- Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014 22:38
District 7 has received several calls regarding a letter that our retirees received from CenturyLink stating that our Medicare retirees were unable to use their HRA dollars for out of pockets expenses and that any money left in the account at the end of the year would not rollover. This information was sent to our retirees in error and CenturyLink will send out a corrected letter.
Our Medicare Retirees can use their HRA dollars for out of pocket expenses and their HRA dollars will rollover to 2015.
On another topic, our Pre-1991 Retirees were sent information that would allow them to move from their guaranteed PPO policy and choose to go to a United Health Care Medical Exchange. There was a question on last week's Retiree conference call, "if a retiree went to the Exchange in 2015 can they revert back to the PPO in the 2016 Open Enrollment?" The answer is "YES." They can revert back to the PPO if they find that the Exchange does not work for them, but not until the next Open Enrollment.