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# **VERY IMPORTANT: We have an ISSUE...That NEEDS to be Addressed by ALL of YOU--PLEASE DO IT TODAY!**
It seems our Email Provider-MailPoet **has once again SUSPENDED our Email Account for Bouncing Emails--which they consider as Spam emails. ** **Their suggestion is that each of our Members "CONFIRMS" their emails addresses by RE-SUBSCRIBING.**
**PLEASE TAKE THIS STEP TODAY**-- Go to Our Home Page; Scroll to the bottom of the page, fill out the two lines--name & email, and click SUBSCRIBE. If asked to VERIFY your Email, Please Do SO!
They will NOT Reactivate the Account Until You Do This.
The link to the Home Page is here-- geretireesolutions.org
Here is the **image of the Subscription Form** (on the bottom of our Home page)-- ... See MoreSee Less
It is very important for us to be able to communicate with our Retiree/Dependent Members--Email is one of the tools we use to communicate Important New Information or Announcements, Etc. Please MAKE SURE you do this as soon as possible!
Go Here---scroll to the bottom of our Home Page, and RESUBSCRIBE-- geretireesolutions.org. VERIFY your email, if asked to do so.
You do NOT have to be a Registered Member to "Subscribe."
Done ! Thanks John
Did it and it said “please wait”... I waited 5 minutes nothing changed
Okay...will have to check on what's going on; I may have to contact our Webhost Provider...sorry...darn.
Heck, they probably think that all these subscription requests are spam. I will wait until tomorrow. Now, if I could remember which of my three email addresses I used.
Will try again tomorrow. 🤷🏻♀️
My attempt is still stuck please wait after hitting the subscribe option.
Saying please wait! Tried numerous times!!
I too tried & please wait...
I just signed up and it said I was registered. No problem
Same here still waiting !! Going on to bigger and better things to do with my time !!!!!!!!
Same here...Please wait.
Couldn't even get to the bottom😢
I’m waiting also. I’ll try tomorrow.
Same, please wait
I tried John, but after pressing submit, I get the message “Please wait”. Never got any confirmation.
From Our Good Friend...Gregory Bethards--Louisville Retiree Group!Ha!! Pretty much me😂😂😂 B ... See MoreSee Less
WHAT IS THE PHONE # FOR THE COMPANY THAT YOU USE TO FIND INSURANCE . THANKS ... See MoreSee Less
Do you mean Via? 1 (855) 873-0103
Kim Owen if you're not looking for supplemental insurance (used with medicare) the number I provided above won't be of help to you. And if you are not on disability then you don't qualify for medicare either. If you're looking for regular health insurance then I think the best thing you can do is like Sandy George suggested and touch base with your car/home insurance broker to see if they can refer you to someone. or you might also try the ACA (Affordable Care Act)--- www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/
I have a question do you have to sign up for Medicare 3 months before your 65 even if you are still working I been trying to do it and I can't get it done ... See MoreSee Less
Part A only
Part A if you still working and have insurance
Yes when you turn 65 medicare becomes primary and if you have health insurance it becomes secondary
Yes you do
So if you draw social security early at 62 or 63 you would be too young to sign up for Medicare ! So does that mean you pay the penalty every month till death because you didn't sign up for Medicare 3 monthes before drawing social security ?
Yes you do, whether you are retiring at 65 or not, you still have to sign up, if you are wiring go to your HR office and they will assist you.
Does GE still offer money for supplemental per year?
Let's welcome our new members:
Martin Cokl ... See MoreSee Less
It’s wonderful to have you all aboard. Please check out our formal website www.geretireesolutions.org and sign up
Welcome to the group 😄
Welcome to the group!
# **What to Do If You’re Missing Economic Impact Payments?**
**From Social Security Admin--May 4, 2021**
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now. If you, your eligible spouse, or eligible dependent did not receive their EIP – or full amount of the EIP – for this round or any previous round of EIPs, please read this carefully. We have information to share from the IRS to help you get that money.
To get any missing first or second EIPs, you’ll need to file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) as soon as possible. You would need to file the 2020 tax return even if you have no income to report for 2020. When your tax return is processed, the IRS will pay the RRC as a tax refund. The IRS will send you any additional third EIP amount you are eligible for in 2021 separately.
If you already filed your 2020 tax return, you don’t need to do anything else. You can visit our Economic Impact Payments and Tax Credits page to learn more. Please share this with your family and friends—and post it on social media to help us spread the word.
**Link for more Information**-- www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/eip/?utm_source=vnty-eip&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=eip ... See MoreSee Less
Link for More Information-- www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/eip/?utm_source=vnty-eip&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=eip
I didn’t get the $600 stimulus so I filed for it on my taxes like they told us to do....sent my tax return off in February and still don’t have it back....I did get the $1,400 though...crazy
I was told that by age 70 1/2 we had to start drawing out monies from our savings fund? Can anyone explain to me how to go about this? ... See MoreSee Less
I thought RMD was moved up to age 72 1/2 ?
