Retired Teacher Insurance Crisis

The retired teachers’ health care account is in a shambles. The TRB has changed the fund to a Medicare advantage plan because the State has underfunded the account by almost $200 million over the last 8 years. The TRB is estimating that there will be an $8 million shortfall in the health fund budget already…

Anthem Health Insurance Information

Anthem’s First Impressions call center dedicated to TRB members will be open by 3/23. The initial member notification letters are being mailed this week and Anthem will follow with the enrollment guide packets, which will include the list of additional Anthem meetings.  All TRB members will receive the enrollment kits before 4/1. Anthem will be…

New TRB Health Insurance Plan Meeting

Meeting Details: Date: March 14, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Norwalk Inn Southern Fairfield County Retired Teachers Association will be hosting a meeting on the new TRB Health Insurance Plan. The meeting will be at the Norwalk Inn on March 14 at 10am. Speakers will include Dr. Joe Fields, insurance consultant to the TRB, and…

Learn About Insurance and Cost of Living

ISSUES INSURANCE Group Rates (the negotiated insurance coverage of the system’s active teachers) for retired educators began in 1987. State subsidized $36.70/month. This amount has not changed in twenty four years. The Group Rate continues to go up but the subsidy doesn’t. Working teachers pay 1.25% of their gross income. This year $47,000,000 is collected.…

2016 TRB plan and Changes to Medicare

SFCRTA Meeting Summary of Jamie Stirling’s Comments Oct 23, 2016 Norwalk Motor Inn 2016 TRB plan and Changes to Medicare Health Insurance Premium Account-Currently, the funding from the State budget for 2016 is at 25% (originally was to be 33 1/3%). Active teachers account pay 1.25% of their salary to this account, retired teachers pay…