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HELP FOR SENIORS

Lucent Pension Service Center
P.O. Box 57576
Jacksonville, FL 32241-7576
Phone: 1-866-429-5764
TDD: 1-866-429-5765
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Internet:https://lucentpension.csplans.com/portal/PortalLogin.jsp

 

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Office of Communications
1200 K Street N W
Washington, D.C. 20005-4026
1-202-326-4040
Internet: http://www.pbgc.gov

 

Your Benefits Resources the website for Lucent retirees' health care benefits. 


Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
6401 Security Blvd.
Room 4-C-5 Annex
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
1-800-772-1213
Internet: http://www.ssa.gov

 

U.S. Department of Labor/ERISA
Division of Technical Assistance and Inquiries
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210
1-202-219-8776
Internet: http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/


The LRO Benefits Web Site to Help Retirees Who First become Eligible for Medicare

Drugs.Com is an independent medicine information website for drug and related health information.

Benefitnews.com  is a complete online resource for benefits and HR professionals.

Benefits CheckUp  is a service to screen benefits for older adults.

National Pension Lawyers Network  can refer retirees to employee-benefits lawyers in your area.

American Academy of Actuaries operates a pension assistance list of actuaries.

Benefits Link - is an independent website that provides free information and tools for benefit plan sponsors, service-providers and participants. 

United Benefits Advisors-  brings together the expertise, products, and services of many independent employee benefits firms.

The Pension Rights Center, protecting and promoting retirement security.

Senior Discounts - Find the gold in the golden years.

Health Insurance Options - a service to compare and buy health insurance.

Medicare Rights Center  is the largest independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.

DrugWatch.com offers extensive information about medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available.  It includes prescription and over-the-counter medications and details about side effects.

Drug Dangers.com is committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

DrugNews.net, dedicated to patient safety and to informing consumers about potential dangers that may exist with their prescribed or over the counter pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Housing and Mortgages for Seniors

National Adult Day Services Association is the national voice for the adult day service community

Skilled Nursing Facilities looking for a skilled nursing facility?

Assisted Living Facilities Looking for an Assisted Living Facility?

Adult Day Care Looking for Adult Day Care?

Home Health Care Looking for a Home Health Care Agency?

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information

The National Long Term Care Ombudsmen Resource Center Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the lives of long term care residents

Seniorark is a free, volunteer site, by seniors, for seniors.

The Senior Citizens League  has a mission to protect and defend the benefits senior citizens have earned.

 

Information From Other Retiree Organizations

 

The National Retiree Legislative Network

The Association of BellTel Retirees Inc., representing Verizon retirees and all their subsidiaries including, but not limited to NYTel, BellAtlantic, GTE and subsidiaries.

Association of US West Retirees Inc., representing US West and Quest retirees.

The National Association of Prudential Retirees

AT&T Retirees (ACER)

Coalition for Retirement Security - Links, score card and action center

Xerox Alumni Association

National Association of Retired Federal Employees - New York defends retirement benefits from attacks by Congress and the Administration.

Alliance for Retired Americans  is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has a mission to protect and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of maturing Americans.

The60 Plus Association is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues.


Lucent, Western Electric, AT&T, Bell Labs and other "Family" Links


The New Outlook Pioneersare an independent Pioneer group (no company sponsorship) comprised of the employees and retirees of Lucent Technologies, Avaya Communication, and Agere. The organization devoted to community service and member fellowship is 85,000 strong.

Club Western Electric / AT&T / Teletype / AT&T Computer Systems / Lucent Technologies / Lucent - NCR / Alcatel-Lucent - This site is intended primarily as a forum to connect (network) and maintain communication between past/active members of Western Electric / AT&T / Teletype/ Lucent Technologies / NCR / and Alcatel-Lucent.

Your Benefits Resources the website for Lucent retirees' health care benefits. 

Lucent Savings Plan, the Fidelity Investments website for retirees with Lucent's 401K plan.

ATT's Retirement Center - Benefit, retirement, and other ex-employee services. 

The Allentown WE Alumni Web Site. This web site is dedicated to the people that made Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent and Agere manufacturing successful during the life of the cleanroom manufacturing era.

Recent 2001 Lucent Retirees Message Board Posted information for recent retirees. 

AT&T Computer Systems ex-employee web site For those who worked before and after the NCR merger. 

Lisle, Hawthorne, Skokie & Indian Hill West This group is intended primarily as a forum to connect (network) and maintain communication between past and/or current members of Western Electric / AT&T / Teletype / AT&T Computer Systems / Lucent Technologies / NCR / and Alcatel-Lucent / Bell Laboratories

Teletype gathering place A message board for posting for those who worked at Little Rock and Skokie.

LRO MEMBER FORUM- A message board for Lucent Retirees


Government Organizations

FirstGov.gov. is the official U.S. gateway to all government information and services.

Social Security Administration website -www.ssa.govYour Pension Rights - Department of Labor

Excellent coverage of all aspects of your rights under Federal law. The "Source of Plan Information" mid-way down is worth a read - it describes who and what needs to be disclosed.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)   protects the retirement incomes of Americans in private defined benefit pension plans.

Securities and Exchange Commission  endeavors to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.

Links to Information on US Congress

U.S. SENATE This is the official website of the U.S. Senate.

U.S. HOUSEThis is the official website of the U.S. House of Representatives

Congressional Bills dating back to 1993 are available on the Government Printing Office website.

The National Retiree Legislative Network The LRO is a member of this organization that lobbies for issues important to retirees.

THOMAS WEB SITE This website provides federal legislative information

These websites are alternative sources that can be used to find contact information on members of Congress:

CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY             GOVSPOT 

U.S. Gov. Info/Resources contains information and links on the U.S. government.

Politics.Answers.com This guide contains tips and information on everything related to politics from how legislative process works, the two party system and much more.

Links for the History Buff

Western Electric history

Lots of old photos and videos of vintage telephone gear.

AT&T, 1885-2005, the mother of invention: An appreciation Telephone titan was never the same after 1984 breakup of its monopoly

Computer History Museum Silicon Valley Based Computer Museum

Wonderful stories about Western Electric From the Porticus Site

AT&T through the centuries - 01/31/05

AT&T's golden age may be past, but Golden Boy remains Well-traveled icon has gained admirers, lost manhood along the way.
By Denise Pappalardo Network World, 08/30/04 

Teletype Little Rock Plant Website

The History of AT&T - from the AT&T Web site

Central Office Equipment Memories - More than 500 photos of mostly central office equipment.

Bell System Memorial-This Porticus web site was created to help keep the memories of the Bell System alive and to pay tribute to those that made it the greatest telecommunications system on earth.

Pictures of Lucent Employees in Naperville & Lisle, Illinois

The Telephone Guy - pictures, memorabilia  

Gallery of vintage telephone ads  spans the decades from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Hawthorne Works history summary and brochure on Hawthorne Works museum at Morton College

Hawthorne Works Historical Pictures.

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