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Health Insurance Plan Handbook 1
GREIU Retired before 4/1/2005
All Others Retired before 9/1/2004
Health Insurance Plan Handbook 2
GREIU Retired on or after 4/1/2005
All Others Retired on or after 9/1/2004
Summary of Benefits and Coverage for Handbook 2
Health Insurance Plan Handbook 3
Retired and Over Age 65
Current Over 65 Retiree Health Insurance Monthly Rates
Note: Your rate may be different from the rates listed
How much are you paying for your
Medicare supplemental insurance?
Retirees who are still on the City's insurance after turning 65 years of age are paying over $1500 per month for health insurance. Other retirees who elect to find a different insurance carrier may pay only a fraction of that, and some even get insurance for free after their Medicare Supplemental Trust Fund payment is applied.
How much is my Medicare Supplemental
Trust Fund Payment?
It depends on which bargaining unit you belonged to and when you retired.
*Please note that these amounts are subject to change*
APA: $110 per month if retired after 1/1/1990
ECO: $100 per month if retired after 1/1/1999
FIRE: $140 per month if retired after 7/1/1989
GREIU: $70 per month if retired after 1/1/1990
NON-REP: $140 per month if retired after 1/1/1990
POLICE: $110 per month if retired after 7/1/1989
POLICE COMMAND: $110 per month if retired after
7/1/1989 PLUS $130 if retired after 1/1/1995
with 20 years of service.
Popular Medicare Supplemental Insurance Carriers
Although we do not endorse any specific insurance carrier, most retirees get their Medicare supplemental insurance through one of the five carriers listed below (in alphabetical order):
- Blue Care Network
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Mutual of Omaha
- Priority Health
- United Health Care / AARP
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,
PLEASE CONTACT LISA RULE