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In May 2014, Alcatel-Lucent announced its intent to offer a pension buyout to approximately 45,000 retirees and related beneficiaries in the U.S. management pension plan. In this column, the LRO will keep you up to date on what we know about the recent A-L announcement.

ALU Announcement of Pension Buyout
10/6/14 update

At the Eatontown LRO member meeting, LRO pension specialist Al Duscher outlined the reasons companies pursue “pension de-risking” strategies, including selling pensions to insurance companies and offering lump sum buyouts.

Why do de-risking? Duscher said risks, such as the possibility pension fund earnings could prove inadequate or retirees could longer than expected, create uncertainty for companies.

He said ALU has taken several measures to address these issues, including redesigning the plan, freezing outlays, using a conservative investment strategy and transferring people and money into the plan.

These steps, coupled with the plan’s initial solid funding, mean there’s enough cash available to take additional steps, including the announced cash buyout offer, or transferring the fund to an insurance company or other firm, which would then provide annuities. (ALU has announced a buyout offer, but not a transfer of the plan balance.)

Who will get the cash offer, and for how much? Duscher said those details remain unknown. ALU is to announce details in 2015, probably in the first half of the year.

Finally, is taking a buyout a good idea? Duscher there’s no one answer. The answer depends on each pensioner’s situation: the amount of the offer, their age, health, expected longevity, income resources, need for cash, ability to manage money and more.

He also cautioned that: Alu is transferring longevity risk and investment risks through the lump sum to retirees.

A significant percent of retirees will live beyond the age used to calculate the lump sum.

To make up for this, retirees need investment returns up to 50 percent higher than that used in lump sum calculation.

Watch the video here.



Read all about the Eastland disaster at the History Corner under the Hawthorne Works tab.

History Corner pieces in our recent newsletters (THE LRO CONNECTION) can be accessed at any time by clicking on the HISTORY CORNER tab on the navigation bar.. We plan to continue with additional pieces on WECO, BTL, and TELETYPE and persons of note. If you have historical information, send to Gary Reichow at

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Under the "In Memoriam" tab located at the top of this page, the LRO lists the submitted names of recently deceased individuals and, where possible, provides a linkag e to an official obituary. Information required and the form to list an individual is contained on the "In Memoriam" page. It is our hope that family members and friends will want to share the passing with former colleagues and take advantage of this service.



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DISNEY AND MORE...Retirees can use the discounts for a myriad of entertainment opportunities that are available to active A-L employees. Just go to Tickets at Work, the website is, and enter company code ALCATEL (all in caps). You can also contact them by phone at 1-800-331-6483.

ALU AVIS CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT... Alcatel-Lucent advises the LRO that retirees are eligible to use the A-L Avis Car Rental discount. Below, is the link that can be used and it will provide the access code to make reservations. However, note that the insurances are not included for personal travel. When renting a car from Avis, just identify yourself as an A-L retiree.

ADDED BENEFITS...As an Alcatel-Lucent retiree, you are eligible to take advantage of group savings and discounts through the Added Benefits Program.

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James J. (Jim) Breslin passed away on January 1breslin, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer.

Jim had a long distinguished career with Western Electric - AT&T/Lucent with tours in Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, New Jersey, and Atlanta. He retired in 1996 as Vice President Labor Negotiations.

Jim served a term as President of the LRO and was an active board member for several years. All of us on the LRO Board send our sincere condolences to his wife Shirley and to his family.

To read the full obituary, visit the In Memoriam tab at the top of the website.

2015 Dues Appeal To Kick Off this week …

The 2015 Dues Campaign has started this week. The LRO Board encourages all members that haven’t paid their 2015 dues to do so as soon as possible. Dues are vital for the vibrancy and continuance of LRO’s pursuit of protecting retiree’s Pension and Benefit programs.

Supporting this year’s campaign, membership cards for 2015 were included to all LRO members. Click here to pay dues.


Effective January 2, 2015, Aon Hewitt will become the new recordkeeper for the Alcatel-Lucent U.S. Pension Plans. There are no changes to your pension benefit annd the transition to Aon Hewitt is automatic.

Starting on January 2, 2015, pension information and pension transactions will be accessible online through the Your Benefits Resources (YBR)™ website at, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need to speak with a customer service representative, the Alcatel-Lucent Benefits Center will be available to you from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday. Call 1-888-232-4111 and select "Retirement and Investments."

Video presentations from the New Jersey meetings are now available

If you couldn't get to the recent meetings, you can see the presentations here. Click on the following links:

Joe Dombrowsky does introductions and agenda
Bob Martina discusses Grassroots support
Ron Hoth discusses Healthcare and Lucent benefits
Frank Minter and Al Duscher discuss pensions and the coming buyout
Frank Minter and Al Duscher Q & A

LRO Members Turn Out for New Jersey Member Meetings

Was it the delightful fall weather? Probably not.

