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The Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) is an organization focused on keeping retirees and prospective retirees from all parts of Georgia Government informed about any impacts to promised retiree and health insurance benefits.         

   

 

              FIVE AMENDMENTS: TWO REFERENDUM QUESTIONS AWAIT VOTERS

Sen. Jack Hill, chairman of the Senate Appropriations committee, recently sent a message to his constituents that, “Georgia voters will have 5 Constitutional Amendments and 2 State-wide Referendum Questions on the ballot to consider on Election Day, November 6, 2018. All 5 amendments have implementing legislation, so voters can see exactly what the effects of the amendments will be if passed.” Sen. Hill laid “… out the intent of the amendments and how implementation would take place” (“What it does” below). Rep. England, at GSRA’s request, explained what each amendment means to make it easier for you to decide how to vote (“What it means” below). GSRA is presenting both legislators’ insights for your guidance. Again Sen. Hill, “To read the legislation for yourself, you can always go to http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/Search.aspx and look up the legislation by bill number." 

Read the amendment explanation document. 

 

Read the October Newsletter 

The October Newsletter contains compete coverage of the 2018 Annual Meeting.

 

Social Security Administration announces 2.8% benefits increase effective January, 2019  

 

The Social Security Administration announced that social security benefits will be increased at the rate of 2.8% effective with January 2019 benefit payments.  The rate increase reflects the increased cost of living between the 3rd quarter of 2017 and the 3rd quarter of 2018.  Along with this announced increase in benefits, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a small increase of $1.50  in Part B premium increases for January 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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