March 9th Brown Bag Session

The next Brown Bag session will be held Thursday, March 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Central Public Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad St.

To reserve your seat, leave a message on the Retiree RSVP Line at (210) 207-7000 or email at hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov.

Representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, CVS/caremark, and Aetna will be available to answer any medical plan or pharmacy questions you may have about your benefits.

As always, spouses and domestic partners are welcome to attend this event.

Light refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Free parking will be available in the Library’s parking garage.

FEBRUARY MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

The next monthly RECOSA Board Meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held at the Generations Federal Credit Union located at 9311 San Pedro Ave. – 11th Floor Boardroom. The location of future board meetings is changing and we’ll let you know when a new location is determined.

Highlights of this month’s agenda include:

  • January 25th Human Resources Meeting
  • March 9th Brown Bag Session

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

SUBJECT: ALERT FOR RETIREES WITH HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

RECOSA has been advised by the City of San Antonio Human Resources Department that certain retirees will soon be receiving a very important letter in the mail that must be addressed immediately.

A number of pre-65 retirees are participants in the City’s Consumer Choice medical plan. Enrollment in this plan entitles retirees to a Health Savings Account (HSA), if eligible. IRS rules governing HSAs mandate that participants are not eligible to have a HSA if they have medical insurance other than the City’s coverage.

The City’s new vendor requires verification of your eligibility for a HSA. You will be receiving a letter asking you to confirm whether or not you have other health insurance coverage. Please complete the form and return to the City as soon as possible. You will be able to mail the form in an enclosed prepaid, self-addressed envelope or fax to the number in the letter.

Please be on the lookout for this letter IF you participate in the City’s Consumer Choice Program and have a Health Savings Account. If you have any questions, the letter will include a contact person and phone number.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Board Member Elections December 6

Board Positions 1–5 will be elected during the December 6th Annual Meeting. Individuals  elected will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2017

The following board members currently occupy those positions:
  • Position 1 – Michael Trainer
  • Position 2 – Marianne Greene
  • Position 3 – Rose Rangel
  • Position 4 – Rebecca Waldman
  • Position 5 – Liz Garcia
All of these members have indicated their continued interest in serving on the board.

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Chair Gene Camargo is currently accepting nominations to run for Board Positions 1-5.

If you are a RECOSA member interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief statement of your experience, interests, availability, and/or reasons why you would like to serve.

Board members are expected to:

 

  • attend monthly Board meetings
  • attend bi-monthly meetings with the City’s Human Resources Department 
  • attend quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees
  • serve on Board committees 
  • prepare reports as required  
  • provide guidance and oversee assigned committees such as membership, fundraising, health benefits, and financial development 
Nominations may be sent to:
RECOSA
Attn: Gene Camargo
P.O. Box 12973
San Antonio, TX 78212-0973

The Nominating Committee will review qualified applicants and select a slate of candidates — one person per open Board position — to be nominated and placed on the ballot. Deadline for the Nominating Committee to consider applicants is November 6, 2016. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the December 6th Annual Meeting. All candidates nominated from the floor must be members in good standing, present at the meeting, and able to express their qualifications and interests 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 vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the positions they will fill. The Nominating Committee will announce the voting results at the conclusion of the December 6th Annual Meeting.

Questions may be called in to RECOSA’s phone line at (210) 504-9567 (please leave a message and your call will be returned). 

Benefits Open Enrollment has Started

The new issue of Retiree Matters can be viewed by clicking here ( OctNovDec FINAL).

Information in this issue includes:

  • A letter from the City’s Human Resources Director with additional information on Annual Enrollment for both Medicare and non-Medicare retirees (Retiree AO Letter FINAL).  Annual Enrollment commenced this week and continues through Friday, November 4.

Retirees who aren’t enrolled in dental and/or vision coverage should be receiving enrollment information in the mail from Delta Dental and Davis Vision, including Aetna packets for Medicare retirees.

If you choose not to change any of your benefits you do not need to do anything.

  • Summary health plan information for both Medicare and non-Medicare retirees, including costs and overviews of all medical, dental and vision plans. Also included is information regarding the change of medical claims administrator for non-Medicare retirees to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, as well as the new pharmacy claims administrator, CVS/caremark.
  • Two sessions to obtain answers for any of your benefits questions.
    • Annual Enrollment Information Session on Friday, October 28, from 8:00 a.m. – noon.
    • Quarterly Brown Bag Session on Thursday, November 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Both sessions will be held at the Central Library, located at 600 Soledad St. Representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, CVS/caremark, and Aetna will be in attendance. Free parking will be available in the Central Library Parking Garage.

  • RECOSA’s Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, including information on RECOSA Board Member positions that are up for election at the meeting, including nomination information.
  •  ½% cost-of-living increase in your TMRS checks you’ll begin receiving in January.