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PROTECT OUR BENEFITS IS AN ORGANIZATION WHOSE GOALS ARE TO ENHANCE THE DIGNITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF ALL SAN FRANCISCO AND COUNTY RETIREES AND PRESERVE THEIR HEALTH AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS.
FROM THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF PROTECT OUR BENEFITS, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM
With positive signs of the pandemic lessening, SFHSS still encourages vaccinations and testing. The US Government has made tests available through the USPS (https://special.usps.com/testkits), home tests are becoming available through many employers and the public and private testing sites are more readily available as the demand is currently decreasing. These times are trying times for all of us whether physically or emotionally. There is a growing recognition of the mental and substance use disorder services that are provided within our health plan. There are current programs that are more proximal to where our members work or live that are included within the SFHSS health plans and accessed now by our members. SFHSS continues to discuss with its health plans, members, and labor on improving these benefits.
SAN FRANCISCO EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (SFERS)
With the exception of Fixed Income and Emerging Market Equities, 2021 was a remarkable year for asset class returns. However, unlike within the Global markets were volatile during the month of January as investors wrestled with the question of how tighter monetary policy will influence equity valuations. The possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine or worse and the surge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 weighed on the markets as well. With this as a backdrop, SFFER’s assets were down an estimated -3.44% in January. SFERS has generated an estimated return of 3.45% through the first seven months of the current fiscal year. SFERS estimated assets at the end of January are $35.8 Billion dollars.
PROTECT OUR BENEFITS
You might say November is a long way off… not in the political game. And trust me whether you like it or not, we’re in the game. Please check out the website: www.fairnessforsfretirees.com to see how you can help. Here’s what we need:
- If you haven’t already, add your name to the endorsement page here: https://fairnessforsfretirees.com/endorsements
- send a donation – every little bit helps!
- send a letter of support to your Supervisor here: https://bit.ly/3HluyF8
Whether it’s by monetary donations, your name, or a letter to your supervisor, your help is much appreciated. Be sure to take a look at the endorsement list, it’s growing and we want YOU to be part of the team. Stay strong and we’ll prevail.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL
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