2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

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2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby BELLigerent on Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:49 am

My question to the Benefits Center: When does the 2019 Retiree Management Benefits enrollment period begin?

Benefits Person's Response: Your Annual Enrollment dates are 11/2/2018-11/30/2018. You will receive information in the mail and on the Benefits Connection web site before your election period.
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby silver6054 on Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:18 pm

Looks like there is no open enrollment period (See 2019 benefits file on benefitsconnection), can just use anytime enrollment. Prices will be shown Nov 2 (some prices are already there, but that "excludes credits")
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby jer on Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:30 pm

Just went online and I am pre-Medicare. Showing my options along with prices. Currently have the EPN Anthem and went up by $1k per the websige, not to say this won't change on Nov 2nd. Dental stayed the same. Also, just FYI for those who may be going to Medicare, if you have a Costco membership they offer dental insurance. My dentist is on it and I verified it is only $77/yr. I thought that was a misprint but called and it's thru Delta Dental and that is the correct price.
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby silver6054 on Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:37 pm

[quote="jer"] Currently have the EPN Anthem and went up by $1k per the websige, /quote]
For others: The note also says that EPN Anthem will be closed to new people in 2019, so if you want it and don't have it now, sign up for it by Dec 1st...
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby MValcourt on Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:03 am

Thanks Verizon....Another kick in the nuts to management. Cost is going up another $150/month.

VZ Management -----50% subsidy ---- Pre Medicare-----Anthem PPO---- Me and spouse
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby JOE_G on Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:09 am

Retired management, Medicare advantage down over $1,000 for next year, this year was down over $2,000 from last year, no change on dental.
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby Broken Man on Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:51 pm

Pretty happy here. Tampa area. Management Retiree + spouse. Retired 2015 with 33 years, former GTE.

Choices offered:
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO:
2018 - $630/year
2019 - $0/year
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO:
2018 - $0/year
2019 - $0/year
UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan 400:
2018 - $3506
2019 - $2472
UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan 250:
2018 -$3506
2019 - $2472

We are currently on the Humana Medicare Advantage PPO, costing $630/year for both of us. It appears our same plan for 2019 won't cost us anything.

I am more than happy, as I fully expected the 2019 rates to increase some. The UnitedHealthcare plans dropped about 30%. I have no earthly idea how the retiree insurance premiums are calculated, but I'll take mine any day. Zero $ much better than $630, though I thought $630 was really really good.

Verizon continues to amaze me so far as this issue goes.

There always seems such a large difference in premiums across the current and past Verizon footprint.
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby vz353 on Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am

Management Fl 80% subsidy... Myself and spouse.

2019 Anthem EPN $6115.00yr up $900.

Good luck all.
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Re: 2019 Management Retiree Benefits Enrollment Period

Postby silver6054 on Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:02 am

trying to do some financial planning! I'm a little away from Medicare, but I was wondering what the Verizon part D plan is like. Is it better than the commercially available ones? In particular, what is the price like for specialty drugs like Humira?

Thanks
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