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Retiree Options

Whether you’re newly retired or been doing this a while, find details about your Medicare plan options as a state employee.

Newly Retired

Get the information you need to help navigate your Medicare options.

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.

Ending Employment

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:

Medicare Eligible

Here are details about how to get more information about your plan.

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.

Next Steps

Visit ETF’s It’s Your Choice site to enroll or make changes to your current elections.