In September and October 2013, the PERS Health Insurance Program will be offering informational meetings around Oregon for PERS retirees and spouses to discuss the 2014 plan benefit changes.
For questions regarding the meeting schedule, contact PERS Health Insurance Program at 1-800-768-7377.
Contact locations for directions only. Meetings last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Pre-registration is not required.
This spring, the PERS Health Insurance Program will be offering informational meetings around Oregon for PERS retirees and spouses who are approaching Medicare eligibility. These meetings are designed for retirees and/or spouses who are within approximately 18 months of becoming Medicare eligible. Unless on Social Security disability, you are entitled to Medicare at age 65. The meetings will include:
No pre-registration is necessary, however space is limited. There will be representatives from the PERS Health Insurance Program and the health plans at the meetings to answer your questions. Meetings last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Beginning January 1, 2006 Medicare Part D was incorporated into the PERS sponsored health plans. Medicare Part D covers approved prescription medication. There is a premium for this coverage; however, it is included in the premium amount paid for coverage through the PERS Health Insurance Program. Enrolling in a PERS-sponsored plan AUTOMATICALLY enrolls you in Medicare Part D. The PERS prescription drug plan does not have an up front deductible or coverage gap (donut hole) as some individual Medicare plans have that are purchased in the commercial market. See the current handbook for detailed benefit information.
Caution: You cannot be enrolled in two Medicare Part D plans at the same time or have other retiree coverage, including Tri-Care, that is receiving Medicare funding. If you terminate your Medicare Part D coverage directly through Medicare, this will disenroll you completely from the PERS Health Insurance Program, including your medical and optional dental coverage.
PERS members who are not eligible for Medicare will have the same enhanced benefit, but unlike the PERS Medicare members, there will be no additional funding for these members to help offset the health plan premiums.
Please refer to the Member Handbook and Benefit Guide for additional benefit and premium rate changes.
Medical identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information (like your name, Social Security number, or Medicare number) to obtain medical care, buy drugs, or submit fake billings to Medicare in your name. Medical identity theft can disrupt your life, damage your credit rating, and waste taxpayer dollars. The damage can be life-threatening to you if wrong information ends up in your personal medical records. (US Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General) More...