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DEAR (Detroit Edison Alliance of Retirees) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to speaking in a uniform and united voice whose purpose is to maintain retirement provisions of all Detroit Edison Company Retirees and MCN Retirees covered under their respective retirement plans. We are working to provide for our security in retirement earned over our many years of dedicated service. DEAR is not affiliated in any manner with DTE Energy Company or any of its subsidiaries and operates solely on monetary donations from its members. Read more about how you can donate>>


2022 DEAR ANNUAL MEETING-PLEASE HELP US DECIDE WITH YOUR FEEDBACK
As you know, we had to cancel the DEAR annual meeting in 2020 and again in 2021.  Subject to any worsening COVID outbreaks and restrictions, we are holding Wednesday May 18, 2022 for our Annual Meeting.  In order to get an idea of how many retirees would plan to attend the annual meeting in person, we are asking that you take part in a short three question survey via this survey link.

We would appreciate your response by December 15, 2021 so the board can use the data for making a final decision on whether to have an in-person meeting in spring 2022 and make appropriate arrangements. 

RETIREE HEALTHCARE ARRANGEMENT (RHA) PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT AND RRA ALLOCATION

In mid-September DTE sent out letters to RHA Participants regarding options for open enrollment decisions and their RRA Account for 2022. If you plan to change your insurance or pharmacy plans you can do so between October 15 and December 7. If you have questions about changing your coverage an RHA Benefit Advisor can assist you; contact them by calling 844-866-8257 Monday thru Friday between 9am and 7pm ET or you can evaluate your options by logging into the RHA website at www.rhaexchange.com/dte. Changes made during open enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2022. Your 2022 allocation will be available beginning January 1, 2022. Any unused portion of your account will rollover into 2022. It is a good idea to make sure YBR and PayFlex have your current email address.

NRLN FOCUS NEWSLETTER

We are now putting the link to the most current NRLN Quarterly Focus Newsletter on our website so you can all keep abreast of the latest legislative issues and what the NRLN is lobbying for on your behalf. Look for the link to it on the right side of this page under TAKE ACTION ON LEGISLATION IMPACTING RETIREES.

MICHIGAN AUTO NO-FAULT REFORM LAW AND YOU

The new Michigan Auto No-Fault Reform Law, effective July 2, requires you to make some decisions about your current auto coverage involving Personal Injury Protection limits. Because your decisions will be based on examining your current health care coverage, DTE Energy has produced a pamphlet to help provide you information with your decision-making. To view it online, click here.