CSA LI RETIREES WELCOMES YOU

"Retirement is a New Chapter"

The Long Island Regional Unit of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) Retiree Chapter is a flourishing organization, with well over 500 members.

 Our Unit provides up-to-date information, social opportunities, and educational trips for its members several times each year.

DON'T MISS LONG ISLAND RETIREE UNIT'S FEBRUARY & MARCH ACTIVITIES & EVENTS!

ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ARE FREE FOR CSA LONG ISLAND UNIT MEMBERS

SEE ZOOM ACTIVITIES IN EVENTSCHAIR YOGA, AEROBICS, TAI CHI, MUSEUM TOUR, CURRENT EVENTS & HEALTH SEMINARS 

Go to Informational Updates for

2021 Medicare Part B Deductible & Premiums & How to Apply for IRMAA

Medicare Part B Drug Costs & Acupuncture

CSA Welfare Fund – NEW LEGAL SERVICES

 

OFFICERS

Renee Shulman, Unit Leader

renee2003@optonline.net

Candice Scott, Assistant Unit Leader

cwilcan23@aol.com

Alan Lichtenstein, Treasurer

alanarlene@optonline.net

Ellen Mandel, Secretary

Emandel77@gmail.com

Meetings are held at the Plainview Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road

Plainview, NY 11803

2020-2021

Executive Board Meetings @ 12:30 pm:

Meetings will be held on Zoom

September 4 

October 9 

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 9

May 7

June 11

 

2020-2021

General Membership Meetings:

Meetings will be held on Zoom

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Webmaster

Joyce E. Bush, Email: jbushcsa@gmail.com

 
 

INFORMATIONAL UPDATES & NEWSLETTERS

 

Vaccinations

As per the CDC, theGovernor announced that all New Yorkers over the age of 65 are now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.  Click here for general information on the city’s vaccination program, and click here to find vaccine sites in NYC. Please be aware, there have been technical difficulties with the registration process, the city will be addressing these issues.

Nassau County Vaccine Info -  Click on this link:   https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/vaccine

Suffolk County Vaccine Info - Click on this link  https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine

 

 

 

 

Vote By Mail – In New York State

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded absentee voting in order to minimize the number of people at polling sites for the safety of both voters and poll workers. Here’s what you need to know about remote voting in New York.

In order to vote by mail, voters must still fill out and submit an application to receive an absentee ballot. 

To request an absentee ballot, you may fill out an absentee ballot application and check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason you are requesting an absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot as follows:

Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections. You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form. Upon completion, applications must be mailed, emailed or faxed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election

MEDICAL CARDS FROM EMBLEM HEALTH/GHI -- Effective July 1, 2020

Emblem Health at 212-501-4444, Blue Cross at 800-433-9592 and Express Scripts(Prescription Card) at 800-585-5786.

 

Health Insurance Transfer period (Open Enrollment) during the month of November effective January 1, 2021

Retirees can make changes to your health benefits once every two years. For changes to be made at other times of the year, a qualifying event must occur, such as a marriage, birth, adoption, etc., or once in a lifetime. During this window, retirees may make changes to your existing health care benefits, such as transfer into any city health plan for which you are eligible, add or drop the Optional Rider, or add or drop dependent(s).

Social Security Increase

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Oct. 13, 2020 that its annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 1.3 percent, an average boost to retirement benefits of about $20 (gross) per month for individuals starting in January 2021.

IRMAA

The Retiree Fund sent information concerning the Social Security Benefit letters required to claim IRMAA reimbursement from the City of New York.  If you have not received your letter in the mail, you have two choices.  One, you can call Social Security or visit a local office and request a copy; or, you can access the Message Center through your https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/   Log in to your account, click on Message Center at the top.  Click on "Your 2020 Medicare Premiums" to get a copy of the letter.  Letters for previous years may be there - if they are, print the 2019 letter and save it for the IRMAA reimbursement. Please contact the Welfare Fund at 212-962-6061 should you need assistance on this or any other matter.

CSA Welfare Fund – Member Update – NEW LEGAL SERVICES

The Trustees of the CSA Retiree Welfare Fund are pleased to announce a new legal services benefit for CSA Retiree Welfare Fund participants. The benefit, provided by the law firm Feldman Kramer & Monaco (FKM), which is free of charge to fund participants, offers several free services as well as reduced fees for common transactions such as closing on a house. The letter announcing the new benefit may be found here.  A summary of the benefits provided by the plan is located here.  These documents are also available on our website www.csawf.org  Please call FKM at   1 (800) 832-5182 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

 

 

                                         EVENTS

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. on Zoom

Featured Speaker:  Doug Hathaway 

 

DON'T MISS LONG ISLAND RETIREE UNIT'S FEBRUARY & MARCH ACTIVITIES & EVENTS!

ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ARE FREE FOR CSA LONG ISLAND UNIT MEMBERS

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE ZOOM ACTIVITIES:  CHAIR YOGA, AEROBICS, TAI CHI, MUSEUM TOUR, & CURRENT EVENTS

 

 

 

CLICK BELOW FOR INFO ON HEALTH SEMINARS ON NUTRITION & WEIGHT LOSS - STRESS SLEEP & HEALTHY LIVING (MARCH 10 & APRIL 7 2021)

 

 

 

 

CSA Retiree Chapter Virtual Program

 

The CSA Retiree Chapter is continuing to offer the following virtual classes and lectures to CSA RC members at no charge. (Except for the Zumba Class). To register for any of the classes, email Retireeclasses@csa-nyc.org and list the classes you would like. Please include: the class or lecture's title, your name, your email and phone number. (All times are Eastern).

 

 

 

                                                         "LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST"

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

No 2020 Dues:  The CSA RC Executive Board voted that Units will not collect the annual $15.00 per year, as dues, to maintain membership in a Unit(s).  If you have already paid, you will receive a credit for the following year.

Click below to download and print  the application form to become a member of the Long Island Retiree Unit and/or Cultural and Educational Program Subsidy form 

Membership dues must be paid to receive the CSA Cultural and Educational Subsidy

CSA

COUNCIL OF SCHOOL SUPERVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS

Mark Cannizzaro – President   Henry Rubio – Executive Vice President     Rosemarie Sinclair – First Vice President 

Retiree Chapter Officers

Gayle Lockett, Retiree Chapter Chair
Joseph Rosenberg, Executive Vice Chair
John Oricchio, Second Vice Chair
Stanley Wilson, Treasurer
Janice Imundi, Secretary

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CSA

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40 RECTOR STREET, FLOOR 12

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