NEW! Fall Enrollment Period (10/24-11/18)

Open Enrollment will be held from Monday, October 24, 2017 to Friday, November 18, 2017, for coverage effective January 1, 2018.

If you change your benefit choices, your actions will be effective January 1, 2017. Your next chance to change your benefit plan will be in the fall of 2017 for coverage effective January 1, 2018, unless you experience a qualified life event.

We'll be posting enrollment documents and news on the site as they become available. Check back soon for more information.

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Do my spouse and I need to sign up for Medicare?

When you or your spouse becomes eligible for Medi­care, you should enroll in Medicare Parts A and B. For most people, enrollment in Medicare Part A is automatic (there is no premium) when you start receiving benefits from Social Security. You should sign up for Medicare Part B with the Social Security office three months before turning 65. Your monthly premium to Medicare for Part B will be deducted from your Social Security check.

When you become eligible, you are not required to enroll in Medicare Part B, but benefits will be paid by the Plan as if you are enrolled. This means that, if you do not enroll, you or your spouse will have higher expenses because you will be responsible for paying for the benefits Medicare Part B would have covered. After you submit evidence of your Part B enrollment for yourself or your dependent, your HEALTH & WELFARE Plan premium will be reduced. For more information, visit the "If You Become Eligible for Medicare" section on the Life Events page.

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