Newsletter — October 2020

Insurance The TRB has extended all insurance through 2021. The corresponding chart illustrates the cost of the Medicare Supplement (MS) and the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for 2020 and 2021. Co-pays will remain the same. Legislative Report As you may know, the Connecticut Capitol building closed on March 11 and Legislators were not allowed to…

Newsletter — June 2020

We hope that you and all of your family members remain in good health during a time of unprecedented upheaval as we all try to live through this pandemic. There are a few items we would like to update you on. SFCRTA Book Awards $750 Award Jenna Calorossi, Stamford H. S. – Elem. Ed. ,…

Newsletter — February 2020

Connecticut Losing Billions of Potential Revenue The Yankee Institute for Public Policy (Mark E. Fitch) reports “Connecticut lost $1.1 billion to other states in 2018 and ranked sixth in the nation for loss of income and wealth to other states.” Retirees make up a significant portion of the income and wealth loss. The Yankee Institute…

Newsletter — November 2019

On October 23rd, two hundred and twenty eight SFCRTA members attended a breakfast and listened to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speak about collusion in the drug industry, specifically in reference to generic drugs. Here are some of his key points: Nearly 90 percent of all prescriptions filled are generic drugs, intended to be an…

Newsletter – September 2019

NEW HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION RELEASED BY THE TRB Premium Comparison High Level Summary of Plan Differences ∗ Medicare Part B deductible subject to change per Medicare Changes in Plans for 2020 (full plan description to be mailed by carriers) Anthem Medicare Advantage: $10 Office Visit $200 per admission Inpatient Hospital Copay Anthem Medicare Supplement: $10…