AFICS/NY - A Community of Interests
The Association of Former International Civil Servants in New York
(AFICS/NY) was established at United Nations Headquarters in New York
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Breaking news on Pensions! Retirees on the US dollar track will be getting a 3.2 per cent increase in their pensions effective 1 April 2014.
Save the Date: our Winter luncheon will take place on Wednesday, 5 March 2014.
See flyer for details. Deadline for registration is Wednesday 26 February 2014!
Mark your calendar! Carnegie Hall Jazz Piano Concert on March 24, 2014. Dimitrije
Vasiljevic is an award-winning (Montreux Jazz Festival), New York-based
jazz pianist and composer whose captivating music weaves Balkan motifs
into the subtle flavors of European jazz. At this Carnegie Hall
debut Vasiljevic showcases his original compositions and several jazz
standards in his own arrangements. For more information visit
www.dimitrijevasiljevic.com. Tickets are being made available for
AFICS/NY members at the special discounted price of $30 by contacting
firstname.lastname@example.org and mentioning "Carnegie Hall AFICS" in the
Directory of Members as of 31
December 2013 will be mailed out soon together with the double issue of the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Bulletin.
Obama Affordable Care Act (ACA): we have had some inquiries about the
possible impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, on
UN After-Service health plan benefits.
Please be assured that there should be no impact on any UN
retiree, dependant or survivor who is covered by a UN After-Service Health
Insurance plan because it is unlikely that those mandated by the ACA would
provide better coverage. The UN plans are not affected by the new legislation
and will continue to be available to the retirees who participate in them. Lastly, you are reminded that you should not
sign up for Medicare D (the prescription drug plan) because, again, the
provisions of the UN plans are better.
Retirees with Medicare B who pay the standard amount of $104.90
starting 1 January
2014 DO NOT NEED to submit a
reimbursement form. If you pay a different amount, you MUST submit the
form for reimbursement. Click at the bottom of the column on the left -
Latest News, Medicare B, Annex 3
to sign up for Medicare B if you are eligible when you turn 65. Click
on Documents for practical information about Medicare B
when turning 65.
New website for Seniors!
information on benefits and entitlements.
- Experts available to assist
Click on US Tax Booklet to download latest list
See list of
57 UN Clubs, which AFICS members are invited to join.
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Volunteer Survey - 2012
The mission of AFICS/NY is to support and promote the
purposes principles and programmes of the United Nations organizations;
advise and assist former international civil servants and those about
to separate from service; to represent the interests of its members
within the system; to foster social and personal relationships among
members, to promote their well being and to encourage mutual support of
individual members. For membership eligibility click on By-Laws.
Application Form (MS-Word)
On the proposal of the Governing Board, honorary
membership of the Association may be granted, by the Assembly, to
who have rendered meritorious service to the Association or to the
United Nations system.
A member may resign from the Association effective at the end of a
calendar year by submitting
a written communication to that effect.
FAFICS is a Federation
of 52 member Associations of Former International Civil
Servants of organizations and agencies of the United Nations system
located in all regions of the world. The Federation was established in
1975 and has offices at the UN Headquarters in Geneva and New York.