Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Legislative News

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – August 25, 2017

PEBB Update As RPEC reported previously, PEBB is scheduled in increase premiums dramatically in January of 2018.  They attribute the increase, in large part, to the significant jump in specialty drug costs. Since the board passed the resolution, we have requested information on how premiums are determined and have received the following information: FROM PEBB STAFF:  How PEBB medical premiums …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – July 27, 2017

Healthcare Increases in Washington State Today, the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) approved premium changes for the health insurance plans they offer to Medicare eligible retirees.  “Where do you expect us to get the money,” asked one retired public employee when testifying.  The small room was packed with retirees asking similar questions.  8 retirees testified that a 20% jump in …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – July 14, 2017

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – July 14, 2017   The Good News First – Social Security Beneficiaries May Get Biggest Raise in 6 Years  From USAToday.com – Social Security beneficiaries are projected to receive a 2.2% cost-of-living increase next year, the most since 2011, the trustees who oversee the program said Thursday. That would be about $30 a month for …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – June 26, 2017

Shutdown Impact on You– June 26, 2017   Information for DRS Customers Regarding Possible Suspension of Certain Services on July 1 From the Department of Retirement Systems – The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating or capital budgets for the 2017–19 Biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not enact budgets by June 30, state …

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