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.