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NEA Publications and Professional Library

One of the benefits of NEA membership is having a wealth of information at your fingertips. Publications of interest to NEA-Retired members include:

A Toolkit for Protecting Your Retirement

Protecting the Retirement Security of NEA Members: A Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to help you understand and prepare for the battle against defined benefit pension plans. Find out if you're at risk and learn what you can do to protect your financial future.

The toolkit is presented here in eight PDF files. You must have the free Acrobat Reader to view these files.

  1. Primer (PDF icon PDF, 627 KB, 19 pgs.): Describes the advantages of defined benefit (DB) pension plans and the weaknesses of defined contribution (DC) plans; the threats to DB plans; and the experiences of states that have adopted DC plans or have proposed legislation to do so.
  2. Glossary (PDF icon PDF, 66 KB, 3 pgs.) of pension terms.
  3. NEA Resolutions (PDF icon PDF, 46 KB, 3 pgs.) concerning pension issues approved by the NEA Representative Assembly.
  4. Questions for Investment Managers (PDF icon PDF, 42 KB, 1 pg.): What you should ask.
  5. Research Findings And Additional Resources (PDF icon PDF, 98 KB, 5 pgs.): Studies, reports, and a list of Web sites that contain useful information for promoting and defending defined benefit retirement plans.

Contact the NEA-Retired Office for copies of the following:

  • NEA-Retired Member Benefits Brochure: Check out benefits exclusively for NEA-Retired members.
  • NEA-Retired Program: Find out how retired educators help protect the benefits and services that took a lifetime to obtain.