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The following voluntary benefits are being offered to you by RPEA. In most cases you may pay via direct bill or automated bank payments. Complete details will be provided after you complete the "Request Forms" for the benefit plans in which you are interested. This internet service is being provided to make your investigation as convenient as possible. Please let us know of any suggestions that would enhance this service. Thank you.

  1. Long-Term Care Insurance - Helps protect your assets and income if you need long-term care at home or in a nursing home. Plans are customized to your family's needs. You can choose a traditional policy or a "NY Partnership" plan.
  2. Home Health Care Insurance - A special plan that helps you stay in your own home if you need long-term care. (This is the most popular plan for retired public employees).
  3. FamilyAssistNet™- Provides guidance to pre-screened nursing homes and home care workers and a discount on services.
  4. Life Insurance -"Final Expense" covers expenses associated with a death;there are several plans - "Senior Term" is term insurance usually used to cover debts; "Total Assurance" is for those who do not wish to have a physical exam; Universal Life is for family protection and estate planning.
  5. Annuities-Investments to help members maximize their interest on their savings, or to re-invest their "Qualified Distributions", on a tax deferred basis.
  6. Medi-Gap Plans - Medicare supplemental insurance is important for those who have no plan supplied via their former employer.
  7. Prescription Savings Card (*) - Gives you discounts on generic and brand-name drugs at local pharmacies or via mail-order. (*) Free to members until 9/30/00.
  8. Vision Plan - Provides members with savings on their eyeglasses and on their eye exams.This card is good if you spend more than $125.00 on your glasses.
  9. Hearing Plan - Provides discounts on hearing aids, hearing aid supplies, and hearing aid repairs.