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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.         
  
GSRA Day at the Capitol and Legislative Reception set - Wednesday, February 6, 2019!

GSRA members, a very important event on the GSRA calendar is coming up on  February 6.  This is our best opportunity as state retirees to make our voices heard to the folks who can actually address our concerns – state legislators.  This may be our best chance yet to secure support for resuming COLAs.  Please review the following list of important actions associated with this event and prepare to respond as you can:

  1. Show up to Capitol Hill at 9:00 am February 6 to participate in the GSRA Day activities – deliver bags of info to legislative offices and attend relevant committee meeting(s).  No RSVP necessary, but appreciated (770-312-2799).
  2. Register for the GSRA-GPHSA Legislation Reception (www.mygsra.com for information and registration) from 5:00-7:00 pm February 6 and attend.
  3. Invite your legislators to the GSRA-GPHSA Legislative Reception.  Look for and respond to the Action Alert emailed in January which will allow you to easily invite them.  Make sure you let them know if you will also attend (or not).  Our experience has shown that this is the single most important factor in securing legislative attendance.

Help GSRA help you by participating however you can to make GSRA Day at the Capitol and GSRA-GPHSA Legislative Reception successful.

 
 
 
* Note regarding lodging: in addition to the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur referenced in the announcement, The Ramada Capitol Plaza hotel has been a good option at their regular rates.
 
 
GSRA Polo Shirts may now be ordered using credit card online!
 
 
The December Newsletter includes a GSRA perspective on the upcoming legislative session and information about GSRA efforts to educate new  legislators and the incoming new administration about state retiree issues and concerns.
 
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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