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Bulletin Board – August 24th, 2020

August 24th, 2020 RUPA Members: Message from the Executive Committee Ruparians: I wanted to take this opportunity to say that the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors are concerned about your health and welfare based on the events that are happening in this country and the world. Hurricane Laura and Marco are currently impacting the Gulf Coast and surrounding states. Storms have impacted the Midwest and Iowa. There was unbelievable destruction to Iowa’s homes, farms and businesses. And now, fires have devastated the West to include California. Personally, my wife and I live in Northern California as does your Vice President, Don Wolfe. We live under the constant concern of a fire igniting in our backyard. We now have a continuous flow of ash...

Bulletin Board – August 3rd, 2020

August 3rd, 2020 RUPA Members: Options for RUPANEWS! Due to the evolving situation of the pandemic, the US Postal Service has been slow in the delivery of the mail. Would you like to receive the RUPANEWS by email? If so, please send an email to our Secretary-Treasurer at: rupasectr@rupa.org Enjoy the color edition. You may use this option as opposed to the hard copy edition. Selecting this option will save RUPA an enormous amount in production and postage costs. Further, you will receive a copy of the RUPANEWS much sooner. No action is required if you decide to receive the hard copy by mail. Thank you for your time in this matter. John Gorczyca President, RUPA Don Wolfe Vice President, RUPA John Rains Sec/Treas, RUPA...

Bulletin Board – June 26th, 2020

June 26th, 2020 RUPA Members: Travel update from our Travel Guru! The restriction on NRSA travel that has prohibited standbys from being boarded when the load exceeds 70% will be lifted effective July 1st. From UAL via RUPA's Pat Palazzolo - rupapasstravel@rupa.org Reminder: check our website for additional travel information and for other important retiree information at: www.RUPA.org

Bulletin Board – June 3rd, 2020

June 3rd, 2020 RUPA Members: Travel update from our Travel Guru! Hello Fellow Aviators, The twice a year opportunity to change our Enrolled Friends is approaching. The deadline for making changes to our enrolled friends for the next travel period is midnight CST June 28, 2020. However, if you do nothing, no changes will be made to your Enrolled Friends selections. TIP: If you leave either or both of your Enrolled Friends selections empty, you can go back any time during the travel period and add an enrolled friend later, but after midnight CST on June 28, 2020 you cannot change an enrolled friend until the next travel period. If you would like to change your Enrolled Friend selections, please follow these steps: Log into...

Bulletin Board – October 28th, 2019

October 28, 2019 RUPA Members:  It has come to our attention that there may be some issues with the current UAL Benefits form that you need to check very carefully. The UAL Benefits form you have recently received may have a coding problem and or incorrect Medicare number(s).   Bottom line: if anyone has been "given" 1502, Medicare Indemnity option versus the 1501 Medicare Advantage they're supposed to be getting, they must call the UAL Benefits center to give them their correct Medicare number(s), or they will be dis-enrolled as of June 2020.   Contact ASAP the UAL Benefits Center (Your Benefits Resources) 800 651 1007 UAL is aware of the problem - take action and call and verify your information!

Bulletin Board – October 11th, 2019

October 11, 2019 RUPA Members: Immediate Past President Bob Engelman took notes at the Aetna insurance presentation made at the RUPA Reunion in Dayton, Ohio last week. Lots of questions and answers remain!   This is NOT an endorsement or recommendation! RUPA does not have an insurance guru so your own research is required.   This eblast is very long, be patient. DO NOT CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, I don't have the answers and don't use the company's insurance plan.   To start with, no one at RUPA has the expertise to assess a medical plan. That’s something so important that each member should do his or her own research. I’ll include below the notes I took at the presentation we got at Dayton,...

Bulletin Board – October 19th, 2017

October 19th, 2017 RUPA Members:  From RUPA President Bob Engelman Latest travel news from the company's website - 30 minute cutoff for most new bookings! Effective Oct. 19, customers will need to create or change their revenue tickets and MileagePlus award bookings at least 30 minutes ahead of scheduled departure on all self-serve booking channels. This change also applies to employees traveling on Employee Discount 20 tickets. This change does not apply to space-available or company business bookings. We’re making this change in response to feedback from Airport Operations employees who noted that reducing last-minute bookings made by customers who have no possibility of making their flights (due to traffic or airport security or other delays) will enhance their ability to serve our customers and manage...

Bulletin Board – October 18th, 2017

October 19th, 2017 RUPA Members: Latest quick notes from the company! Greetings Retiree Organization Leader, Exciting news! This morning at approximately 2:00 a.m. CT, the myUAdiscount program was enhanced to include these three items. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Waived in-cabin pet fees (savings of $125 each way) 2. Waived unaccompanied minor fees (savings of $150 each way) 3. Boarding Group 3 or higher (depending on Mileage Plus credit card purchase or Mileage Plus Premier status). The United Daily story that includes more details will be published tonight and will also be available on the Travel tab. Thank you, Michelle Michelle Pritchett Employee Travel Policy and Procedures Representative, Human Resources Try United Service Anywhere to find answers to commonly asked questions and to submit request to our service...

Bulletin Board – October 11th, 2017

October 11th, 2017 RUPA Members: Retirees - note Enrollment Period dates! From the company: Annual enrollment is now open -- for ACTIVE Employees. For Retirees it will be 10/30 thru 11/10. Starting Oct. 9, active employees can enroll in their benefits for 2018. This is a once-a-year opportunity for you to ensure you have the benefits and insurance that’s right for you and your families next year. The tool will remain open through Oct. 27. Retiree enrollment opens Oct. 30 and runs through Nov. 10. Visit Your Benefits Resources (YBR) to make your elections. You can also make your elections over the phone through our Benefits Center (UABC) by calling 1-800-651-1007. If you don’t take the time to enroll, your current 2017 elections will carry...

Bulletin Board – October 4th, 2017

Ocotber 4th, 2017 RUPA Members: Latest news from RAFA's Kirk Moore! Retiree Association of Flight Attendants Pass Travel UPDATE October 3, 2017 1) Pass Travel improvements 2) Changes to Pass Travel Tax Reporting for Retirees 3) Update your contact information NOW 4) Savvy Traveling: United app, KTN 5) More flights! 6) Discounts; cars, cruises, hotels 7) RAFA website It may be easier to read this UPDATE on our website: http://www.rafa-cwa.org/page-1836169 1) Pass Travel Improvements As promised, United recently contacted the retiree groups via a conference call, responding to the groups’ Pass Travel improvement suggestions from the April retiree summit in Chicago. Laura Motelet, Managing Director of the Employee Travel Center & HR Administration, gave us the good news: “We are excited to announce that beginning in...
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