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4 days ago

Please join me in wishing Rodney Lee Ira a very wonderful birthday! Rodney has been a BIG part of our group and has been a trustee with GERBS since we first started. He truly has been an asset in every sense of the word.
Happy birthday Rodney!!!
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎈

Happy Birthday my friend! Have a good one.

Happy Birthday Rodney 🎉🎉

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎉

Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎈

Happy birthday Rodney 🎂

Happy Birthday🎂🎉🎁

Happy Birthday!🎉🎈Rodney

Happy Birthday!!🎂🎉

Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎊

Happy birthday

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Happy Rodney. Have a blessed day.

Happy Birthday Rodney!!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday 🎈

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Happy Birthday Rodney!!! 🎈🥳🎉🎁🍨🎂

Happy Birthday! 🎉🎈

Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎈

Happy Birthday 🎂

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5 days ago

**Pension De-Risking Legislation: Letter from Ed Stone --CEO for Retirees for Justice (RFJ), and Advisor/Lawyer to our GE Retiree Benefit Solutions (GERBS).**

**PLEASE READ the Attached Letter!**

**"This is What We Do Folks--Advocacy & Activism--On Your Part/Behalf!!"**

**Ed Stone-- "***I recently corresponded with Senator Chris Murphy and his former Legislative Assistant, Misha Lehrer **regarding the Pension Risk Transfer Accountability Act of 2021**. Mr. Lehrer suggested that I reach out to you and your pensions staff – Kendra Isaacson and Josh Oppenheimer – regarding this legislation. I understand from Mr. Lehrer that the Senate HELP Committee **intends to introduce bipartisan retirement legislation this year**."*
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To See Our GE Pension De-Risking Webinar--"Educate Yourselves"--Go Here-- www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5pqPQurT6c

Thanks

Thank you John

5 days ago

# **We Continue to Work on the Partnership with "Retirees for Justice"**

** "Advocacy, Activism & Legislative Initiatives"**

** On Healthcare, Pensions, Life Insurance**
# **We have responded to some requested options, and are giving some explanations from/to our Membership:**
* **Help with Medicare Choices/Options**
* **Life Insurance Offerings**
* **Federal (ERISA, PBGC) Pension Legislative Legal Actions to Curtail Pension De-Risking**
* **More to Come from Your Feedback to Brian Demo's Poll**

## **Go Here--RFJ--Products & Services Page-- to Check it Out today--**

**https://retireesforjustice.org/products-and-services/**
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# **We Continue to Work on the Partnership with Retirees for Justice**

**             Advocacy, Activism & Legislative Initiatives**

**               On Healthcare, Pensions, Life Insurance**
# **We have responded to some requested options, and are giving some explanations from/to our Membership:**
* **Help with Medicare Choices/Options**
* **Life Insurance Offerings**
* **Federal (ERISA, PBGC) Pension Legislative Legal Actions to Curtail Pension De-Risking**
* **More to Come from Your Feedback to Brian Demos Poll** 

## **Go Here--RFJ--Products & Services Page-- to Check it Out today--**

**https://retireesforjustice.org/products-and-services/**
7 days ago

# **Info About & From Retirees for Justice--Our Partner!**

**Please Read--This is oh so true; Do you remember?**
## **WHY SHOULD I WORRY?**

Quite simply, when a company sells its pension liabilities to an insurance company, Retirees lose. They are deprived of all the uniform protections provided under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and coverage by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The **protections lost **include:
* **ERISA’s fiduciary duty standards**
* **Annual financial disclosures**
* **Minimum funding thresholds**
* **Uniform protection from creditors and bankruptcy trustees**
* **Access to the federal courts**

**"*Retirees routinely accepted lower salaries in exchange for the promise of pension and healthcare benefits at retirement. Unfortunately, the same employers who made those promises also reserved their right to make changes to those retirement benefits and many of them have done so, eliminating health care benefits, life insurance benefits, or requiring significant monetary contributions for Retirees to continue those benefits.*"**
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# **Info About & From Retirees for Justice--Our Partner!**

**Please Read--This is oh so true;  Do you remember?**
## **WHY SHOULD I WORRY?**

Quite simply, when a company sells its pension liabilities to an insurance company, Retirees lose. They are deprived of all the uniform protections provided under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and coverage by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The **protections lost **include:
* **ERISA’s fiduciary duty standards**
* **Annual financial disclosures**
* **Minimum funding thresholds**
* **Uniform protection from creditors and bankruptcy trustees**
* **Access to the federal courts**

