Retiree medical plan options:
Becoming Medicare Eligible
You become Medicare eligible on the first day of the month in which you turn 65, or if your birthday is on the first of the month, on the first day of the prior month.
If you or a dependent becomes Medicare eligible, you must apply for Medicare parts A and B. Do not apply for Medicare Plan D.
All city Medicare plans include a prescription benefit equal to, or better than Medicare Plan D.
Medicare-eligible retirees or their Medicare eligible dependents are not eligible to participate in a city Cigna medical plan.
You should start the process to enroll in Medicare at least three months in advance.
Once you receive your Medicare card or acceptance letter, you must enroll in one of the five Medicare plans offered by the city.
Your coverage will become effective on the first day of the month after your enrollment forms are received by the benefits division. And, you can change plans at the first of any month.
If you need assistance navigating the Medicare process, contact the Human Resources benefits division. Our customer service representatives can help guide you.
Retiree Enrollment Forms
Medicare plan forms