Federal Poverty Level Premium Discount Program
PEEHIP provides premium assistance to qualifying members (active and retired) based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). A PEEHIP member who has a combined family income of 300% or less of the FPL may qualify for a reduced premium on his or her PEEHIP hospital medical or HMO premium and may apply for the discount anytime during the year. The discount does not, however, apply to the optional coverage plan premiums. The discount can reduce the member’s monthly premium by 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50% depending on the member’s FPL. To apply for FPL premium assistance:
- Submit the FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION with a copy of your signed Federal Income Tax Return forms and copies of all supporting 1099s and W-2s.
- The form is available on the PEEHIP web page at www.rsa-al.gov/PEEHIP/peehip-pubs-forms.html.
- The FPL premium discount is effective for the plan year only and recertification and reenrollmentis required annually during Open Enrollment.
A Message From AARP State Director Jesse Salinas
Dear AERA Members,
It is so great to finally get to reach out to you, our AARP Alabama members. My first few months as your new AARP Alabama State Director have been a whirlwind of activity. We have had so many things going on. It has been great to get our staff and volunteers activated in support of our growing population.
First, I should probably start by introducing myself. With my move to Montgomery in January of this year, I’m coming home, in a manner of speaking. My last position was with the Points of Light Institute in Atlanta, but I am a VERY proud graduate of the University of Alabama, and early in my career I worked with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. I am so honored to bring my skills and experience in the nonprofit sector to the AARP Alabama state office. We have an amazing staff, executive council and many great volunteers “in the trenches” doing some great work across the state.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSROOM COURSE - SPECIAL OFFER
To recognize and thank teachers, AARP is offering all educators the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course for $5. From July 1 through August 31, all current and retired educators and school personnel are eligible to take the AARP Driver Safety classroom course at the discounted rate.
The 2012 Educator Appreciation Promotion is offered to those individuals who have been an educator, or have worked for a school district or university in any capacity. This includes custodians, secretaries, aides, pre-school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, band directors, school nurses, Sunday school teachers, cafeteria workers and even parents who home-school their children. It does not matter how long someone was an educator, or if they have a teaching degree. The only requirement will be to fill out a coupon, which is available online www.aarp.org/educators or can be obtained at the time of the class.
Teachers' Retirement System returns over many periods trail those of many other pension funds, study shows
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Investment returns for the state Teachers' Retirement System trailed returns of most public pension funds in a national survey over one, three, five, 10 and 20 year periods, but it did better over a six-month period, results released today show.
David Bronner, chief executive of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, which includes the TRS, blamed the under-performance on investments that the RSA makes in Alabama companies and projects, such as golf courses, office buildings and hotels.
''The retirement systems doesn't do well compared to other states because of the Alabama investments,'' Bronner told TRS board members today.
''There's not one investment that I can think of in Alabama that you couldn't make more money other places,'' he said. ''But if you don't invest in Alabama, Alabama will never change. It will never improve. It will never do anything.