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Proposed Funding Level Will Severely Impact RRB Customer Service & Operations

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has released its funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 25. When the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) budget for FY 24 was finalized (six month…
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Understanding the Structure and Benefits of the Railroad Retirement Act

The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) is dedicated to keeping its members well-informed about the special benefits and regulations that govern their retirement under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA). This blo…
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Strengthening Our Alliance: Member Recruitment in Protecting Railroad Retirement

The importance of unity and collaboration in advocacy and representation for NARVRE cannot be overstated. The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) embodies this unity as a tangible force driving our mission forwa…
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President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

A Boost for Affordability in Healthcare In his initial days in office, President Biden addressed one of the most pressing concerns for Americans: rising inflation in healthcare. He signed the Inflation Reduction Act shortly after his inaugurat…
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On Track for Progress: Memphis to Nashville Passenger Railway

Exciting news for Tennessee residents has been announced! An article on the front page of the Commercial Appeal recently reported that a Memphis to Nashville train may be on the horizon. The article stated that US Representative Steve Cohen’s off…
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RRB Appeals Procedures

Persons claiming retirement, disability, or survivor annuities or unemployment or sickness benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) have the right to appeal unfavorable determinations on their claims. The attached PDF will describe the R…

Widow(er)’s Initial Minimum Amount (WIMA)

Why don’t I get a Cost-of-Living Adjustment?  Each year, in October, Social Security Administration (SSA) and Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) announce the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the upcoming year.   Each year,…
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Medicare Part B Premium and Deductible Increase in 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the standard monthly Part B premium will be $174.70 in 2024, an increase of $9.80 from $164.90 in 2023. The annual deductible for all Medicare Part B enrollees in 2024 will…
Medicare webinars from NARVRE.

Medicare Webinars for NARVRE Members

As 2024 rolls in, railroad retirees need to monitor their healthcare plans. As a member of NARVRE, you can rest assured that we have got you covered. We are committed to ensuring that our esteemed members stay well-informed amidst the ever-changi…
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Biden Administration Plans to Develop a Way for Credit Scores Not to be Affected by Medical Bills

The last few months have been tumultuous in the White House, causing widespread speculation about a potential government shutdown. As an organization, we strongly encourage all our members to reach out to their Congress members. Urge them to prio…