Retiree Info

Social Security Administration

The ssa.gov retirement planning website will help you develop an individualized plan that is best for your personal retirement plans.

LiUNA Retiree Information

The LIUNA National Retiree Council (NRC) is led by retired members from each of LIUNA’s nine regions. The NRC serves as a liaison to existing local Retiree Councils and affiliates. It also works to build coalitions with other organizations that support issues that are important to union retirees.

Medicare Part D Drug Coverage

Read about the 2 ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage–either through adding a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), or getting a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) such as an HMO or PPO that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage.
Lay Faculty Association : Phone (718) 539-6440 Email: layfacultyassoc1261@gmail.com © 2020 LFA Local 1261
LiUNA Retiree Information LiUNA Retiree Information SSA Retirement Planner Website SSA Retirement Planner Website

Retirement Procedures for Teachers and Staff

Click the link below for important information including a timeline for teachers and staff who are enrolled in LiUNA (pension) and/or Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Fund (medical)

So, you’re thinking of retiring?

LiUNA Pension Office Contacts LiUNA Pension Office Contacts

Mason Tenders District Council Welfare Fund

IMPORTANT MESSAGES REGARDING THE MASON TENDERS DISTRICT COUNCIL

WEFARE FUND:

*UPDATE OCTOBER 2020:

This Notice describes important changes to the Mason Tenders' District Council Welfare Fund (the "Fund") for members of Lay Faculty Association Local 1261. Please take the time to read this Notice carefully and keep it with your copy of the Fund's Summary Plan Description ("SPD"). RETIREE CONTRIBUTION INCREASES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021 AND NEW MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN OPTION: As you were previously advised, the amount that retirees are required to pay for the Fund's retiree coverage will increase as of January 1, 2021. The new contribution rates for January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021 are set forth below in this Notice. The rates for January 1, 2022 will be communicated closer to that date based on the cost of coverage at that time. This Notice is also to advise you that the Fund is offering a new lower cost benefit option for Medicare- eligible retirees and spouses, as an alternative to the Fund's current retiree coverage option for Local 1261 retirees. Medicare-eligible retirees (and/or spouses) may elect either of these options. The Medicare Advantage Plan is an Aetna-insured plan for medical and prescription drug benefits (as described further below). If you (and/or your spouse) elect the Fund's Medicare Advantage Plan option, you will still be a Fund participant and receive the other Fund benefits to which you are entitled as a covered retiree and spouse (i.e., dental, vision and death benefits). Enclosed is an Election Form for electing either the Fund's current retiree coverage or the Fund's Medicare Advantage Plan for medical and prescription drug coverage (with the other Fund benefits), effective as of January 1, 2021. Please follow the instructions in the Election Form, and be aware of the November 20, 2020 deadline for your election and the end-of-the-month deadline for monthly payments. Please contact the Welfare Fund directly for official information at: 1.212.452.9700. The Welfare Fund is responsible to answer your questions and to hear your complaints. Click here to view and download the October 2020 Important Notice from the Mason Tenders’ District Council Welfare Fund.
Retiree Info

Social Security

Administration

The ssa.gov retirement planning website will help you develop an individualized plan that is best for your personal retirement plans.

LiUNA

Retiree

Information

The LIUNA National Retiree Council (NRC) is led by retired members from each of LIUNA’s nine regions. The NRC serves as a liaison to existing local Retiree Councils and affiliates. It also works to build coalitions with other organizations that support issues that are important to union retirees.

Medicare

Part D Drug

Coverage

Read about the 2 ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage–either through adding a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), or getting a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) such as an HMO or PPO that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage.
Lay Faculty Association Local 1261 Phone: (718)539-6440 Email: layfacultyassociation1261@gmail.com © 2020 LayFacultyAssociation

Retirement Procedures for Teachers

and Staff

Click the link below for important information including a timeline for teachers and staff who are enrolled in LiUNA (pension) and/or Mason Tenders’ District Council Trust Fund (medical)
SSA Retirement Planner Website SSA Retirement Planner Website LiUNA Retiree Information LiUNA Retiree Information

So, you’re thinking of retiring?

LiUNA Pension Office Contacts LiUNA Pension Office Contacts

Mason Tenders District Council Welfare Fund

IMPORTANT MESSAGES REGARDING THE

MASON TENDERS DISTRICT COUNCIL

WEFARE FUND:

*UPDATE OCTOBER 2020:

This Notice describes important changes to the Mason Tenders' District Council Welfare Fund (the "Fund") for members of Lay Faculty Association Local 1261. Please take the time to read this Notice carefully and keep it with your copy of the Fund's Summary Plan Description ("SPD"). RETIREE CONTRIBUTION INCREASES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021 AND NEW MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN OPTION: As you were previously advised, the amount that retirees are required to pay for the Fund's retiree coverage will increase as of January 1, 2021. The new contribution rates for January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021 are set forth below in this Notice. The rates for January 1, 2022 will be communicated closer to that date based on the cost of coverage at that time. This Notice is also to advise you that the Fund is offering a new lower cost benefit option for Medicare-eligible retirees and spouses, as an alternative to the Fund's current retiree coverage option for Local 1261 retirees. Medicare-eligible retirees (and/or spouses) may elect either of these options. The Medicare Advantage Plan is an Aetna-insured plan for medical and prescription drug benefits (as described further below). If you (and/or your spouse) elect the Fund's Medicare Advantage Plan option, you will still be a Fund participant and receive the other Fund benefits to which you are entitled as a covered retiree and spouse (i.e., dental, vision and death benefits). Enclosed is an Election Form for electing either the Fund's current retiree coverage or the Fund's Medicare Advantage Plan for medical and prescription drug coverage (with the other Fund benefits), effective as of January 1, 2021. Please follow the instructions in the Election Form, and be aware of the November 20, 2020 deadline for your election and the end-of-the-month deadline for monthly payments. Please contact the Welfare Fund directly for official information at: 1.212.452.9700. The Welfare Fund is responsible to answer your questions and to hear your complaints. Click here to view and download the October 2020 Important Notice from the Mason Tenders’ District Council Welfare Fund.