Pension Office News | August 2019
PENSION OFFICE NEWS
- On September 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the doors opened for the 76th Annual Retired Officers’ Banquet. There were 412 attendees. The three lowest serial numbered retirees in attendance were:
Ernie Bisset #1286
Phil Cruz #1287|
John L. Sullivan #1346
- The two remaining 2019 shooting dates for retired officers LEOSA are Monday, November 4th and Monday, December 2nd.
- It’s getting to be that time of year again. Next month you will be receiving the yearly Report Forms packet. Remember – the Pension Office will not be able to notarize your forms due to new laws and regulations. We will be able to collect only completed, notarized forms if you attend either the monthly Retired Officers meetings, or the weekly RAP meetings at the Nile.
- In November, look in the published Guardian or on the RSPOA website for the Medicare Part B Reimbursement form. If you pay more than the standard monthly rate of $135.50, you must include proof of your cost with the reimbursement form. The form will also be included in the Reporting Forms packet.
- In December, for those of you still working and have medical coverage through your current employer or have medical coverage through your working spouse’s employer and premium share, send in proof of premium payment or premium costs sharing for the months of June 2019 through November 2019 for reimbursement.
- Attention Snowbirds – Remember to notify the Pension Office of your winter address and phone contact. Call Stephanie at (206) 386-1286, option 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- With falling mortgage interest rates, the Pension Office is getting several requests for Pension Verification letters. Typically, these letters can take up to a business week to complete for the City pension. If you are receiving a State pension, you can log onto your DRS account at www.drs.wa.gov and print the letter instantly. If you are dually entitled and also receive a City check, you will need to call the Pension Office at (206) 386.1286, option 2 to request a letter. We will work on each request in the order it is received. But remember, the Office may need a business week depending on work load, to get the letter to you.
There are no retirements to report this month.
Wives & Widows
Sally Rice, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Detective Sergeant Robert Rice #2031, passed away on August 24, 2019 at the age of 86.
Catherine McCloud, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Patrolman Paul M. McCloud #2860, passed away on September 19, 2019 at the age of 65.