2023 benefits options for retirees ages 65 and older
Retirees ages 65 and older do not have access to LCRA’s group medical and prescription drug plan. (Note: retirees who are 65 and older and have children on an LCRA group plan can continue to be covered under LCRA’s group medical and prescription drug plans until they no longer carry children on the plan or your child turns 26.)
LCRA’s benefits program for retirees 65 and older includes dental, vision and legal insurance.
During the benefits review window, you have two options:
- Keep your existing coverage.
- If you are not making changes to your current coverage, no action is needed.
- Your current benefits selections will auto-renew for 2023.
- Make a change or drop coverage.
- Complete this form and send it back to the LCRA Benefits Team, postmarked no later than Oct. 21, 2022.
- If you miss this deadline, your current benefit elections will carry forward to next year at the 2023 premiums.
- Remember: If you drop coverage or remove a dependent or spouse from any plan, you will not be able to add coverage back in future years.
Medical and prescription insurance
There are many Medicare Supplement plan providers in the marketplace from which to choose. If you wish to consider a UnitedHealthcare Medicare solution, refer to the enrollment packet from UHC or contact them at 877-791-9964 for assistance with enrollment and supplemental plans.
If you are eligible to receive the retiree reimbursement, you must participate in a UHC Medicare solution. LCRA will contribute to Retiree Reimbursement Accounts (RRAs) for those eligible to participate at the following rates in 2023: up to $130 each month for a participating retiree and up to $100 for a participating spouse. For assistance with the UHC RRA, call 877-298-2305.
Dental insurance through Guardian provides you and your dependent(s) coverage for routine cleanings and other dental services. Staying in-network saves you money. Search in-network providers on the DentalGuard Preferred network. If you use an out-of-network provider, you will pay more out-of-pocket since those providers do not have negotiated rates with Guardian. Your dentist will call Guardian to verify dental coverage. The calendar year maximum benefit per person is $2,000. View a summary of the plan benefits.
Vision insurance through EyeMed includes coverage for eye exams, frames, lenses and contacts. Two plans are available.
The standard plan offers a maximum frames allowance of $125 every 24 months and eye glass lenses every 12 months. If you choose contact lenses in lieu of eye glass lenses and frames, the maximum benefit is $120 per year. Participants pay a $10 copay for an eye exam once every 12 months.
The enhanced plan offers a maximum allowance of $150 every 12 months for either eye glass lenses and frames or for contact lenses. Participants pay a $0 copay for an eye exam once every 12 months.
You won’t receive a vision insurance ID card. Your optometrist will call EyeMed to verify coverage.
Prepaid legal plan
ARAG (access code 18181ret) offers two prepaid legal plans, Ultimate Advisor and Ultimate Advisor Plus. Both give you access to a national network of credentialed lawyers to choose from. Most eligible legal matters are 100-percent paid-in-full when you work with a network attorney. The plans also offer access to legal databases and other online and over-the-phone legal resources.
The Ultimate Advisor Plus plan also includes comprehensive identity theft coverage, financial counseling, divorce representation and resources for caregiving and eldercare issues. Learn more about both plans.