Health Insurance Benefits for Town of Wilbraham Retirees Their Spouses and Dependents
Massachusetts Municipal Health Reform: Medicare
MGL Chapter 32 B Section 18 and 18A, which were local option sections, have been replaced by a New Section 18A which is mandatory. Governmental units are no longer allowed to enroll Medicare A and B eligible retirees and spouses into active plans and must enroll them in a Medicare Health Plan. (An exception is a retiree and/or spouse who may have an eligible child, in this case they may be able to ensure through a family plan option, however, they are required to enroll in Medicare Part B.) View more information on how to apply for Medicare Part B.
Retirees and their spouses and dependents who are on Medicare and Medicare Supplement or Advantage Plans will be on a calendar year plan year (January 1 to December 31) and participate in Open Enrollment in October/November.
More information on Open Enrollment and Premium Rates for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022 for Retirees on Medicare and their Spouses can be viewed in the Open Enrollment packet here
Blue Cross Blue Shield
For more information on Blue Cross Blue Shield plan coverage, please review the following documents:
To learn more information about Blue Cross Blue Shield's Plan information, please view these helpful tools.
Summary of Benefits for Blue MedicareRX (PDP) can be found here.
Blue Medicare RX (PDP) Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Enrollment form can be found here
Summary of Benefits for Managed Blue for Seniors can be found here.
Summary of Benefits for Medex 2 can be found here.
Summary of Benefits for Medicare HMO Blue can be found here.
Health New England
For more information on Health New England plan coverage, please review the following documents:
Medicare Secure Freedom HMO-POS Enrollment Kit can be found here
Medicare Secure Freedom Plan overview chart can be found here
HMO MedPlus Plan Enrollment Kit can be found here
HMO MedPlus Benefit Chart can be found here
Retiree Prescription Analysis - Humana Drug Coverage Comparison information can be found here
Humana Enrollment Form can be found here
Retiree First Insurance Cancellation Request Form can be found here
For more information on Tufts plan coverage, please review the following documents:
Preferred HMO Prime RX Plan Highlight Sheet can be found here.
Preferred PDP Plus Plan Highlight Sheet can be found here.
Preferred HMO Formulary Covered Drugs can be found here.
Preferred PDP Formulary Covered Drugs can be found here.
Medicare Preferred Supplement Plan Highlights can be found here.
Retirees and their spouses and dependents who are not on Medicare and are enrolled in active plans will continue on a fiscal year plan year and participate in Open Enrollment in April/May along with active employees. For more information, please view the Employee Benefits section of the website.