Group Medicare plans help seniors save with better flexibility

For retirees shopping Medicare plans in the insurance space, coverage and flexibility significantly varies depending on whether you have an individual plan or group plan. Depending on the type of plan you have, you may need to research and switch plans annually to optimize coverage and have something that fits your needs.

Humana Associate Vice President of Group Medicare Eric St. Pierre joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the differences between individual and group Medicare plans and how to get the best coverage to meet your medical needs. Continue reading

Navigating the end of life: How to prepare

Preparing for the end of life can be a difficult task for anyone. Dividing up possessions and finances can be even more difficult.

Kelley and Ferraro Associate Attorney Joseph Stottner discussed how people should begin preparing for the end of their life, how to navigate the legal requirements and more. He also touched on the damage asbestos has done to those exposed on jobsites. Continue reading

Medicare made simple: Retirees have more options

Medicare is a complicated topic that is often pushed off until a person reaches a certain age or is contemplating retirement. There are multiple plans to choose from and companies craft various packages that seem to offer varying coverage, but have very vague definitions.

Humana Associate Vice President of Group Medicare Eric St. Pierre joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the solutions available to retirees, explaining how they invest in their clients and what Humana can do for retirees. Continue reading

Increase in retirement causes short and long term impact on the economy, Social Security

The COVID-19 pandemic threw plenty of curveballs at the economy and the American population. While many people lost their jobs, others willingly retired early.

Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Rich Fiesta discussed the issues that may be created by mass amounts of early retirement. He also discussed Social Security, and how the pandemic will affect the economy long term and more. Continue reading

Federal law enforcement officers seek similar retirement as municipal officers

Law enforcement officers within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are facing issues that led them to seek union representation. These dedicated officers are now looking to get a retirement package they believe they deserve.

American Federation of Government Employees Local 1969 President Andrew Peterson joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to shine a light on the issues faced by members of Local 1969. He also explained how the problems are being resolved. Continue reading

Florida passes restrictive voting law, retired Americans push back

America’s senior citizens face many hardships due to physical shortcomings. While some things like standing in line to vote are okay for the younger population, older Americans may struggle.

Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Rich Fiesta discussed the issues with the voting laws being passed by some states, what the alliance is doing to combat these laws and how the federal government is attempting to circumvent these laws. Continue reading

Financially preparing yourself for the end of your life with legal counsel

Nobody wants to plan for the end of their life, but it is necessary. It is important the right people are in place to make sure your assets are properly distributed as you desire.

Kelley and Ferraro Attorney Dayna DePerro is an expert on the matter. DePerro provided AWF Union Podcast listeners with some valuable insight on the end of life process when she appeared on today’s episode of the show. Continue reading

COVID-19 relief bill funds pensions for decades to come

Retired Americans and those soon to retire breathed a sigh of relief after the passage of the most recent COVID-19 relief bill, which includes stimulus checks and solutions for other problems older Americans face.

Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Rich Fiesta joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to analyze the new COVID-19 relief bill and the PRO Act and the uphill battle it faces in the Senate. Continue reading

Missouri Victory on Prop A was a Main Topic of Discussion on America’s Work Force

On the broadcast today we had Dan Doron, with the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and he talked about several topics including Consumer Payments to Subsidize Electric Utilities, Do Not Call List, Summer Crisis Program, and OCC Visits to Fairs! Also on the program was Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers International Union of North America(LIUNA), and he discussed the Missouri Victory on Prop A, the Infrastructure Proposal from Bill Shuster, the Pension Crisis, and Immigration Crack-down and it’s Effect on the Construction Industry!