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)

2019 MTDC Retirement Health Eligibility Modifications

In December of 2018 the Mason Tenders District Council announced changes to the eligibility requirements for persons retiring who wish to use their retirement health benefits. Attached are copies of the letters from the MTDC and the LFA Local 1261.

So, you’re thinking of retiring?

LiUNA Pension Office Contacts LiUNA Pension Office Contacts

Mason Tenders District Council Welfare Fund

2020 Changes to the MTDCWF *Important Information

As you may have heard, at the last minute Mason Tenders’ District Council Director Ms. Anna Gutsin canceled her appearance at the LFA Office for the scheduled meeting on March 11th due to her fears over the Coronavirus. The meeting went on as planned with the LFA Executive Board, our legal counsel, and over 75 Retirees who were determined to have their voices heard. Minutes from the meeting were compiled and were mailed to members. Included with this information you will find several important documents attached: 1. A timeline of events leading up to the meeting on March 11th, which had been distributed at the meeting. We want there to be complete transparency with regards to how the situation with MTDC unfolded. 2. A copy of the minutes from the meeting. You will see in the minutes numerous questions that were asked by those in attendance. We shared whatever information we have to answer everyone's questions to the best of our ability. Rest assured that all of these questions – and several more of our own – have been compiled and are being forwarded to the Mason Tenders’ attorneys via the LFA Attorney, as they dictated to us to be the new protocol for all communications. 3. A copy of the February 25th letter that was sent to Ms. Gutsin and others in the LiUNA hierarchy, detailing the history of the LFA’s affiliation with the Mason Tenders’ and LiUNA, which had been distributed on March 11th. 4. Page V from the Mason Tenders Summary Plan Description; please turn your attention to the section entitled “Powers of the Trustees” – this was distributed at the March 11th meeting and was discussed (see the minutes). 5. New York State Department of Financial Services Complaint Form – everyone is encouraged to fill these pages out and mail them to the address at the end of the form. This was distributed at the meeting on March 11th. If you have questions about this form, please contact our Secretary-Treasurer, Dan DiPleco: ddvt2001@gmail.com 6. Certificate of Credible Coverage - It was discussed at the meeting that when changing plans, one might need proof that the prior plan was deemed to be credible coverage. A copy of such a statement was sent by Mason Tenders in October 2019 and it is attached for you here. Under the current circumstances, we ask for your patience and understanding as we go forward with this issue. Our office is currently closed as per the orders of the Governor and Mayor of New York. We do not know who is still permitted to work at the Mason Tenders’ Office at this time, if anyone at all. Please know that the members of the LFA Executive Board are working from their homes, tirelessly trying to get the answers to the questions that have been raised, and once we have those answers we will get that information to you. You should also check our website, Facebook page, and Instagram for more updates as the information is made available to us. We cannot retrieve telephone messages left at the office; therefore, we encourage you to communicate with us via email if you have more questions or concerns. If you know a fellow Retiree who does not receive our mailings or emails, please direct these documents to them (and encourage them to get in touch with us to update their contact information!). We thank you for your continued support and wish you and your loved ones good health in the days and weeks ahead. Be safe!

2020 MTDC Trust Funds Election Form

On March 23, 2020, LFA Local 1261 President sent the following memo to all retirees: “I am sending this memo to remind you that you must return the “Election Form” which you recently received from the MTDCTF office if you intend to keep the medical package. It is essential you sign and mail this form immediately. Not sending in this form and or payment by June 30th for the month of July, will allow the MTDCTF the ability to drop you from the Medical Package. According to the letter accompanying the “Election Form”, once the MTDCTF drops you, you may not be able to reapply for the medical package! I have not had any communication with Anna Gutsin or anyone from the MTDCTF office concerning anything we discussed at our meeting on March 11th. The list of your questions, my questions and concerns has been compiled and will be sent to the MTDCTF lawyers. I have been assured by the MTDCTF lawyers that the representatives do want to meet with us to address our questions and issues at a later date. I do not see this happening any day soon. If you should have any questions, need assistance, or if you have not received the “Election Form” please contact the MTDCTF Eligibility Department at 212 452 - 9700. If I should get any response to our questions I will gladly pass them along to you as soon as I can. Be well, be strong, be safe……… - Ciro”
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

2019 MTDC Retirement

Health Eligibility

Modifications

In December of 2018 the Mason Tenders District Council announced changes to the eligibility requirements for persons retiring who wish to use their retirement health benefits. Attached are copies of the letters from the MTDC and the LFA Local 1261.

