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Bill Summary 1-22-2019

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Social Security Scam Alert

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is reporting scammers are impersonating SSA employees and calling citizens. The scammers use threatening language to warn unknown victims that they’ll face arrest or other legal action if they fail to call a phone number the scammer provides or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, the scammers …

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SCAM ALERT: Durable Medical Equipment local fraud on the rise

The Tumwater SHIBA office received 13 fraud-related complaints during the last two weeks regarding Medicare DME suppliers out of Florida. The scammers are cold calling Medicare beneficiaries in our state telling them they’re from Medicare and offering knee or back braces at no cost to them as Medicare will pay in full for the DME equipment. Unfortunately, with the complaints we’ve …

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RPEC members at SCPP meeting 11-13-2018

RPEC members attended the Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP) meeting this morning at the Capitol Campus where the committee voted in favor of recommending a 3% Plan 1 benefit increase (COLA), capped at $62.50/month on July 1, 2019, for members not receiving a minimum benefit and who have been retired at least one year. The committee also vote in …

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