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RIPEA’s 29th Annual Convention – September 9, 2019 (PREVIEW)

According to 389 of our members, once again we had another wonderful, entertaining, and educational convention. If you were not able to attend the 2019 Annual Convention, we have placed information about it below.

Agenda:

To view the 2019 convention agenda click here: Convention Agenda (PDF)

Presentations:

IU Health, Lessons for Maturing Adults: Mind and Spirit Health-Lisa M. Brandt, MBA, RDH Vice President, Population Health discussed important areas of behavior health and mental and spiritual wellness.

Jim Benge, Senior Health Insurance Consultant, Medicare/RIPEA’s Complement Plans – Anthem – Jim Benge provided detail on the plans that are available to RIPEA members.

Marty Montgomery, Chairperson of the RIPEA Foundation, RIPEA Foundation Video showed how the RIPEA Foundation truly helped one of our retirees when she was in desperate need.

Representative Woody Burton and Representative Mike Karickhoff talked about PERF legislation and answered members’ questions.

Dick Wolfsie entertained everyone with his interesting stories and many jokes.

Jeff Hutson, Chief Communications Officer – Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) gave up-to-date information on INPRS and answered questions from the audience.

Tom Hedderich, Hallmark Home Mortgages, talked about reverse mortgages and how to use them.

Mark Alberts, Alberts Actuarial Consulting, discussed when a COLA provides a greater benefit and when a 13th check provides a greater benefit.

We wrapped up with a Tribute to America and the Military.

PowerPoint Presentations:

To view each PowerPoint presentation, click on the presentation topics below. Then once the viewing window opens, place your cursor on a slide and scroll down to view additional slides. To view additional presenters’ PowerPoint slides, click on the text: “Click here to close this view” in the bottom right corner to return to the convention page. Do not click on the browser's “Back-Arrow Button”.

  1. RIPEA Year-End Review – Bill Murphy, Executive Director
  2. Lessons for Maturing Adults: Mind and Spirit Health – Lisa M. Brandt, MBA, RHD Vice President, Population Health
  3. Medicare/RIPEA’s Complement Plans – Anthem – Jim Benge, RIPEA Senior Health Insurance Consultant
  4. Public Employees Retirement Fund Update – Jeff Hutson, INPRS – Chief Communications Officer
  5. Reverse Mortgages – Tom Hedderich, Hallmark Home Mortgage
  6. COLA/13th Check – Mark Alberts, Alberts Actuary Consulting, LLC

Convention Photos:

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Video of the Presentations:

If you would rather view only a specific presentation or segment of the convention, click on the name of the segment below. Enjoy!

  1. Presentation of Colors - Indiana State Police Color Guard, National Anthem, John Ruby, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Welcome and Introductions - Chris Bader, Board President
  3. RIPEA Year-End Review - Bill Murphy, Executive Director
  4. IU Health – Lessons for Maturing Adults: Mind and Spirit Health - Lisa M. Brandt, MBA, RDH Vice President, Population Health
  5. Medicare/RIPEA’s Complement Plans – Anthem - Jim Benge 
  6. RIPEA Foundation Video - Marty Montgomery
  7. Legislative Review - Indiana Representative Woody Burton (Republican) Indiana Representative Mike Karickhoff (Republican)-Speaker Pro Tempore 
  8. Entertainment - Dick Wolfsie (1:59:56)
  9. PERF - Public Employees Retirement Fund Update - Jeff Hutson 
  10. Reverse Mortages - Tom Hedderich 
  11. COLA/13th Check - Mark Alberts 
  12. Tribute To America & The Military
  13. Door Prizes - Convention Committee 

RIPEA’s 30th Annual Convention – September 14, 2020

Mark your 2020 calendars for another informative and fun RIPEA Annual Convention at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center, 2615 National Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Watch your mail for the August 2020, RIPEA Communicator newsletter for the 2020 Annual Convention Registration Form and more convention details. Attending the convention for only $12 is a great value! This fee has been the same as the first 29 conventions.

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration & visit presenter and vendor tables
  • 10:00 a.m. program
  • 12:00 noon delicious all-you-can-eat buffet
  • 1:00 p.m. program continues
  • 2:50 p.m. cash door prizes
  • 3:00 p.m. adjournmen

Bus Transportation to Convention:

As we do every year we provide charter buses, free of charge, from the following Indiana cities: South Bend, Kokomo, Clarksville, Fort Wayne, and Gary. There must be a minimum of 25 riders signe up for us to charter a bus! If you would like to ride with other friendly RIPEA members on one of the buses, check the appropriate box for your city on the 2020 Annual Convention Registration Form. We will contact you when the departure locations and times are determined.

