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       BILL KADEREIT

PRESIDENT'S FORUM

Retirement Issues Advocated on Capitol Hill

Retiree association and chapter leaders demonstrated their determination to advocate retirement issues during the NRLN’s Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, Feb. 2 – 4, 2015.

Snowstorms in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska and New York and heavy fog in Arizona caused long delays in flights. Nine National Retiree Legislative Network Associations and General Motors Retirees Chapter members arrived hours late on Monday night, Feb. 2. Flights were cancelled for the NWB director in Nebraska and the EKRA-Kodak Retirees President in New York. We were pleased we did not have snow in our nation’s capital, but it was cold and windy.

Following the NRLN annual Leadership Conference business session on Monday afternoon, attendees met on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 3 and 4, with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to lobby for passage of bills that would protect retiree income and health care security.
Our advocacy with Representatives, Senators and members of their staffs were focused on these issues:

Click here to read the NRLN Talking Points on these issues used by conference attendees in their Capitol Hill meetings. Folders containing executive summaries of NRLN position papers and testimonials by NRLN grassroots advocates on these issues were given at each meeting to Representatives, Senators and members of their staffs.

Each time we meet in Washington, DC we try to meet with federal agencies and to invite experts and leaders from other organizations to meet with us on topics akin to our legislative agenda and specific reasons for our trip there. On Monday, Feb. 2, George Washington University Professor Brian Briley reviewed findings of a study on the cost of Medicare Advantage plans compared with traditional Medicare costs across the U.S. and provided us with the data package he prepared for the Commonwealth Fund that commissioned the study.
Also, the Chairman of RxRights, Lee Graczyk, shared his views on prescription drug importation from Canada and the need for legislation that would authorize Medicare competitive bidding on prescription drugs. Lee joined NRLN participants in meetings with Senators John McCain (AZ) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) who recently introduced S.122 calling for importation from Canada. NRLN supported that introduction and is actively encouraging introduction of a House companion bill and bills calling for competitive bidding.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, we met with the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) to discuss pension plan derisking, in particular lump-sum pension buyouts.
The Lucent Retiree Organization (LRO) led a discussion regarding the lack of specific disclosure requirements to fully explain the considerations for accepting or rejecting a lump sum offer and the consequences that need to be considered. Leaders from the National Chrysler Retirement Organization (NCRO) and the General Motors Retirees Chapter (GMRC) were active in sharing experiences and supported the need for objective disclosure so plan participants can make the right decision for themselves.

EBSA had no specific disclosure guidelines to offer and were not anxious to take action but made suggestions about what we might do to inform LRO and other members of NRLN associations, chapters and at-large members. We mentioned we had produced a two-page summary of information provided to General Motors retirees. EBSA officials asked us for a copy of that document, which we sent to them following our meeting.

We should be grateful to those who endured snowstorms and transportation delays to make it to Washington, DC. Moreover, those who prepare well and spend valuable time for us every week deserve our support and need us to respond to NRLN requests to email letters to members of Congress.

A more in depth report on our conference will be covered in the upcoming NRLN FOCUS newsletter. Click here to view a few photos from the conference.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network

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Graying America, Health-Care Overhaul Boosts Medical Properties
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Budget office lowers ObamaCare price tag by 20 percent
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Medical Specialists, Concierge Healthcare, And Personal Wealth
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By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Jan 26, 2015

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By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jan 26, 2015

The Audacity Of… What?: Obama Pushing Taxes He Fought AGAINST In Senate AND In His Book
By Blake Neff; The Daily Caller ~ Jan 26, 2015

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs
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By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Jan 25, 2015

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By Ben Steverman; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Jan 235, 2015

Congress torn over depleted disability fund
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Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings
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More doctors turning away Medicare patients
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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal
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Social Security Extends Hours at Field Offices
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By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Jan 21, 2015

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By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Jan 21, 2015

Obama's Family Leave Proposals Largely Ignore Caregivers of Frail Seniors and Disabled Adults
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Poll: Healthcare costs, lack of money are top financial problems
By Rebecca Shabad; The Hill ~ Jan 21, 2015