So, you’re thinking of retiring?

LiUNA Pension Office Contacts LiUNA Pension Office Contacts

2020 Changes to the MTDCWF *Important

Information

As you may have heard, at the last minute Mason Tenders’ District Council Director Ms. Anna Gutsin canceled her appearance at the LFA Office for the scheduled meeting on March 11th due to her fears over the Coronavirus. The meeting went on as planned with the LFA Executive Board, our legal counsel, and over 75 Retirees who were determined to have their voices heard. Minutes from the meeting were compiled and were mailed to members. Included with this information you will find several important documents attached: 1. A timeline of events leading up to the meeting on March 11th, which had been distributed at the meeting. We want there to be complete transparency with regards to how the situation with MTDC unfolded. 2. A copy of the minutes from the meeting. You will see in the minutes numerous questions that were asked by those in attendance. We shared whatever information we have to answer everyone's questions to the best of our ability. Rest assured that all of these questions – and several more of our own – have been compiled and are being forwarded to the Mason Tenders’ attorneys via the LFA Attorney, as they dictated to us to be the new protocol for all communications. 3. A copy of the February 25th letter that was sent to Ms. Gutsin and others in the LiUNA hierarchy, detailing the history of the LFA’s affiliation with the Mason Tenders’ and LiUNA, which had been distributed on March 11th. 4. Page V from the Mason Tenders Summary Plan Description; please turn your attention to the section entitled “Powers of the Trustees” – this was distributed at the March 11th meeting and was discussed (see the minutes). 5. New York State Department of Financial Services Complaint Form – everyone is encouraged to fill these pages out and mail them to the address at the end of the form. This was distributed at the meeting on March 11th. If you have questions about this form, please contact our Secretary-Treasurer, Dan DiPleco: ddvt2001@gmail.com 6. Certificate of Credible Coverage - It was discussed at the meeting that when changing plans, one might need proof that the prior plan was deemed to be credible coverage. A copy of such a statement was sent by Mason Tenders in October 2019 and it is attached for you here. Under the current circumstances, we ask for your patience and understanding as we go forward with this issue. Our office is currently closed as per the orders of the Governor and Mayor of New York. We do not know who is still permitted to work at the Mason Tenders’ Office at this time, if anyone at all. Please know that the members of the LFA Executive Board are working from their homes, tirelessly trying to get the answers to the questions that have been raised, and once we have those answers we will get that information to you. You should also check our website, Facebook page, and Instagram for more updates as the information is made available to us. We cannot retrieve telephone messages left at the office; therefore, we encourage you to communicate with us via email if you have more questions or concerns. If you know a fellow Retiree who does not receive our mailings or emails, please direct these documents to them (and encourage them to get in touch with us to update their contact information!). We thank you for your continued support and wish you and your loved ones good health in the days and weeks ahead. Be safe!

Mason Tenders District

Council Welfare Fund

2020 MTDC Trust Funds Election Form

On March 23, 2020, LFA Local 1261 President sent the following memo to all retirees: “I am sending this memo to remind you that you must return the “Election Form” which you recently received from the MTDCTF office if you intend to keep the medical package. It is essential you sign and mail this form immediately. Not sending in this form and or payment by June 30th for the month of July, will allow the MTDCTF the ability to drop you from the Medical Package. According to the letter accompanying the “Election Form”, once the MTDCTF drops you, you may not be able to reapply for the medical package! I have not had any communication with Anna Gutsin or anyone from the MTDCTF office concerning anything we discussed at our meeting on March 11th. The list of your questions, my questions and concerns has been compiled and will be sent to the MTDCTF lawyers. I have been assured by the MTDCTF lawyers that the representatives do want to meet with us to address our questions and issues at a later date. I do not see this happening any day soon. If you should have any questions, need assistance, or if you have not received the “Election Form” please contact the MTDCTF Eligibility Department at 212 452 - 9700. If I should get any response to our questions I will gladly pass them along to you as soon as I can. Be well, be strong, be safe……… - Ciro”