In addition to the Medicare plan of your choosing, you will be covered by a county funded Retiree Health Reimbursement (HRA) plan.
MEDICARE CONCIERGE SERVICES
MEDICARE CONCIERGE SERVICES THROUGH HEG AND NY MEDICARE SPECIALISTS OFFER YOU THE FOLLOWING LEVEL OF SERVICES:
INFORMATION on the advantages of Retiree HRA plan and how it works
EDUCATION and guidance in choosing a Medicare plan
ADVICE on enrollment in Medicare Parts A & B
ASSISTANCE with Medicare claim appeals
Monroe County knows that enrolling in Medicare and choosing a new plan can be complicated. That is why they have selected Health Economics Group, Inc. (HEG) and NY Medicare Specialists to provide Medicare Concierge Services to retirees who are Medicare eligible or who are approaching Medicare eligibility.
HEG has been your Dental, FSA, and HRA plan partner since 1980.
NY Medicare Specialists provides 1-on-1 Medicare assistance.
Upon becoming eligible for Medicare, retirees must enroll in Medicare Parts A & B and choose a Medicare Plan because they are no longer eligible for coverage under their prior County health insurance plan.
DON'T GET STUCK WITHOUT COVERAGE,
YOUR CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN WITH THE COUNTY IS ENDING.
Retiree HRA Plan Advantages
You select the coverage that is right for you
The county annually funds the HRA ($600 in 2018 & 2019*)
$0 premium plans are available
The HRA moves with you if you relocate
You can use HRA funds to "buy-up" to another plan
If your selected plan costs less than the HRA funding amount, you can use excess funds to pay for copays and other IRS allowable medical expenses
Roll over unspent funds from year to year
* Retirees required to contribute to the cost of healthcare benefits will not receive the full HRA allocation, e.g. The HRA of retirees with a 15% contribution towards the cost of their retiree healthcare would be funded at $510 ($600 minus 15%). More info at MonroeRetirees.com