Presentation about PEEHIP and United Health Care POSTPONED
Our in-person presentation by representatives from PEEHIP and United Health Care has been postponed until early 2024. Watch for more information to come in a future issue of TUARA Update!

United Way Update
Please see this update from the UA United Way campaign. Many thanks to all TUARA members who have already given and thanks in advance to those who still plan to participate.

Greetings UA Retirees!

As many of you know, we kicked off the 2023 UA United Way Campaign on Thursday, October 12. To date, we have reached 41.82% of our $400,000 University goal. This information, along with our unit goal, appears below.

Every donation puts the University one step closer to the 2023 goal and helps those in need throughout our area. The video below shares just one example. How about we aim for our highest year of participation ever?

As a reminder, completed pledge cards can be mailed to:

Office of Finance
Attn: Caroline Railsback
The University of Alabama
Box 870136
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0136

If preferred, you may utilize the drive-thru United Way drop box located behind Rose Administration on campus.

As always, thank you for your role in making 2023 another successful UA United Way Campaign year, and for Supporting a Stronger World: United for Impact.

University Goal
University Total
Retirees Goal
Retirees Total

Renew Your Membership Today
TUARA’s membership year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Please renew your membership for 2023 by printing the attached form and sending it with your $25 annual membership dues to Box 861493, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0013. If you prefer, you can pay your dues by PayPal or credit card by clicking here. Click on “Check out as guest” to pay by credit card. Invite retired friends and colleagues to join as well!

TUARA’s Community Service
The Alabama Education Retirees Association has recognized the members of TUARA for voluntary community service hours in 2022 whose dollar value amount totals $145,107.75! Thank you for all you do for our community. And don’t forget to keep reporting those hours! (See below.)

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Volunteer Hours
Whether you volunteer weekly or just occasionally, please report your volunteer hours to TUARA. We share reported hours with AERA. AERA, in turn, uses retirees’ volunteer hours statewide to demonstrate the value that retirees bring to Alabama’s economy and quality of life. It’s easy! Just email your hours, broken down by the categories in the chart below, to Please report any previously unreported hours from January 1, 2023 through the present.

Service hours should include activities in Alabama for which you have not received financial reimbursement. Hours should also not include 1) Sunday school and church attendance, 2) Caring for family members, and 3) Participation in AERA activities on state committees or the Board of Directors. You may include hours spent on TUARA activities, except for attending board meetings.

Categories Examples # of Service Hours
Arts Children’s Hands-On Museum, theater, opera, arts
Church Church related service projects (not attendance for worship services)
Civic Organizational projects, civic and special interest
Health Bloodmobile, clinics, nursing home, nutrition, home care
Education Mentoring, literacy projects
Transportation Shopping, errands, escort services
RSVP/Volunteer Programs Shut-Ins, telephone, etc.
Youth Work Big Brothers Big Sisters, work related to youth programs
TUARA TUARA volunteer activities, administrative work, communications, etc.
Other (specify)       
Total Hours    


• Advocates for retiree benefits on campus and in Montgomery
• Promotes retirees’ volunteer service
• Awards the Robert E. Witt First-Generation Scholarship
• Provides networking and fun with colleagues and friends
Annual membership is only $25! Visit for more information.