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MGL Chapter 32 B Section 18 and 18A, which were local option sections, have been replaced by a New Section 18A which is mandatory.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.
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.
More information on Open Enrollment and Premium Rates for January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 for Retirees on Medicare and their Spouses can be viewed here