They changed that to 72
Go to IRS.gov and search on RMD. You have to comply with IRS income rules so they are your best source of information.
This is only for IRA’s and I think the new RMD(required minimum distribution) is 72 , unless you were 70 1/2 before 1-1-2020
If you do not take the RMD during the allotted time, there is a 50% penalty tax on what you were required to withdraw. Be careful
The Required Minimum Distribution applies only to tax sheltered accounts, such as IRA's and 401K's. It would not apply to your basic saving accounts or Roth IRA's. You should speak to a financial advisor, to better understand RMD's, to make sure you take the correct distribution, at the right time, and avoid the 50% penalty. You also generally need to have income taxes withheld from RMD's. Ask for help, where ever you have the majority, or all, of your IRA/401K invested....they can help.
I believe the holder of your IRA does all the work. A check will be sent to you. I get 3 or more at various times during the year from different accounts. You will receive a 1099R in Jan. for your income taxes.
RMD is now 72 if you haven't already started drawing.
2020 was a "covid" year, no withdrawals. Already received a message for 2021. It will be automatically withdrawn in November.
I opted to roll mine over into my existing IRA.
3.5 percent mandatory withdrawal.
You can't take it with you when you go. Spend it while you still can.
Yes you do it girl you and jd were the most generous and giving people I know
# **The Video Recording & All Supporting Documents for the "Pension Plan De-Risking Information Webinar" are NOW Posted on our Formal "Solutions" Website.**
**Very Informative--You Will Want to Watch this Webinar--Stay Informed!**
**Go here to Review/Share/Download the Video & the Supporting Documents of the Webinar--**
**https://www.geretireesolutions.org/events/?fbclid=IwAR0UR8YT_18Cz2ijLNqlj-3loyeaVvkMk6CU6VVsg9G7yunDop9yk64qfW0** ... See MoreSee Less
Go Here--to Watch the Video Recording-- www.geretireesolutions.org/events/
Does want load up for me sorry
Carol Vaczy Wallis this is the group you saw the video you mentioned in the other group. Feel free to share that link to your friends by PM if you'd like. We aren't posting the link in other groups as it will in most probability be removed or not approved to be posted--yes I know, doesn't make sense to me either why we wouldn't want to alert ALL GE RETIREES about this beforehand, but that's not our decision and we won't upset other group admins by asking to allow us to post things they don't want on their group. See the link above for the video.
I guess some people don't want Retirees to see this Pension Plan De-Risking Informational Webinar. I have seen a lot of comments that showed "confusion, and not knowing about" the Athene Annuity Transfer (70,000 Retirees--$1.7 Billion)., That is EXACTLY why we did this Webinar--to keep all of you informed; GE has done a number of Pension Plan De-Risking strategies this past couple years--WATCH THE VIDEO--Stay Informed! We are NOT trying to panic anyone; but being informed helps us to be proactive, and protective--should GE decide to go further with their Pension Plan De-Risking Strategies.
Pension Plan De-Risking Informational Video is Here-- www.geretireesolutions.org/events/?fbclid=IwAR0UR8YT_18Cz2ijLNqlj-3loyeaVvkMk6CU6VVsg9G7yunDop9yk...
Received my packet the other day. Need to read it before my cat chews it up.
Let's welcome our new members:
Jim Easton ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome John Dinsmore you were with Healthcare right?
Welcome to the group
Hello everyone, it has been awhile since I have put a post out so I hope all are doing well. As John Phelps our President of geretireesolutions.org posted I have accepted the roll of Benefit Advocate for the group along with my other responsibilities. Very soon I will have direct access to GE and Via and from this I can start to help. This will be uncharted territory for me as I am pre-65 and have not had to deal with medicare and all that it entails which is quite overwhelming. I have started learning about medicare and will continue to learn everything that I can. I am committed to becoming very detail oriented about all aspects. This will take time so please bear with me. I want to thank the Solutions board for entrusting to me this responsibility and will do my best for all our retiree's with questions regarding the many different plans of medicare options available to us. I am committed to this 100%. Thank you to all. Brian Committee chair for growth, endorsements/Benefit Advocate. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for stepping up and volunteering. Best wishes.
All the best! We need all the help we can get
Glad to have you onboard.
Thank you for excepting this job!!!!
Thanks for your willingness to help.
THANK YOU for your willingness to serve in support of this group !
Thanks Brian for your support
Thank you !
Thank you Brian! We appreciate your dedication!
Proud of you Brian! I know you'll do great!
Thank you so much for taking up this important job to help us all. Thank you
Congratulations!! and Thank you!
Thank you !
👍 Appreciate your commitment and communication Brian. I’m sure you will be detailed and be very helpful. Thank You!
Thanks for volunteering!
Thanks for volunteering there is a maze of information very hard to understand
Thank you for volunteering and good luck!
You will do great. Thank you
Thank you for taking on the job
Thank you very much!
Thank you Brian.