Welcome to the Retiree's Corner. This section of the Sioux City Professional Firefighters Local 7 Web Site is used for the sharing of information pertaining to all former and retired members of Sioux City Fire Rescue.
Althought currently under construction, the intent of this page is to keep in touch with retirees, provide a place for posting of pension information, retirement notices, pertinent articles and any other information members deem important.
Click HERE if you would like to share your e-mail address, insert a picture or just say hello! Please consider registering to gain access to pertinent information directly related to SCFR retirees.
Mark your calendar for upcoming events you won't want to miss!
Sausage Making to season Local 7's new smoker: Friday, November 6th, 2015. 10am-? Ed Voloshen's House 3005 S Paxton
Texas Roadhouse FREE lunch for MDA: Thursday, December 3rd 11-1
Local 7 Annual Smoker: Wednesday January 6th, Thursday January 7th place: TBD
HEALTH CARE ENHANCEMENT FOR LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS
HELPS is a retiree health care benefit that provides a tax-free distribution of up to $3,000 from retirement plans to help retirees pay for health insurance or long-term care insurance.
In 2006, the IAFF won an unprecedented congressional victory with the passage of the Health Care Enhancement for Local Public Safety Officers (HELPS) act. Under it, retirees can receive a tax-free distribution of up to $3,000 from retirement plans to help pay for health insurance or long-term care insurance premiums. The IAFF encourages affiliates to remind retirees about the HELPS benefit.
Under the benefit, the IRS will allow retired fire fighters to exclude from income distributions made from eligible retirement plans up to $3,000 annually to pay the costs for accident or health insurance or long-term care insurance. The funds can cover the retiree, spouse or dependents. The distribution must be made directly from the retirement plan to the insurance provider. Eligible retirement plans include qualified trusts, section 403(a) plans, section 403(b) annuities and section 457(b) plans.
For more information, visit the IAFF at http://www.iaff.org/ET/HELPS/HELPS.htm
The Alumni program is designed exclusively to assist retirees and former members in continuing their relationship with the IAFF.
Membership in this free program allows Alumni members to benefit from select IAFF and Union Plus programs, services and discounts, such as automotive, consumer education, computers, clothing, healthy lifestyles, home improvement, financial/insurance products, mobile phones / calling plans, pets, legal services and travel.
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Page Last Updated: Nov 01, 2015 (21:09:21)