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Retired Indiana Public Employees Association - Working for your retirement

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:

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  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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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)


Annual Convention - 2013

23rd Annual Convention September 9, 2013

The 23rd Annual Convention was held September 9,2013, we had an attendance of 344.

Here are some highlights from this year convention.

Photos from the 2013 Annual Convention

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RIPEA’s 25th Annual Convention - 2015

RIPEA’s 25th Annual Convention was held on September 14, 2015 at Primo South Conference & Convention Center.

The speakers presented:
•  One Step at a Time – The inspirational story of Josh Bleill
•  How to Age Gracefully
•  PERF Representative will discuss how a retiree can best utilize the services of PERF
•  RIPEA Foundation
•  The good and bad of reverse mortgages
•  Presentations by 2 Legislators on COLA & 13th check
•  Entertainment

Presentations from this year's Annual Convention

Bill Murphy RIPEA 25 Year Summary of Additional Income

Stacy Stubers Reverse Mortgage Information Presentation

Lee Clark and Jennifer Mayers PERF presentation

Kate Kunk CICOA

2015 RIPEA membership ad

Photos from the 2015 Annual Convention