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  • NYSHIP Co-Pays 2019 Increase

    Effective January 1, 2019 co-pays for visits will change as follows: Doctor visits will now be $25. Visits to an Urgent Care Center will now be $30. Other changes to the plan were detailed in the […]

  • Social Security COLA 2019

    If you are at full retirement age (now age 66) or older for all of 2019, you may keep all of your benefits no matter how much you earn. If you are younger than full […]

  • Helpful info from our Pension Consultant

    At our December meeting, Norman Rosenfeld gave members a useful presentation on NYCERS and MaBSTOA pensions. For a consultation you must contact Frank DeSimone first. NYCERS date of membership does not always coincide with your […]

  • Photos from Annual Dinner Dance

    Another successful dinner-dance-scholarship awards was held Nov 9th at Riccardo’s. A good time was had by all. Here are some photos from that evening. More can be found on the PHOTOS tab in the TMBA […]

  • Social Security Announces 2.8 % Benefit Increase for 2019

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment […]

  • Life Insurance Info

    Buying Life Insurance is not simple like getting a TV or tires for your car. There are different products and having some knowledge will help you should you consider buying a policy. The links below […]

  • Changing Tax Withholding Online (active)

    Federal, State (NY & CT) and City (NYC & Yonkers) tax withholding elections can be done through the self service portal Click on the link above to enter the portal with your BSC ID […]

  • New ID restrictions for domestic airline flights

      Dear DMV Customer,   Flying in your future? Soon, you will need a REAL ID to board a flight within the U.S. if you do not already have a passport or Enhanced Driver License. […]

  • Reduced LIRR ticket within Queens and Brooklyn LIRR Stations

    LIRR customers traveling between Brooklyn and Queens can now take the train using the “Atlantic Ticket” which offers discounted fares for customers traveling between Brooklyn and seven stations in Queens on a temporary basis. Atlantic Ticket […]

  • MTA Ridership Down due to Ride Sharing Services

    New York’s straphangers are now turning to their smartphones to get around town, a new state study says. Train & bus ridership is down, while car driving, fueled in part by apps-based services, is on […]