RIPEA will also provide buses from any Indiana city not listed if there is a minimum of 25 riders. If you would like to ride a charter bus, please list the departing location in the space provided. We will advise you if there are enough riders from your location to charter a bus.

If you would like to pre-register to attend the 2020 Annual Convention, please download and complete the registration form and mail it to the RIPEA office address on the form.

Call the RIPEA office at (317) 789-0244 or (800) 345-9214 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Bill Murphy, Executive Director & RIPEA Annual Convention Committee

RIPEA’s 29th Annual Convention – September 9, 2019

According to 389 of our members, once again we had another wonderful, entertaining, and educational convention. If you were not able to attend the 2019 Annual Convention, we have placed information about it below.

Agenda:

To view the 2019 convention agenda click here: Convention Agenda (PDF)

Presentations:

IU Health, Lessons for Maturing Adults: Mind and Spirit Health-Lisa M. Brandt, MBA, RDH Vice President, Population Health discussed important areas of behavior health and mental and spiritual wellness.

Jim Benge, Senior Health Insurance Consultant, Medicare/RIPEA’s Complement Plans – Anthem – Jim Benge provided detail on the plans that are available to RIPEA members.

Marty Montgomery, Chairperson of the RIPEA Foundation, RIPEA Foundation Video showed how the RIPEA Foundation truly helped one of our retirees when she was in desperate need.

Representative Woody Burton and Representative Mike Karickhoff talked about PERF legislation and answered members’ questions.

Dick Wolfsie entertained everyone with his interesting stories and many jokes.

Jeff Hutson, Chief Communications Officer – Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) gave up-to-date information on INPRS and answered questions from the audience.

Tom Hedderich, Hallmark Home Mortgages, talked about reverse mortgages and how to use them.

Mark Alberts, Alberts Actuarial Consulting, discussed when a COLA provides a greater benefit and when a 13th check provides a greater benefit.

We wrapped up with a Tribute to America and the Military.

PowerPoint Presentations:

To view each PowerPoint presentation, click on the presentation topics below. Then once the viewing window opens, place your cursor on a slide and scroll down to view additional slides. To view additional presenters’ PowerPoint slides, click on the text: “Click here to close this view” in the bottom right corner to return to the convention page. Do not click on the browser's “Back-Arrow Button”.

  1. RIPEA Year-End Review – Bill Murphy, Executive Director
  2. Lessons for Maturing Adults: Mind and Spirit Health – Lisa M. Brandt, MBA, RHD Vice President, Population Health
  3. Medicare/RIPEA’s Complement Plans – Anthem – Jim Benge, RIPEA Senior Health Insurance Consultant
  4. Public Employees Retirement Fund Update – Jeff Hutson, INPRS – Chief Communications Officer
  5. Reverse Mortgages – Tom Hedderich, Hallmark Home Mortgage
  6. COLA/13th Check – Mark Alberts, Alberts Actuary Consulting, LLC

Convention Photos:

IMG 5222Click on this photo for a gallery of images. IMG 5240 IMG 5255 IMG 5267 IMG 5275 IMG 5323 IMG 5330 IMG 5342 IMG 5344 IMG 5370 IMG 5381 IMG 5391 IMG 5416 IMG 5436 IMG 5482 

Video of the Presentations:

If you would rather view only a specific presentation or segment of the convention, click on the name of the segment below. Enjoy!

  1. Presentation of Colors - Indiana State Police Color Guard, National Anthem, John Ruby, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Welcome and Introductions - Chris Bader, Board President
  3. RIPEA Year-End Review - Bill Murphy, Executive Director
  4. IU Health – Lessons for Maturing Adults: Mind and Spirit Health - Lisa M. Brandt, MBA, RDH Vice President, Population Health
  5. Medicare/RIPEA’s Complement Plans – Anthem - Jim Benge 
  6. RIPEA Foundation Video - Marty Montgomery
  7. Legislative Review - Indiana Representative Woody Burton (Republican) Indiana Representative Mike Karickhoff (Republican)-Speaker Pro Tempore 
  8. Entertainment - Dick Wolfsie (1:59:56)
  9. PERF - Public Employees Retirement Fund Update - Jeff Hutson 
  10. Reverse Mortages - Tom Hedderich 
  11. COLA/13th Check - Mark Alberts 
  12. Tribute To America & The Military
  13. Door Prizes - Convention Committee 

RIPEA’s 30th Annual Convention – September 14, 2020

Mark your 2020 calendars for another informative and fun RIPEA Annual Convention at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center, 2615 National Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Watch your mail for the August 2020, RIPEA Communicator newsletter for the 2020 Annual Convention Registration Form and more convention details. Attending the convention for only $12 is a great value! This fee has been the same as the first 29 conventions.

