Retiree Tools and Information
AFSCME has produced a variety of publications that provide information on issues that affect retirees. So whether you’re a retiree member or a working member who's looking for information for your parents or your own retirement planning, you’ve come to the right place.
To see the full text of any of the following publications, click on the title.
- AFSCME RetireesA guide to improve your retirement benefits and have the dignity and security to deserve.
- Tender Loving Care: A Guide to Hiring an In-Home CaregiverNeed advice on hiring a caregiver for yourself, spouse or parent?
- Social Security & Medicare Figures 2012A resource of figures for Social Security and Medicare in 2012
- Medicare Basics Fact Sheet
- GPO Q&A
- WEP Q&A
- Historic Timeline
- Our Retiree Health Care Benefits
- Q & A: Social Security's Government Pension Offset (for members in jobs not covered by Social Security)
- Q & A: Social Security's Windfall Elimination Provision (for members in jobs not covered by Social Security)
- Exiting the Workforce
- The Conversation: Talking With Your Aging Parents About Medicare and Other Health Care IssuesA parent's health is a difficult subject for adult children to deal with because it's fraught with emotion. The Conversation lays out the issues, answers questions, and helps the whole family have peace of mind.
- Retiree Chapters
- A Guide to RetirementA basic manual on retirement for AFSCME members.
- Public Employee Retirement Systems
- Questions & Answers on Advance Directives for End-of-Life Medical TreatmentThis publication provides important information on living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care, health care proxies and other legal issues surrounding end of life decisions.
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Security's FutureWant to know why Social Security is considered the greatest social program ever created in the United States? Why privatization would destroy it, and why Americans should have faith in its future? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know.
- Staying Fit: A Guide to Physical Activity for AFSCME RetireesMost people know that exercise is good for them and that includes retirees. In fact, research shows that older people have much to gain from exercise and keeping physically active. Read on to find out how retirees can stay fit.