Retired Indiana Public Employees Association - Working for your retirement

Your 2017 Annual Convention Presentation Lineup

The countdown is on for this year’s Annual Convention. Whether you’re planning for retirement or already there, or if you’re caring for an elderly loved one, this year’s program and vendors will provide important information to help answer all of your questions.

See what’s in store below.

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Orlando Vacation Discounts for RIPEA Members

RIPEA members can save up to 35% on an Orlando Vacation!
Members receive exclusive pricing on hotels & vacation homes in or nearby Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando as well as discounts on tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and all Orlando area theme parks and attractions! 

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Surprising Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss

Unbeknownst to many, untreated hearing loss has been labeled a significant national health concern by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Their reports reveal other serious and surprising health problems associated with untreated hearing loss, including depression and a decline in memory and concentration.

Their studies even suggest a link between hearing loss and dementia.

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Why You Should Re-evaluate Your Insurance Options

It’s easy to assume that because you have certain types of insurance you, your family, and items you hold dear are protected.

Yes, that’s true according to the policies you and your insurance agent(s) drafted and agreed upon. But, when was the last time you revisited those policies? 

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Legislative Proposals for 2017

Based on input from RIPEA members, the RIPEA lobbyist and the members of the RIPEA Legislative Committee, the Board is considering the following legislative proposals for 2017:

  • Increase the 13th check from prior years. Increase under consideration is to add $50 to current figures if retiree is receiving less than $500 per month and $25 if retiree is receiving more than $500.
  • Exempt part or all of PERF retirement income from Indiana state income tax.
  • Make the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) available to employees working in a PERF-covered position. DROP allows employees to select a retirement date (normally not more than 3 years out) and continue to work, while their eligible retirement bene t at enrollment accrues and is paid in a lump sum when they retire. DROP is currently only available to participants in the 1977 Police and Fire Pension Plan.

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Important Information About Taxes from INPRS

It's almost the end of the year again. That means you'll be receiving your Form 1099-R in the mail within the next few months. This form shows how much was paid to you in 2016 by INPRS and from what source. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines require INPRS to mail this form by Jan. 31, 2017. Your 1099-R will be mailed to the address INPRS has on file for you.

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Get Out, And Vote!

Get Out, And Vote!
Support the issues you care about most and the changes you want to see by celebrating your right to vote this November. Remember, every vote counts!

In the meantime, see how your views on the future of Social Security and presidential leadership compare with other 50+ aged voters.

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Are You Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment?

Are You Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment?
Fall open enrollment for Medicare is right around the corner (October 15 - December 7). Changes are made yearly, so it’s a good idea to re-evaluate your current Medicare plan to make sure it still meets your needs. Below are resources to help you prepare for open enrollment.

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: What You Need to Know

Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching consequences.

In fact, some effects of untreated hearing loss may even surprise you.

Researchers have devoted enormous time and resources to the problem of noise inducing hearing loss (NIHL), how to prevent it and how to treat it. While damage that has already occurred is irreversible, there are ways to prevent NIHL.

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4 Signs You Need A Vacation Sooner Rather than Later

Ask a handful of random people walking down the street if they could use a vacation. Their answers would most likely be a big fat “YES”. And, we have a hunch you’re nodding “yes” right along with them.

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