Greetings and salutations from your M.B.A/NALC Health Benefits Representative Ramon
Lawson. 2018 has flown by. In my first 9 months on the job I have learned a lot. I have been to
trainings, received information and spoken with people about how great the NALC Health Plan
is. I am truly grateful for all the help I have received and knowledge I have gained.
Our weight loss challenge was a success. We had nine participants: Mark Beach, Todd
Hornyak, Ramon Lawson, Myron Miller, Allan Moore Sr., Gary Porter, Rod Robinson, Don
Shephard and Chuck Snyder. First place was $140 and second place was $40. The first place
winner was Ramon Lawson and Don Shephard came in second. Our challenge goal is to
educate on healthy food alternatives. Most participants ate a lot of fruits and salads during the
challenge. I believe eating healthy increases energy and helps us to live long and productive
lives. Look out for our next challenge which will be sometime in the beginning of 2019.
Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHB) is from November 12,
2018 through December 10, 2018. During this time you are able to choose health, dental and
vision insurances. You can stay with the plans you have or you can change plans if you like.
The union has information on the NALC Health Plan, you can got to OPM.GOV to compare the
NALC plan to other plans. Information will be available on OPM.GOV in the first week of
With this position I have dual roles. I also am responsible for informing my fellow union
members about our Mutual Benefit Association (MBA) program. Our MBA offers term and whole
life insurance policies. For CCA’s the MBA offers a savings option that can convert to TSP when
they become career. For more information about the MBA, please contact me at the union hall,
or stop by and pick up some information. I look forward to hearing from you.
Lastly, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for the hard work you do every day
delivering the mail to our customers. Without your hard work and dedication there would be no
NALC. You are the backbone and lifeline of this organization. Thank you and keep up the good
Yours in Solidarity,
NALC Buckeye Branch 78
MBA/NALC Health Benefits Representative