Current Retiree News

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 14, 2017

SECU Shred Days (New Dates Added as of June 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 15, 2016

Living Power – State Treasurer Candidates Questionnaire Clarification

September/October 2016 Living Power Newsletter Clarification A formatting error was made on the State Treasurer Candidate Survey responses in our September-October issue of Living Power.  On […]
August 29, 2016

SECU Announces New Shred Dates

Saturday 10/15/2016 9am – 12pm 3 BETTER SHRED …. Than READ The State Employees Credit Union will be announcing upcoming “Shred Days” at SECU branches soon […]
June 9, 2016

State Association Lobbies Legislators for Retiree Raises

The following article ran in the June 8, 2016 edition of The Sun Journal, New Bern.  NCRGEA Executive Director Richard Rogers discusses the need of a […]