RETIREE'S PLEASE READ AND CLICK ON THE LINK:
2018 Retiree Healthcare Information
Medicare Eligible Retirees that were required to elect coverage last year. We are aware that you all have received your Medicare premium renewals from both Aetna and BCBS (City Sponsored Plan). After seeing the BCBS MAPD Option 1 premium increase and decrease in benefits (copays and out of pocket maximum), we are happy to see that the Local 2 Sponsored Plan with Aetna last year had proved to be a great benefit to our retired Medicare Eligible members and Spouses that were forced to find coverage. It looks like the Aetna plan option 1 $100.00 per month cheaper BCBS renewal rates. That is an annual savings of $1200 per member or $2400 for member and spouse. If anyone is interested in receiving information on the Local 2 Sponsored Aetna plan options they should call Labor First at (312) 248-6508 or (877) 660-7919.
Do you want your Chicago Fire Department (CFD) family
name and/or legacy to be forever memorialized? Honor your loved one who served
on the Chicago Fire Department. CFD
Firefighter and Paramedic Retiree Memorial will be a free standing Black
Granite Memorial with CFD retired
and or deceased uniformed member’s names. The granite has been
ordered and the monument will be erected within the next 5 months. Until July
10th the cost is 150.00 to place the CFD members name on the
Monument, after July 10, 2017 the price will increase to 225.00/per name and
the names will be added once a year on site. This monument will be erected
behind “the Flame” at the Quinn Fire Academy. For more information contact
retired Paramedics’ Doreen Chambers at 773-842-3143 or Eileen O’Connell at
773-844-2541, or email at CFDretireememorialpark@yahoo.com. It would
make a great gift for someone who has everything! Get your name in before July 10th!!!!
Retiree Memorial Order Form
Ring Order Form - For Retirees - Ring -All Birthstones and Black Onyx available
Sides available: Pumper-Helmet - USA - Local 2 - IAFF - Not Shown EMS (but available) for 14K & 10K GOLD RINGS - CALL FOR PRICES
Badge Order Form - For Retirees - Silver Retirement Badge with Color Logo
Watch Order Form - For Retirees -
IAFF Magazine Information - Please Read
Retiree Healthcare - February 2014
Sample Letter to Mayor re Korshak
City of Chicago - Retiree Healthcare Benefits Commission Report
Notice to Retirees - If you are approaching Medicare age (65), make sure you and your spouse get any dental work or eyeglasses before the first day of the month in which you turn 65.
You become Medicare eligible the first day of the month of your 65th birthday. Once you become Medicare eligible you lose your dental and vision coverage, and the City will not pay those bills. If you have any questions - 773-536-0450 x312.
For example: if you turn 65 on May 15, 2011, your dental and eyeglass work (including your spouse's) should be done by April 30th, 2011 in order for the City to cover it.
Important Information regarding DD Form 214 - Social Security Benefit
DD Form - 214 - Social Security Benefit - Good information for all Veterans who served on Active Duty between 1957 and 2001! Please share this with anyone who's had active duty service between January 1957 to December 31, 2001 and planning for retirement. In a nutshell it boils down to this: You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with in January 2002). Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit credited at time of application - which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR DD-214 TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE AND YOU MUST ASK FOR THIS BENEFIT TO RECEIVE IT!! IT IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC BENEFIT, YOU MUST ASK FOR IT!!
Social Security website: http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm This is something to put in your files for when you apply for Social Security down the road.