RECOSA held its fifth annual membership meeting on Nov. 12 in the City’s Central Library. Aetna Insurance provided a delicious lunch from Jason’s Deli. The agenda included board elections for 2016 and a vote to approve revised bylaws. Gene Camargo, Founding Board Chair, chaired a committee nominating a slate of four candidates to fill this year’s four open positions. Three slots were filled with returning board members: Paulette McClure, Charles Pruski, and Sergio Soto. In addition, one new board member was elected to the board, William “Bill” Telford.
Liz Garcia, Treasurer and Bylaws Committee Chair, presented highlights of the revised bylaws which were then approved by the membership. Rebecca Waldman, Chair, presented an annual report highlighting RECOSA activities during 2015.
Wanda Heard, Assistant Human Director of Human Resources, addressed the group regarding the change for 2016 in post-65 healthcare coverage to Aetna Medicare Advantage. Scott Weber from Aetna answered general questions from the group and clarified that mail order prescriptions through Aetna RX Home Delivery will remain at no cost to the member for Tier 1 Generic 90 day supplies.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Founding Board Chair Gene Camargo and Founding Board Members Rolando Bono, Eddie Garcia, Julia Castellano-Hoyt, Paulette McClure, and Morris Chase. Retired City Manager Alex Briseno expressed his appreciation to RECOSA for looking out for retirees’ interests and providing information regarding healthcare and retirement benefits.
Thanks to the efforts of Marianne Greene, Vice Chair/Membership Chair, there were so many wonderful gifts that just about every retiree received a door prize. UnitedHealthcare provided the major prize of an iPad Mini. We appreciate all the donations and also the fundraising efforts by Sergio Soto, board member, who was successful in attracting some large donations to RECOSA’s coffers. Major donations were received from NuStar Energy LLP, Partners in Primary Care, and several other business and individuals contributors.
We greatly appreciate the City of San Antonio Human Resources Department and San Antonio Public Library for providing free space in the Central Library and free parking for our annual meeting. We also thank Generations Federal Credit Union for providing ongoing website support, space for our board meetings, and gift cards for door prizes.
It should be very informative since it deals with stress relief during the upcoming holiday season. Additionally it will touch on how to avoid any weight gains during the holidays.
Please remember to call and reserve a seat. Hope to see you there.
This is a reminder about RECOSA’s upcoming annual meeting. Please see additional information below. This is a very important meeting that includes board elections, revisions to the bylaws, and an update on board activity for 2015. We hope to see you there!
Please note that nominations will be accepted through November 6 for a position on the RECOSA Board. The Nominating Committee will review qualified applicants and prepare the printed ballot for next week’s election. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting. All candidates nominated from the floor must be in good standing, present at the meeting, and able to express their qualifications and interest in serving, as well as their availability and willingness to attend meetings and carry out the duties and responsibilities of a RECOSA Board member. The candidates with the most votes will fill the four vacant positions.
The next RECOSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 11:30 a.m., at the Generations Federal Credit Union Downtown Branch, 1828 North St. Mary’s Street. RECOSA members and other City of San Antonio civilian retirees are invited and encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings.
At the November board meeting, the Board will be updating plans for the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting to be be held at the Central Library on November 12, 11:00 a.m. The agenda for the Annual Meeting will include an election for four board positions as well as a vote on RECOSA’s revised bylaws that were approved unanimously by the board at the September 1st meeting. As usual, great door prizes, food and beverages will be provided. If you would like to volunteer to assist with organizing the annual meeting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For City retirees interested in the new Medicare Advantage plan.
A postcard will be coming soon to your mailbox from Aetna.
Information sessions are scheduled to help us transition to the new City of San Antonio Medicare Advantage Plan. See the link below for session dates and locations.
The postcard states that these meetings are not mandatory. They have been set up to answer any questions we may have.
- 2016 Annual Benefits Enrollment dates
- 2016 Benefits Information Sessions locations and dates
- 2015 RECOSA Annual Meeting information
See the entire issue here – Retiree Matters Current
Your RECoSA Board is busy planning for the November 12 General Meeting and diligently soliciting donations for door prizes. If you want to advertise your business, here is an opportunity to provide gift certificates. If you want to support your organization, here is an opportunity to provide a tax-deductible donation. Comment below or Contact RECoSA. Thanks.
- Currently, almost 90% of post-65 retirees/dependents are enrolled in the PPO plan
- New Feature – expanded network (larger network with greater flexibility)
- No traditional HMO offered, however, the PPO ESA (Expanded Service Area) mirrors a traditional HMO without limiting the member to a Primary Care Physician (PCP) selection
- Popular Silver Sneakers program
- Continuation of wellness features which include free flu shots, preventative screening, and dental cleaning
- Value added services – Healthy Home Visits, vision discounts, dental discounts and weight management program
- Announcement letter and postcard
- Group information meeting sessions
- One-on-one meeting with retirees
- Dedicated toll free number
- New ID cards scheduled for distribution in December
The next RECOSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th, 11:30 a.m., at the Generations Federal Credit Union Downtown Branch, 1828 North St. Mary’s Street. RECOSA members and other City of San Antonio civilian retirees are invited and encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings.
At the October board meeting, the Board will be discussing plans for the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting to be be held at the Central Library on November 12, 11:00 a.m. The agenda for the Annual Meeting will include an election for four board positions as well as a vote on RECOSA’s revised bylaws that were approved unanimously by the board at the September 1st meeting. As usual, great door prizes, food and beverages will be provided. If you would like to volunteer to assist with organizing the annual meeting, please contact us at email@example.com