More likely it was important changes ahead for Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and its retiree benefit programs that drew inquisitive crowds to two meetings organized by the Lucent Retirees Organization (LRO) in Tinton Falls, N.J. on October 6 and 7.

A total of 345 retired Lucent employees (including 90 spouses) gathered to hear the latest on how to reach out to Congress, and on changes to retiree health benefits, pension funding security and what is known about the pension buyout ALU announced for 2015.

A camera crew was on hand to record the presentations, and the LRO plans to make the content available through the LRO website. Meantime, here are highlights from the two days:

Attendees were welcomed by LRO President Joe Dombrowski, who outlined the program and explained how the LRO works through the National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) to inform Congress on issues important to retirees—work the LRO can’t do directly. Joe then introduced Bob Martina, an LRO Board Member who serves as liaison with the NRLN.

Sound Off to Congress . . . It’s Easy

Bob Martina made these key points:

  • The NRLN represents more than 2 million  retirees from more than 100 different companies with 31 retiree organizations —potentially a powerful force to persuade Congress about what matters to retirees.  The LRO is well represented in the NRLN.
  • The key is to communicate and make your views known. A new, improved NRLN website makes it easy to find position papers that outline the key issues, see how your elected officials have voted, and respond to NRLN Action Alerts by quickly sending letters to voice your views—all with just a few clicks. A guide is provided here. These include Facebook and Twitter, making contact even easier.
  • Bob showed how the site works, and encouraged the audience to join LRO members who are acting to help Congress understand the critical importance of such issues as pension funding and healthcare benefits.  All LRO members should respond to all NRLN Action Alerts .

New Choices in Healthcare

LRO benefits specialist Ron Hoth discussed changes that face retirees during the 2014 Open Enrollment Period:

  • Medicare-eligible retirees have the flexibility to drop ALU coverage if they identify better choices elsewhere. They can also return to ALU coverage in the future, depending on timing. State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) program resources (website and toll-free number) can help with information.
  • Those under 65 years of age Hoth advised to shop the market, including the federal website.
  • Hoth also mentioned that the ALU benefits team has been helpful and easy to work with.

Pension Funding: Solid

LRO pension specialist Frank Minter reviewed the ALU management pension plan, including steps the company has taken that have strengthened the plan’s funding level.

  • The company has transferred thousands of employees (and their pension resources) into the management plan. This has strengthened plan funding.
  • Increases in the “discount rate” or projected earnings rate for plan resources have also boosted the calculated funding level to as high as 119 percent of what is required.
  • Bottom line: Minter said the ALU plan is well funded, and more robust than many.

The Lump Sum Buyout: Stay Tuned!

What was probably the most-anticipated topic opened with a caution: the LRO will not provide members with investment advice in connection with the lump sum pension buyout ALU has announced it will offer to 45,000 retirees in 2015. Short of such financial guidance, however, the LRO will provide all the information available. At this point, much is unknown.

A summary of the buyout discussion is shown under the Pension Buyout Corner at left.

A lively question and answer session followed each presentation. Videos of the presentations and q and a sessions can be seen using the links above.

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    By Anna Bahney; Forbes ~ Dec 19, 2014

    Prudential Piles on the Corporate Pensions
    By Zachary Tracer; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Dec 18, 2014

    Group challenging ObamaCare subsidies files new lawsuit
    By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Dec 18, 2014

    Looking Outside the Government Box for Suitable Health Coverage
    By Ann Carrns; The New York Times ~ Dec 18, 2014

    Holiday Gifts: 3 Wise Ways To Give Kids Money
    From Kerry Hannon; Forbes ~ Dec 18, 2014

    Looking Ahead To The Year That Interest Rates Will Finally Rise
    From Steve Blumenthal; Forbes ~ Dec 18, 2014

    After the new federal pension rules: What retirees need to know
    By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Dec 18, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent Advances on Report of Merger Talks With Nokia
    By Marie Mawad and Cornelius Rahn, Bloomberg News – Dec 18, 2014

    ObamaCare fines loom for uninsured
    By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Dec 17, 2014

    Senate Leaders Demand Treasury, HHS Inform Consumers About Risks Of
    From Michael F. Cannon; Forbes ~ Dec 17, 2014

    New budget leader is big ObamaCare foe
    By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Dec 17, 2014

    How Much Investment Money Can You Take Out In Retirement
    By Larry Light; Forbes ~ Dec 17, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent tasked with trans-Tasman cable build
    By James Henderson; New Zealand Reseller News ~ Dec 18, 2014

    Signing Up for Health Insurance, Even After Missing the Deadline
    By Ann Carrns; The New York Times ~ Dec 16, 2014

