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Important Information for Retirees Eligible for Medicare

Once you retire and become eligible for Medicare Part A and Part B due to age (65) or disability, the PPO Plan will pay claims secondary to (after) Medicare regardless of whether you actually signed up or purchased Medicare Part B, medical.

Failure to buy Medicare Part B means you will have significant out of pocket expenses for Part B eligible services because you will be required to pay all or most of the claims out of pocket. Although Medicare does not require you to purchase Part B, it is in your best interest to do so.

When you retire, Medicare will become the primary payer for your health care services.

If you choose to continue your state health insurance coverage when you retire, you must elect your Medicare Part B coverage. If you do not, you will have to pay the first 80 percent of your health care expenses.

If you become eligible for Medicare before age 65, please send a copy of your Medicare card to People First (include your People First ID Number).