Related Sites

 

Website
CareFirst PPO Plan www.carefirst.com
Kaiser Permanente HMO Plan www.kaiserpermanente.org
CareFirst BlueChoice HMO Plan www.carefirst.com
UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx

Actives and
Non-Medicare-Eligible Retirees: www.optumrx.com

Medicare-Eligible Retirees: www.uhcretiree.com

CIGNA Dental Plan (DHMO) www.cigna.com
CareFirst Dental Plan www.carefirst.com
Delta Dental Plan (Retirees only) www.deltadentalins.com
National Vision HMO (for Kaiser enrollees only) www.e-nva.com
CareFirst Vision (through Davis Vision) www.carefirst.com or
www.davisvision.com
Basic Life and Accident Insurance www.metlife.com
Long-Term Disability Plan:
  • MetLife (If your last day worked was before July 1, 2011)
  • The Hartford (If your last day worked was after June 30, 2011)
www.metlife.com
www.thehartfordatwork.com
ATU Local 689 www.atulocal689.org

Health Insurance Marketplace Sites

  • Washington, DC: DC Health Link
  • Maryland: Maryland Health Connection
  • Virginia: HealthCare.gov
  • Federal Marketplace

 

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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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