Retired Indiana Public Employees Association - Working for your retirement

Choosing a Financial Planner

If you are in need of a financial planner you may want to review this brochure: 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Financial Planner.

Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers

There’s much to be said about someone always having your back. Knowing someone is looking out for your best interests is comforting especially in times of need.

Protecting our members is part of our mission here at RIPEA. In fact, the RIPEA Foundation was created to do just that— improve the well-being and welfare of members who have dedicated their talents and so much of their time to Indiana’s public sector.

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3 Defining Characteristics of Indiana Public Employees

Public servants do amazing things for our Hoosier state and for the people who live here. Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is nationally recognized to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Here, at RIPEA we want to honor and recognize state public employees by spotlighting a few of the defining characteristics that make Indiana public employees, like you, so great!  

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Help for Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients in Indiana

A lot goes through your head after hearing the words “you have cancer”.  You may be feeling scared, uncertain, angry, or confused about your diagnosis.

Deciding where to seek cancer treatment, how to finance cancer care, understanding your disease and treatment options, and coping with emotions can be overwhelming. But, it’s important to remember that you are not alone and that help is available.

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Save Money On Your Prescription Drugs

Nearly half of all Americans take one or more medications. The Center for Disease control reports that the most common medications are for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney disease.

While prescription drugs can help improve your health, they can also put a dent in your wallet.RIPEA believes that the cost of prescribed medications should be fair and manageable for its members. That's why we offer a stand-alone discounted prescription drug card through Express Scripts to all interested members.

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Plan a Spring Getaway to One of Indiana's State Parks

Spending a weekend, or longer, at one of Indiana's picturesque state parks makes for a great spring-time getaway. Hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, sightseeing, or simply enjoying the great outdoors are just some of the wonderful activities you can experience with family and friends.

Get started planning your trip now!

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4 Must-Do Spring Cleaning Tips for Indiana Residents

As you welcome warmer temperatures and enjoy longer sunshiny days it's time to start thinking about tackling a few spring cleaning must-dos. To help you get started, we've put together a few tasks that should not be overlooked.

You may be surprised to learn that some of our spring cleaning must-dos have nothing to do with actual cleaning!

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Qualifying Hoosiers Can File Their Taxes For Free Through Indiana Freefile

Since 2003, qualifying Indiana taxpayers with lower adjusted gross incomes (AGI) have been able to file their federal and state taxes for free using software provided by INfreefile vendors. This year, nearly two million Hoosiers will qualify for this free service.

How do I know if I qualify for this free service?
Each INfreefile vendor has established their own set of eligibility requirements which are generally based on one or more of the following:
  • Taxpayer’s federal adjusted gross income (AGI)
  • Age
  • Active military status
  • Whether or not they qualify for the earned income tax credit

Click here to view complete vendor eligibility requirements.

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What Hoosiers Need To Know About the Anthem Cyber Attack

What happened?

On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. reported that cyber attackers had gained unauthorized access to personal information of both current and former Anthem consumers.

Information accessed and stolen may have included names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health care ID numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and employment information including income data.

However, Anthem has no reason to believe credit card or banking information was stolen, nor is there evidence at this time that medical information such as claims, test results, or diagnostic codes were targeted or obtained.

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Anthem Cyber Attack

As you are probably aware Anthem was a recent victim of an external cyber attack. RIPEA is a plan sponsor of 2 Medicare Complement Plans with Anthem.

The information in this statement is the most recent information provided by Anthem including frequently asked questions. RIPEA does not know at this time whether our plan participants information has been accessed. 

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