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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU June 1, 2019

    RRB Issues Statements of Service

    Each year, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) prepares a Certificate of Service Months and Compensation (Form BA-6) for every railroad employee with creditable railroad compensation in the previous calendar year. The RRB will mail the forms to employees during the first half of June. While every effort has been made to maintain current addresses

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU May 24, 2019

    RRB Release – Medicare for Railroad Families

    The Federal Medicare program provides hospital and medical insurance protection for railroad retirement annuitants and their families, just as it does for social security beneficiaries. Medicare has the following parts: Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) helps pay for inpatient care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (following a hospital stay), some home health care services,

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU April 20, 2019


    The National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust (the “Trust”) issues a Quarterly Update to provide current information on the Trust’s operations and activities relating to its investment operations. This update reports on the Trust’s activities for the quarter ending March 31, 2019. Copies of the Trust’s Annual Management Report and each Quarterly Update are available on

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU April 18, 2019

    RRB Release – Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

    Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act, so that railroad retirement benefits remain higher than social security benefits, especially for career employees who have 30 or more years of service. The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has released a questions and answers

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU March 10, 2019

    RRB Q&A: Longevity of Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries

    Every three years, the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) Chief Actuary conducts a study of the longevity of its annuitants, as part of a valuation of future revenues and benefit payments. Click here to read the questions and answers release that summarizes the results of the most recent longevity study.

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