***Retirees routinely accepted lower salaries in exchange for the promise of pension and healthcare benefits at retirement. Unfortunately, the same employers who made those promises also reserved their right to make changes to those retirement benefits and many of them have done so, eliminating health care benefits, life insurance benefits, or requiring significant monetary contributions for Retirees to continue those benefits.***

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Please go to "Our" Site & Join Today...Get Involved in protecting your Hard EARNED Retiree Benefits-- Click the red "Join Now" button-- retireesforjustice.org/

Joined

After you learn about it how can we legally stop it?

Yes how can we stop this?

After I joined, they sent me a confirmation email. It said this is your Temporary password (and showed it) to go on and change to a permanent one. That “Temporary“ password was the one I put in to join! If they asked me to put in a password to join why are they making it like they gave it to me. Concerning.

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2 weeks ago

Just checking: When I retired, I knew at 65 I'd lose GE health insurance, but I was told my wife would continue to be covered, except for dental, until she reached 65. She received a notice from Wage Works today that the coverage under the Plan ended, due to my Medicare Eligibility, and did she want to choose COBRA. This notice just refers to "health coverage" and doesn't specify dental. Has anything changed or is her health insurance still covered? The premium was deducted from my pension on May 1st. ... See MoreSee Less

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I just retired at 60. Was told exactly what you were told. Maybe you should call them

Call your HR dept or GE Benefits, for an answer that applies to your specific situation. 🤔

When I retired my wife stayed on GE health till this month, that was for 5 yrs too. 2016-2022. Just dental was dropped

Salaried or Hourly?? Salaried are no longer covered to 65.

Look at deductions on your pension check medical, vision and dental. They should be taking deduction for medical and vision and not dental. Dental is available under COBRA for a three year period and when bought it will be under the non employees social security number. Don't know if it's different between hourly and salaried.

call the ge benefits number. I got the same letter but was told it is a form letter.

Call cobra costs money

Thank you all for the replies. I did check with the benefits site and she is covered for medical and vision. The WageWorks letter must have just been for the lost dental coverage. Just wish they had made that clear in the letter.

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2 weeks ago

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Good One--Have to Laugh?!?!

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I was in the parking lot at work… called my friend chit chatted for a bit, as I was gathering my stuff to take into work… I FREAKED! I said oh no… I left my phone at home… it isn’t in my purse! As my friend is laughing her butt off… I said it wasn’t funny! She said it is in your hand! You are talking to me!!!

Story of my life

Been there done that😜😝

I tell this story—it wasn’t my phone, but my glasses…a number of years ago. We had our grandson over for the weekend…he was little at the time. We were sitting on the love seat/recliner. For some reason, I needed my glasses—to look at something?? My grandson is sitting on my lap. He asked—“What are you looking for Pop?” I said—“My glasses.” My grandson said—“Are you kidding Pop?” I said “No, I don’t where I set them?” He got laughing, and said— “Pop, they are on the top of your head!!” We couldn’t stop laughing…we were laughing so hard, we were crying!!! Duh!!

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3 weeks ago

**GERBS As a Formal Non-Profit Organization Will Sadly Come to an END at the End of June 2022.** **But this does NOT mean the GERBS (short name--"Solutions) Group is coming to an end as a Facebook Group!**

**To the GERBS Board of Directors: From John Phelps--President of GERBS**

This is one of those…”I Regret to Inform You” emails. Due to personal considerations, after 9 years of working with Retirees/Dependents—at the Local Plant level, and Nationally as RAGEHCC and then GERBS (Solutions)…I have other personal considerations & priorities screaming for my attention. There are some things I just have to drop from my plate. Most of my adult life I have worked in service positions—both publicly and privately—EAP at GE, AA (meetings, sponsoring people), & trying as best I could this past 9 years to help retirees/dependents…by trying to protect their hard earned Retiree/Dependent benefits (Healthcare, Pensions, Life Insurance).

A lot of thought & prayer went into my decision. It was **NOT** an easy decision for me, for sure; **but I have decided to resign as President of GERBS—effective June 30, 2022**. I will always have a place in my heart for the fate of our fellow retirees & dependents, and **help out when I can**. Also, there are **many important legal considerations involved in this decision (I will stay involved as long as it takes to resolve all the Non-Profit GERBS legal considerations)**.

