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Nokia Benefits Resource Center (NBRC) (Aon Hewitt is the official recordkeeper)
Phone: 1-888-232-4111 or 1-212-444-0994 select "retirement and investments" Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

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

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

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

LRO MEMBER FORUM- A message board for Lucent Retirees

More help for Lucent Retirees

DISNEY AND MORE...Retirees can use the discounts for a myriad of entertainment opportunities that are available to active A-L employees. Just go to Tickets at Work, the website is, and enter company code ALCATEL (all in caps). You can also contact them by phone at 1-800-331-6483.


ALU AVIS CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT..Alcatel-Lucent advises the LRO that retirees are eligible to use the A-L AVIS Car Rental discount. Here is the link that can be used and it will provide the access code to make reservations. However, note that the insurances are not included for personal travel.


ALU HERTZ CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT... Alcatel-Lucent advises the LRO that retirees are eligible to use the A-L HERTZ Car Rental discount. Here is the link that can be used and it will provide the access code to make reservations. However, note that the insurances are not included for personal travel. When renting a car from Hertz, just identify yourself as an A-L retiree.


ADDED BENEFITS...As an Alcatel-Lucent retiree, you are eligible to take advantage of group savings and discounts through the Added Benefits Program.


Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Office of Communications
1200 K Street N W
Washington, D.C. 20005-4026

Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
6401 Security Blvd.
Room 4-C-5 Annex
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401

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

Drugs.Com is an independent medicine information website for drug and related health information.  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. 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 is committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications., 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?

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.

Living Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Senior Care Compass specializes in matching up those that need care with those that can provide it and allows for price and service comparison.

Care Compare

Find Home Care

Senior Citizen Identity Theft Protection

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)

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.

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.

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:


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

Nassau Refining

Bell Laboratories Holmdel today

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

Teletype Little Rock Plant Website

The Teletype Story

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

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