Saturday, September 23, 2023

H.B. 1484 – Plan 1 COLA bill

We are gaining momentum working with your legislators at the state Capitol concerning two issues – a Plan 1 COLA (HB 1484, which would grant Plan 1 retirees a one-time COLA of $2 per year of service credit) and the PEBB Medicare Benefit restoration. We ask retirees from all plans to help us fight. Your Legislators need to hear from you and know that these two issues are important to you as a public employer retiree.

32 of our State Representatives have signed on to HB 1484 (Plan 1 COLA) so far. The bill was sponsored by the following Representatives in District order: Stanford (D-1), Riccelli (D-3), Ormsby (D-3), McCaslin (R-4), Haler (R-8), Bergquist (D-11), Condotta (R-12), Johnson (R-14), Peterson (D-21), Dolan (D-22), Doglio (D-22), Appleton (D-23), Chapman (D-24), Jinkins (D-27), Muri (R-28), Sawyer (D-29), Ryu (D-32), Kagi (D-32), Orwall (D-33), Gregerson (D-33), Cody (D-34), Frame (D-36), Tarleton (D-36), Santos (D-37), Sells (D-38), Senn (D-41), Macri (D-43), Lovick (D-44), Pollet (D-46), Slatter (D-48), McBride (D-48), and Stonier (D-49).

Call the State Legislature: (800) 562-6000 and ask them to support HB 1484, a Plan 1 COLA as well as support the restoration of the PEBB Medicare Benefit for Washington public employer retirees.

Also Note: A Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at 3:30pm for HB 1484!

The House Appropriations Committee will be hearing testimony on several bills, including HB 1484 (the Plan 1 COLA). If you wish to attend, it will be held at House Hearing Rm A in the John L. O’Brien Building on the Capitol campus in Olympia.

Thank you for your support!

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