Current Retiree News

August 22, 2017

SECU Shred Days (New Dates Added as of August 22, 2017)

SECU Shred Days Shredding is a safe and secure way of preventing valuable information from getting in the wrong hands. Here are the SECU Shred Days […]
July 31, 2017

BCBS Letter Sent to SHP Participants Re: Mission Health Systems Leaving BCBS Network

Click on the link to read the letter being sent to BCBS member regarding Missions Hospitals in western NC terminating Blue Cross Blue Shield network. BCBS […]
July 26, 2017

State to save money on retiree health plan renegotiation

Source:  WRAL.COM   State to save money on retiree health plan renegotiation By Travis Fain Raleigh, N.C. — Some 150,000 state government retirees with Medicare Advantage […]
July 24, 2017

State Retiree COLAs Effective July 1, 2017

The NC General Assembly approved a one percent (1%) COLA. Here’s what you need to know. Who’s receiving a COLA? The North Carolina General Assembly approved […]
July 20, 2017

Press Release from State Treasurer Dale Folwell on Fiscal Year Pension Returns

Click to read July 20, 2017 press release from State Treasurer Dale Folwell on Fiscal Year Pension Returns Dale Folwell Press Release-July 20, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE […]
June 22, 2017

Understanding Medicare Supplements or Medigap Policies

Understanding Medicare Supplements or Medigap Policies Medicare can be overwhelming because we all have different needs. The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) can help you […]
June 12, 2017

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Governmental Retirees Association – DAY TRIP – August 8th

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Governmental Retirees Association August 8 Day Trip School is out, summer is here and it is travel season! As retirees we can travel any time […]
June 7, 2017

State retirees push for pension increase in budget

State retirees push for pension increase in budget By Laura Leslie, WRAL Raleigh, N.C. — As the House and the Senate negotiate a compromise state budget, […]
June 5, 2017

State Health Plan Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit Under Way!

State Health Plan Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit Under Way! The State Health Plan recently announced strategic priorities and benefit changes designed to provide Plan members – […]
May 17, 2017

NCRGEA Members Describe Impact of Low/or No COLAs on their Retirement

Phyllis Batts: NCRGEA member Phyllis Batts talks about the detrimental impact of the rising cost of living. Share and help spread the word! Tom Campbell: NCRGEA […]
May 17, 2017

Richard Rogers on Capital Tonight: May 16, 2017

NCRGEA Executive Director appeared on Capital Tonight on May 16, 2017 discussing the Senate budget that does not provide a COLA for retirees in the Teachers’ […]
May 15, 2017

Limiting NC retirement benefits will hurt state employees, critics say

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article148429989.html Limiting NC retirement benefits will hurt state employees, critics say By Lynn Bonner     lbonner@newsobserver.com RALEIGH Ending government pensions for future state employees and teachers would […]
May 12, 2017

NCRGEA Ad on NC Spin Asking for COLAs for Local and State Retirees

NCRGEA Ad on NC Spin NCRGEA’s Executive Director, Richard Rogers will be featured in an ad on NC Spin on Sunday, May 14, 2017 speaking directly […]
February 27, 2017

Changes for Medicare Beneficiaries Should Improve Fraud Protection

Changes for Medicare Beneficiaries Should Improve Fraud Protection   Have you received phone calls from individuals asking for your Medicare number so they can send you […]
February 13, 2017

State Treasurer Dale Folwell talks about the State’s Retirement System and State Health Plan

State Treasurer Dale Folwell talks about the State’s Retirement System and State Health Plan Our new State Treasurer Dale Folwell recently spoke on NC Spin about […]
January 8, 2017

A Message from your NCRGEA President

A Message from your NCRGEA President Now that the dust is settling on the 2016 state elections, your NCRGEA Board has already begun to work on […]
December 3, 2016

The Lake Case – November Hearing Summary

November 2016 –  In September of this year, the lawsuit was expanded to a class action to cover more than 220,000 members.  On November 14, 2016 […]
November 9, 2016

2017 Medicare Open Enrollment Period Underway

2017 Medicare Open Enrollment Period Underway Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the staff of the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), are hard at work reminding […]
October 27, 2016

Recovering Lost Document and Records

Recovering Lost Documents Events such as the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew commonly result in the loss of important documents. North Carolinians can use the following […]
October 18, 2016

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase […]