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Ryan Budget Threatens Medicare

Representative Paul D. Ryan has introduced his new budget proposal which directly threatens seniors.  The proposal throws Medicare beneficiaries into the private insurance market, makes steep cuts to Medicaid, a program relied upon by many seniors in nursing homes, and reduces spending on domestic programs to the lowest levels since modern government accounting. Private health insurance companies have for years …

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ESSB 5851 End of Session Update

The Legislative Session began in a state of panic due to an early move in the Senate to pull ESSB 5851, the legislation proposed by Senator Barbara Bailey to create a plan 4 pension.  RPEC members understood immediately that it would lessen the funds going into the State Investment Board which would have destabilized the current pension plans. RPEC therefore …

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PEBB Surcharge Important Information for 2014 & 2015

This has been a busy week for PEBB news about surcharges beginning in July 2014 and the 2015 wellness incentives for which members may start earning points later this year. The surcharges and wellness incentive do not apply to retirees enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B, or who have retiree term life insurance only. You can also find …

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Legislative Day Notice – January 21, 2014

Attend RPEC Legislative Day! Tuesday, January 21, 2014, is the RPEC Legislative Day.  Plan to attend and to have members from your chapter attend also. Please RSVP to the office no later than Friday, January 3rd. E-mail Melissa@rpecwa.org or call the toll-free number, 1-800-562-6097. Tentative Agenda 9:30 a.m.        Convene in the Columbia Room (Legislative Building) on the Capital Campus, with refreshments …

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