Once you are retired from the university and are eligible for Medicare (which is typically at age 65), you must enroll in Medicare Parts A and B through Social Security and enroll in the Medicare Carveout Classic plan through the university. Read more useful information on Medicare in general »
Once enrolled in Part B, Medicare will issue you an ID card with your Part A and Part B effective date. An ID card will be issued by Anthem for the Medicare Carveout Classic plan as well, when you submit an enrollment form. It is important to provide all your providers with the updated insurance information to ensure claims are processed appropriately.
Retirees SHOULD NOT enroll in Medicare Part D unless they qualify for the “Extra Help” Program through Social Security. The Extra Help program is for low income retirees and provides prescription coverage to eligible seniors for low monthly premiums and low copays. If you have been qualified through the Social Security Administration for Extra Help, please submit documentation to the UK Employee Benefits Office. In this case, you will be able to drop the UK prescription coverage and participate in the UK medical benefit only. To learn more, contact the Extra Help program at (800) 772-1213.
Summary of Benefits
For more details, view the UK Benefits booklet or view full plan details of Medicare Carveout (PDF) »