Retiree Matters: Special Budget Edition

A Special Budget Edition of Retiree Matters, including proposed FY 2018-2019 retiree benefits and costs, will be mailed to retirees soon. Click here to read the digital version.

City Manager, Sheryl Sculley, presented the FY 2018-2019 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget to the City Council on August 9, 2018. Following is a summary of proposed retiree benefit changes:

  • ad hoc Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) of 1.476% for retirees to be reflected in January 2019 TMRS annuity checks

  • no medical plan premium increases for pre-65 (non-Medicare) retirees

  • Medicare premiums decrease for post-65 (Medicare) retirees, with exception of Medicare Pharmacy-Only plan

  • no dental or vision plan premium changes

Please note, if you do not wish to make any changes to your current medical, dental or vision plans, you do not need to do anything. Your coverage will continue (roll over) to 2019.

For more information regarding the FY 2018-2019 budget, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Employee Benefits Office at (210) 207-0073 or Human Resources Customer Service at (210) 207-8705. You can also send an email to

RECOSA invites you to a special proposed budget presentation for retirees this Wednesday at the Brown Bag event at 11:30 am at the Central Library.

About RECOSA Website Administrator

RECOSA is a non-profit organization of employees retired from the City of San Antonio. The mission of RECOSA is to inform retired municipal employees of the City of San Antonio and other stakeholders on matters concerning retiree healthcare and retirement benefits and to take such actions as necessary to protect and preserve these benefits in a responsible manner; to promote and sponsor activities for mutual benefit of all members; and to assist in maintaining and improving the quality of life for civilian retirees of the City of San Antonio.