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Access.att.com is a place for employees and retirees to access AT&T news and benefits information from home. You may access this Web site if you are an active employee, on a leave of absence or a retiree eligible for post-employment health benefits.

 

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You may register on access.att.com if you are a retired employee eligible for post-employment health benefits.   LTD recipients (who are not also retirement eligible), COBRA participants and survivors of an active/retired employee do not have access to this Web site.

If you are a retiree and forgot your password, you should re-register by clicking on the Retiree Registration link.

 

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Dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of healthcare, pension and other benefits earned by AT&T, Ameritech, and SBC Retirees.


What do we do for you?

• Meet with AT&T management and HR representatives to share retirees concerns and advocate for members when healthcare or other benefits are improperly denied.

• Work with the NRLN (National Retiree Legislative Network) to inform Congress of issues and legislation that are important to retirees and push to change laws that negatively impact retirees.

• Attend the AT&T Annual Meeting in order to meet with AT&T executives, shareholders and other retiree organizations to express our support of AT&T and concern for retention of benefits earned by retirees.

• Assist AT&T, Ameritech, and SBC Retirees who are having difficulty understanding how to contact and work with AT&T 3rd Party Health and Pension Benefit Managers.


Join now. We’re always looking for new members.


For more information, visit the AASBCR official website at www.aasbcr.org or you may call the AASBCR virtual office at (312) 962-2770, leave a message and someone will return your call.

 

 

Originally called . . .

"TelecomPioneers is the largest industry-related volunteer organization in the world, with chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1911, TelecomPioneers, formerly known as the Telephone Pioneers of America is comprised of nearly 750,000 current and retired telecommunications employees who have joined together to make their communities better places in which to live and work." - from the TelecomPioneers website.

The Pioneers organization benefits greatly from the support of its sponsoring companies in Canada and the United States. In association with Pioneers, the sponsoring companies express their corporate citizenship by contributing to the well being of their customers and their communities. In addition to their generous financial contributions, these companies provide in-kind donations of products and services, as well as human resources in support of members and their community service activities.

 

 

Retiree Homepage

Welcome, Verizon Retirees!!

Announcing a new way to access your VZ Benefits

Now you can manage your Verizon benefits 24/7 at http://www22.verizon.com/content/retiree/home/home.htm:

  • Get instant access to your healthcare coverage—medical, dental and vision

  • No waiting on hold

  • Link to your health plan and the Verizon Savings Plan

  • Register your email address and get the latest information

There’s also a new telephone number for the Verizon Benefits Center—
1-877-4VzBens. (From outside the U.S., call 1-847-883-1009.)

 

The Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) Inc is an association of pensioners from Bell Canada and its affiliates who have united to defend the rights, benefits, and privileges they acquired throughout their active work life. BPG is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1995 under the Canada Corporations Act.

The primary objective of the BPG is to protect the Bell Canada pension and benefits of its members and to educate our members on these issues and where necessary to assist them in addressing problems in these areas.

For more information on BPG go to www.bellpensionersgroup.ca

 

 

T.C.V.

 Telco Community Volunteers is an organization
within the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada.
T.C.V. consist of five retirees’ clubs, Toronto,
Scarborough, Fieldway, Oakville and Brampton.

For more information go to www.telcocommunityvolunteers.com

 

 


ASSOCIATION OF BELLTEL RETIREES INC

Tom Butler and Robert Rehm brought to our attention a not-for-profit web site called, ASSOCIATION OF BELLTEL RETIREES INC.  Their website is located at  www.belltelretirees.org.   It was incorporated by a group of 6 former managers of New York Telephone/NYNEX/BellAtlantic in 1996 and it now has over 70,000 retiree members.  This organization's mission is to protect and enhance the pension and retirement benefits of all retirees, former management and union represented, of the company now known as VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION.  I am not associated with nor familiar with this group.  I am only presenting this information here as a public service to those retired employees of what is now called Verizon.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

ASSOCIATION OF BELLTEL RETIREES INC.
P.O. BOX 33  (181 Main Street)
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724

email: association@belltelretirees.org
Office Phone: (631)367-3067
FAX: (631)367-1190
HOTLINE:(800)261-9222

 

 

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The Lucent Retirees Organization, chartered in January 2003, embodies the interests of 120,000 retirees plus their dependents.  Membership in the LRO is composed of individuals under the Lucent pension plan, including all Lucent and Bell Labs retirees, and those who retired when the company was known as Western Electric and/or AT&T Network Systems, plus subsidiaries such as Teletype and Sandia.  The organization endeavors to safeguard the pensions and benefits that Lucent committed to provide its retirees and dependents.  In addition, the LRO helps its members and their families with issues relating to their pensions, benefits, Social Security, Medicare and other aspects that impact their quality of life.

For more information on the LRO, go to www.lucentretirees.com

 

AUSWR
The Association of U S West Retirees

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Association of US West Retirees Inc. AUSWR is a tax exempt corporation.

Documents relating to the application are on file at the office of the:
AUSWR Treasurer,
1833 E Gary St.
Mesa, AZ 85203-4510

It is designed to disseminate information about Qwest to the 14 state area that Qwest covers.

