Retirees FEP Blue Zoom Webinar Scheduled Oct. 27
Well, this may very well be the most boring header I’ve ever put on one of my articles. There’s just nothing humorous or a clever twist you can put on it. But this is important, and if you are reading this from your newsletter you received in the mail, this meeting is happening very soon!
Wendy Smolinsky from Blue Cross has graciously agreed to set up a Zoom Webinar for 10:00 AM, October 27, 2020. The Webinar presentation will last approximately one hour. Wendy will update you on the changes happening with Blue Cross, Medicare/ Medicaid changes, Wellness Incentives, discounts, and vision and dental changes. She has always been an important part of our normal Fall luncheons, and this is as close as you are going to get to a fall luncheon this year. Make yourself a late breakfast (or early breakfast depending on when you drag yourself out of bed), grab a notepad and paper, and get the latest information on your health care. All the login codes are in the box on this page. If you aren’t sure on how to attend a Zoom Webinar, reach out to a friend or family member, like your 10-year old granddaughter, and they can assist you. If you cannot join the Webinar using the link provided in the box call 1-800-262-2583, then select option 3 to register. You will be given a phone number and password to use to call the meeting. Don’t wait until 9:59 to do this, start a few minutes early.
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There are not a lot of changes coming up, but any change has the potential to affect you. This is one of those important things you need to do for yourself. If you are approaching retirement, you should really attend this to get the latest on your health care options.
I hope you are all safe and salvaging whatever enjoyment you can during the season. Six months ago, we were all clueless about how to handle this virus. Some people are still clueless! But by now, you should have devised a plan that lets you visit close friends and family safely and developed new ways to do the things you have always loved. Within reason.
Mark your calendars- OCTOBER 27, 10:00 AM.
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Stanley Skamarycz, (Stan the Man), Postmaster Retired of Westminster, MA, recently celebrated a banner day in his retirement life. The special occasion was the donation of his official Congressional appointment proclamation to his local library. The significance of the proclamation and the search for it is a story in itself. Stan was sworn in as postmaster of Westminster in 1965 and retired in 1992.
A thought occurred to Stan recently that he was the last postmaster for Westminster appointed by the President of the United States with the approval of the U.S. Senate. The Postal Reorganization Act of 1971 took the appointments of postmasters out of politics. In trying to find the proclamation, Stan asked for help from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts. Searches were done through the National Archives. The proclamation was finally found on a high microfilm, and was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
In donating the framed proclamation to the library for permanent display, Stan proudly noted that not only is it signed by the late president, but also by the only Polish Postmaster General in history, one who shares Stan's heritage, John Gronouski. In driving his automobile around Westminster, Local residents note the odd combination of numbers on his license plates, 01473, which is Westminster's Zip Code.
Reprinted from UPMA Gold
January 10, 2018