Newsletter – July 2022

Happy Summer! Money Matters COLA You may have heard of other retirement systems that are defined by tiers that delineate many aspects of a retiree’s benefits. While our system is not like this, it turns out that a Teachers’ Retirement System member’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) benefit is determined by a tier that includes…

Newsletter — January 2022

Happy New Year!  What’s new and what’s not   Dental Coverage Let’s start with what is not new. Our dental insurance remains with CIGNA. Our dental insurance cards are the same ones we have been using. There is no need to inform your dentist; keep using the card and information you already have for dental…

Newsletter — November 2021

Your health insurance to-do list, regardless of which plan you choose, Advantage or Supplement. As of January 1, 2022, we will all have new health insurance coverage with United Health Care (UHC). There are notifications and other steps to take so that all works smoothly for the transition. Here are some suggestions: Notify all of…

Newsletter : September-October 2021

Newsletter : September-October 2021

It is Health Insurance Season Each year in the fall, there is a chance to consider different health plan options and make a decision to stay or change plans.  This year, the decision is based on a new health care provider chosen by the TRB, UnitedHealthcare (UHC).  They will carry our coverage for the next…

Newsletter — August 2021

Newsletter — August 2021

Breakfast Meeting Canceled We are extremely disappointed to report that our September 30, 2021, SFCRTA Breakfast Meeting is being canceled. When the Leadership Team met at the end of July to finalize details, we were faced with the unfolding news that a return to more restrictive ways of dealing with the COVID-19 spread was on…