LUNCH AND LEARN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24th

You are invited to attend the final Lunch & Learn for the year on Friday, October 24 from 11:30 AM — 1 PM in the Central Public Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad. The topic will be, “Ask the Expert.” A panel of representatives from each of our partners, including UnitedHealthcare, Humana, DeltaDental, Davis Vision, ICMA-RC, and Nationwide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  Light refreshments will be provided, but please feel free to bring a lunch. Free parking will be available in the Library’s parking garage. To reserve your seat, please contact Human Resources Customer Service at 210-207-8705.  Please bring your partner and reach out to another retiree and invite them to join in.

RETIREE MATTERS NEWSLETTER HAS BEEN FINALIZED!

The latest edition of the RETIREE MATTERS newsletter has been forwarded to us electronically.  You should be seeing it in your mailbox soon.  Click here Retiree Matters_Issue20Oct162014 to see an electronic copy.  Please review the section entitled Words from RECOSA as it also serves as the official notice to RECOSA members and retirees about the annual meeting which is scheduled for November 5th.

We are also checking the mail everyday for the BENEFIT MATTERS benefit guide.   We posted the guide on our website last week and it is also on the City of San Antonio’s website under the Human Resources  department City of San Antonio Human Resources Website.   The annual enrollment meetings have started.   Please check Page 14 on the BENEFIT MATTERS guide ( Click here  2015 Retiree Guide Web (1)to see again) to know the upcoming dates for these enrollment meetings.  For those retirees who were not enrolled in the retiree dental or vision plan in 2014, both of the providers, Delta Dental and Davis Vision will be mailing 2015 enrollment packets directly to your address.

RECOSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 7TH!

RECOSA will hold its monthly board meeting on October 7th at 1:00pm at the Downtown Branch of the Generations Federal Credit union.

Downtown Branch

1828 North Saint Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78212

The meeting is open to all RECOSA members.  The board encourages all interested members to attend.  We need volunteers in several different areas, including assisting with the upcoming November 5th annual business meeting and the City’s open enrollment sessions.

 

RECOSA’s 4th Annual Membership Meeting set for November 5th.

The official notice for all members of RECOSA has been developed and will be mailed to all retirees as part of RETIREE MATTERS  very shortly.  All municipal retirees are invited to attend.  The Board of Directors will report out on the activities of the organization and RECOSA members will participate in the election of board members.  Please click here Retiree Matters Sept 2014-2 (2)to review the notice as it will appear in RETIREE MATTERS.  The Board of Directors encourages your participation in this process.  Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

BOARD MEETING COMING UP ON THE 16TH. PLEASE NOTE LOCATION HAS CHANGED!!

Please note that the location for the Board of Directors meeting on September 16th is now at  the Generations Federal Credit Union Northwest Branch which is located at 6000 N.W. Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238.  Please click here to get directions to that branch Generations Credit Union Locations   All members, especially those who have been or  are interested in being volunteers, are invited to participate.  See previous posting to obtain additional information on the meeting.  

RECOSA MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS. NEXT ONE IS ON SEPTEMBER 16TH.

The Retired Employees of the City of San Antonio (RECOSA) will be holding the September Board of Directors meeting on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, instead of the usual first Tuesday of the month due to the Labor Day Holiday. The Meeting will be held at 1 pm at the Northwest Branch of Generations Federal Credit Union,  6000 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238.  You can get directions by checking here Generations Credit Union Locations

Board meetings are open to any RECOSA members.  The board  particularly encourages RECOSA volunteers to join the board in discussing RECOSA’s involvement  in the upcoming open enrollment sessions as well as to follow-up on the different ideas discussed in the planning session on July 11, 2014.  Click here RECOSA Strategy Session 7-11-14final to see strategy paper  All RECOSA members are encouraged to attend RECOSA Board of Directors Meetings which are normally scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.  Please contact us at info.recosa@gmail.com to confirm board meetings beyond this one on the 16th as the meeting dates and locations are sometimes reset.

SPECIAL EDITION OF RETIREE MATTERS ON ITS WAY TO YOU!

The City has mailed a special edition of RETIREE MATTERS so be checking your mailbox.  This edition contains information on the health insurance monthly premiums for the benefit year starting in January of 2015.  This issue also outlines the proposed COLA for retirees for 2015.  Please click here Retiree Matters Special Edition – FY 2015 Proposed Budget Final to see this edition of RETIREE MATTERS right now.

Proposed FY2015 City of San Antonio Proposed budget has been released

Dear RECOSA members:
You are probably aware that City Manager Sheryl Sculley presented the Proposed FY2015 City of San Antonio budget to the City Council Thursday, August 7, 2014.  Early next week, Human Resources will be sending you a summary of the proposed changes that impact our retirees in a special edition of Retiree Matters.  We anticipate a small  increase in the COLA which of course will be effective January 1, 2015.
We  are expecting that  the official communications from the city to retirees next week will show relatively small increases (no double digit percent increases!) in the premium costs for both pre-65 United Healthcare participants as well as 65-plus Humana Medicare Advantage participants.  We also expect to see no plan design changes (co-pays, RX, etc.) in UHC New Value and the Consumer Driven Help Plan (CDHP) with the exception of a small increase in the CDHP deductible which was mandated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  RECOSA has also been informed that the City will be discontinuing the Premier Plan option on the pre-65 package,  but will be offering one-on-one assistance to those who will need to transfer to one of the other two plans.
Your RECOSA Board had the opportunity to give feedback to the City on proposed changes and appreciates their willingness to take our feedback into consideration.   You will have an opportunity to study the options prior to open enrollment this fall to determine which is the best option for you and your family.  We will post the communication from the City’s  Special Edition of RETIREE MATTERS as soon as we receive an electronic version.    The overall proposed budget can be reviewed at www.sanantonio.gov

RETIREE MATTERS is heading to your mailbox…along with a L&L postcard. Read them here as well!

The latest edition of the City of San Antonio’s RETIREE MATTERS should be reaching you soon.  Click here JulAugSept FINAL to see an electronic copy of it right now.  Listed are the retirees who have retired last quarter.  Welcome them aboard!  In addition,  a postcard inviting you to an informational session  which has come to be known as the “Lunch & Learn”  is on its way to you.  Click here  072314 Lunch_Learn FINALto see it now.  Be sure to notify the City  if you and any guests are planning to attend.  You can contact them either by email or by calling 207-8705 between 7:45 to 4:30 M-F.  Thanks and we how to see you at the L&L on July 23rd!