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JULY 2021

Healthcare Survey

Bill Kadereit's latest Forum message addresses one aspect of the healthcare problem - the cost of prescription drugs.

The NRLN is lobbying hard for improvements and cost reductions in healthcare. When discussing these issues with members of congress and their staffs, its good to have facts, statistics and actual examples. We are asking you to participate in a short (six minutes) survey designed to give us that ammunition. Please help by taking the survey!

A Reminder- NRLN has produced a series of videos and podcasts on healthcare issues. Click here to access them.


  • 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

  • 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!


How we run our money: Nokia

In the article below, Arto Sirvio, Nokia’s director of pensions, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo how the communication and information technology company manages a large portfolio of pension plans. Reprinted from January 2018.

In a world where corporate behaviour comes under closer scrutiny, the way companies treat current and past employees is critical. Ensuring they are financially secure in retirement is not something that can be overlooked by management boards. But for a company such as Nokia, which has about 100,000 staff and more than 200,000 retired employees, pensions can become a great challenge... Click here for the full article.


The LUCENT CHAPTER is working with the NRLN to influence Congress on issues important to us. Click here to see some samples.


We receive frequent requests for dealing with the passing of a retiree or surviving spouse. Consequently, we have created a document that focuses on communicating with Nokia benefits and pensions, along with links to websites with checklists for other family issues. The document is available here.

Nokia Benefits Website

Retirees can use the YBR website at for benefit-related activities such as:

  • Enrolling in Nokia’s health and welfare plans (e.g., medical and dental);
  • Making and/or changing Nokia Savings/401(k) Plan elections;
  • Updating dependent or beneficiary information
  • Projecting pension benefits and/or electing to commence pension benefits.

Nokia Benefits Resource Center (NBRC)1-888-232-4111
International Long Distance 1-212-444-0994

Other links here.



This column contains media links to articles of particular interest to Lucent and Nokia retirees.Please visit for a wider range of retiree news.

Analysis-5G underdog Nokia firmly back in game after Lundmark's shakeup
By Supantha Mukherjee & Essi Lehto, RNS; Yahoo ! Finance ~ Jul 26, 2021

Opinion: Could Nokia Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?
From Will Healy; The Motley Fool ~ Jul 22, 2021

Nokia Corporation (NOK): Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up
Debasis Saha; Yahoo ! Finance ~ Jul 19, 2021

J.P. Morgan Turns Bullish on Nokia. Get Ready for the Upgrade Cycle.
By Barbara Kollmeyer; Barron’s ~ Jul 14, 2021

Nokia expects to revise upwards its 2021 financial guidance
Via Nokia Oyj; Yahoo ! Finance ~ Jul 13, 2021

Nokia, TPG switch on world's first 700MHz band 5G
From Pádraig Belton; Light Reading ~ Jul 06, 2021

Nokia networks boss defends bet on 25G PON
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Jul 05, 2021

Nokia Shares Are Surging Because ‘an Inflection in Demand’ for 5G Could Be Here
By Eric J. Savitz; Barron’s ~ Jun 25, 2021

Nokia finds its 5G mojo, piling pressure onto Huawei and Ericsson
By Iain Morris ; Light Reading ~ Jun 24, 2021

Dish Pushes Nokia 5G Core to AWS
By Matt Kapko; SDxCentral ~ Jun 21, 2021

Betting big, Nokia goes open RAN fishing in Texas
By Pádraig Belton; Light Reading ~ Jun 16, 2021

Nokia and AT&T accelerate U.S C-Band rollout with first commercial equipment call
Via Nokia Oyj; Yahoo ! Finance ~ Jun 10, 2021

Strength Seen in Nokia (NOK): Can Its 5% Jump Turn into More Strength?
Via Zacks Equity Research; Yahoo ! Finance ~ Jun 03, 2021

Nokia trumpets role as BT’s biggest UK vendor
By Anne Morris; Light Reading ~ Jun 02, 2021

Nokia Rolls Out XDR With AT&T, Dish, T-Mobile as Customers
By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle; SDxCentral ~ Jun 02, 2021

Daimler to pay Nokia patent fees, ending German legal spat
By Foo Yun Chee; Reuters ~ Jun 01, 2021

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