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During your work life, you had a strong union -- AFSCME. Now, no matter where you worked or where you lived, get active through AFSCME Florida to protect what you worked so hard for.

As an AFSCME member, you know the value of union representation. It's the key to a secure income and dependable health care coverage. The same is true when you're retired. So, let AFSCME Florida be your retirement union, so you'll be able to rely on the same kind of protection you had on the job.

More information on the Florida Department of Management Services regarding a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature directed the Department of Management Services (Department), Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) to conduct a dependent eligibility verification audit to ensure accuracy in the State Group Health Insurance Program.

The audit affects everyone who has dependents on their health insurance, including retirees. The audit requires an official IRS Tax Return Transcript and a document signed by the spouse attesting that their spouse and dependents are eligible for health insurance. 


Get Involved

Join an AFSCME retiree chapter and unite with fellow retirees to protect and improve your retirement benefits. Our chapters lobby Congress, appeal to state legislators and are even involved with county and city officials in the effort to defend retirement security, support workers and protect the American Dream for future generations.

As the nation’s largest organization of public-sector retirees and the fastest-growing retiree organization in the entire labor movement, the AFSCME Retirees keeps members up to date on congressional action. It is the leading voice for public-sector retirees on Capitol Hill and in the senior citizen community.

So join the AFSCME Retirees today! Our strength is your security.  


Retiree Subchapter 39

Anna Valdes
Tampa and Gulf Coast Area

(813) 876-0409

Retiree Subchapter 40

Carol Ann Loehndorf 
West Palm Beach and East Coast Area

(561) 832-0927

Retiree Subchapter 42

Patricia Pearson
Jacksonville and North Florida Area

(904) 860-1155

Retiree Subchapter 43

David Jacobsen (State President)
Tallahassee and Panhandle Area

(850) 385-6504

Retiree Subchapter 45

Edith Owens
Miami and South Florida / Keys Area

(305) 972-4414