***** NOTE: Just to be clear,** **this is NOT the end of our Solutions Group—we will maintain our presence and involvement with GE as a Facebook GE Retiree Group (“Solutions,” GERBS)**; it’s just the **Formal Non-Profit GERBS Organization** side of this picture that needs to end ; we have discussed all the nuances and caveats of this decision as a Board.

**FACEBOOK "Solutions" Members--See my other POST on the Partnership of RFJ-Retirees for Justice & GERBS--GE Retiree Benefit Solutions. *** We are NOT going away Folks! *****
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**GERBS As a Formal Non-Profit Organization Will Sadly Come to an END at the End of June 2022.**  **But this does NOT mean the GERBS (short name--Solutions) Group is  coming to an end as a Facebook Group!**

**To the GERBS Board of Directors: From John Phelps--President of GERBS**

This is one of those…”I Regret to Inform You” emails.  Due to personal considerations, after 9 years of working with Retirees/Dependents—at the Local Plant level, and Nationally as RAGEHCC and then GERBS (Solutions)…I have other personal considerations & priorities screaming for my attention.  There are some things I just have to drop from my plate.  Most of my adult life I have worked in service positions—both publicly and privately—EAP at GE, AA (meetings, sponsoring people), & trying as best I could this past 9 years to help retirees/dependents…by trying to protect their hard earned Retiree/Dependent benefits (Healthcare, Pensions, Life Insurance).

A lot of thought & prayer went into my decision.  It was **NOT** an easy decision for me, for sure;  **but I have decided to resign as President of GERBS—effective June 30, 2022**.  I will always have a place in my heart for the fate of our fellow retirees & dependents, and **help out when I can**.  Also, there are **many important legal considerations involved in this decision (I will stay involved as long as it takes to resolve all the Non-Profit GERBS legal considerations)**. 

***** NOTE:  Just to be clear,** **this is NOT the end of our Solutions Group—we will maintain our presence and involvement with GE as a Facebook GE Retiree Group (“Solutions,”  GERBS)**;   it’s just the **Formal Non-Profit GERBS Organization** side of this picture that needs to end ; we have discussed all the nuances and caveats of this decision as a Board.

**FACEBOOK Solutions Members--See my other POST on the Partnership of RFJ-Retirees for Justice & GERBS--GE Retiree Benefit Solutions.  *** We are NOT going away Folks! *****

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John thank you for all you have done for the retirees, it was an honor serving with you on the board, good luck in your future endeavors.

Thank you John.

Thank you for all you have done. All the best to you.

This really scares me. This group gave me some piece of mind. I always knew that the group would help in anyway they could. I pray your around for a long time! Thank all of you

Thanks to all of you !! It sure helped me

Thanks for the hard work everyone!!

Thank you and the Board so much for all you have done to help all of us GE Retirees! Your dedication to this group has been wonderful!

Thank you all!!!

Thank you John for all you have done.

Yes it did Kathy Higdon

Good for you John Your a great example of someone who put’s others ahead of your own needs. I know first hand! Thank you Stay healthy my old friend

Thanks John. Appreciate you and everyone on the board for stepping up and helping fellow retirees with the sometimes very complicated issues.

Thank you and all others involved for your service to all us retirees.

John, I really appreciate your work in helping others. I wish you the best as you take care of other priorities.

***NOTE: *** For all those that gave us Donations over the years--Thank You So Much!! Donations dwindled so much, we could NO longer cover our expenses as a Non-Profit; this contributed to our Dissolution of GERBS as a Formal Registered National Non-Profit. Other Retiree Groups/Chapters receive financial backing from Other Organizations; we relied SOLELY on Member Donations--without that revenue, we couldn't stay in business.

Thank you for all the hard work you have done for us, over the years!! Now, it’s time to take care of you!! 😘

Thanks

Thank you so much for your hard work and tireless dedication. All things must come to an end, and we all have our priorities, so luck and health to you John, you will be missed!

Thank you John for your amazing dedication and hard work. Enjoy this new chapter in your life‼️

Thanks so much for everything over the years.

Thank you for your hard work. It’s appreciated!

Thank you, John!

we have enjoyed all your help, have a good retirement or whatever needs your attention in the coming days

Thank you so much for your service, hard word, & dedication to this group. Wishing you all best.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!

