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    Trump scores another one!

    The booing you hear is the sound of the swamp draining :)
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    PRE-65 Retirement Health Insurance - HELP!

    Here is where I'm at. I've shopped Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC's website directly for an Individual plan and they have some nice ones that would work if they qualify.    I also went to the group AA is pushing, OneExchange. They gave me a login so I could see what was available. Two weeks...
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    PRE-65 Retirement Health Insurance - HELP!

    No mention of a VEBA in contract?   http://american-agents.org/app/uploads/2015/10/Article_27_Insurance_Retirement_etc.pdf
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    PRE-65 Retirement Health Insurance - HELP!

    https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Other-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organization-Sample-Questions-Voluntary-Employees'-Beneficiary-Association
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    PRE-65 Retirement Health Insurance - HELP!

    http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_talk/2012/04/what-us-airways-has-promised-american-flight-attendants.html   Retiree Health Benefits: Implementation of Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA).   Did CWA/IBT get this?
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    PRE-65 Retirement Health Insurance - HELP!

    Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_Employee_Beneficiary_Association
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    PRE-65 Retirement Health Insurance - HELP!

    Has anyone figured out our HCTC options?   Are US Airways PBGC pre-65 retirees included in the airline (VEBA) benefit plan "voluntary employee beneficiary association" that was established through the bankruptcy?   https://www.irs.gov/Credits-&-Deductions/Individuals/HCTC  ...
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    LUS Retirement Healthcare Question - PBGC

    Got a few answers. Any individual plan works. HCTC picks up 72.5%. The IRS will start advance payments for their monthly percentage starting July 2016. Until then you pay it, then file an 8885 form and get reimbursed. Right now this option runs through Dec31, 2019. I look for it to be extended...
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    Passenger Service Early Out

    PBGC mainly affects LUS employees. It's hard to explain to someone that didn't lived through the nightmare.  
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    Passenger Service Early Out

      No, if you retire and get rehired at "starting" pay even if it's a subsidiary you can. If they close your station and you are offered a job with a subsidiary and keep your pay seniority you can't. That's the way it use to be.
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    Passenger Service Early Out

      If you started your PBGC retirement check say (700.00 per month), take the lump sum (40,000), take your sick leave buyout (12,000) and then go to work for Envoy or Piedmont taking advantage of their healthcare insurance ......... work another 12-24 months and leave. Might work for some.          
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    Passenger Service Early Out

    If you are 62 and eligible for the PBGC / HTCT healthcare it might work. HTCT healthcare is guaranteed through 2019.    Question, can you retire and then go to work for Envoy or Piedmont!    If all you need is health care might work for some.
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    LUS Retirement Healthcare Question - PBGC

    I called the PBGC, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, OneExchange, AA benefits and tried calling the IRS, you can forget the IRS. No one knew for sure. The PBGC and AA benefits were the most helpful, but PBGC is still waiting on the IRS.   The best I could tell...
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    LUS Retirement Healthcare Question - PBGC

    Here is a qualifier for NC. http://www.guaranteedhealth.us/north-carolina-health-insurance-risk-pool.htm...