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NYSARA Statewide Zoom Town Hall on Senior Wellness 2022

Featuring Katie Strack MS RN Franklin County Director of Public Health Registration Required at RSVP site.  You will then receive an e mail confirmation with a personalized link to the zoom town hall. BE SURE TO SAVE THIS E MAIL WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS IT ON THE DAY OF THE EV... Read more

Sign on to the Petition to Eliminate the GPO and WEP Provisions of Social Security

  The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service, including many teachers, firefighters, and police officers, by taking away benefits they, or their spouses, have EARNED. C... Read more

The Build Back Better Framework Will Deliver for New York

President Biden’s Build Back Better framework will bring down costs that have held back families in New York for decades by cutting taxes and making child care, home care, education, health care, and housing more affordable. These investments will provide ne... Read more

2022 News on Part B Medicare Premiums and Deductibles from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said on Friday that the standard monthly Part B premium for next year will be $170.10. That’s an increase of 14.5%, or $21.60, from 2021. The annual Part B deductible will be $233, an increase of $30 from 2021. The... Read more

Generational Views of Retirement in the United States

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented extraordinary health and economic challenges across the globe, triggering yet another deep economic crisis. While the availability of several vaccines in late 2020 has begun to alleviate health and economic issues, the economic fa... Read more

7 Tips on How Best to Use Medicare

How to get the care you need at the lowest cost There's no getting around it. Medicare is a complicated program and every decision you make will have consequences – for your health and your wallet. To help you get the most out of your benefits whether you are signing up for ... Read more

2021 NYS Legislative Session Happenings and Determining NYSARA Legislative Priorities for 2022

  In a year where COVID 19 was a major thrust of both the budget and the legislative session after budget considerations were addressed, the NYS legislature actively made strides on Senior issues and one issue that has been a NYSARA priority for at least 5 years.  Th... Read more

77 Percent of Americans Support Pensions for All Workers, According to New Research from the National Institute on Retirement Security   Americans See Pensions as Important Tool to Recruit & Retain State and Local Public Employees

  WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2021 – A new national survey finds that 77 percent of Americans agree that all workers, not just those working for state and local government, should have a pension. And even though the nation is deeply divided on many oth... Read more

How Can I Sign up for Medicare and Choose a Plan

Some people get Medicare Part A and Part B automatically, and other people need to sign up through Social Security If you're over 65 (or turning 65 in the next 3 months) and not already getting benefits from Social Security, you need to sign up to get Medicare Part A (... Read more