CHEMUNG COUNTY DINNER MEETING – JANUARY 24TH
We will be holding an informational dinner meeting on Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at Lib’s Supper Club, 106 W. 5th St., Elmira. The meeting is open to ALL members of the Local (from any county). Please RSVP to Tammy Witteman, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 16th (tomorrow). Vendors have been invited to attend and will be available from 4:30-5:45, meeting to start at 5:45.
SAVE THE DATE – LEWIS COUNTY:
Lewis County Dinner meeting, Lowville, Thursday, February 28th. Details to follow.
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT FUND CO-PAY REIMBURSEMENT
A reminder to submit your EBF reimbursement form once you have reached a combined co-pay amount of $325 for physician visit and prescription co-pays OR on/after December 31st each year. Applications are accepted for 2018 reimbursement through March 31st, 2019. Click the link below for guidelines and pay particular attention to what proof of co-pays are accepted, i.e., Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for Physician co-pays and pharmacy printouts for Prescription co-pays.
CSEA DUES & YOUR TAXES
Because I have received a number of inquiries, our members should be aware that CSEA itself does not, per se, raise our dues annually. CSEA dues increase only when the entire CSEA delegate body votes to do so, which has not happened in many years. However, based on our affiliation with our “parent” union AFSCME, we do incur an annual increase based on their increase in dues annually.
Also, based on changes to NYS laws in April 2017, do you know you may now write off your CSEA dues on your New York State taxes if you itemize? Even if you do not itemize your federal taxes. CSEA and other Unions fought hard for this change, fighting to save you money! Check with your professional tax preparer for further information.