Enhanced plans for BLET members under GA-23111
The Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations (CRLO) have worked with United Healthcare to develop a new set of benefit plans under GA-23111, which offer more comprehensive coverage and more choices for eligible persons who are of Medicare age but have spouses that are not yet covered under Medicare. As a result, three new benefit plans were recently approved, with availability set for the upcoming open enrollment in 2008.
These new benefit plans, called Plans A, B and C, will provide three new options with different costs and plan designs, allowing members to select the plan best suited for their needs. The current Plans B and C will be replaced by these three new options.
Individuals who are not yet eligible for Medicare and need coverage will find these plans helpful. Because of these changes, the open enrollment period, which is the time to sign up for these new plans, will start early by one month for this year. In 2008, open enrollment will begin in April and continue through May. Anyone selecting one of the new plans will be covered effective June 1, 2008.
More information about these plan choices will be available on the BLET website in March, and will subsequently be published in the March 2008 issue of the Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen News.
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