Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) exists to assist, mentor and guide all Postmasters, Managers and Supervisors —as well as anyone aspiring to these positions— toward achieving their professional goals. We are an avenue through which all United States Postal Service employees can help one another and themselves in matters concerning their careers. We provide the essential training and networking necessary for every member to be successful.
       Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) exists to assist, mentor and guide all Postmasters, Managers and Supervisors—as well as anyone aspiring to these positions—toward achieving their professional goals. We are an avenue through which all United States Postal Service employees can help one another and themselves in matters concerning their careers. We provide the essential training and networking necessary for every member to be successful.  

Reported from the 2018 state convention

 

Drew Martin, Eastern Area UPMA Vice-President was with us for the full  convention. His primary presentation was the        comparison of Postal bills HR 756 and S 2629.  
 
Of particular interest to retirees in both these bills is the Medicare Integration segment.  
 
Only Medicare-eligible retirees (65 and older) will be integrated, 80% of whom already participate in Medicare.  
 
Retirees and all postal employees would get a 9% discount on FEHBP and there would be a  Medicare Part B premium reimbursement.  
 
Retirees, this would mean virtually NO out-of-pocket costs. A plus for us! Keep watch as this comes up in November. 
 
Dates to remember: Legislative Summit.  January 28 - 29, 2019. Renaissance  Arlington Capital View Hotel.  
 
Make your concerns known. 

018 COLA ANNOUNCED FOR FEDERAL RETIREES

copied from UPMA GOLD

 

The 2018 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients and annuitants in both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) will increase 2.0 percent, the Social Security Administration announced today.  Because the COLA amount is not more than 2%, both CSRS and FERS retirees will receive the same percentage.  CSRS COLA and FERS COLA are awarded based on the following formula:  
•  If the CSRS COLA is more than 3%, the FERS COLA is 1% less 
•  If the CSRS COLA is more than 2% but less than 3%, then the FERS COLA is 2%. 
•  If the CSRS COLA is less than 2%, then the FERS COLA is the same. 

 
The 2018 federal retiree COLA is much larger than last year's 0.3 percent increase and the zero COLA in 2016.  It's also the first year the CSRS and FERS COLA has been 2.0 percent or more since 2012.  

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