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.
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!
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
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!
The next RECOSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 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 members who would like to attend and participate. We encourage all volunteers to join us to discuss RECOSA’s upcoming issues for 2015 as well as to follow-up on the different ideas discussed last year.
There will be a short presentation and discussion by Stephen Soliz, San Antonio AirLIFE. AirLIFE is Southwest Texas’ premier air medical transport service dedicated to safety, rapid transport, and superior medical care of patients requiring critical care twenty-four hours a day within a 150-mile radius of San Antonio.
Some of the other items to be discussed are:
- identifying a replacement for Gene Camargo who plans to retire from the board,
- volunteer/membership training,
- website maintenance training and
- scheduling of volunteers for retirement education session scheduled for Saturday, February 21st at the Alamodome.
Your participation will be greatly appreciated .
RECOSA will hold its monthly board meeting on January 6, 2015 at 11:30am at the Downtown Branch of the Generations Federal Credit union. Three new board members will begin their new term and the Board will select its officers for the year. The meeting is open to all RECOSA members. The board encourages all interested members to attend and participate. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Map and Directions, click here, Downtown Branch1828 North Saint Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78212.
The Human Resources department has implemented improvements to the departmental website which will make it easier for Municipal Retirees to keep up on items related specifically to retiree benefits. Please click here http://www.sanantonio.gov/EmployeeInformation/RetiredEmployees.aspx to check out the new area. All the issues of Retiree Matters are now on online organized by year since the start of the newsletter in 2010.
RECOSA will hold its monthly board meeting on December 2, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Downtown Branch of the Generations Federal Credit union. Downtown Branch1828 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 and participate.
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.
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.