NARFE - Chapter 97

All members of the federal community should be concerned with provisions of the Postal Service Reform Act, H.R. 756. As currently written, this bill sets a dangerous precedent of changing retiree health care benefits in retirement. Under the legislation, current postal retirees would be forced to enroll in Medicare Part B in order to continue receiving their health coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), even though they previously declined this coverage. While most retirees opt to enroll in Part B, it remains their choice whether to pay an additional $134 per month, or more, in premiums for the additional coverage.

This bill is now pending before the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means. Use NARFE’s Legislative Action Center to urge your representative to change the provision requiring postal retirees to pay additional premiums in order to keep their earned health benefits in retirement.

If the bill moves forward without objection, it sends a message to Congress that it’s okay to change some-one’s benefits after they have already retired. Your voice could make the difference in this critical fight.

Please take action today to let your legislator know that improving the finances of the Postal Service on the backs of postal retirees is unacceptable. It’s time to take a stand for the federal community now! You can reach Congressman Andy Barr at his office, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, Lexington, KY 40509, phone: 859-219-1366, hours: M-F 9-5 p.m. Make that call!



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NARFE, one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/ retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors. 

NARFE'S Mission Statement:
>To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests,
>To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations,
>To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.