Benefits for State Employees
Whether you’re newly retired or have been doing this a while, find details about your Medicare plan options as a state employee.
As a state employee, when you retire, if you’re enrolled in a health insurance plan, in most circumstances, it will automatically continue. If you have questions about your coverage, contact an ETF Benefits Specialist at 877-533-5020 or schedule an appointment.
When you retire, your current health plan and plan benefits will continue, but you can make changes to your current plan. Check with your employer for options.
If you ended your employment after 20 years of creditable service but before you’re eligible for full annuity, you can continue your coverage by completing a Continuation-Conversion Notice (ET-2311). Contact ETF with additional questions.
Making Changes to Your Plan
Plan and benefit changes can be made during Open Enrollment each year. Review your options:
Make sure you and your Medicare-eligible dependents are enrolled in both the hospital (Part A) and medical (Part B) portions of Medicare as soon as you turn age 65 or have the opportunity to enroll in Medicare. You’ll be enrolled in the MedicareRx prescription drug plan (Part D) with Navitus automatically.
Contact ETF if you haven’t received the Medicare Eligibility Statement (ET-4307) at least one month before your 65th birthday, or if you’ve been on Social Security disability for 24 months.
Get the Details
When you retire, you’ll have three plan design options to choose from with your employer: Health Plan Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Plus.
- Review the key differences between the plans.
- Use ETF’s Health Plan Search Tool to view plan options.
- Understand the break down of costs by plan design.
- View premium rates.
Visit ETF’s It’s Your Choice site to enroll or make changes to your current elections.