Exciting News for 2019!!
For the 2019 Plan Year, UNM is adding two NEW Medicare Advantage Plans that offer competitive rates and nationwide networks:
Medical and Dental Plans Offered in 2019
The University of New Mexico is offering the following medical and dental plans to eligible retirees for 2019:
- New in 2019! Humana Medicare Advantage PPO Plan with in-network and out-of-network providers nationwide and urgent/emergency care worldwide
- The UNM BCBS PPO ends on December 31, 2018. If you are currently enrolled in this plan, if you take no action you and your dependents will automatically be enrolled in the Humana PPO plan effective January 1, 2019.
- New in 2019! Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO ESA(Extended Service Area) Plan with in-network providers nationwide and urgent/emergency care worldwide
- BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO Plan I (Enhanced) or Plan II (Standard) with in-network providers in New Mexico and urgent/emergency care worldwide
- Presbyterian Medicare Advantage HMO-POS Plan Premier or Select Plan with in-network providers in New Mexico, out-of-network providers in states outside of New Mexico, and urgent/emergency care worldwide
- • AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans F, G, and N underwritten by UnitedHealthcare with Medicare Rx Preferred, Walgreens, and Saver Plus Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs)*
- Delta Dental Premier or PPO Plan
Refer to the 2019 65+ Medicare and Dental Open Enrollment Guide for details about the existing and new Plan offerings.
*An AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan (F, G, or N) underwritten by UnitedHealthcare and an AARP MedicareRx (Preferred, Walgreens, or Saver Plus) PDP MUST be purchased together and enrollment maintained continuously in both plans for UNM’s premium contribution to be applicable. AARP Medicare Supplement Plans F, G, and N are available in all states with the exception of MA, MN, and WI. In MA, MN, and WI, alternate AARP Medicare Supplement plans are available. AARP MedicareRx Preferred, Walgreens, and Saver Plus PDP are available in all states.
Retirees and dependents who change their primary state of residence must re-enroll directly with UnitedHealthcare in an AARP Medicare Rx PDP in their new state of residence and must also notify the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Department. However, these participants can maintain their AARP Medicare Supplement Plan F, G, or N (or alternate AARP Medicare Supplement Plan for MA, MN, and WI) from state to state. Note: PO Boxes can only be used as a mailing address, not as a permanent address.
(Some states, including New Mexico, do not mandate Medicare supplement insurance coverage for pre-65 Medicare-eligible individuals. As a result Medicare supplement plan availability will vary by state. Contact UnitedHealthcare at 866-425-6523 for more information regarding AARP Medicare supplement plan availability for pre-65 Medicare-eligible retirees and dependents.)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 & Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The UNM Benefits Department will sponsor a 65+ Medical and Dental Vendor Fair on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and Wednesday, October 31, 2018 between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the UNM Continuing Education Building with Vendor Tables and Vendor Presentations at 1634 University Blvd NE Albuquerque NM 87102. Click here for Map
We encourage you and your dependents or family members to attend a Vendor Fair to learn more about UNM’s BlueCross BlueShield, Presbyterian, Humana, and Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans, the AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans and AARP MedicareRx Plans, as well as Delta Dental coverage options for eligible retirees and dependents in 2019.
Vendor Presentation Schedule
(UNM Continuing Education Building)
|UNM 65+ Medical
(30 minute presentation with 10 min Q&A)
|9:00 – 9:30 am
||Vendor Meet & Greet
|9:30 – 10:10 am
||BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO
Plan I (Enhanced) and Plan II (Standard)
|10:10 -- 10:50 am
||Presbyterian Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
Select and Premier Plans
|10:50 – 11:30 am
||Humana Medicare Advantage Plan PPO
New in 2019!
|11:30 am – 12:00 pm
|12:00 – 12:40 pm
||Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan PPO ESA
New in 2019!
|12:40 – 1:20 pm
||AARP Medicare Supplement Plans F, G, or N
Insured by UnitedHealthcare
Preferred, Walgreens, or Saver Plus
|1:20 – 2:00 PM
||Vendor Meet & Greet
The following additional Community Meetings are being offered by UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Humana, and Presbyterian representatives:
Vendor Community Meetings
|Medicare Plan Provider
(Medicare Supplement Insurance and MedicareRx Plans)
||UNM John & June Perovich
1700 Lomas Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(Medicare Advantage PPO ESA Plan)
New in 2019!
|Crowne Plaza Hotel
1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(Medicare Advantage PPO Plan)
New in 2019!
4904 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(Medicare Advantage HMO Plans)
||Please see BCBS
Representatives at the Vendor Fair
(Medicare HMO-POS Advantage Plans)
4316 The 25 Way NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
2019 UNM 65+ Retiree Open Enrollment Guide and Open Enrollment Change Form
The 2019 UNM 65+ Medicare and Dental Open Enrollment Guide and Open Enrollment Change Form have been mailed to eligible UNM retirees and their eligible dependents at their primary residence address on or before October 15, 2018. Medical and dental insurance vendor enrollment materials are available at the UNM HR Service Center and Vendor Fair. Call the HR Service Center at 505-277-6947 for more information about obtaining these materials
Open Enrollment Deadline
All Open Enrollment forms and application materials must be submitted to UNM HR Service Center by no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, November 16, 2018 in order to be processed.
Other Important Notes
If you do not wish to make changes to your current plans and coverage, you do NOT need to take any action or submit any forms to UNM Human Resources. Your current Medical and Dental coverage will continue for the 2019 plan year and will be updated for any changes in premium as outlined in the 2019 UNM 65+ Medicare Open Enrollment Guide on pages 15 and 16.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are enrolled in the UNM BCBS PPO plan for 2018 and you do not choose a new plan during Open Enrollment (October 15 through November 16, 2018), we will automatically transfer your coverage to the new UNM Humana PPO plan.
If you elect to change to a different plan, you must complete the salmon-colored 2019 UNM 65+ MEDICAL & DENTAL OPEN ENROLLMENT CHANGE FORM and submit it to the UNM HR Service Center on or before 5 pm on Friday, November 16, 2018. (See the salmon-colored Form included in this mailing).
Please be sure to review your 2019 medical and dental insurance premiums to ensure your Bursar’s Account Automatic Bill Payment amount is set up correctly to allow for January 1, 2019 PREMIUM INCREASES.
For assistance with changing the premium amount or for any questions regarding your Bursar’s account, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 505-277-5363.
If you need assistance making changes to your benefits, if you do not receive an Open Enrollment packet but think that you are eligible, if you need to update your address, or if you have other questions, please call 505-277-6947 (MyHR) or visit the UNM HR Service Center for more information.
The HR Service Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mountain Time, and is located at 1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Suite 1400, on the corner of Lomas and University Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.