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Navy Exchange Retired Employee Association Board of Directors Meeting
Bill Harper, Herb Friedland, Nancy Collette, Pat Byrne, Tom Cunningham, Jan Van Heiningen, Jim Kautz,
Jane Hoffmann, George Horey, Bob Elszy, Glenna Skinner
1. Meeting called to order by Bill Harper at 1910 hours
Minutes recorded by:
NEREA March 2012 presentation
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS
Many of us are efficient in our daily lives and have kept good records during our working years, but most of us leave very inadequate and/or incomplete information regarding our economic and personal affairs when we die, causing additional grief and problems for our beneficiary/surviving spouse. When and how your benefits will be paid and how your estate will be settled subsequent to your demise is your responsibility. We urge you to you use the below guidelines to prepare a checklist and share it with your beneficiary and/or surviving spouse. This checklist will be invaluable to your beneficiary when you pass. You should, store this information in a safe place so it will be available for possible revisions by you and later by your family.
WHO SHOULD BE NOTIFIED?
NEXCOM HAS PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING ADVICE FOR ALL NEXCOM RETIREES AND NEREA
RECOMMENDS THAT THIS INFORMATION BE GIVEN
TO YOUR BENEFICIARY OR SURVIVING SPOUSE.
“Retirees and/or beneficiaries should contact NEXCOM Human Resources Group on the toll
free number, 1-888-639-2363 for all benefit plan issues. Notification on the toll free number enables
the most efficient and effective processing of entitlements due to the retiree and /or beneficiary.
The above comments related to your NEXCOM retiree benefits are not intended to be all inclusive of action(s) that
should be taken to assist you and/or your beneficiaries. Remember, it is your responsibility to provide NEXCOM with all
applicable information relating to your NEXCOM retirement benefits.
IN ADDITION TO YOUR NEXCOM BENEFITS CONSIDER:
• Do you have a will? Have circumstances changed that may necessitate a change be
made to your original will? This may require professional assistance to ensure any
changes are legally acceptable. Does your beneficiary, spouse or a responsible family
member know where your will, or at least a copy, is located and have legal access to it?
DOD Retiree ID card approved
Navy Exchange retirees can now be issued the standard DoD Common Access Card (CAC) Identification Card. This ID card will facilitate retirees accessing DoD installations and MWR facilities and should resolve the problem many retirees have getting on base.
Any Navy Exchange System retiree can get a CAC card – regardless of years of service with the Exchange System. The CAC card can be used for base access and access to MWR facilities. Retirees with shopping privileges must still present the Exchange shopping card to access base exchanges.
Dependents of retirees cannot receive CAC cards at this time, and DoD has noted that the CAC ID card does not guarantee base access and access to MWR facilities. Installation Commanding Officers have the discretion to restrict access for reasons such as local demand, facility capacity, and security concerns.
To get a CAC card, retirees must go to a DoD CAC issuing office, with 2 forms of identification, at least one of which must be a photo ID. A list of all DoD CAC issuing offices and telephone numbers is on the internet at:
Many CAC sites strongly prefer and may require that appointments be made on-line ahead of time. Internet links to the appointment scheduling system of most CAC sites
Because this process is very new, and different CAC offices may have different requirements, it is recommended that retirees call ahead of time to verify the appointment and ID requirements - especially if traveling a long distance to get the ID card. In the unlikely event a retiree is not in the CAC office database necessary to issue an ID card, they can contact Susan Mirabella in NEXCOM Human Resources for assistance at 757-440-4767.
NOTE: IMPORTANT DUES INFORMATION
Every year NEREA receives letters from many NEX retirees asking basically two questions. (1) Do I owe dues and if so how much, and (2) Why doesn’t NEREA send out notices when dues are owed! Let’s take #2 first. To send out dues notices to all NEREA members, postage alone would be approximately $1,000, plus the printing and labor involved. Now for #1: As for dues owed information, you receive that information four times a year when you receive the quarterly NEREA NEWS newsletter. On the back page in your mailing address there will be a figure after your name and it will look like this; Mary M. Retiree-09. The 09 indicates your dues are paid through the year 2009. If it was -07 or -08, it would be years 2007 and 2008, respectively, and also would mean you are in arrears in your dues. Dues are $10.00 annually, and are due in January each year.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT Every year NEREA reviews all member’s dues status. Your dues are very important to the Association. Without your dues there would be no quarterly NEREA NEWS, and, in addition, 25% of your dues goes to the NEREA Scholarship Fund and is used to financially assist a youngster of a retiree on his or her way to their first year of college. When a member’s dues are in arrears, (remember your mailing label will reflect your current dues status) the member is subject to being dropped from the NEREA Association as well as the mailing list. The question becomes “How can NEREA continue its Newsletter mailings to those members that are no longer paying dues?” Please don’t let that happen to you. If you are behind on your dues please make an effort to get them current by 1 October before the annual dues survey is conducted. NEREA needs you and you need NEREA as it is the only association that watches out for the Navy Exchange retiree.
DID YOU KNOW?
SURVIVOR BENEFIT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS