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WELCOME to your source for information about MCRA, upcoming events,
and links to retirement and benefit resources for Macomb County retirees.
On the Calendar
MCRA Board Meeting
Due to COVID-19, the Board meeting
will be conducted by Zoom video conference.
Contact the Secretary if you wish to participate.

NEXT MEETING - OCT 14, 2020
Wednesday 9:00AM

- 2021 DATES -
Jan 13     Apr 14     Jul 14    Oct 13
Annual Meeting
Due to COVID-19, the Sep. 16, 2020 Annual Member Meeting
was held via video conference.  In addition to Secretary's,
Treasurer's and President's reports, the annual election of
directors, was conducted.  The seven MCRA Directors serve
alternate rotating terms. The following 3 persons were
elected Directors for the term of Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023:
  • George Brumbaugh
  • Tom Kalkofen
  • Mary Solomon

Many thanks to Jill Lezotte who has been a Director since
2013 and served as the Treasurer these past eight years.  
We are all grateful for your dedicated service.
CORONAVIRUS SAFETY - Help Stop the Spread

  • Whenever possible, stay home and away from other people
  • Wear a face mask when near other people
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet or more in public areas
  • Give a friendly wave rather than shaking hands
  • Wash hands, especially after touching frequently used items
  • Avoid touching your face and eyes
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or inside your elbow
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces often
Annual Dues
Check your membership status in your news-
letter.  If your membership expires within the
next 3 months, renew your membership today.  
For more information visit:
macombretirees.org/dues

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information as the print version but is delivered
via email with a couple of advantages:
  • Delivered even when away from home
  • Reduced printing and postage costs

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macombretirees.org/update

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Michigan Auto Insurance Reform
Effective July 1, 2020, no-fault auto insurance reform
legislation provided new insurance coverage options which
may lower rates for Michigan drivers.  Choose a coverage
level of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that is appropriate
based on your needs and budget.

For additional information:
Visit:
https://www.michigan.gov/autoinsurance
Email: autoinsurance@michigan.gov
Call: 833-ASK-DIFS (275-3437)
Auto No-Fault Consumer Hotline

Qualified Health Coverage
In a June 14, 2020 memo, Macomb County HRLR Director
Andrew McKinnon states, “According to our information
provided by our health insurance partners, and decisions
made on behalf of the County, your plan meets the
requirements to be considered qualified health coverage
under the new Michigan no-fault law. “

“Keep in mind that Michigan No-Fault Personal Injury
Protection (PIP) coverage pays for more than medical
expenses – including things like attendant care, housing
modifications, lost wages, etc.   You should discuss PIP
coverage and other auto coverage with your auto carrier or
agent. As always, please follow the terms and conditions of
your health plan policy.”

Frequently asked questions are covered in these brochures:
Blue Cross Blue Sheild/Blue Care Network (BCBS-BCN)

Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
Contacting Retirement Services
When possible, email direct deposit changes, tax changes (MI,
US & Social Security) and address changes to:
retirement@macombgov.org

Include only the last 4 digits of your social security number on
documents or in texts.  Do not send your full social security
number via email.