EGWP Package

After weeks, if not months of waitng we are informed by Darlene Perez (STRB) and Robin Jaworski of Express Scripts that "98% of the Express Scripts WELCOME PACKETS WILL BE MAILED to members of the health insurance prescription plan (Caremark) THIS WEEK - between 12-15 and 12-19-14" We have been anxious and waiting for this very important information. Check the mail carefully each day for the next week or so and keep this packet for future reference. The mailing for new enrollees will be delayed a bit longer. Unfortunately ARTC has no control or influence over this process and the STRB has little or none. We hope that the glitches and delays are all behind us now - only time will tell. Thank you for your patience. Tom Singleton, President Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut

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Are you up-to-date on the Social Security Fairness Act?

1/3 of all teachers risk being penalized by GPO and WEP in retirement, losing some or all the Social Security benefits for which they or their spouse paid the required Social Security taxes.

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Teacher's Pension Fund Begins Recovery

The teachers’ pension fund – which has been one of the state’s fastest growing expenses in recent years – will not cost the state quite as much next year. Independent financial experts informed the state this week that its required contribution for the upcoming fiscal year will decrease by $8.5 million. It’s the first time the state’s required contribution will decrease since Connecticut borrowed $2 billion in 2008 to help shore up the troubled fund and promised investors it would contribute annually the full amount recommended by analysts.

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What we do

Legislators in Hartford can take away your benefits with a late night vote. Join us and protect the benefits that you earned. * ARTC's lobbyist tracks ALL bills that affect retired teachers. * We lobby and educate our state representatives and senators about the issues that are important to us. * We keep you informed, so you know the status of your health insurance coverage and pension