Instead of fixing the tax system, Obama returns to campaign mode
By Michael R. Strain ; The Washington Post ~ Jan 21, 2015

Five Ways to Control the Aging Process
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From Steven Richmond; Forbes ~ Jan 21, 2015

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By Craig Millward; Cybercast News Service ~ Jan 20, 2015

Hatch Vows To Dismantle Health Law But Predicts Bipartisan Success On Other Issues
By Mary Agnes Carey; Kaiser Health News ~ Jan 20, 2015

Government health care website quietly sharing personal data
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Jack Gillum; The Associated Press ~ Jan 20, 2015

HHS skimped on oversight for ObamaCare contractors, audit finds
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Jan 20, 2015

Consumers Find Wide Disparities In Health Marketplace Premiums
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Republicans target Social Security disability
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H&R Block: ‘No One Can Understand’ New Obamacare Tax Code
By Richard Pollock; The Daily Caller ~ Jan 19, 2015

Obamacare penalty may come as shock at tax time
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jan 18, 2015

New technologies put the patient first
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A Prescription to Save the American Retirement System?
By Scott Cooley; Rekenthaler Report ~ Jan 19, 2015

New GOP senator: ‘Tide rising’ against ObamaCare
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Jan 18, 2015

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Health Law Headaches: Employers Not Ready, Technology, Taxes
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Study Disputes Perception That New Beneficiaries Are Fueling Medicare Advantage Growth
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Jan 16, 2015

Medicare chief steps down, ran health care rollout
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jan 16, 2015

Administration officials look to ease ObamaCare tax woes
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Jan 16, 2015

GOP plotting response to ObamaCare SCOTUS case
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Jan 15, 2015

IRS chief optimistic on ObamaCare
By Bernie Becker ; The Hill ~ Jan 15, 2015

U.S. healthcare executives say Obamacare is not going anywhere
By Deena Beasley & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Jan 15, 2015

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By Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Jan 15, 2015

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PBGC pushes ahead on ‘de-risking’ reporting rules
By Nick Thornton, BenefitsPro – Jan. 14, 2015

IRS Warns Of Delayed Refunds, Long Waits For Taxpayers & Possible Shutdown
From Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Jan 13, 2015

IRS partly to blame for ObamaCare issues
By Bernie Becker; The Hill ~ Jan 14, 2015

Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa
By Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio ; Kaiser Health News ~ Jan 14, 2015

5 trends that will redefine your healthcare experience in 2015
By Laura Lorenzetti; Fortune ~ Jan 14, 2015

Coming soon to a workplace near you: 'wellness or else'
By Sharon Begley; Reuters ~ Jan 13, 2015

Don’t ignore your Social Security statement
By Kerry Hannon; MarketWatch ~ Jan 13, 2015

SEC inspections to focus on retirement advice
By Eric Garcia; MarketWatch ~ Jan 13, 2015

U.S. House Republican optimistic about Obamacare replacement plan
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Jan 12, 2015

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jan 12, 2015

Supreme Court rejects new challenge to Obamacare law
By Lawrence Hurley; Reuters ~ Jan 12, 2015

House passes third ObamaCare bill of new Congress
By Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Jan 12, 2015

New Year, New Problems For Obamacare
From Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Jan 12, 2015

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By Dan Moisand; MarketWatch ~ Jan 12, 2015

Dems warn of Social Security cuts
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ Jan 12, 2015

House Budget Chair Signals Big Social Security Reforms A-Coming
By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Jan 12, 2015

Social Security won't seize tax refunds to collect old debts
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Jan 12, 2015

3 Tips To Start Your Grandkids On The Road To Becoming Money Savvy
By Neale Godfrey; Forbes ~ Jan 11, 2015

It's Tax Season. Do You Know Where Your Mail Is?
From Adam Levin; ABC News ~ Jan 11, 2015

Social Security’s New Income Rules
By Jennifer Waters; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jan 11, 2015

Medicare pays doctors to coordinate seniors' chronic care
By Lauran Neergaard; The Associated Press ~ Jan 10, 2015

Put Estate Planning On Your Bucket List
From “The Boomer”; Fox Business ~ Jan 09, 2015

