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Retirement

What do I do now ? Congratulations from PEIA on your retirement! Insurance is complicated enough, therefore, this website is here to help you navigate the transition from active employee to retiree with or without PEIA coverage.

2021 Retiree Packet

This download includes the following:
* Retiree FAQ's
* Retiree Premium Payment and Enrollment Information
* Disability Retirement Insurance Waiver of Premium
* PY2021 Medicare Premium Charts
* PY2021 Non-Medicare Premium Charts
* Termination Form
* Retiree Optional and/or Dependent Life Enrollment Form
* Retiree Basic Life and Health Enrollment Form
* Group Life Insurance Certificate of Insurance
* Summary Plan Description PPB Plans A, B & D Plan Year 2021
* FBMC Retiree Enrollment Form Plan Year 2021
* FBMC Retiree Benefits Guide Plan Year 2021

If You Do Not Want to Continue ANY PEIA Coverage After You Retire

If you do not want to continue any PEIA coverage after you retire, please fill out a Termination Form and return it to your Benefit Coordinator to be signed and sent into PEIA. You will also need to fill out and return to your Benefit Coordinator a Retiree Optional and/or Dependent Life Enrollment Form indicating that you are declining coverage.

Non-Medicare Retirees

 
If you are a Non-Medicare Retiree, your agency participates in PEIA retirement insurance and you want to continue PEIA Health Insurance, you will need visit your Retirement Board and your HR Department. You will need to fill out a Retiree Basic Life and Health Enrollment Form, a Retiree Optional and/or Dependent Life Enrollment Form and a Termination Form or you can contact PEIA customer service at PEIA to pick up a retirement packet or you can contact PEIA customer service at 1-888-680-7342 to request that a retirement packet be mailed to you.
 
If you are not Medicare Eligible, you will continue with the health plan you have when you retire. You will keep the same Medical ID card and use it as you did when you were an active employee for facilities, doctors and prescriptions.

 

Medicare Retirees

If you are a Medicare Retiree, your agency participates in PEIA retirement insurance and you want to continue PEIA Health Insurance, you will need visit your Retirement Board and your HR Department. You will need to fill out a Retiree Basic Life and Health Enrollment Form, a Retiree Optional and/or Dependent Life Enrollment Form and a Termination Form. You can visit customer service at PEIA to pick up a retirement packet or you can contact PEIA customer service at 1-888-680-7342 to request that a retirement packet be mailed to you.
 
You will need to visit the Social Security Office and sign up for Medicare parts A and B. PEIA will need a copy of your Medicare card when you receive it. If any dependent is Medicare eligible, PEIA will need a copy of their Medicare Card also.  When your dependents become Medicare Eligible, please send a copy of their Medicare card into PEIA.
 
If you are Medicare Eligible, you may transfer directly to Humana. You must have Medicare parts A and B. If you choose to move directly to Humana, you will need to call PEIA at 1-888-680-7342 and request a transfer form. Once PEIA receives, reviews and processes the form, you will be moved into the Humana Plan and receive a welcome package.
 
Another alternative is to continue in the PPB plan you have when you retire. For Medicare Retirees, Medicare will be primary and PEIA will be secondary. You will need to update your coordination of benefits with UMR. If you are Medicare Eligible and currently on The Health Plan when you retire, you and your dependents will be switched to the PEIA PPB Plan A upon retirement.

Premiums

Once all of your paperwork is turned in, it will be 2-3 months before you receive a bill for your insurance, however, since you will still be insured and have no lapse in coverage, you will still be responsible for paying the premiums until the premiums can come out of your retirement check. It is advisable to call customer service at 1-888-680-7342 to confirm the amount and address for the payment to be sent.

If you do not have your payment taken out of your retirement check payments can be made here after you receive your first bill. You can also sign up for Direct Draft to automatically pay your bill each month.

Life Insurance
You may continue your basic, optional and dependent life insurance at the time of retirement. If you wish to elect new or increased life insurance as a retired employee, you must enroll and submit medical information during the calendar month of retirement or the two following calendar months. Coverage will be effective upon approval of PEIA’s life insurance carrier. You may not elect or increase life insurance after this period. If your life insurance lapses after retirement for any reason, for example, for non-payment of premiums, you will not be permitted to reinstate that coverage; you will need to seek life insurance from another source.
 

 
Mountaineer Flexible Benefits
 
You can elect optical and dental care through Mountaineer Flexible Benefits with after-tax earnings
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Call: 1-888-680-7342