A question regarding retiree benefits...

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by retiredTxfeeder, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I had a question about some benefits that required an answer from Atlanta. I had called them shortly after I retired and got quick answers to my questions. This time, however, I got a recording that said they would no longer answer retirees questions over the phone. From now on, requests must be submitted via written letter or email. I sent them an email on Thursday and on Friday I got a computer generated return email stating that my request was forwarded to a representative. It is currently taking 20 working days for them to get to any requests. I'm glad it isn't life threatening. lol. Retiree questions are down the list of priorities, I guess.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    How can a retiree question be life threatening to UPS?
  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Well, that was a figure of speech, but what if it was concerning someone who had cancer and they were denied benefits?
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Still would not negatively affect UPS.
  5. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Typical management attitude. It could damn well be life or death to the retired employee.
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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Same applies to management ... at least any you met.
    I thought you would understand that without dribble down explanation. :sad2:
  7. The Milkman

    The Milkman Active Member

    Yep Typical...does not surprise me.........
  8. navigator

    navigator Member

    The change in Atlanta, may have been because of "The Central States Pension plan" letter was sent out on Saturday.
  9. O/C

    O/C Member

    Don't feel special, they treat all inquires into future pension benefits with stonewalling and/or misinformation. It is like they are hiding something. Get a attorney who handles ERISA and have them send for the proper information, just going to be blown off or ignored if you do not. The union is absolutely no help at all, they are hiding something also. Frankly you are on your own, best of luck.

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  10. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    did you call your area pension office number that was with your retirement package. when I call our number in the western conference they try to answer all my questions .
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I called the same number I had been given when I retired. I got the email yesterday and it answered my question. If I would have talked to them OTP the first time, it would have taken about 30 seconds. oh well.
  12. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I do know they are giving contribution amounts that are not reflective of what's in the current contract in the west. This is due to the fact the company hasn't paid all the monies negotiated in the new contract yet. The person I talked to said if someone was to retire now and the amounts were short it would change once the contributions were paid. The extension threw a wrench in the plans accuracy.
  13. I agree with the last statement. I am in the West Coast and retired last year under the old contract contribution. My pension is suppose to be recalculated under the new contribution rate. Why is it taking so long?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The longer it takes the larger the retro check will be.
  15. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Hmmm another retro check, who da thunk!
  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    It's in my post, and it's ups bro! I know your not surprised.