RECOSA BOARD SET TO MEET ON JUNE 2, 2015

RECOSA MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL BENEFIT

RECOSA (Retirees of the City of San Antonio) is pleased to present to its retired members an opportunity to enroll in the Guardian Angel membership program that covers the out of pocket expenses a patient may incur for AirLIFE air transport services at a significant discount cost.

· What is AirLIFE?
AirLIFE serves a 150-mile radius around San Antonio with air medical transport.

· What is Guardian Angel?
Guardian Angel is a membership program that covers the out of pocket expenses a patient may incur for AirLIFE air transport services.

· What costs are covered?
Guardian Angel covers any out-of-pocket remaining costs not covered by your insurance (co-pay or deductibles may apply). If you are uninsured, you will receive a 50% discount off your AirLIFE bill. Medicaid recipients are ineligible to participate.

· How do I benefit as a RECOSA Member?
RECOSA members may enroll into Guardian Angel membership program for $10 per year! Normal cost for a one year Guardian Angel membership is $49. Everyone in the RECOSA member’s household will also be covered under this program if included in the member’s enrollment form!

· Can I enroll if I missed the May 21st Brown Bag Series?
Yes, you can still enroll by filling out the AirLife Online Enrollment Form and mailing it along with payment to RECOSA, 303 El Paso, Ste. 202, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

BROWN BAG SERIES MAY 21st – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

Be sure to join fellow retirees on May 21, 2015 for the next Brown Bag Series at the Central Public Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad. The session topics are San Antonio AirLIFE and the City’s Five-Year Forecast.

You will hear a presentation from an AirLIFE representative. AirLIFE serves a 150-mile radius around San Antonio with air medical transport. RECOSA members have been offered a discount enrollment in the Guardian Angel membership program of only $10 per year for the entire household. Guardian Angel covers the out of pocket expenses a patient may incur for AirLIFE air transport services (Medicaid recipients are ineligible). Once enrolled, if you or a member of your household ever requires AirLIFE services, Guardian Angel covers any remaining costs not covered by your insurance (co-pay or deductibles may apply). If you are uninsured, you will receive a 50% discount off your AirLIFE bill. Learn more about this program by attending this session. On-site enrollment for this program and RECOSA will be available.

You will also hear about the City’s five-year financial forecast from the Management and Budget staff. Ask the important questions about the City’s financial future.

RSVP your attendance by calling Human Resources Customer Service at (210) 207-8705. Free parking in the Central Library Garage is available. Light snacks will be served, but please feel free to bring a bag lunch.
AirLife Online Enrollment Form

RECOSA Online Registration Form

RECOSA BOARD MEETING SET FOR MAY 5, 2015! PLEASE JOIN US

The next RECOSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th at 11:30 a.m. at the Generations Credit Union (Downtown Branch), 1828 North St. Mary’s Street. RECOSA members and other City of San Antonio civilian retirees are welcomed to attend the monthly board meetings and provide ideas. Some of the items to be discussed include:

* RECOSA representation at Community Budget Input Meetings
* MAY 21st Brown Bag Series volunteers
* Update on AirLIFE Member enrollment set for MAY 21, 2015
* Legislation Updates pertaining to retirees
* Membership Committee updates
* Website Committee Report
* By-Laws Committee Report

Hope you decide to join us!

Quarterly Retiree Matters Newsletter Highlights

Retiree Matters Issue 22 will soon be in your mailbox. Information featured in this Quarterly edition include:

* RECOSA Member AirLIFE enrollment benefit
* Retiree Brown Bag Series on May 21, 2015
* Municipal Election on May 9th and early voting dates
* Messages from the City Manager and Interim Human Resources Director
* Delta Dental updates
* List of recent Retirees

Our appreciation is extended to the Human Resources Department for providing Retiree Matters to retirees of the City of San Antonio.

To view the entire Quarterly Retiree Matters, click here: AprMayJun Final(1)

RECOSA Board To Meet On April 7, 2015

The next RECOSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th at 11:30 a.m. at the Generations Credit Union (Downtown Branch), 1828 North St. Mary’s Street. RECOSA members and other City of San Antonio civilian retirees are invited to attend the monthly board meetings. Some of the items to be discussed include:

• Update on the recent quarterly meeting with Human Resources
• Discuss upcoming Brown Bag Lunch & Learn session to be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at the Central Library, with presentations regarding:
o City of San Antonio Five Year Financial Forecast
o AirLIFE Guardian Angel membership that will be available for RECOSA members

Your participation and input will be greatly appreciated!

TMRS PRESENTS AT THE 2/19 L&L! REVIEW THE PRESENTATION ONLINE!

At RECOSA’s request, the City of San Antonio invited a representative of Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) to address retirees at the February 19, 2015, Lunch and Learn session.  David Rodriguez, TMRS Senior Regional Manager for City Services, made an excellent presentation to about 100 retirees in attendance at the Central Library.  The comprehensive presentation included a discussion of the steps TMRS has taken to “ensure  long-term, advance funding of all benefits.  RECOSA requested a copy of Mr. Rodriguez’s Powerpoint presentation   SanAntonioRetirees2 so that we could share it with our members.  

RECOSA BOARD MEETS ON MARCH 3RD! FEEL FREE TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.

The next RECOSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at the Generations Credit Union (Downtown Branch), 1828 North St. Mary’s Street.   RECOSA board meetings are open to City of San Antonio civilian retirees who would like to attend and participate.  Some of the items to be discussed include:

  •   Updates on the recent quarterly meeting with Human Resources and the latest Lunch & Learn session featuring TMRS
  •   Updates from the Membership and By-Laws Committees
  •    Discussion of partnering with San Antonio Fire & Police Pensioners Association for AirLIFE and dental coverage
  •    RECOSA representation in the upcoming selection process for post-65 health benefits coverage

Your participation and input will be greatly appreciated!

RETIREES, YOUR TMRS ACCOUNT STATEMENT & RETIREE MATTERS SHOULD BE IN YOUR HANDS!

All municipal retirees should have received their 2015 Retirement Account Statement in the mail in Feb.  Here is a sample of what the statement looks like tmrs statement .  If you haven’t received them, call 800 924-8677.  You should have also recently received your tax form 1099-R from TMRS.  Also you should have received your copy of The latest RETIREE MATTERS by now.  Here is an electronic copy in case you didn’t get yours.  JanFebMar 2015 Final

FIRST RETIREE LUNCH & LEARN OF 2015 IS FEBUARY 19TH!

The year’s first of the Lunch & Learn (L&L) series specifically designed for Municipal Retirees is scheduled for the Central Library Auditorium on February 19, 2015.  Click  RECOSA 2 2015Lunch & Learn Postcard v3 to see the post card  ahead of when you receive it in the mail.  You might have just received your copy of Retirement Wise from the Texas Municipal Retirement System in the mail.  Now,  representatives of TMRS will be presenting an update and answer your questions at this L&L.    Call HR AT 207-8705  DURING CITY BUSINESS HOURS TO RSVP.    RECOSA HOPES TO HAVE A  STRONG SHOWING  FOR THIS PRESENTATION AND IT’S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH UP WITH OTHER RETIREES!