NSEA-Retired is the ONLY retired association in Nebraska that guarantees continuation of your NEA member benefits and NSEA services!

What is NSEA-Retired?

The NSEA-Retired is a statewide association of educators that is committed to protecting current pension and Social Security benefits; being a strong advocate on retirement issues; and to the advancement of quality public education.

Members conduct business at an annual conference. Each spring the membership elects officers, district board members and delegates to the NSEA Delegate Assembly and the NEA Representative Assembly. NSEA-Retired also holds a fall conference, a lobby day and a spring conference/annual meeting.

BCBSNE hosted eight seminars in November 2019, concerning the Educators' Medicare Supplement. View the seminars online by visiting www.ehaplan.org/retiree-info.

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Why should I join?

As an NSEA-Retired member, you will be kept abreast of new developments on important retirement issues such as pension plans, Social Security, health care and prescription drugs as well as trends in the education profession. You are able to continue your NEA Member Benefit Programs, support your colleagues, public education and Nebraska's children.

Who can join?

Active NSEA members may join as Pre-Retired Lifetime members while still teaching.

Retired educators may join as Lifetime members or Annual members if they are at least 50 and were an Active member in the Association the year they retired.

How Will I Benefit?

  • NSEA-Retired works with the Educator's Health Alliance (EHA) advocating for improvements in the BC/BS retiree health plan.
  • NSEA-Retired works to improve your retirement benefits and provide affordable health care protection.
  • NSEA-Retired and NEA-Retired lobbyists monitor and act on legislation that affects retired educators.
  • You'll receive regular communication updates on retiree issues via newsletters, publications and email.
  • You'll have the opportunity to attend an annual statewide conference featuring workshops and speakers of interest to retirees.
  • Benefits include significant financial services available only if you are a NSEA-Retired member.

Health Insurance

If you are 50 years of age or older, and wish to continue your Educators Health Alliance (EHA) health insurance after retirement, you must be a NSEA Special Services member. All NSEA-Retired members benefit from reduced Special Services fees.

For further information contact: www.ehaplan.org

Or call NSEA Membership at (800) 742-0047

NEA Member Benefits also offers health insurance plans for retirees. Call (800) 637-4636 for more information.

Educators’ Medicare Supplement Plan Endorsed by NSEA Retired

As a NSEA-Retired member you are eligible for: 

  • Educators’ Medicare Supplement coverage (with Dental option) OR
  • NEA Member Benefits Medigap coverage.

These Medicare Supplement plans are for retirees age 65 and older. 

Subscribe today and lock in your dues for life!

NSEA-Retired & NEA-Retired Member Benefits

  • Educators’ Medicare Supplement Plan Endorsed by NSEA Retired
  • Educators Employment Liability Coverage continues while substitute teaching.
  • Continued voice in lobbying efforts at the state and national levels.
  • State wide publications

The Voice

NSEA-Retired Advocate

NEA Today for NEA-Retired Members

  • NEA Medigap Coverage--Medicare Supplement Plan
  • NEA Master Card/Visa with no annual fee.
  • NEA Term Life Insurance eligibility
  • NEA Subscription Service
  • NEA Accidental Death Insurance


NSEA-Retired History

Beginning in 1983, shortly after NEA formed a retired organization, Nebraska leaders initiated steps to form the NSEA-Retired affiliate.

NSEA-Retired began in 1986 with Val Pullen as its first president. Since then, NSEA-Retired has grown into a nationally recognized association.

Calendar, Events & Registrations

Click here for a calendar of ALL NSEA Events.

NSEA-Retired Meeting Dates:

  • LOBBY DAY (FEB 15) at NSEA in Lincoln (current plan for in person) more details and registration coming soon.

  • ELECTIONS FOR BOARD AND FOR DA (APR 22-23 IN LINCOLN) AND RA (JUL 2-6 IN DALLAS). Filing for nominations starts January 6, 2022 - additional details coming soon in the DECEMBER VOICE Retired Corner.

  • SPRING FALL CONFERENCE, April 21, at the Lincoln Zoo - SAVE THE DATE!

Retirement & Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance

Retirees between the ages of 50 and 64 who have been insured through the Educators Health Alliance (EHA) for five years immediately prior to retirement can continue their EHA coverage through the EHA Direct Bill Plan.  Current premiums and deductible options can be found on the EHA website, www.ehaplan.org., selecting from the menu items, rates and also retirees. For additional information on the BCBSNE HSA Plan go to https://web.ubt.com/hbs/downloads/HSA-info-flyer-singlepage.pdf. To participate in the plan, you must join the EHA group by paying the Special Services fee. For more information, call NSEA at 1-800-742-0047 or 402-475-7611 and ask for Special Services Membership or call Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska at 1-877-721-2583.  Be sure to refer to the EHA Direct Bill Plan when you call. 

