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 close to 500 members.
Our Unit provides up-to-date information, social opportunities, and educational trips for its members several times each year.
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DON'T MISS LONG ISLAND RETIREE UNIT'S EVENTS OR THE RETIREE CHAPTER EVENTS!
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Dr. Candice Scott, Unit Leader
Renee Shulman, Assistant Unit Leader
Alan Lichtenstein, Treasurer
Ellen Mandel, Secretary
Meetings are held at the Plainview Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Executive Board Meetings @ 12:30 pm:
September 9 - On Zoom
October 14 - Library
November 4 - Library
December 9 - On Zoom
January 13 - On Zoom
February 10 - On Zoom
March 10 - Library
April 14 - Library
May 12 - Restaurant
June 16 - Library
General Membership Meetings: @ 1:00 pm
October 20 - Library
May 18 - Library
Joyce E. Bush, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATIONAL UPDATES & NEWSLETTERS
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. FREE COVID HOME TESTS - Click on this link: https://special.usps.com/testkits
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
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
NYS UPDATED VOTING & KEY DATES - Click on the link https://ag.ny.gov/election-protection
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).
Medicare Part B 2021 Reimbursement (According to the Office of Labor Relations)
Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents will be reimbursed annually for the standard Medicare Part B amount of $148.50 per month ($148.50 x 12 months = $1,782), excluding any penalties and late enrollment fees, and subject to be pro-rated. Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements will be issued in April 2022. Please check your bank account/statement (or the mail, if you are receiving a physical check) for your payment. If you already submitted your Medicare Part A & B card to the Health Benefits Program, this payment is automatic and you will receive it annually.
IRMAA 2021 Reimbursement
IRMAA 2021 annual reimbursements will be issued in October 2022. Medicare-eligible retirees and their Medicare-eligible dependents can submit an IRMAA application if they paid above the standard amount of $148.50 per month. If you did not pay more than the standard amount then you are not eligible for IRMAA.
If you are currently receiving your pension check through Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or direct deposit, your reimbursement will be deposited directly into your bank account. This is separate from your pension payment. If you don’t have EFT or direct deposit, you should receive a check in the mail. The IRMAA 2021 Reimbursement Application will be available in May 2022.
Proposed Changes to Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Benefits www.csawf.org.
CSA Welfare Fund – Member Update – LEGAL SERVICES
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. 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 (800) 832-5182 for more information or to schedule a consultation.
CSA RETIREE CHAPTER & LONG ISLAND RETIREE UNIT'S ACTIVITIES
CHAIR YOGA BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022
THE CURRENT EVENTS GROUP IS ONGOING
Please email Morton Kugal at Mortonkugal@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining
lONG ISLAND'S GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - OCTOBER 20 @ 12:30PM
PLAINVIEW, OLD BETHPAGE LIBRARY
GUEST SPEAKER FROM THE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM (TRS)
Monique Providence is the Member Education Manager with over 20 years experience.
Her presentation will include TRS updates, RMD, working after retirement, and new updatesto the TRS website.
Retiree Chapter Cultural and Educational Program – Fall 2022
Click here to download a pdf file of the fall 2022 program. Please send your check(s) payable to CSA Retiree Chapter. Include your name, email address, and cell number. Make out separate checks for each trip and classes. One check for presentations. Mail to CSA Retiree Chapter – ECC, 40 Rector Street, 12 Floor, New York, N.Y. 10006. To pay by credit card, call (212) 823-2081. There will be a 4% surcharge.
CSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - NEW YORK HILTON, MIDTOWN - OCTOBER 29, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Hal Elrod
The Long Island Unit will be subsidizing the cost of attending the CSA Annual Conference. LI members whose dues are paid through 2023 or later will pay only $50.00 to attend the conference. PRINT and complete the registration form and return it with your check so that it is received (not postmarked) no later than OCTOBER 5, 2022.
"Live Life to the Fullest"
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
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