Latest News for Purdue Retirees
Upcoming PURA Trips and Tours Committee Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
PURA Luncheon Speaker for June 3
All Purdue retirees are invited to join former colleagues and bring their friends to the monthly PURA luncheon on June 3 when Bob Fulk comes to talk about identity theft. All meetings are held at the MCL Cafeteria on Sagamore Parkway West in West Lafayette. Members and their guests should arrive by 11 a.m., go through the line to purchase lunch, and then join other PURA members in the MCL meeting room. The meeting and presentation start at 11:45 a.m.
June 21: “Garden Party Along the Heritage Trail”
A Master Gardener guided “Garden Party Along the Heritage Trail” is being sponsored by PURA and Imperial Travel. Participants will tour five formal gardens near Elkhart. Included are the Krider “World’s Fair” garden and Linton’s Enchanted Gardens. The per-person $79.00 cost includes transportation, guides, and a box lunch. The Bus will leave the Imperial Bus Garage a 7 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Collins, PURA Trips and Tours Committee, at email@example.com or 765-413-8451.
Lafayette Limo Tours and PURA
Present Tall Ships at Navy Pier
Saturday August 10, 2013
Come with us Chicago’s Navy Pier and see these beautiful ships! Chicago’s Navy Pier is a mecca of entertainment, shopping, restaurants and the beautiful huge Ferris Wheel. The ships will grace the east end of the pier. Cost for transportation and general admission to the festival grounds: $35.00 per person.
PURA members will get boarding admission tickets, including entrance to the festival, plus boarding and touring participating vessels, VIP Match Cup viewing area’s for the races, and meet and greets with the professional sailors for a total cost of $55.00.
Payment for this tour is due by July 30, 2013.
Spring Fling 2013 Faculty, Staff and Retiree Appreciation Day, Thursday, May 23
For retiree registration form, click here.
Save the Date for the PURA Kickoff Luncheon
Mark your calendars now for the annual PURA Kickoff Luncheon! The event will take place Monday, September 9, 2013. We will hold our luncheon at Four Points by Sheraton in West Lafayette (formerly known as University Plaza Hotel). Complete information, including your invitation and registration form, will be in the July issue of the PURA Newsletter.
Retirees on Purdue Choice Fund, Purdue Incentive or Purdue Copay Can Use Center for Healthy Living
Purdue’s new Center for Healthy Living opened Feb. 27 in the Purdue West Shopping Center at 1400 W. State St. The center serves benefits-eligible employees, retirees and their dependents covered on the Purdue Choice Fund, Purdue Incentive or Purdue Copay medical plans. Retirees must be covered by one of these three medical plans to be eligible to use the center. Retirees 65 and over with United Healthcare (PURcare and Medicare Advantage PPO) are not eligible to use the services of the Center for Healthy Living at this time.
For more information about the center, including services, costs and hours, visit www.purdue.edu/healthyliving. For questions, call the center at 765-494-0111 or contact Purdue Human Resources at 765-494-2222.
PURA Members Can Get the Purdue University Employees' Discounts
Purdue University has special discounts available for staff and faculty each year, and PURA members. You will want to check the website information and see if some of your favorite places or products are available to you at discount!
Benefits Committee renews health insurance plans
PURcare Medical Premiums Remained Stable During Period of Yearly Double Digit Percentage Increases Across the National and Are Trending Down When Adjusted for Inflation
Through the hard work of the PURA Benefits Committee, dedicated Purdue Human Resource Staff, and Purdue University paid healthcare consultants over the past several years, Purdue University retirees participating in the Purdue Retiree’s Association Health Insurance PURcare Program have benefited from medical and prescription drug premiums that have remained stable for the past seven years while premiums for other Medicare Senior Supplement Plans have risen yearly with many years at more than double digit percentage increases. In fact, when adjusted for inflation the PURcare premium have trended down.
Purdue retirees applaud retiree medical plans, according to survey
A July 2011 survey of PURA retiree health insurance participants yielded high levels of satisfaction with both the PURcare and Medicare Advantage PPO plans. More than 90 percent of the 300 respondents indicated satisfaction with these insurance plans; 92 percent agreed that the plans are a best buy; and 99 percent indicated they intended to stay in these plans for the foreseeable future. More about the survey is available here.