At its January 24 meeting, the Joint Board of Pensions, Insurance and Equitable Compensation took action to restore two benefits for retirees covered under the Medicare supplement plan. Effective March 1, a vision benefit will be provided through the VSP network, and a hearing aid discount benefit will be available through TruHearing. There will be no change in the 2015 premiums. Details of the coverage will be mailed soon directly to retirees enrolled in the Medicare supplement program. None of these changes affect existing benefits provided active participants are enrolled in our group plan with HealthFlex. With questions, contact Steve Zekoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-240-7328 ext. 2222.