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ISSUES

NARFE has been safeguarding and improving the earned rights and benefits of America's active and retired federal employees since 1921. Below are links to some of our concerns, and the issues that unite us...

If you would like to see your CREDIT REPORT, use the Annual Credit Report Request Form available here.

CHAPTER 65

Chapter Dues Increase: At the February meeting we voted and approved a $.33 cents per month Chapter dues increase. So next time you renew your membership, the yearly Chapter dues will be $12. Over 90% of all the money from Chapter dues is spent on the newsletter sent to all our members monthly. This increase will allow us to continue producing and mailing our monthly newsletter. You can view the Survey Details and read Survey Results.

MEDICAL

Healthcare Q&A: NARFE Federal Benefits Service Department staff answers some healthcare questions from members.Our Chapter's Service Officer, David Garcia, is available for members's benefits questions. He can be reached via email at davegarcia@sbcglobal.net or phone at 510-235-7750.

Getting the Most from Your Health Insurance: Free download from FEDweek with important information on how "Obamacare" will affect your FEHB Program coverage.

Caring for Those You Care About: During our January 16, 2013 meeting, presenters Redwing Keysaar and Gwen Harris from Seniors at Home informed us of an upcoming four-part workshop being held in San Francisco. The information about workshops and contacts is found on the archived Program Report page for February 2013.

Affordable Care Act:  Information about the Affordable Care Act was presented at our November 2012 meeting by Steven Wiener from the Regional Office of HHS. Two other helpful articles: "How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of California", and Top Five Things to Know about Affordable Care Act are also included.

Medicare Premium Fairness Act: NARFE applauds Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, for his decision to introduce legislation  to protect Federal Retirees from the 2011 Medicare Premium Increase.

LEGISTATIVE

COLA  Announcement Renews Need for New Inflation Formula from Joseph A. Beaudoin, NARFE National President

Legislative Presentation at the 33rd NARFE National Convention, 2014, by Jessica Klement

Chained CPI dropped from President's FY 15 budget.

NARFE-PAC Month Check the NARFE magazine each March for information.

Article: by Dan Adcock, Legislation Director, on April 8, 2010: NARFE Lauds OPM for Consultation on New Voluntary Annuitant FEHBP Option

COLAs and the Chained CPI: Important information and brief explaination of how your retirement benefits are in jeporady! You should be concerned!

RETIREMENT

NARFE has long been one of the largest organizations for feds. Now it's trying to be one of the most visible, too. President, Richard G. Thissen, is using that increased visibility to fight what is developing as one of the most significant challenges to NARFE's members in recent years.

OPM memorandum regarding the Phased Retirement Regulations and Guidance. You may direct any follow-up questions to the respective Phased Retirement Points of Contact included on the attachment to the memorandum.

AARP Tax-Aide: The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling.

Article: about Federal Estate Taxes taken from AARP web site, April 14, 2012.

NARFE Dues Increase: At our 2010 National Convention, NARFE delegates approved a dues increase to be implemented January 1, 2011.

Article: from NARFE National website dated February 2, 2010: Federal Civil Service Retirement and Health Benefits Remain Unscathed in Obama Budget

REGION VIII VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORTS - HELEN L. ZAJAC

Strategic Planning Committee and Strategic Planning Process

NEB Report for November 2014
National Executive Board Meeting, November 11-13, 2014 at NARFE Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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