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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OFFICERS

Candice Scott, Unit Leader

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Renee Shulman, Assistant Unit Leader

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Alan Lichtenstein, Treasurer

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Ellen Mandel, Secretary

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

Plainview, NY 11803

2021-2022

Executive Board Meetings @ 12:30 pm:

Meetings will be held Fridays on Zoom

September 10 

October 8

November 12

December 10

January 14

February 11

March 11

April 8

May 13

June 10

2021-2022

General Membership Meetings:

Meetings will be held on Zoom @ 1:00 pm

October 19, 2021

May 12, 2022

Webmaster

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

 
 

INFORMATIONAL UPDATES & NEWSLETTERS

Vaccinations

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

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.

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Events        

DON'T MISS LONG ISLAND RETIREE UNIT'S ACTIVITIES!

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

  CHAIR YOGA -- NOW ON WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 AM

THE CURRENT EVENTS GROUP IS ONGOING 

 

MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON ZOOM - THURSDAY MAY 12, 2022 @ 1PM - DOUG HATHAWAY

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82200978524?pwd=Z1I2dHIxN3Q1Wk9QV0JQSElFRHo2UT09

Meeting ID: 822 0097 8524

Passcode: 409869

 

How do I join a Zoom meeting?

 

PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM - OYSTER BAY  

Tuesday, May 17th, 10:00 AM 

Limited to 20 People - Member plus 1 Guest

RSVP by responding to this email by May 12th at csalongislandretiree@gmail.com

Nassau Museum of Art: Impressionism Around the Globe Tour - June 8, 2022, 10:45- 12:00 Noon

Limited to 15 people - $10.00/per person | Lunch at Ben's Deli (Included in price)

Member plus 1 Guest may attend

RSVP with Your name, Name of Guest to: csalongislandretiree@gmail.com

You will be emailed confirmation and details regarding payment

 

 

 

END OF YEAR LUNCHEON - TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022 @12 NOON

Crest Hollow Country Club 

 

 

CSA Retiree Chapter Events

 

 

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                                                          "LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST"

 
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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

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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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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO

CSA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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NEW YORK, NY 10006

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