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3 weeks ago

# **GERBS--GE Retiree Benefit Solutions & Retirees for Justice (RFJ) Form a Partnership!**

**Helping Our GE Retiree & Dependents Members to have** **a Fulfilling Retired Life!**

**What We Do—Advocacy & Activism**

**We Speak on Your Behalf to GE & to Congress—**

**About Protecting You Hard Earned Retiree/Dependent Benefits!**

**Been working on your behalf since 2014 till Present.**

**Visit Us & Join Us at— [www.facebook.com/groups/geretireebenefitsolutions/](www.facebook.com/groups/geretireebenefitsolutions/)**

**GERBS & Retirees for Justice—a “Partnership Like No Other!”**

**Retirees for Justice Website—Please Join— [retireesforjustice.org/](retireesforjustice.org/)**
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# **GERBS--GE Retiree Benefit Solutions & Retirees for Justice (RFJ) Form a Partnership!**

**Helping Our GE Retiree & Dependents Members to have** **a Fulfilling Retired Life!**

**What We Do—Advocacy & Activism**

**We Speak on Your Behalf to GE & to Congress—**

**About Protecting You Hard Earned Retiree/Dependent Benefits!**

**Been working on your behalf since 2014 till Present.**

**Visit Us & Join Us at— [https://www.facebook.com/groups/geretireebenefitsolutions/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/geretireebenefitsolutions/)**

**GERBS & Retirees for Justice—a “Partnership Like No Other!”**

**Retirees for Justice Website—Please Join— [https://retireesforjustice.org/](https://retireesforjustice.org/)**

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More Information COMING SOON about this Partnership & the Many BENEFITS Associated With it! "A Partnership Like NO Other!" Stay Tuned!

This Partnership gives us a wider scope of protection for your Hard Earned Benefits--it provides a Legal & Legislative Component to our Solidarity & Fight to PROTECT your benefits (GE Healthcare, GE Pensions, GE Life Insurance, Social Security, Medicare, PBGC, ERISA, Etc.). Get OnBoard Today--Please Join BOTH Organizations (ASAP)...Thanks!

RFJ--Retiree for Justice-- retireesforjustice.org/

1 month ago

Happy Easter to ALL Our Retirees, Dependents & Your Families!! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Easter to ALL Our Retirees, Dependents & Your Families!!

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Happy Easter

Thank you, Happy Easter to you and your family also

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Thank you and back to U 🐰🐰🐰🐰

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter All!

Happy Easter! 🐣🐇

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter ✝️

Happy Easter 🐇🐰🐣

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all! 🐇

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all!

Have a blessed day

Happy Easter to all

Happy Easter

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1 month ago

Trying to access the GE benefits site ... the usual benefits.ge.com sends me to ge.com with no benefits site. Did I miss something? ... See MoreSee Less

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note: the benefits.ge.com link in your thread, works for me.

onehr.ge.com GE has been moving to this new site for a couple of years. Sometimes the old link does work. Use this in the future.

2 months ago

Please join me in wishing our Benefits Advocate a wonderful birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian W Demo!!!!
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Please join me in wishing our Benefits Advocate a wonderful birthday! 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian W Demo!!!!

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!!

Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎉

Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎂🎁

Happy Birthday Brian

Happy Birthday 🎉🥳

Happy Birthday!🎂🎉🎈

Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎂

Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎈

Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎉

Happy Birthday Brian!! 🎉🎂🎈🎈

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎁

Happy Birthday!!🎈

Happy Birthday 🎈🎊🎁

Happy Birthday Brian!!🎂🤩

Happy Birthday Brian. Thanks for all you do!

Happy Birthday

Have a great day🎂🎈🎉

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Brian

Happy Birthday 🎂🎊🎉

Happy birthday

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2 months ago

Happy springtime to all. Myself and the rest of the board would like to hear from all on what you all would like to see your board members do for the group. Some ideas would be; affordable group life insurance, another attempt at a group medical plan, finding a group discounted cell phone service. Anything you would like to see that would be of benefit to retiree's please respond. When we have compiled a list of items we will put them on a list with the most listed item as number one and continue from there. Please keep in mind there are things we can't do like control prices on Medicare or raise the RRA as examples. As always we will continue to advocate for you on all matters that are important to us. We have teamed up with Retiree's for Justice in making sure our pensions are protected and safe in the case they become de-risked. Look forward to hearing from all on what is important to you as a retiree. ... See MoreSee Less

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Affordable cell plans

When I worked GE used to have preferred hotels for our business travelers. Would love to see those prices extended to us retirees as well. Rental cars too.