    Obamacare Limits Choice Of Health Plans
    By Scott Gottlieb; Forbes ~ Dec 16, 2014

    Obamacare Enrollment Is Up But Returning Customers Are Still Shying Away
    By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 16, 2014

    OVERNIGHT HEALTH: sees record traffic
    By Sarah Ferris & Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Dec 16, 2014

    Federal Judge: Obama’s Amnesty Is Unconstitutional
    By Neil Munro; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 16, 2014

    Senate Sends $42 Billion U.S. Tax-Break Renewal Measure to Obama
    By Richard Rubin; Bloomberg ~ Dec 16, 2014

    Choose the best time for taking your first required IRA withdrawal
    By Bill Bischoff; MarketWatch ~ Dec 16, 2014

    President Obama DELETED His Website Telling American People They Could Keep Their Plans
    By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 15, 2014

    More extensions as Obamacare deadline looms
    Dan Mangan; CNBC ~ Dec 15, 2014

    Stronger start for Obama's health law this year
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Dec 15, 2014

    Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Dec 14, 2014

    Health spending — under control?
    By Robert J. Samuelson; The Washington Post ~ Dec 14, 2014

    42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills
    By Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ Dec 14, 2014

    Senate cancels vote on Obama Social Security pick
    By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Dec 14, 2014

    Pension Bill Seen as Model for Further Cuts
    By John D. McKinnon; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 14, 2014

    A ‘Standard’ Tax Break for Seniors If You’re Older Than 65, Add $1,200 to Your Standard Federal Deduction
    By Tom Herman; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 14, 2014

    Identity theft victims face months of hassle
    By Brandon Bailey; The Associated Press ~ Dec 14, 2014

    Safeguard Your Social Security Number
    By Jennifer Waters; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 14, 2014

    In latest health care push, Obama urges ‘weekend warriors’ to sign up
    By Katie Zezima; The Washington Post ~ Dec 12, 2014

    6 decisions every investor must make
    By Paul A. Merriman; MarketWatch ~ Dec 13, 2014

    Gruber subpoenaed over ObamaCare contracts
    By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Dec 12, 2014

    Republicans Dealt A Quiet Blow To O-Care In The CRomnibus
    By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Dec 12, 2014

    Many Obamacare Plans Set Out-Of-Pocket Spending Limits Below The Cap
    By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Dec 12, 2014

    Experts: Expect Tax-Filing Chaos in 2015 Over Obamacare
    By Joel Himelfarb; Newsmax ~ Dec 12, 2014

    GOP approves David Vitter’s Obamacare amendment
    By Seung Min Kim & Burgess Everett; Politico ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Many Aren’t Seeking Cheaper Health Plans as First Deadline to Switch Nears
    By Abby Goodnough; The New York Times ~ Dec 11, 2014

    New way to promote ObamaCare: 7-Eleven
    By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Dec 11, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent's Turnaround is Gathering Speed
    From “JuhiKulkarni”; GuruFocus ~ Dec 11, 2014

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    Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

    Bell Labs announces winners for 2014 prize showcasing innovative ideas with the power to change communications
    Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

    Spending Bill Hits Snags, but Congress Thinks It Can Avoid Shutdown
    By Ashley Parker and Robert Peardec, New York Times – Dec 10, 2014

    Harry Reid: Glitches Are The Only Thing Holding Democrats Back
    By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Dems sick of ObamaCare
    By A.B. Stoddard; The Hill ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Fox News Poll: Record 58 percent would repeal ObamaCare
    By Dana Blanton; Fox News ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Sebelius: People ‘Universally’ Oppose Obamacare, But We Just Need To Rebrand It
    By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Insurers fire back over ObamaCare changes
    By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Many Senior Citizens Take Too Many Medicines -- Here's How To Fix It
    By Roy Beveridge, MD; Forbes ~ Dec 10, 2014

    Gruber Hides Behind Lawyers … Committee Plans Subpoena, Tells Gruber That He’ll Be Back To Testify Again
    By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 09, 2014

    Gruber: I Knew People Were Going To Lose Their Health Plans
    By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 09, 2014

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    Don’t Get ObamaCare Scammed
    By Donna Fuscaldo; Fox Business ~ Dec 09, 2014

    Consumers May Miss Out On Subsidies Due To Uncertainty About Job-Based Coverage
    By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Dec 09, 2014

    Obama Admits Amnesty Is For Many More Than 5 Million
    By Neil Munro; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 09, 2014

    Why The Older Americans Act Matters
    From Bob Blancato, NA; Forbes ~ Dec 09, 2014

    Senate Dems Take On Social Security Gender Gap
    By Rachel Stoltzfoos; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 09, 2014

