Posts Tagged ‘benefits’

Groups express concerns over possible PERS changes

by Published: September 15,2011

Tags: benefits, retirement, state government

JACKSON — Groups representing current and former state employees in Mississippi say they are worried about the possibility of changes in the Public Employees Retirement System. More than 100 people attended a hearing yesterday at the state Capitol. Many expressed concerns to a group that’s studying ways to make PERS more financially stable. Republican Gov. […] [...]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Wisconsin

by Published: August 21,2011

Tags: benefits, Nancy Anderson, pensions, PERS, retirement

I’ve never been to Wisconsin, but I’m imagining what it will be like when Wisconsin comes to Mississippi. Gov. Barbour has appointed a commission to “examine” the state retirement system, affectionately known as PERS. PERS is a defined benefit plan, aka pension plan. Its benefits are based on longevity, age at retirement, and salary. The […] [...]

Chaney looking into actions of benefit advisor

by Published: September 29,2010

Tags: benefits, education, insurance, retirees, retirement, teachers

PASCAGOULA — Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said his office is looking into a complaint that a retiree benefit advisor in the Pascagoula school system steered retirees to private plan she was selling. Chaney told The Mississippi Press that the complaints allege Jackie Theisen, the Pascagoula district’s retiree benefit advisor, was soliciting district retirees to switch […] [...]

AT&T workers vote on striking

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Union workers at AT&T Mobility in South Mississippi have voted on whether to strike as part of an effort to get an in increase wages and benefits. Eric Cox, treasurer for the Communications Workers of America Local 3519, said the company’s 400 employees are in contract negotiations. The workers, who handle customer […] [...]

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