Houston Police Retired Officers AssociationNovember 18, 2020
Medicare Open Enrollment
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED, and will run from Wednesday, November 18 to Friday, December 11, 2020.
The city related that every retiree should receive a Medicare Enrollment Guide in the mail.
If you didn’t get this guide, the on-line version is exactly the same as the guide that has been mailed out. You can access it HERE.
When you are ready to fill out the Medicare Plan Enrollment Form click HERE.
This process may be confusing, if so, multiple manners of obtaining additional information are available. These are listed on page 16 in the guide, and are as follows:
These telephone town halls are very informative and can be safely accessed from your home. During the calls, presentations are included from the City, Aetna, and Kelsey. There is ample time afterwards for live questions.
NOTE: ARE YOU ON MEDICARE, THINKING ABOUT OPTING OUT, BUT HAVE A DEPENDENT ON CITY HEALTH INSURANCE? IF SO, READ THIS:
We received an email where the city related the following:
- If a retiree “opts-out” of City (COH) Medicare to obtain a non-city Medicare provider, if there is a spouse/dependent under COH insurance who wants to retain city health insurance, they will NO LONGER qualify for COH medical insurance, and be involuntarily dropped from the COH health plan, and will likely see a significantly large premium increase when obtaining health insurance on the open market.
- If a retiree “opts-out” of COH Medicare and has an existing COH dental and/or vision plan, he/she will still remain in dental and/or vision.
Anthony Kivela, Executive Director
Houston Police Retired Officers Association
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