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Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period – January 1 through February 14 

01/16/2015
Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period – January 1 through February 14 January 1 to February 14 marks the annual Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. During this time a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan may leave... read more
 

$10,000 Contributory Death Benefit Beneficiary Designations 

01/14/2015
$10,000 Contributory Death Benefit Beneficiary Designations Effective January 1, 2015, you may now designate a beneficiary(ies) for your $10,000 Contributory Death Benefit (CDB) as a result of legislation enacted during the 2014 General Assembly... read more
 

Social Security and Veteran's Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Will Affect Benefit Payments 

01/14/2015
Social Security and Veteran's Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Will Affect Benefit Payments The Social Security Administration and the Veteran's Administration have granted COLAs for 2015 in the amount of 1.7% each. As a result of these... read more
 

1099s and W-2 for Local and State Government Retirees 

01/14/2015
ATTENTION STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT RETIREES: The NC Retirement Systems Division began mailing 1099s and W-2s on January 12th. (They are not all mailed on the same day.) You should receive yours by the end of January, provided your mailing address... read more
 

Changes to Medicare Part A and B in 2015 

12/04/2014
Every year, the federal government reevaluates the costs for Medicare Parts A and B to determine if changes need to be made to deductibles, co-pays and out-of-pocket amounts. These changes are based on many factors, including health care costs.... read more
 

There’s Still Time to select a 2015 Medicare Drug Plan 

11/17/2014
Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the staff of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, are reminding Medicare beneficiaries of a very important deadline. The Annual Election Period to review, compare and choose... read more
 

SHIIP Continues to Hold Events About How to Get Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs 

11/12/2014
Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs SHIIP is holding free public events around North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, will host a series of town... read more
 

Former NCRGEA Board Member Roger C. Cotten Passed Away 

10/29/2014
Former NCRGEA Board Member Roger C. Cotten Passed Away NCRGEA is sad to report the passing of one of our former Board members. Roger Cranford Cotten, age 69, of Greensboro, passed away Monday October 27, 2014.A memorial service will be held 11... read more
 

Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs 

10/23/2014
Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs SHIIP holds free public events around North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, will host a series of town hall ... read more
 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Hearing Loss 

05/16/2014
May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Contrary to popular belief, a majority of people who have a hearing loss are under the age of 65, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Click on the link below to learn how you can reduce your rick ... read more
 
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