Open Enrolllment Confirmation Mailing - Questions about Medicare

By now, Fund Participants should have received a benefit statement reflecting changes made during the 2016 Fall open enrollment that were effective January 1, 2017.

If you did not make any changes during open enrollment, you only need to check that the information we have for you and your dependents is correct.  If you notice any discrepancies, contact the Fund office immediately.  (301-568-2294)

If you did make changes during open enrollment, please check that the changes were made correctly.  If not, contact the fund office immediately.

Medicare On Tablet

We have received several questions from retirees, questioning why we only reported the Part B information.  The reasons for that are;

  1. If you have Medicare Part B, then we know you have Medicare Part A
  2. Only Medicare Part B qualifies you for the reduced Medicare rate.
  3. There is not enough space on the row to report both Medicare Part A and Part B.

Again, if you still have questions, please call the Fund office.

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I am retiring. What happens to my medical benefits?

If you were hired before January 1, 2010 and you retire, you can choose to continue your medical benefits (including prescription drug coverage) under the Plan. You are also eligible for life insurance and voluntary retiree dental coverage through Delta Dental.

When you retire, you are no longer eligible for short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD) or accidental death and dismemberment (ADD) coverage.

You need to make monthly premium payments to receive coverage when you retire. In most cases, your premium payments are automatically deducted from your pension check. For more information on medical coverage after retirement, see "If You Retire" on the Life Events page.

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