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Eligible retirees will have an opportunity to cancel or make changes to their existing medical and/or dental insurance coverage.
Details on the specific plan changes and options will be posted at the Medicare Eligible Retirees Open Enrollment page by October 14.
If you need to update benefits due to a qualifying change in status, visit the Qualifying Change in Status webpage
Medicare-Eligible Retirees (age 65 and older) are eligible to retain the same dental plan they had before turning 65. They are responsible for paying a percentage of their premiums based on their VEBA service credits for the UNM dental benefits elected at retirement for themselves and eligible dependents.
Delta Dental PPO is a lower premium plan offering Delta Dental PPO Network dentists at the most discounted Maximum Approved Fees.
Delta Dental Premier, a higher premium plan, gives you the option to use the Delta Dental Premier Network and PPO Networks. This plan allows you to maximize the value of your dental coverage by choosing a Premier Network dentist who also participates in the PPO network.
Employees hired on or before June 30, 2015 who meet VEBA-eligibility criteria may elect to enroll in UNM retiree medical benefits at retirement. To access these benefits, a potential retiree must meet the criteria of University Administrative Policy 3600, Section 3.6.
Employees hired on or after July 1, 2015 are not eligible for UNM retiree medical and dental benefits.
Medicare-Eligible Retirees have the following opportunities to make changes:
If you are enrolling dependents, be prepared to provide “proof documentation”. Some Examples of Dependent Proof Documents are available here. Deadlines for submission of these documents vary in accordance with the enrollment opportunities listed above. See the Medicare-Eligible Retiree Open Enrollment Guide for document submission options.
Make an appointment with your chosen dentist office, inform them you are a Delta Dental member, and provide your UNM Banner ID number (not your social security number).
For out-of-state services, contact Delta Dental directly for coordination and processing of claims.
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