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration & visit presenter and vendor tables
  • 10:00 a.m. program
  • 12:00 noon delicious all-you-can-eat buffet
  • 1:00 p.m. program continues
  • 2:50 p.m. cash door prizes
  • 3:00 p.m. adjournmen

Bus Transportation to Convention:

As we do every year we provide charter buses, free of charge, from the following Indiana cities: South Bend, Kokomo, Clarksville, Fort Wayne, and Gary. There must be a minimum of 25 riders signe up for us to charter a bus! If you would like to ride with other friendly RIPEA members on one of the buses, check the appropriate box for your city on the 2020 Annual Convention Registration Form. We will contact you when the departure locations and times are determined.

RIPEA will also provide buses from any Indiana city not listed if there is a minimum of 25 riders. If you would like to ride a charter bus, please list the departing location in the space provided. We will advise you if there are enough riders from your location to charter a bus.

If you would like to pre-register to attend the 2020 Annual Convention, please download and complete the registration form and mail it to the RIPEA office address on the form.

Call the RIPEA office at (317) 789-0244 or (800) 345-9214 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Bill Murphy, Executive Director & RIPEA Annual Convention Committee

RIPEA’s 28th Annual Convention – September 10, 2018

According to 372 of our members, once again we had another wonderful, entertaining, and educational convention.  If you were not able to attend the 2018 Annual Convention, we have placed information about it below.  

Agenda:

To view the 2018 convention agenda click here: Convention Agenda (PDF)

Presentations:

Attorney Carol Applegate discussed the benefits of pre-planning vs. crisis-planning and Ross Page reviewed Medicare and Medicare Supplement Plans.  

Two of our Indiana State Senators: Republican John Ruckelshaus and Democrat David Niezgodski, who serves on the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee, talked about PERF legislation and answered members’ questions.  Jeff Hutson, Chief Communications Officer - Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) updated our members about changes to PERF. 

Doctor Molly Elgin, PT, DPT, OCS; from St. Vincent Hospital Therapeutic Services; gave a well received presentation about physical therapy and pain management.  Tom Faulconer: business owner, attorney, Certified Financial Planner®, Butler University adjunct faculty member, and author; delivered a valuable presentation titled, “Financially Surviving & Thriving in Retirement.”

Charles Schwab Corporation, donated 100 copies of the book: The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances – After Fifty.  We gave away every book for FREE to our members who attended this year’s convention.

We wrapped up our convention with the entertaining and highly energized Ball State University Choral Group singing several songs.

PowerPoint Presentations:

To view each PowerPoint presentation, click on the presentation topics below. Then once the viewing window opens, place your cursor on a slide and scroll down to view additional slides. To view additional presenters’ PowerPoint slides, click on the text: “Click here to close this view” in the bottom right corner to return to the convention page. Do not click on the browser's “Back-Arrow Button”.

  1. RIPEA Year-end Review – Bill Murphy, Executive Director
  2. Medicare & Medicaid Supplement Plans - Ross Page, Insurance Advisor
  3. Pre-Planning vs. Crisis Planning - Carol Applegate, J.D., & RN - Owner: Applegate Elder Law
  4. HEAR In America - Greta Ratliff, Vice President of Operations – HEAR In America
  5. Public Employees Retirement Fund - Jeff Hutson, INPRS – Chief Communications Officer
  6. Benefits of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Pain – Dr. Molly Elgin, PT, DPT, OCS - St. Vincent Therapeutic Services
  7. Financially Surviving & Thriving in Retirement - Tom Faulconer, J.D., CFP - Owner: Transitions Financial, LLC
  8. Vendor and presenter vendor tables and RIPEA website improvements (That is, assistive technology and highly recommended books & Internet sites for our RIPEA members, and how to access the lists)

Convention Photos:

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After viewing the photos, click on the text: “Click here to close this view” in the bottom right corner to return to the convention page. Do not click on the browser's “Back-Arrow Button”.

