The Public Employees Federation Retirees represents over 19,000 New York State retirees of public service, retirees of non-New York State employers of units represented by PEF, as well as the spouse or domestic partner of a current or deceased retiree member. The majority of our members were also active, dues-paying PEF union members.
PEF Retirees is a not-for-profit organization advocating for current and future public service retirees and their families. PEF Retirees advocates for the protection and enhancement of your retirement benefits including secure retirement with a secure pension, affordable, quality health insurance, and the preservation of both Social Security and Medicare, just to name a few.
As a public employee, you should never take your benefits for granted. The benefits of retirees are continually scrutinized by the government as they face ongoing budget issues. Your health insurance, social security, and Medicare benefits are always at risk. The best way to ensure that you have those benefits for a lifetime is to join PEF Retirees. Your membership in PEF Retirees helps to bring awareness to the ongoing concern of retiree issues ranging from the well-being of our retiree colleagues, to the protection of our pension benefits and health care issues. We actively lobby for improvements in our pension system, our health care benefits, our tax liabilities, and other aspects of retirement living via the legislative process. Membership in PEF Retirees also affords retirees the opportunity to purchase dental and vision plans not generally provided to retirees.
But, for PEF Retirees to be effective in our lobbying efforts, we need your continued support through active membership. Protect your life and the valuable benefits you earned from your years of public service during retirement — join PEF Retirees today! Two membership classifications are available to choose from; one for prior active, dues-paying PEF union members, and the second for individuals with no prior dues-paying member participation in PEF.
We are continually changing, adding to, and improving our benefit programs for members of the PEF Retirees.