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Retiree Health Benefit
Chery Streberger and I discussed the Retiree Health Benefit changes MOU (dated July 9, 2020) with Jan Winters (State Personnel Director) and Bethany Beauchine ( Director, Bureau of Benefit Administration). After discussion and having our questions/concerns addressed we agree/understand the changes outlined in the MOU. The MOU was approved by the Civil Service Commission on July 13, 2020. We will discuss this at the SERA CC meeting (conference call) on August 7, 2020.
Retirement and Retiree Benefits Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Click here for document created by Mary Pollock, SERA’s Legislative Representative.
SERA is committed to providing exceptional value to its members by delivering quality financial products and services to our members through our SERA Plus program. Consistent with our philosophy, we are pleased to announce that financial planning, investment, insurance (including auto, home and liability), tax planning, estate planning advice, and banking services will soon be offered exclusively through our relationship with Hantz Group, Inc., and its affiliates (together, “Hantz”), headquartered at 26200 American Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48034.
Our decision to offer financial planning, investment, insurance, tax planning, estate planning advice, and banking services through Hantz allows us to provide you with a variety of financial services under one roof. Hantz Group, along with its affiliates, Hantz Tax & Business, LLC, Hantz Agency LLC and Hantz Bank, to name a few, provides a comprehensive approach to your specific financial service and banking needs. Hantz will offer and provide its services through its 21 locations conveniently located near most of our chapters throughout Michigan.
Civil Service Commission Retiree Information
Please review the Civil Service 2019-2020 Retiree Benefits Bulletin
Below are a number of resources you may find helpful regarding the transition from the State Health Plan PPO Medicare Supplemental plan to the Medicare Advantage* plan taking effect January 1, 2020:
View the Medicare Advantage presentation for details about the new plan that will replace the current Medicare supplemental plan for Medicare eligible SOM retirees effective January 1, 2020. View the 2019 State of Michigan MA Retiree Meeting Schedule for a listing of dates, times, and locations.
*These changes do not apply to State Police Troopers and Sergeants who retired on or after October 1, 1987.
Visit the Insurance Rates page to find information on rates.
For more additional inforrmation, see the Civil Service Commission website.
About Michigan SERA
SERA is an non-profit organization devoted exclusively to issues and concerns of all current and future retirees of the State of Michigan.
SERA works to:
SERA works through its members, leaders, and committees to promote the best interests of state employee retirees and future retirees. At least eight times since 1974, SERA was a moving force in pension increases or benefit improvements. In 2011, we opposed the pension tax and helped eliminate it for 70% of retirees; we opposed the remaining tax on public pensions for those born after 1945 in the Michigan Supreme Court. We opposed the recent state employee retirement system changes. That work continues.
SERA has 21 local chapters statewide that are linked through the Coordinating Council of the State Employee Retirees Associations of Michigan (the SERA Coordinating Council). SERA chapters have periodic meetings with guest speakers, opportunities for networking, newsletters, and other activities.
SERA welcomes the new ideas and energy of new members! To join, contact Cheryl Streberger at 517-515-9815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.