Helpful Pension and Health Benefit Links for PSC-CUNY Retirees

Updated: October 2, 2015
Jared Herst speaking at the 3/5/12 chapter meeting.
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Jared Herst, the PSC Coordinator of Pension & Health Benefits, spoke at the 3/5/12 Retirees Chapter meeting. New to the position, he replaced Clarissa Weiss, who retired after several decades at the PSC. He updated information on pension and health benefits, fielded questions and then, at the end of the meeting, promised to provide a list of helpful links for publication in the March 2012 Retirees Newletter and for posting on the website. Here are the links:

1. Medicare Links

PSC-CUNY article on Medicare Part B Reimbursements:
www.psc-cuny.org/clarion/december-2011/medicare-part-b-premium-refund-retirees-could-gain-1200-year

TIAA-CREF Medicare Part B Reimbursement form:
http://www.psccunywf.org/PDF/MedicarePartBApplication.pdf

IRMAA Medicare Part B Reimbursement form:
www.nyc.gov/html/olr/downloads/pdf/healthb/irmaa.pdf

Helpful Medicare website for especially those who do not qualify for NYC retiree health care benefits:
www.medicarerights.org/. Toll free # is 1-800-333-4114.

2. TIAA-CREF

Change of beneficiary designation form:
www.tiaa-cref.org/public/support/forms/change_beneficiary.html.
Toll free # is 1-800-842-2776

Required Minimum Distribution form:
www.tiaa-cref.org/public/support/forms/topics/Minimum_Distribution.html

TIAA-CREF private online retirement community:
www.myretirement.org

3. TRS

Forms for retirees to change a beneficiary designation(s), withdraw forms, etc:
www.trsnyc.org/trsweb/tools/formsForRetirees.html
Toll free # is 1-888-869-2877

4. Welfare Fund

“The Envelope”
www.psccunywf.org/PDF/The%20ENVELOPE.pdf

Summary Plan of All Welfare Fund Benefits for Retiree Members
www.psccunywf.org/PDF/RetireeSPDSept2011.pdf
(2012 update coming soon)