The Retired Public Employees of New Mexico (RPENM) has been serving New Mexico's retired public employees since 1962. Our membership comes from every community in New Mexico and all over the United States. Our Mission is to give a voice to all retired public employees. We provide members with valuable benefits, newsletters, annual meetings and chapters throughout the state. PERA retirees, their beneficiaries, and active PERA members are all eligible to join RPENM. Dues are only $24.00/year!
Join us May 1 & 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque. The Board Meeting is Thursday morning followed at 3pm by a panel discussion on Shams & Frauds - Prevention & Repair. Experts on this panel are Michael C. Parks, Mandy Pino Center for Life Planning and Benefits Choices, D. Sandi Gilley, Las Access New Mexico, and Cristy Wade, NM Aging & Long-Term Services Dept.
The reception will begin May 1 at 5:30pm with hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction and live music by Prisma. Local legislators have been invited. The following day, May 2, is the Membership Meeting with guest speakers, Mayor Richard Berry, Representative Bill Rehm, Wayne Propst (PERA), Mark Tyndall (NMRHCA), Lemuel Harrison (AMBA). Drawings for cash raffle and door prizes will be held at the end of the meeting just before the delicious lunch buffet scheduled for noon where we will have live Flamenco entertainment. Click for Meeting Details or Registration Form or Raffle Tickets.
Many retirees have questions about the impact of health care reform (Affordable Care Act) on their retiree health care. NM Retiree Health Care Authority has provided us basic information about the impact on NMRHCA members - most specifically about the exchanges.
Please see the attached article - Health Care Reform in 2014.docx
> Lobbied for and supported recent legislation that will reach toward PERA’s goal of being as close to 100% funded as possible by the year 2041.
> Led the effort to pass Constitutional Amendment 4 in 1998, protecting PERA's assets from political raids.
> Worked to establish the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority (NMRHCA).
> Secured two elected PERA retiree board members. Continue to work with PERA to ensure good legislation and security of the PERA fund.
> Partnered with NMRHCA and the Association of Education Retirees (AER), our peer on the teacher's side, to lobby the legislature and sue the governor to keep them from changing NMRHCA without the appropriate planning or studies.
> Provide many member-only benefits and discounts to RPENM members.
Yes, we have taken action and will continue to take action in the future, but please remember one thing: PERA and the NMRHCA were both created by legislative action and can be changed, for good or bad by legislative action.
For more information please contact our Executive Director at:
PO Box 20607
Albuquerque NM 87154-0607
or (505) 280-8459