NSEA-Retired

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.

To register for the Fall Conference at the Kearney Ramada Inn October 15, go to “Calendar, Registration & Events” section.

To view the dates and places for the BCBSNE November seminars concerning the Educators ’Medicare Supplement, go to Retirement & Insurance section.

To view the recent EHA Direct Bill webinar/video, visit 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.

The NSEA-Retired fall conference will be Tuesday October 15 at the Ramada Inn in Kearney.  Registration and refreshments begin at 8:15 with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Participation is free to members and $10 for guests.  An optional evening gathering will be Monday, October 14, 7 p.m. at McCue’s Taproom, 2008 Avenue A in Kearney.  Pizza will be provided.  For questions or assistance, contact Rebecca Smith at rebecca.smith@nsea.org or at 1-800-742-0047. 

The deadline for registration is October 8.  Click here to register.

The conference will feature “Nebraska’s Musical Smorgasbord: Music from Various Ethnic Groups in Nebraska” and “Nebraska Game and Parks: Its Stories, Challenges and Educational Efforts.” Break out sessions include travel tips, investment wisdom, common sense self defense, working with trauma sensitive students, and EHA & BCBS insurance discussions. 

NSEA-Retired Meeting Dates:

  • Oct. 14: Board meeting
  • Oct. 15: Fall Conference, Kearney Ramada
  • Feb. 3: Board meeting
  • Feb. 4: Lobby Day
  • April 23: Spring Conference
  • April 24: Board meeting

 

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 Plan (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 Plan 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. You can call BCBSNE at 1-877-721-2583 to request information and enrollment forms. Be sure to refer to the Educators’ Medicare Supplement Plan when calling. 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 $185 for 2019.

Additional information on Medicare can be found at www.medicare.gov

 


Medicare coverage for members age 65 and older

BCBSNE will host seminars regarding Educators’ Medicare Supplement twice at each of four locations.  The sessions will be offered from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,, registration beginning at 9 a.m,  and again from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., registration beginning at 1 p.m.  BCBSNE will be sending letters giving details on registration.  Registration information will also be included in the October Voice magazine and later at this website.

Friday, Nov. 1

Omaha – TAC building, 3215 Cuming St, Board Room

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Kearney – Educational Service Unit 10, 76 Plaza Blvd
Conference Room B

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Lincoln- Southeast Community College
8800 O Street, Section U, Rooms 102, 104, 106

Thursday, Nov. 7

Norfolk - Northeast Community College
Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave

Medicare for 2019

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, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

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 Operation Specialist staff led by Mike Wiesen and hosted by NSEA-Retired. Request a seminar by sending an email to Rebecca Smith at rebecca.smith@nsea.org and labeling the subject line “Retirement Seminar request for (your local name."

News

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

NSEA VOICE Archives
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

Leadership & Bylaws

Click here for the NSEA-Retired Bylaws

NSEA-RETIRED OFFICERS

DISTRICT DIRECTORS

 

LOCAL RETIRED ORGANIZATIONS

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