    11 Fundamental Elements of a Stress-Free Estate Plan
    By Mark Eghrari; Forbes ~ Dec 09, 2014

    Key lawmakers seek pension changes
    By David Espo & Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Dec 08, 2014

    Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?
    By David Nather; Politico ~ Dec 07, 2014

    Obamacare enrollment data comes under scrutiny
    By Gregory Korte; USA TODAY ~ Dec 08, 2014

    McConnell: Repealing Obamacare Could Be ‘Number One’ For New Senate
    By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 08, 2014

    Health law impacts primary care doc shortage
    By Kelli Kennedy; The Associated Press ~ Dec 08, 2014

    5 Biggest Retirement Planning Changes for 2015
    From Jamie Hopkins; Forbes ~ Dec 08, 2014

    Older Americans a Pillar of Housing Market With High Ownership Rate
    By Alexis Leondis; Bloomberg ~ Dec 08, 2014

    Dems push for healthcare tax break
    By Bernie Becker; The Hill ~ Dec 06, 2014

    Whistleblower alleges agency cover-up over $300M ‘boondoggle’ to protect Obama nominee
    By Judson Berger; Fox News ~ Dec 06, 2014

    HHS asks GOP: Keep us away from Gruber
    By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Dec 05, 2014

    By Michael Hiltzik; Los Angeles Times ~ Dec 05, 2014

    Labor Force Participation Remains at 36-Year Low
    By Ali Meyer; Cybercast News Service ~ Dec 05, 2014

    Dropping coverage of popular prescription drugs is sad and shameful
    By David Lazarus; Los Angeles Times ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Should You File Your Own Tax Return?
    By Bonnie Lee; Fox Business ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Obama Administration Finally Admits Obamacare Premiums Are Rising
    By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Who Is Getting ACA Insurance – And Who Isn’t
    By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Enrollments Under Health Law Continue at Solid Pace
    By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Big Changes in Fine Print of Some 2015 Health Plans
    By Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski Jones & Lena Groeger; The New York Times ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Your ‘living will’: What happens if you change your mind?
    By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Social Security nominee defends integrity, career
    By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Flunking retirement readiness, and what to do about it
    By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Dec 04, 2014

    Congress could soon allow pension plans to cut benefits for current retirees
    By Michael Fletcher, Washington Post – Dec. 4, 2014

    Obamacare Author: We Shouldn’t Have Passed Obamacare The Way We Did
    By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Dec 03, 2014

    17 States Take Obama to Court: You Are Trampling the Constitution
    By Terence P. Jeffrey; Cybercast News Service ~ Dec 03, 2014

    Opinion: A Bad Provision Even by ObamaCare Standards
    By Tom Coburn & Phil Roe; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 03, 2014

    New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Abuse
    By Janet Adamy; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 03, 2014

    Health spending up 3.6% for 2013
    By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Dec 03, 2014

    Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms
    By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Dec 03, 2014

    Social Security nominee stalled over $300M project
    By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Dec 03, 2014

    Congress Poised to Reinstate Some Tax Breaks
    By Siobhan Hughes; The Wall Street Journal ~ Dec 02, 2014

    HP to sell Alcatel-Lucent network-enabled cloud solutions
    By Rachel King; ZDNet ~ Dec 03, 2014

    [HP Press Release] HP and Alcatel-Lucent Strengthen Global Alliance
    Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

    Alcatel-Lucent and Cinia Group to deploy 1,100 km undersea cable system linking Finland to Germany
    Alcatel-Lucent Press Office

    Sebelius: 'A lot of Americans have no idea what insurance is about'
    By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Dec 02, 2014

    Consumers Will Pay More Out Of Pocket Next Year For Specialty Drugs
    By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Dec 02, 2014

    Aspirin can help prevent a second heart attack, but what about a first?
    By Jill U. Adams; The Washington Post ~ Dec 02, 2014

    Top Senate Republican sees possible major healthcare legislation
    By Richard Cowan; Reuters ~ Dec 02, 2014

    Older Americans say: Stay positive, seal the southern border
    By Dan Weber; The Hill ~ Dec 02, 2014

    The interview: Marcus Weldon, CTO, Alcatel-Lucent, and president, Bell Labs
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    By Amy Goldstein ; The Washington Post ~ Nov 30, 2014

    Roberts's Bid to Shield Court From Politics Is Imperiled by Obamacare
    By Greg Stohr; Bloomberg ~ Dec 01, 2014

    Study: $17B tax hike from Obama Web rules
    By Julian Hattem; The Hill ~ Dec 01, 2014

    White House plans to force business to pay more overtime
    By Sean Higgins; Washington Examiner ~ Dec 01, 2014

    AlcaLu Virtualizes Mobile Malware Security
    By Sarah Reedy; Light Reading ~ Dec 01, 2014


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