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   SJ-R Article Clarification   

Information regarding letters mailed by CMS


Below is information regarding the two letters recently mailed by CMS:


#1- Medicare eligible retirees and survivors who had not provided a copy of their Medicare card or proof of ineligibility for Medicare to CMS: This letter was sent ONLY to those members who had not provided proof of Medicare or proof from social security that they are not eligible for Medicare. If CMS has your Medicare information, you did not receive this letter.


#2- Public Act 98-0019 Opt-Out Financial Incentive: CMS mailed letters to NON-MEDICARE members (Retirees only) who are currently enrolled in the group insurance program advising them of their option to opt out of the state health, dental and vision plans to receive a financial incentive. Only those members who are Non Medicare and currently enrolled in the state insurance program were notified. The special enrollment period for the incentive ends September 30, 2013.


Reminders:

1. Always keep your address updated. If you move, contact us immediately.


2.  Always read the mailings you receive from the State Retirement System and Central Management Services. Mailings from SRS and CMS contain valuable information and possible future changes that may affect you.



MEDICARE ADVANTAGE/MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT

You will receive information from CMS once contracts are in place. WATCH YOUR MAIL. We have no additional information at this time.


If you have access to a computer, you can visit the following CMS website for insurance updates:

            www.benefitschoice.il.gov

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