Your Future

The end of each school year carries with it a mix of emotions: joy, relief, accomplishment. Some educators may also be facing new beginnings. Your local union and FEA are ready to help with the next phase of your personal and professional journey.

The FEA Survival Guide for Non-Renewals, Layoffs and Retirement

Any time someone is informed that their contract won’t be renewed, it exacts an emotional toll. Therefore FEA, in conjunction with your local association, has prepared a resource in the event that you find yourself in this difficult and overwhelming position: The FEA Survival Guide for Non-Renewals, Layoffs and Retirement.

This comprehensive guide outlines a number of steps you can take to ensure that you will receive all the benefits due to you from both the school district and the state.

If you have questions about the material in the guide or if you need additional information, please feel free to call your local president
or staff.

FEA-Retired: A continued commitment

Are you retiring or considering retirement? If so, FEA-Retired is the official statewide organization of Florida’s retired education employees. With more than 28 local chapters and nearly 4,000 members, FEA-Retired works to improve and strengthen the programs that affect retired educators: retirement benefits, Medicare and Social Security. Your FEA-Retired membership allows you to:

  • Stay connected with fellow National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers members and programs
  • Engage in opportunities to share your expertise by volunteering and mentoring
  • Benefit from NEA’s and AFT’s political and legislative efforts to protect your retirement resources
  • Stay informed through subscriptions to: This Active Life, AFT Education, the FEA Retired newsletter, and The Advocate

FEA-Retired members maintain their involvement in education through mentoring, volunteering, grant-making, mobilization and speaking out about education issues. FEA-Retired also works with active members to prepare for their retirement.

You’ve dedicated your professional life to public education. FEA-Retired is the best way for you to continue your commitment after you stop working.

Tackling student debt

Both of FEA’s national affiliates, AFT and NEA, have campaigns and benefit programs to address the student loan debt crisis affecting their members. While these campaigns educate members about and promote federal programs, please note that federal government regulations governing these programs may change in the future.

In order to maintain your NEA insurance after you retire, you must become a member of FEA-Retired. Pre-retired lifetime memberships are also available for educators nearing retirement.

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