Either EHA subscribers or NSEA-Retired members who are age 65 and above and on Medicare may purchase the newly renamed Educators’ Medicare Supplement (the plan that was previously named NSEA-Retired Blue Senior Classic) to pay for the medical costs that Medicare does not cover.  Educators’ Medicare Supplement is endorsed by NSEA-Retired and has excellent dental plan options which are available only at the initial time of enrollment. Supplementary plans pay costs that Medicare Parts A and B do not.  To be fully insured, you will also need Medicare Part D for prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D providers may be changed each fall. This supplement plan offers both a Plan F and a Plan G, the only difference being Plan G does not cover the Medicare Part B deductible which is $198 for 2020. 

Additional information on Medicare can be found at www.medicare.gov. You can also find a local Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) office at https://doi.nebraska.gov/consumer/find-local-office.


Medicare coverage for members age 65 and older

Medicare for 2020

Remember, if you decline dental coverage when you first enroll in Educators’ Medicare Supplement, you will not be able to add the dental coverage later.  Premiums posted are effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

If you need an application packet for Educators’ Medicare Supplement, please call Blue Cross at 1-877-721-2583 to request one.

Only Educators’ Medicare Supplement offers dental coverage as part of the Medicare Supplement.  Be sure to ask for the policy by name:  Educators’ Medicare Supplement.

Retirement Seminars

NSEA offers seminars on retirement planning to local associations.  There is no individual charge for the one-hour seminars which are presented by NSEA Organizational Specialists Mike Wiesen and Kristen Sedlacek and hosted by NSEA-Retired. Visit www.nsea.org/retirement to sign up for a scheduled session or to sign up to host one for your local.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Webinars

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host three in-person seminars and a series of Zoom webinars to help you better understand the Educators’ Medicare Supplement Plan and Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. The sessions will include important information about:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
  • Educators’ Medicare Supplement Plan (with optional dental coverage)
  • Plus, a question-and-answer session

In order to help ensure that the seminars are conducted with your health in mind, the in-person seminars will be shorter than in the past and have a more limited live audience.  The series Zoom sessions will be designed to cover the same material as the in-person sessions, but in an electronic format.  The remote sessions will have a cap of 30 participants to allow for more personal question-and-answer sections for the meeting.   All of the sessions will cover the same material, so you only need to attend one of them.  One of the remote sessions will be recorded, and the recording will be posted on the Educators Health Alliance (EHA) and NSEA websites in mid-December.  
Invitations will be mailed in mid-September to eligible participants with instructions on how to reserve your place along with a handout to help follow the discussion. Dates and times for all activities are subject to change due to the ongoing situation, and BCBSNE members may call 877-721-2583 for assistance. One of our representatives will be available to help you from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Changes in the dates and/or times of the sessions will be posted on the appropriate websites.  Members may also call BCBSNE at 877-721-2583 for help.

In-Person Seminar Dates and Locations

  • The morning seminars will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. (Check in begins at 9 a.m.)
  • The afternoon seminars will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Check in begins at 12:30 p.m.)
Date City Location
Wed. Oct 20 Omaha Omaha Public Schools, Teacher Administrative Center (TAC)
3215 Cuming Street
Wed. Oct 27 Lincoln Southeast Community College
8800 O Street; Room S-1
Fri. Nov. 5 Kearney Educational Service Unit 10
76 Plaza Blvd. Room B




The award winning NSEA-Retired Corner in the NSEA VOICE and the award winning NSEA-Retired Advocate newsletter

This link takes you to the NSEA VOICE archives. Click on the desired issue. The NSEA-Retired Corner is generally near the end of that VOICE issue.

NSEA-Retired Advocate Archives


Volunteer Opportunities

CORE,  Call on Retired Educators
There are many ways retired members can continue to be of service to the profession. Several include: 

  • working with student members and new educators
  • making legislative contacts
  • assisting at local meetings and association offices
  • other

Contact NSEA-R president De Tonack at dtonack@neb.rr.com


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Leadership & Bylaws

Click here for the NSEA-Retired Bylaws



NSEA Staff


  • Platte Valley REA
  • Bellevue EA Retired
  • Central Panhandle REA
  • Elkhorn/Sandhills EAR
  • Lincoln EA Retired
  • Millard EA Retired
  • Omaha EA Retired