Obamacare Author Rips Obama Admin, Valerie Jarrett For ‘Incompetence,’ ‘Protecting’ POTUS [AUDIO]
By Al Weaver; The Daily Caller ~ Jan 09, 2015

You Can Spend More Money In Retirement -- No Kidding
From Larry Light; Forbes ~ Jan 09, 2015

How Retirees May Be Burned By Co-Signing a Student Loan
By Ted Jenkin; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jan 09, 2015

TV medical advice not always backed by evidence
By Roxanne Nelson; Reuters ~ Jan 08, 2015

Obamacare Employer Mandate Eased in Bill Passed by House
By Billy House; Bloomberg ~ Jan 08, 2015

Population health improvement still a riddle wrapped in an enigma
By Melanie Evans; Modern Healthcare ~ Jan 08, 2015

Don't Fall Into These 5 Spending Traps In Retirement
By Nancy Anderson; Forbes ~ Jan 08, 2015

Defending Social Security: Next on Obama's to-do list?
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Jan 08, 2015

Social Security disability payments will be cut by a fifth if Congress doesn’t act
By Max Ehrenfreund; The Washington Post ~ Jan 07, 2015

Tax Returns Complicated by Health Care Law and I.R.S. Staff Cuts
By Ann Carrns; The New York Times ~ Jan 07, 2015

Support builds for medical device tax repeal
By Bernie Becker; The Hill ~ Jan 07, 2015

Lavish ‘Cadillac’ Health Plans Dying Out as Obamacare Tax Looms
By Alex Wayne & John Lauerman; Bloomberg ~ Jan 07, 2015

Senate GOP: Vote on ObamaCare's 30-hour week inevitable
By Laura Barron-Lopez; The Hill ~ Jan 07, 2015

ObamaCare: Young Adults, Unsubsidized Shun Exchanges
By Jed Graham; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Jan 07, 2015

CBO: ObamaCare bill would raise deficit
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Jan 07, 2015

Employers Dump 401(k)s Into IRAs Costing Ex-Employees Billions
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Jan 07, 2015

Providers Collect Increasing Amounts Of Data But It Doesn’t Always Lead To Better Care
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jan 06, 2015

House bill: Firms could skirt health law by hiring vets
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jan 06, 2015

Is Obamacare Squeezing The Middle Class?
By John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Jan 06, 2015

New GOP Congress Fires Shot At Social Security On Day One
By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Jan 06, 2015

Securing Your Retirement After The Death Of Pensions By Charles Sizemore ; Forbes ~ Jan 05, 2015

Goodbye, traditional retirement
By Robert Powell; MarketWatch ~ Jan 05, 2015

GOP lawmaker: O-Care repeal top priority
By Megan R. Wilson; The Hill ~ Jan 04, 2015

Departing Lawmakers Bemoan the Decline of CompromiseBy Carl Hulse and Robert Pear, New York Times – Jan. 4, 2015

How to Stretch Your Health-Care Dollars
By Kristen Gerencher; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jan 04, 2015

Why many shouldn’t buy long-term care insurance
By Anne Tergesen; MarketWatch ~ Jan 04, 2015

Tax reform: Could it happen?
By Bernie Becker; The Hill ~ Jan 04, 2015

With Obamacare under siege, Biden takes to airwaves to urge Americans to enroll
By Dan Taylor; National Monitor ~ Jan 03, 2015

GOP searches for elusive Obamacare fix
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Jan 03, 2015

The 5 Stages Of Republican Grief Over Obamacare
By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Jan 02, 2015

ObamaCare enrollment, then and now
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Jan 03, 2015

Why 2014 Was Tough for Corporate Pensions
By Timothy W. Martin; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jan 02, 2015

Medicine is about to get personal
By David Von Drehle, TIME; Fortune ~ Jan 02, 2015

How The Affordable Care Act Forced Me To Be Uninsured From Robert Book; Forbes ~ Jan 02, 2015

A Sobering Perspective on a Looming Retirement Crisis By Jonathan A. Knee; The New York Times ~ Jan 02, 2015

Tax facts: Seven big changes will affect your 2015 planning
By Jeff Reeves, USA Today; KENS5 ~ Jan 01, 2015


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