retirees

RPEA Executive Director Edward Farrell wrote a letter to the editor of the Times Union in regards to the Teamsters facing sharp pension cuts. Click below to read the letter published in the Times Union on September 6, 2016. Letters:…

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