NCRGEA has endorsed a Medicare supplemental plan through AmWINS for those retirees and their spouses who need a Medicare supplement. This program will be of great interest to local governmental retirees (and spouses).
Coverage will be underwritten through United American Insurance Company; AmWINS, the Medicare insurance administrator, will support all NCRGEA members.
Members will have:
- a choice of two medical plans;
- no network restrictions;
- optional spouse coverage;
- no waiting period when transitioning from another plan.
The AmWINS Retiree Customer Care Center will be open Monday – Friday from 8 am. to 8 p.m. (EST) to answer questions 1-800-349-2178.
Details of these plans can be found at www.rhp.amwins.com.
NOTE: Exercise caution before changing plans: NCRGEA members (and spouses) who are eligible for or enrolled in employer-subsidized Medicare plans – such as the State Health Plan — should not enroll in these plans unless you determine that the cost and benefits are better than your subsidized plan. Keep in mind that in some instances, if you leave an employer plan you may not be able to return to that plan i the future or until the next open enrollment period.
These AmWINS plans will follow the normal Medicare open enrollment calendar and members can join the plan in 2019 for the same monthly premium rates as in 2018.