Medicare-Eligible Open Enrollment coming mid-October and early November 2019.
Medicare-eligible retirees have an opportunity to make changes to medical, dental, and life insurance plans.
Details on the specific plan changes and options are found on the Open Enrollment page.
About the Plans
The University of New Mexico offers the following plans for eligible retirees and their dependents. Review all plans in the Retiree Enrollment Guide.
AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans F, G, and N, underwritten by UnitedHealthcare with Medicare Part D Rx Preferred, Walgreens, and Saver Plus Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs).
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO ESA (Extended Service Area) Plan: Providers nationwide and urgent/emergency care worldwide.
BlueCross BlueShield NM Medicare Advantage HMO Plan I (Enhanced) and Plan II (Standard): In-network providers in New Mexico only, urgent/emergency care worldwide.
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO Plan: In-network providers nationwide and urgent/emergency care worldwide.
Presbyterian Medicare Advantage HMO-POS Premier or Select Plans: In-network providers in New Mexico, out-of-network providers in all states and urgent/emergency care worldwide.
Medicare-eligible retirees are responsible for paying 70% of premiums for UNM medical benefits elected at retirement for themselves and eligible dependents.
Learn more about Medicare Advantage plans from Medicare.gov.
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 3.1.
Employees hired on or after July 1, 2015 are not eligible for UNM retiree medical and dental benefits.
2019 Plan Year
When and How to Make Changes to Your Medical Coverage
Medicare-Eligible Retirees have the following opportunities to make changes:
- During the annual Open Enrollment period, typically held in October/November, make changes to existing coverage by completing the Open Enrollment Change Form.
- When you experience a Qualifying Change in Status, make changes to existing coverage via the Retiree Medical and Dental Change Form.
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.
Need to speak with your medical plan representative? When calling, please specify that you are a “University of New Mexico” retiree covered by a University of New Mexico-sponsored Medicare plan.