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July 12 – New Medicare Plan Effective January 2020


Effective January 1, 2020, all Medicare-eligible retired commonwealth employees and their dependents currently covered under PPO and HMO plans through the Retired Employees Health Program (REHP) will be enrolled in an open-access PPO plan through Aetna. 

Under the new open-access plan, members gain more flexibility and will be able to see any provider that accepts Medicare and receive in-network benefits. This means that all members will be able to continue to see their current Medicare providers without disruption. 

The new contract provides nearly a quarter billion in savings while allowing retirees to continue to see their current Medicare providers. Retirees currently enrolled in a Medicare HMO will receive targeted communications the week of July 15th.  Medicare PPO members will receive communications shortly thereafter. 

If you have any questions, please contact the PEBTF at 1-800-522-7279. 

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