Video of the Presentations:

If you would rather view only a specific presentation or segment of the convention, click on the name of the segment below. To view additional presenter videos, click on the text: “Click here to close this view” in the bottom right corner to return to the convention page. Do not click on the browser's “Back-Arrow Button”. Enjoy!

  1. Introduction and Presentation of Colors – Bill Murphy, RIPEA Executive Director & Indiana State Police Color Guard
  2. Welcome – Chris Bader - RIPEA Executive Committee - Board member
  3. RIPEA Year-end Review – Bill Murphy, RIPEA Executive Director
  4. Medicare & Medicaid Supplement Plans - Ross Page, Insurance Advisor – Shepherd Insurance
  5. Pre-Planning vs. Crisis Planning - Carol Applegate, J.D., & RN - owner: Applegate Elder Law
  6. Legislative Review - IN Senator (Republican) John Ruckelshaus & IN Senator (Democrat) David Niezgodski (He serves on the Senate Pensions and Labor Committee)
  7. RIPEA Foundation – Mariette Montgomery, RIPEA Foundation Chairwoman & Board member
  8. HEAR In America - Greta Ratliff, Vice President of Operations – HEAR In America
  9. Public Employees Retirement Fund - Jeff Hutson, Chief Communications Officer - INPRS
  10. Benefits of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Pain - Dr. Molly Elgin, PT, DPT, OCS - St. Vincent Therapeutic Services
  11. Financially Surviving & Thriving in Retirement - Tom Faulconer, J.D., CFP - Owner: Transitions Financial, LLC
  12. Entertainment – Ball State University Choral Group
  13. Door Prizes – Chris Bader & John Galloway RIPEA Annual Convention Committee – Board members

RIPEA’s 29th Annual Convention – September 9, 2019

Mark your 2019 calendars for another informative and fun RIPEA Annual Convention at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center, 2615 National Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227.  Watch your mail for the August 2019, RIPEA Communicator newsletter for the 2019 Annual Convention Registration Form and more convention details.  Attending the convention for only $12 is a great value!  This fee has been the same as the first 28 conventions.

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration & visit presenter and vendor tables
  • 10:00 a.m. program 
  • 12:00 noon delicious all-you-can-eat buffet 
  • 1:00 p.m. program continues 
  • 2:50 p.m. cash door prizes 
  • 3:00 p.m. adjournment

Bus Transportation to Convention:

As we do every year we provided charter buses, free of charge, from the following Indiana cities: South Bend, Kokomo, Clarksville, Fort Wayne, and Gary.  There must be a minimum of 25 riders signed up for us to charter a bus!  If you would like to ride with other friendly RIPEA members on one of the buses, check the appropriate box for your city on the 2019 Annual Convention Registration Form. We will contact you when the departure locations and times are determined.

RIPEA will also provide buses from any Indiana city not listed if there is a minimum of 25 riders. If you would like to ride a charter bus, please list the departing location in the space provided. We will advise you if there are enough riders from your location to charter a bus.

If you would like to pre-register to attend the 2019 Annual Convention, please download and complete the registration form: download a registration form then U.S. Mail it to the RIPEA office address on the form.

Call the RIPEA office at (317) 789-0244 or (800) 345-9214 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Bill Murphy, Executive Director & RIPEA Annual Convention Committee

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RIPEA’s 27th Annual Convention - September 11, 2017

Registration is now open! Scroll down to complete the online Registration Form.

Mark your calendar, RIPEA’s 27th Annual Convention is Monday, September 11 at Primo South Conference & Convention Center, 2615 National Avenue. This is the same location as recent years. The doors open at 9:00 A.M., program begins at 10:00 A.M. and adjournment is 3:00 P.M.

Bob Dunlap, CEO of Dunlap, Gill Wealth Management and Attorney Carol Applegate of Applegate Elder Law will discuss financial and legal issues specific to senior citizens. The featured speaker will be Firefighter Richard Oslund who spent 2 weeks in New York City after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

Charter buses, free of charge, are again available, and are departing from the cities shown on the registration form. If you wish to ride a charter bus, please check the appropriate box on the form. We will contact you when the departure location and time is determined.

RIPEA will also provide buses from any city not listed if there is a minimum of 25 riders. If you would like to ride a charter bus, please list the departing location in the space provided. We will advise you if there are enough riders from your location to charter a bus.

There must be a minimum of 25 riders sign up for us to charter a bus!

Please complete the registration form and get registered for RIPEA’s 27th Annual Convention. The fee is $12.00 the same as the first 26 Conventions.

We look forward to seeing you on September 11.

Convention Agenda (PDF)