SRS retirees to meet to discuss healthcare

  • Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:27 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:49 a.m.

The Annual Meeting of the SRS Retiree Association will be held Tuesday at the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken.

The focus of this year’s meeting will be on the transition of retirees from the site medical plan to a separate site-sponsored medical plan for pre-Medicare retirees and their spouses. It also will focus on those post-65 Medicare eligible retirees and their spouses who were dropped from the site medical plan on Jan. 1.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. for registration and to provide members an opportunity to get answers to individual questions about the new health insurance programs from the site contractor, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, and its subcontractors, My Medicare Advocates and Wage Works.

The planned efforts of the SRS Retiree Association to protect retiree benefits in the future will be discussed. Specific items to be covered are funding to bring the pension plan to “full funding;” and reviewing of the stipend to account for medical inflation, according to information from the association.

Representatives from the Department of Energy, Savannah River Site, SRNS and Savannah River Remediation are expected to attend the meeting. Invitations have been extended to members of the South Carolina and Georgia Congressional delegations. Because Congress will be in session on Tuesday, the association said it anticipates that senators and representatives will be represented at the meeting by members of their respective staffs.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Etherredge Center is located at 471 University Parkway in Aiken.

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