TelCoRetirees.org Represents the TelCoRetirees Association Inc, a not for profit organization formed by Retired Employees of the Former Pacific Bell Telephone Corp. and Nevada-Pacific Telephone Corp.. Dedicated to the objective of protecting, enhancing and assuring the continuation of retirees' pensions and other benefits promised by the company at the time of their retirement. A valuable Internet resource and touchstone for employee pension and retirement information.

http://telcoretirees.org/

 

 

 

Any CWA Retiree that would like to join the CWA Retired Members Council or possibly a retiree council club in their region should email "hgibson@cwa-union.org."

 

 

"THE FOLLOWING EMAIL WAS RECEIVED BY US AND WE ARE PASSING IT ON TO YOU JUST IN CASE YOU MAY HAVE SOME MONEY DUE TO YOU THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT!   I KNOW OF THREE RETIREES THAT HAVE CHECKED THIS OUT BY CALLING THE 800 NUMBER (BELOW) AND HAVE RECEIVED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY HAD NOT BEEN AWARE OF.   I ALSO CALLED AND DIDN'T HAVE ANY LUCK... I.E. NO MONEY.


I AM NEITHER PROMOTING, ENDORSING OR RECOMMENDING THIS AND STRICTLY PROVIDING THIS TO YOU AS INFORMATION THAT MAY BENEFIT THOSE OF YOU THAT HAD INVESTMENT IN THE LONG TERM SAVINGS PLAN for MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES (LTSPME).   ALSO MENTIONED IN THE PROSPECTUS UPDATE LETTER WERE THE RETIREMENT SAVINGS & PROFIT SHARING PLAN (RSPSP) & THE LONG TERM SAVINGS & SECURITY PLAN (LTSSP).   SO IF YOU ARE/WERE INVOLVED IN ANY OF THESE PLANS YOU MAY WANT TO CONTACT FIDELITY AT THE 800 NUMBER BELOW.

I DO KNOW THAT THIS IS LEGITIMATE.

ROY JUCH

 


THE FOLLOWING IS FROM A FELLOW RETIREE:

This may be old info to you, or something you've already handled, OR it might uncover some surprise funds for you.


I think everyone who had 401-K funds inside their LTSPME Plan administered by Fidelity Investments probably received correspondence from Fidelity a few months ago indicating you could withdraw or remain a participant in a Class Action Suit against AT&T Corp.  Also indicated you would be entitled to receive benefits from the proposed settlement IF you had an investment in the AT&T Stock Fund between Sept. 1999 and Dec. 2000.  Apparently AT&T had agreed to create a settlement fund of 29 million $$ to compensate the participants of the Class Action Suit.  A New Jersey Court was supposed to approve or reject that proposed settlement on Sep 19, 2005.  Would appear they did approve and finalize the settlement on/about that time.


Some retired & former participants in the LTSPME Plan received other correspondence from Fidelity referring to an update to the AT&T U.S. Equity Fund.  Was a rather confusing bit of information, but suggested a call to the AT&T Savings Plan Center if you had questions.  A former co-worker, retired since 1989 did call the 1-800-610-7100 phone #, discovered he had a bit over $2300. in his old Fidelity account that he assumed was zero, since he had rolled those 401-K funds to another custodian some 10 years ago.  Has since received those funds minus 20% withholding for FIT. Plans to hand deliver those proceeds to the current custodian of their Self Directed IRA Accounts

I have since called Fidelity and found I have some $960. in their accounts even though I rolled the entire values in their accounts to another custodian in 2003.  Another retiree who left his 401-K invested with Fidelity since 1989 found his account had suddenly increased in value by some $960. apparently added to his account as a result of the settlement.

At this time, we have no earthly idea how the $$ amounts credited to the old accounts were determined, or why there is significant differences in the amounts.  May be determined by ONLY the amount invested in the AT&T Stock Fund during the Sep 99 & Dec 2000 timeframe, and possibly nothing to do with our investments in the US Equity Fund or the US Fixed Income Fund. Good chance those funds were renamed 1-2 times probably dropping the "US" from the names.

If you choose to call Fidelity at the 1-800-610-7100 -- Think you will find your old PIN will not work and you cannot determine much from their automated TT System. Touching the "O" button seems to get a CSR in pretty short order. Appears they need to confirm your SS#, DOB, Mailing Address (and Bell System Service Date) to discuss any account balance or explain your withdrawal options.

If you are past age of 70 1/2 they must send you the amount required as a Mandatory Withdrawal for 2006 on your first call.


You can call the next day, request remainder of the funds, less 20% FIT be sent direct to you, OR rolled over to another custodian you might have an IRA account with. Suspect you would need to provide address, your account #, Tax id, ect. for the new custodian if you want them to mail direct. Or so long as you're over 59 1/2 believe they will send you the funds, and you can deliver to the other custodian of your choosing.

They will ask if you have a copy and have read the IRS Rules/Regs on withdrawal or rollover of Pre-Tax retirement funds. penalties for early withdrawals, ect., ect.  Unless you answer YES''' there will be a few days delay while they mail you those R&R's and put your withdrawal put on hold until you advise you have now read/understand  the regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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