The ALTON NARFE CHAPTER NO. 575 meets on
the 3rd Monday of each month at
THE RED APPLE RESTAURANT
132 W. MacARTHUR DRIVE
COTTAGE HILLS, IL.
Luncheon begins at 12:00 Noon,
Business Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.
For Chapter Information contact Malvern W. Allen at 1.618.585.4872
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The National Association of Retired Federal Employees is dedicated
to protecting the well-earned retirement benefits of federal civilian retirees.
The Association, founded by 14 charter members in 1921, has grown to nearly half a million members. NARFE has been active in improving federal retirement benefits since 1921. One need only to look at the history of the system to appreciate NARFE's impact on the retirement program.
Some of NARFE's accomplishments: (Space does not permit to list all)
Successful in obtaining legislation which allowed survivor benefits;
Responsible for the restoration of a full annuity to a retiree following the death of the spouse;
Supported computation for annuities from 'High Five Year' to the 'High Three Year' salary basis;
Worked for passage of the Second Spouse Benefit Bill to allow benefits for a second spouse;
Worked for an 'Open Season' so retirees could change their health benefits coverage;
Initiated legislation to allow survivor annuitants to marry at age 55 without loss of retirement benefits;
Achieved liberalization of the 1983 law which required windfall reduction for social security benefits. Thus, the reduction for retirees with 21 to 35 years of substantial social security coverage became less severe;
Supported the Gorton Amendment to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Bill of 1985 which gave federal and military COLAs the same protection from automatic reduction given the social security inflation adjustment;
In FY 98 Budget, NARFE persuaded Congress not to enact a COLA delay, to drop plans to raise Medicare eligibility age to 67, home health care copays, means testing of Part B premiums, and prevented large premium increases in health benefits.
NARFE was instrumental in getting legislation enacted that long term care insurance at a reduced rate is available..
Since 1985, NARFE members have played a major role in finding a cure for this disease. NARFE members have donated nearly ** to Alzheimer's research. NARFE seeks to Support research in the cause, prevention, treatment, and cure for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; to educate the public on the need for research; to encourage and support legislation at the federal, state, and community level that addresses the needs of Alzheimer's victims and their families, including home and institution-based long-term care.
** As of June 27, 2003 NARFE has raised $5 million reaching this goal approximately two years ahead of schedule. NARFE now has extended the campaign to "$8 million in 2008".
Who Can Join NARFE?
Membership is open to civilians with at least five years of vested service in any agency of the federal or District of Columbia Government including: Retirees - Former Employees - Current Employees - Spouses and surviving spouses of those elgible to join NARFE.
There are various levels of membership fees. Call or write to find the one you would prefer. In subsequent years, you will receive a dues notice for combined national chapter dues that will be slightly higher depending on the dues established by your local chapter..
HOW TO JOIN NARFE
Call 1.800.627.3394 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Your application for membership and check or money order for dues payable to "NARFE" may be mailed to: NARFE, Budget and Finance Department, 606 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1943 As a member you will receive the Retirement Life magazine which alone is worth the cost of your dues!