Life and health insurance

A group medical plan!

I’m a widow of a g,e. Erie employee, is there anything that you could do for us?

Maybe a dental plan, with broad coverage, even implants. The medical coverage world has hundreds of choices.

Affordable group insurance Preferred rates at hotels.

Thanks for your hard work Tal Cloud

Dental plan

Cell phone deals

Anything to do with medical insurance please!!

Thanks for all you do for us. Would love a discount on Dish or Direct tv something can't keep paying for tv anymore

Dental and optical plan

Medical, dental and optical plans would help

Better medical insurance and prescription plan savings Money incentives for attendance Everybody's here for Money and Benefits

Prescription plan

Thanks Brian!!

Thanks Brian and the Board for all that you do!!!!

Best cell phone rates & TV services.

Dental please

Thanks for representing us, I was told that I was not legible for the $1000 a year for supplemental medical insurance because it changed the year I turned 65. First I worked all those years thinking I was going to be taken care of in retirement, then they took the supplement away then being told no premium to pay for insurance. Now I am wandering if I can trust my pension to always be there because I feel like I got screwed on the supplement insurance.

I didn't get it either

Insurance, hotel discounts, New car discounts.

Would like to see JEFF IMMELT IN PRISON...

Find a more reasonable choice for prescriptions.

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2 months ago

To those retirees from GE Healthcare that bought the company Dodge Grand Caravan 2015-2017 please be aware that Dodge has warrantied the Sliding Door power locks for 15 years or 150,000 miles. Warranty bulletin D-21-15. I hope this helps as the repair cost could be over $1000.00 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

So when i turn 65 this year i don`t get the 1000 dollars. So where is the best place to find my medicare supplement? I am in Ky. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shop Medicare Supplement Plans at Medicare.gov. Also use Google to shop.

Where are you in ky I’m in northern ky

James call Brian Mulloy 270-535-4349. This is his cell number. He’s in Bowling Green and has a lot of GE people, great guy

Are you sure Did you call VIA benefits?

Just look in your mail box it will be full when you get close to 65

Make sure you get the correct insurance. Some are cheap with large deductibles and copays, and others more expensive with no deductible or copays. Just because you don't need it now, you probably will later on so choose wisely. Also you might not be able to change because of pre existing conditions. That happened to us.

I like Mutual of Omaha. Have had it for 23 years

James Knowles Insurance companies may offer up to 10 different Medigap policies labeled A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N. Each lettered policy is standardized. This means that all policies labeled with the same letter have the same benefits, no matter which company provides them. The only difference is that the premiums vary from provider to provider. Because of what I just posted above, during open enrollment I shop around for the best bang for my buck. I am not loyal to any one insurance provider. They aren't loyal to me-they are in the business to make money and I'm in the business to save as much as I can. One year I had AARP, (big mistake-highest premiums of all) then another year, Aetna, and now I've have Mutual of Omaha-going on two years now--ONLY because of the premiums. My benefits for Plan N are all the same regardless what provider I buy from, so it only makes sense to me to pay the least amount for the same benefits. I did a lot of pro's and con's before deciding on Plan N though. I based it on my health. I have a deductible of course, and when that's met I have copays. But the copays are minimal in my opinion---(I pay less in copays than if I had Plan G with the premiums being much higher). I rarely go to the Dr, so in my opinion, Plan N is the best plan for me. Many people choose plan G for the same reason--their health. If they have a lot of health issues, it may be financially better for them to get Plan G even though they will pay a much higher premium (depending on age as well) but may come out money ahead if they have a lot of dr visits. I will tell you that my husband also had changed from plan F to plan N after the first year being on medicare, and it saved us a LOT of money. Even after his open heart surgery and countless visits to MANY specialists for the next 3 years after his surgery-that Plan N was still better for us--and I believe in part that is because many of his Physicians and even different hospitals he had to go to, accepted Medicare Assignment. Check out this site (it's for your State) -hopefully it will help you a bit. insurance.ky.gov/ppc/Documents/MSGuide012021.pdf

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