2019 Medicare Retiree Plans


Click here for Retiree 2019 Premiums.  

 

What's New in 2019:

Medicare Retirees ONLY (Over 65 & Enrolled in Medicare)

Medical

New Plan Name & Benefit Enhancement for Medicare Anthem Select, Choice & Care: Minor differences exist between these plans while there is a $40/month cost difference. Under a new plan name of Anthem PPO Medicare, the County is now able to offer the superior plan design of Anthem Care at the cost of Anthem Select/Choice by consolidating these three plans into one. Those enrolled in Anthem Select and Choice will receive an improved hearing aid benefit and those enrolled in Anthem Care will receive a monthly premium cost reduction. No action is required unless a retiree would like to change to the Anthem EPO Medicare plan. While premiums will go up for retirees enrolled in Anthem Select/Choice that is only because all employee and retiree medical plan premiums are rising by 4% from 2018.

Anthem Peace Officer:  Due to low enrollment, similar premiums and enriched benefits offered on other plans, the Anthem Peace Officer plan will not be offered in 2019. Medicare retirees will be enrolled in Anthem PPO Medicare effective 1/1/2019. No action is required unless the retiree wants to enroll in a different plan.

Dental

Aetna Dental Provider Alert: There are no plan changes, however, the office of Dr. Latta, Wells, & Poblacion has notified the County they will no longer accept Aetna Dental after 12/31/18. A list of Aetna Primary Care Dentists with capacity to take new patients is available on our Open Enrollment website or by contacting Aetna at 877-238-6200.

Vision

Standard progressive lenses will now be covered in full for no additional cost. In addition, an extra $20 will be added to retirees’ frame allowance for select name brands.

 

Who Do I Call If…?

You Call:

Medical Issues/Questions

  • I want to check if my provider is in Anthem’s network for my plan
  • I have a question about how my plan covers a certain service or procedure
  • I lost my medical ID card and need a new one
  • I received a bill from medical provider and I don’t think it’s right

         Call Anthem at 1-800-967-3015.