CHAPTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
August 27, 2021
Healthcare Survey Results
On August 25, the NRLN closed its survey which opened on July 13. The purpose of the survey was to collect information on what NRLN members over age 55 pay for healthcare under the coverages of their various insurance plan types; how healthcare costs affect their economic stability, and to assess their interest in adding an out-of-pocket cap to original Medicare – would it help them meet financial obligations. A narrative of the survey results is available here.
Our thanks to the more than nine hundred Lucent Chapter members who responded to the survey. Some additional results from these members are shown here. An overall conclusion is that there are many options for healthcare coverage, each with monthly premium, annual deductible, overall out of pocket maximum, co-pays, coverage and network options, etc. It pays to shop!
Please note the changed schedule for Open Enrollment this year.
HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR CHAPTER
- Be an active member. Respond to Action Alerts. Congress does listen to what constituents are saying. Your letters supporting NRLN lobbying efforts make a difference. Congress knows that those letters and emails are from retirees trying to protect retirees.
- Reach out to other retirees that you know through clubs, your emails or Facebook. We need them to join us to gain strength. Ask them to sign up for emails here.
- Volunteer your time. We need folks who are a little younger than mid-eighties to help in small ways. It’s time for the next generation -- you know, you 60- to 70-year-olds, to step up! Bob Martina needs Grassroots volunteers. . If you have HR experience, you could be very helpful in the benefits area. If you think you would like to help, even a few hours a week, email me at email@example.com.
- Support us financially. Your contribution of $25 or more is important to finance the work of the new chapter. Click here to make your contribution by credit card or send a check to NRLN Inc., and mail to PO Box 69051, Baltimore, MD 21264-9051.
Let’s get our new chapter off to a strong beginning!