Protect benefits
May 10, 2016 | 11692 views | 1 1 comments | 624 624 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

As we mark Older Americans Month in May, it is important to remember that many retirees across our nation and community are facing the cancellation or loss of their earned retirement healthcare benefits. has been advocating for important federal legislation, the Employee Benefits Protection Act, to add crucial protections to stop retirees’ earned retirement healthcare benefits from being taken away.

I urge my fellow retirees to join the movement to fight for these benefits, which we earned over decades-long careers by accepting less in salary compensation in exchange for the guarantee of quality healthcare in our later years.

Sadly, over 22 million of our fellow retirees have already seen their earned benefits cancelled by their former employers.

With the upcoming presidential election, retirees need to spotlight the importance of protecting our earned healthcare. I encourage all retirees and anyone who cares about their retirement future to get involved and tell our elected leaders and candidates that we are serious about protecting our future.


Bill Viggiano

Williston Park
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Frederick R. Bedell
May 10, 2016
Bill Viggiano; you are absolutely right. I will write to our legal representatives and voice my opinion on this most important attack to us who are senior citizens.