Current Retiree News

September 20, 2018

SECU Shred Days (As of October 31, 2018)

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 […]
September 19, 2018

Recovering Lost Document and Records

Recovering Lost Documents Events such as the flooding caused by Hurricane Florence commonly result in the loss of important personal documents. North Carolinians can use the […]
July 18, 2018

State Retiree COLA

State Retiree COLA: Be advised that the 1% one-time bonus for state retirees and retired teachers will be paid in a lump sum in the October […]
July 10, 2018

Over-the-counter Hearing Devices. A solution?

Over-the-counter Hearing Devices.   A solution? Independence is a great thing – we love being able to snap our fingers and have the solution to our problem.  […]
June 7, 2018

State Health Plan ‘Understanding Your Medical Plan Options When You Become Medicare-Eligible’ Information Sessions Under Way!

State Health Plan ‘Understanding Your Medical Plan Options When You Become Medicare-Eligible’ Information Sessions Under Way! The State Health Plan is offering in-person information sessions on […]
June 4, 2018

Summer Amplifon Hearing Healthcare Newsletter

Click here to read the summer newsletter for our Amplifon Hearing Healthcare program. 
May 29, 2018

AskNC: Why does North Carolina tax the pensions of some military retirees?

Source:  https://nccppr.org/asknc-north-carolina-tax-pensions-military-retirees/ By Jmturner (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons When thinking about where to retire, people consider many factors, including distance to family and […]
March 22, 2018

Op-ed: Commissioner calls on Congress to preserve SHIIP funding

Op-ed: Commissioner calls on Congress to preserve SHIIP funding RALEIGH — An effort is underway in Congress to eliminate $47 million that goes to programs like […]
March 20, 2018

State Health Plan Announces Medicare-Eligible Information Sessions

Understanding Your Medical Plan Options When You Become Medicare-Eligible’ Information Sessions Beginning Soon! If you are turning 65 and retired, or thinking about retirement at 65 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
October 10, 2016

Important Information for BCBS Medicare Customers

Important Information for BCBS Medicare Customers Newkirk Products, Inc., a vendor that prints health care ID cards for Medicare customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]