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MEA - Retired

  • MEA-Retired Board Meeting March 18
  • Budget Committee
  • Members Read for Scholarships
  • Scholarship Reading
  • MEA-Retired MiARA Flint Meeting
  • Region 6  Chapter Meeting
  • Region 6 Chapter Member
  • Annual Meeting Delegates April 7
  • Maury Koffman NEA Exec Committee Keynotes Annual Meeting
  • Branko Bojicic BC/BS Annual Meeting Speaker
  • Members At Gov. Walker Event
  • Alice Cunningham Pres. 13B MEA-Retired

MEA-Retired members surveyed as to what they see as the most important 2016 election issues.

A recent survey completed by our members indicated that the most important issue going forward into the 2016 election was retirement security.  The second most important issue was healthcare.  The survey was sent to over 10,000 members using our email system.

Here are the results of the survey:

Blue Cross Verification of Coverage Form Coming in May

Blue Cross / Blue Shield will be mailing 2015 Verification of Coverage form to all members in May. Even if you don't have other coverage, you must complete the form and return  it by July 15, 2015 to ensure continuous coverage.

Keep your mailing address accurate with new miAccount feature

The Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS) has developed a simplified method  for members to change and manage your mailing and physical address.  Now you can list both your current mailing address and your physical address through your miAccount. Your physical address is where  you actually live and your mailing address is where you wish to receive  your mail.  If you have not yet set up an miAccount you may do so by  clicking here.

The addition of this feature makes  it easy for you to update your address throughout the year. It also helps  the Office of Retirement Services and your insurance carriers to provide you with the information you need. If you need to make changes to your address, log in to miAccount then  click Update Address & Phone.

If your physical address and mailing address are the same, then  you don't need to update anything in miAccount. Please note, if you have a Power of Attorney on file with ORS, then  your mail will always be sent  to that address.

CSR Townhall Meeting - May 30th

The Michigan Coalition of a Secure Retirement (CSR) is a is a coalition that represents active and retired state and school employees in Michigan who advocate for the protection of public pensions and retiree health care, issues that have become politicized and controversial at the Michigan State Capitol.  MEA and MEA-Retired are supportive and active in this coalition.

If you think your retirement plan is secure or that you can't affect what  goes on in Lansing, please think again - and do something about it.  Please join us at the CSR Townhall meeting on May 30th to learn about actions individuals can take to address the state retirement crisis.

What Can I do?

Attend a CSR town hall meeting, which is set for Saturday, May 30, 2015 for the Delta Township Town Hall meeting in Lansing, MI from 10am to noon.  For more details about the Townhall Meeting click here:

Legislature OKs shifting money from School Aid to pay down budget deficit

The Michigan House and Senate passed two bills that balance the 2014-15 budget through fund shifts and cuts to state agencies. HB 4110 covers K-12, community colleges and higher education and calls for shifting money from the School Aid Fund to the General Fund. HB 4112 cuts money from state agencies and departments. Both bills are now on their way to the Governor for his signature. 

HB 4110 replaces $250.3 million in the General Fund with School Aid revenue. A shift of $167.1 million from the School Aid Fund is allocated for community colleges. 

The House and Senate Fiscal agencies provide a full analysis of the cost shifts and the impact on the School Aid Fund.

Both bills are meant to deal with a $325 million projected shortfall in the General Fund.

Contact Gov. Snyder and tell him to veto HB 4110