Welcome to the Retiree Division
Welcome to the Retiree Division section of Local 1180's new website. More than just a drop-in center, the Retiree Division provides retirees of CWA Local 1180 with a venue to pursue their social, intellectual, and educational interests throughout their retirement. Through thoughtful and creative planning, the staff of the Retiree Division prepares a monthly calendar representing a compilation of some of the greatest activities in the area at any given moment. Broadway shows, trips, speakers, lunches, and interactive workshops allow retirees to socialize with peers, have fun, and learn a little along the way.
We can only begin to tell you about how glad our retirees are to have a one-stop-shopping experience that offers so many ways to keep busy, engaged, and active. We hope that you make the decision to join in on some of the fun. Read the monthly calendar to see what events are coming up, and then call to reserve your space. Remember that we are providing programs for more than 4,000 retirees in the New York City area, so space may be limited.
We have a special welcome gift for all 'newbie' retirees. Or, if you are an existing retiree, stop by the office just to say hello. We can't wait to greet you all.
As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to remember that you are at the optimal time to maximize your benefits. Why now? Well, by December you have most likely paid in full your deductibles, so you will have minimal out-of-pocket expenses. Also, your benefits reset in January so you get to start fresh with new benefit dollars!
The deductible is the amount you must pay for your own health care before your insurance starts covering a larger portion of the costs. Once you’ve met your deductible, you usually pay only a copay/coinsurance for covered services. Also, if you’ve met your out-of-pocket maximum, which is the maximum amount of money you pay for medical services in a calendar year, many plans pay 100 percent of the allowed amount. If you wait until your new plan year starts for the same tests, your deductible will have reset. That means you will have to pay more out of pocket for the very same care.
Here are a few items to check into before the end of the year:
The key is to take advantage of any benefits before they expire for the year. If you expect a lot of health care expenses in 2020, you may want to schedule non-emergency medical care for early next year so you can fulfill your deductible as soon as possible.
Health benefit planning will help manage expenses, reduce stress, and increase your sense of control in 2020. It makes sense to add “making the most of your medical insurance” to your end-of-the-year to-do list!
Any retiree with Congratulations they want to share, should email the information to: email@example.com
Congratulations to retiree Eddie Barrett, who reported that she is just returned from Tennessee where she attended the graduation ceremonies of both her great-grand daughter from college and her grand-son from High School!! That’s a lot to celebrate Eddie!! Congratulations!!
Congratulations to awesome grandma/retiree Helena Crump whose grandson Tyliek Williams graduated from Buffalo State College with honors!
She’s waiting on the college acceptance letter for her granddaughter now!
Great news for retiree (can’t say her name due to confidentiality) who went to OLR to state that her Medicare reimbursement was incorrect and found out that the incorrect amount was for her husband and that OLR didn’t have her information at all and she is now eligible for 3 years retroactive Medicare reimbursement in addition to the $300 differential!! Way to go empowered 1180 retiree!!
Any retiree with Condolences they want to share, should email the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Condolences to George Cuevas on the passing of his mother Emily Boria on March 25, 2019, at Arnold Walter Nursing. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing at 8:31 p.m.
Condolences to family and friends of Sonja Bentley. She left us peacefully on May 9, 2019. Sonja worked for the Dept. of Buildings for 33 years! That’s a lot of service.
Meet the Retiree Division Staff
Local 1180 Retiree Division History
In 1996, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer a new benefit to retirees that would assist them in transitioning from a worker to a retiree. The age wave was producing a new group of retirees that had shown a greater interest in remaining active. The Retiree Division was born that year and began offering recreational programming, workshops, educational classes all within a new center housed 97 Hudson Street, on the lower level of the building occupied by Local 1180. The Division continues to reach out to retired members and provide an opportunity that promotes their physical and emotional well-being as they remain active educationally, culturally, and socially. The Retiree Division engages retirees in activities that support a long and healthy retirement with dignity and respect.
Retiree Division Contact Information
CWA Local 1180 Retiree Division
97 Hudson Street | New York, NY 10013
CWA Local 1180 Retiree Division
6 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013