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The Public Employees Benefits Program (PEBP)

PEBP Teams up again with Via Benefits for One-on-One help sessions by Appointment Only

To view additional information about these sessions that will be available starting July 16 please click on the link below.

To view the agenda for this meeting, please click on the link provided below.

July 2018 Via_Benefits_Onsite_HRA_website

PEBP BOARD MEETS AGAIN JULY 26

This next meeting for the Public Employees’ Benefits Program will be Thursday, July 26. It will be held in Carson City at the Nevada State Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street in Room 1214. A video-conference of the meeting will be available in Las Vegas at the Tahoe Room, Suite 430 of the Nevada State Business Center, 3300 W. Sahara Ave.

To view the agenda for this  meeting please click on the link below:

https://pebp.state.nv.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/7.26.2018-Agenda-Final-.pdf

To view notes from the April 27 Board meeting please click on the link below:

PEBP Meeting Notes

To view what transpired at the PEBP Board’s March 22 meeting, please click on a link below:

PEBP Meeting Notes

PEBP also posts a Quarterly Newsletter online at their website. To view the latest issue (April 2018), please click on the link below.

PEBP_April_2018_Newsletter

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INTERIM RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE MEETING FEBRUARY 22 WAS WELL ATTENDED BY RPEN MEMBERS!

The meeting was held in Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, at 555 E. Washington Ave., and video-conferenced to Room 3138 of the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City. There were five RPEN members in Carson City from three chapters, Fernley, Carson and Washoe as well as fourteen RPEN members in Las Vegas from four chapters, Henderson, Las Vegas, Summerlin and Boulder City. To view highlights of the meeting, click on the link below.

FEB 22 INTERIM RETIREMENT
AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE

The IRBC generally meets twice per year during non-Legislative years to consider issues involving the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP). This was their first meeting since the Legislature ended last June. The Committee consists of the following lawmakers:

Senator Ben Kieckhefer (District 16/Northern Nevada)
Email: Ben.Kieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us
Phone: 1-775-223-9618

Senator Julia Ratti ((District 13/Northern Nevada)
Email: Julia.Ratti@sen.state.nv.us
Phone: 1-775-525-0359

Senator Joyce Woodhouse (District 5/Southern Nevada)
Email: Joyce.Woodhouse@sen.state.nv.us
Phone: 1-702-896-1453

Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (District 14/Southern Nevada)
Email: Maggie.Carlton@asm.state.nv.us
Phone: 1-702-236-5401

Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (District 11/Southern Nevada)
Email: Olivia.Diaz@asm.state.nv.us
Phone: 1-702-501-8994

PEBP AND VIA BENEFITS WORK TOGETHER TO OFFER ONSITE SERVICES TO MEDICARE RETIREES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PEBP’s Medicare retirees who are already enrolled at Via Benefits (formerly Towers Watson’s OneExchange) will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment to meet with an Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) Specialist in Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas during July, August and September of 2018. Assistance will be available for such issues as how to use the HRA to request reimbursement for monthly medical, dental, prescription drug and vision plan premiums, or qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses such as co-pays, prescription glasses and dental expenses. Assistance with filling out claim forms or how to enroll in auto-reimbursement will also be offered.

Appointments are available in Las Vegas August 13-14 and September 10-11  at the Nevada State Business Center, 3300 W. Sahara Ave., Red Rock Room, Suite 440. That location will also be available

Appointment  will be available in Reno  August 15 and September 12 at Truckee Meadows Community College’s Meadowood Center, 475 Edison Way, Room MDWS 105.

Appointments are available in Carson City August 16-17 and September 13-14 at the PEBP Board Room, Suite 1002 of the Richard Bryan Building.

Call 1-844-266-1395 ASAP to schedule your appointment!

If you have additional questions about these meetings please contact a Member Services Representative at PEBP, 775-684-7000.

For additional information about PEBP, please visit their web-site by clicking on the link below.

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Legislative Actions

Some of RPEN’s efforts have contributed to constitutional protections of our PERS system, post-retirement increases to retiree pension benefits and an awareness of the importance of a solvent, sound retirement system.

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ORAL ARGUMENTS HEARD BEFORE NEVADA’S SUPREME COURT MARCH 7 IN THE CASE OF NPRI (NEVADA POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE) VERSUS NEVADA PERS (PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM)

The hearing was March 7, and as of July 25 no decision has been made by the state’s high court. PERS has been subjected to lawsuits since 2011 when the first one arose from the Reno Gazette Journal (DBA Reno Newspapers, Inc). PERS is trying to protect retirees’ from the threat of identity theft by keeping certain identifying information from public view. RPEN was well represented at the hearing with members from six of our Northern Nevada Chapters there (Washoe, Sparks, Carson, Bi-Valley, Fernley and Churchill), as we have been since the first lawsuit arose seven years ago. To read more about the March hearing, please click on the link below.

March 7 NV Supreme Court NPRI vs NV PERS

Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada (PERS)

The next meeting of the PERS Board will be in Las Vegas on July 19 and will be held in the PERS Board Room located at 5740 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 120. An agenda for this meeting is posted below.

https://www.nvpers.org/public/boardBusiness/
minutes/2018/0718ag.pdf

RPEN Annual Convention Coming to Sparks, Nevada in September

The next gathering for our Board of Directors is September 18-21 at the Sparks Nugget where RPEN’s Annual Convention will be hosted jointly by our Sparks and Washoe Chapters.

The annual convention will include workshops, our popular Legislative Panel and special awards.

For additional information on RPEN business, please contact the State Office at 1-775-882-7832, or email us at info@rpen.org

For more information about Nevada PERS please visit their web-site by clicking on the link below.

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RPEN LEGISLATIVE ALERTS 79TH SESSION OF THE NEVADA STATE LEGISLATURE

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To go straight to the Nevada Legislative website now, please click on the link below:

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