Newsletter — January 2017

We have heard from a number of retired teachers that live out of state inquiring as to why they should join SFCRTA if they no longer live in Connecticut. When you retire, you no longer have a bargaining unit to negotiate and protect your pension and health care benefits. Several of SFCRTA board members attend…

Newsletter — November 2016

By the time this reaches you the election will be over and our country will be embarking on what promises to be a long and difficult healing process. With this new administration and Congress, we will once again have the opportunity to pursue the repeal of the Social Security Fairness agenda, namely the Windfall Elimination…

Newsletter — June 2016

It has been an eventful and busy year for retired teachers: We have held on to the state income tax exclusion for 2016 (25%) and 2017 (50%) despite a difficult budget session. We had two very successful luncheons, one in October with James Stirling of Stirling Benefits, and one in May with Kevin Graff, ARTC…

Newsletter — April 2016

What happened in the 2016 short Legislative session that will impact retired teachers? The General Assembly is scheduled to end the first week of May. The speaker for the Southern Fairfield County Retired Teachers’ luncheon on May 11 will be Kevin Graff, lobbyist for ARTC, Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut. Kevin will give us…

Newsletter — March 2016

Working to protect and improve retired teachers’ pension and health benefits. President’s Message Working for you! Join us. The 10% reduction on our 2015 state income tax is included in the CT Resident Income Tax forms. You will find it on CT-1040, page 3, and line 45. An update from Social Security Fairness: “In the…