Important health insurance information

JUST A REMINDER To retirees who have the state health insurance plan, you may be seeing a lot of material for Medicare Supplemental or Advantage Plans. It is now open enrollment time, that allows people to switch plans. DO NOT TAKE one of these plans. If you do you will permanently lose your NYS health insurance... Read more


Recently there have been some changes to our PEF Retiree Membership rules and regulations. First the PEF Retiree Executive Board has decided to no longer allow people who were not yet retired to be members of the PEF Retirees. This was brought about because of the Janus v. AFSCME decision by the United States Supreme Court. This decision allows people in the N.Y. State... Read more


Dear PEF Retiree Member: Deciding to raise retiree dues was not a decision easily made by this Retiree Executive Board. We are all on fixed incomes and an increase is never an easy one to make. The board members have grappled with raising dues for at least three years or more and have put it off for as long as we could.... Read more


We apologize for the confusion regarding the increase in health insurance copays outlined in the recent e-Communicator article. PEF Retirees along with PEF and other organizations advocate for Retiree issues. Unfortunately, the State can change the Empire Plan copays for retirees without our consent. We will continue to advocate for everything that we think that we should receive, but we have little leverage... Read more