Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc. 

  Executive Officers  
Dave Gallagher - President

Rae Ann Hoffmann - Vice President
Robert Isaacs - Treasurer
 Warren Cutler - Assistant Treasurer
 Jerrilyn Raczynski - Board Secretary


What is PARA?


PARA is the Port Authority Retirees Association.  Membership in PARA is open to all retirees and active employees of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and of its predecessor, The Port of New York Authority, including PATH.





Our mission is to serve PA retirees and to promote their welfare.  We do this by keeping them informed on matters that affect them and by engaging in other activities to further their interests.  We foster and encourage legislation that maintains or improves our circumstances primarily as it affects the pensions of the New York State Retirement System and our health benefits.

  Special Notice to all Retirees affiliated with the TWU, BTU, IOUE, IBEW, CWA, FS, FM

We have been advised that in accordance with the recent union settlements, the retro payments for affected retiree members (and current staff) of these unions will be sent out beginning in mid November 2018. Affected TWU retirees will receive the full retro payment this year. Others will receive a partial retro payment in 2018 and the balance in the 2nd quarter 2019 as per the new union agreements.

The checks will be sent to the address on record at the PA. Therefore, it is important to advise the PA if you have a new address in order to assure that the payment reaches you. If you have a new address or any questions about these payments please call the PA Service Delivery number 212-435-2870.



PARA agreement on hearing aids and hearing related services
October 2018

As we age, some of us suffer various degrees of hearing loss. As many of you already know, hearing aids can be very expensive. Recently, we heard about a company that
can help reduce the cost somewhat (up to 70% in some cases).

The company is Hear in America (HIA), which has a nationwide network of providers who perform hearing tests and can fit you for hearing aids. We heard about this company from one of our members, who is also a member of RPEA (Retired Public Employees Association).

We contacted HIA to see if we could enter into an agreement with them to provide this service to our members and their  family members. They were eager to do so, and we are  happy to announce the agreement between HIA and PARA effective October 2018.   The service is available immediately to all those who want to take advantage.

All you (or your family member) have to do is call HIA at 1-800-286-6149, tell them you are a member  of PARA and they will connect you with a local provider.

Our agreement provides for free hearing exams, discounts on devices, warranties on equipment, free repair and batteries for a period after purchase and other benefits. HIA will provide the details. Of course, all transactions are solely between HIA’s local providers and its customers and PARA has no liability in connection with this new benefit.

Can You Hear Me Now?

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Not a Member? -- Join Today!


If you’re a PA retiree or even an active employee and are not yet a member of PARA, now would be a very good time to join.  Everyone is welcomed to join the dues are only $10.00 a year.  Why not join now to support PARA's mission and help chart its future directions?  PARA’s more than 4,000 members are strengthened by our affiliation with the Alliance of Public Retiree Organizations (APRO) representing more than 350,000 members statewide in New York.   Just click here for the PARA dues page and send the remittance form to the address indicated below and remember also that donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.  If you have a question about dues Click Here to Submit request to Treasurer for Dues Status.


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For Dues, Volunteer & Change of Address use this address:

Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 7493
Monroe Township, NJ 08831


For all other PARA Correspondence use this address:

Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2002
East Millstone, New Jersey 08875


PARA Board Member Profiles




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