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2020 RETIREE Enrollment and Change Period

October 21 - December 7, 2019

The Enrollment and Change period is the time when you can make changes to your health and dental insurance. Please use this enrollment and change period as an opportunity to review your benefits.

Detail information about the 2020 Enrollment and Change period is the 2020 Retiree Enrollment and Change booklet mailed to your home. 


Retiree 2020 Enrollment and Change Presentations

Schedule of on-site presentations You do NOT need to register to attend a on-site presentation.

Recording of the 2020 Retiree Enrollment and Change presentation.

Online Presentations
DAS-HRE is offering four Retiree Enrollment and Change webcasts. You may attend online from your computer or other Internet-enabled device. Webcasts are free of charge but registration is required. Simply click on the link to register.

Date Date Time Presentation Registration
October 24 Thursday 11:00 - Noon 2020 Retiree Enrollment and Change
October 29 Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 2020 Retiree Enrollment and Change
November 6 Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2020 Retiree Enrollment and Change
November 12 Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 2020 Retiree Enrollment and Change

2020 Enrollment and Change Resources

 Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx 2020 Retirees Health and Dental Premiums 
  Iowa Group Medicareblue Rx (PDP) Overview 2020 Health and Dental Premiums (Non-Medicare-eligible)
  2020 Group MedicareBlue Rx FORMULARY 2020 Health and Dental Premiums (Medicare-eligible)
Understanding the Coverage Gap 2020 Dental Premiums
Frequently Asked Questions  
2020 Summary of Benefits  
2020 Medicare Prescription Drug Creditable Coverage Notice  
Group MedicareBlue Rx Star Rating 2020  
   
Iowa Choice and National Choice  Group Program F and Group Program N
Iowa Choice/National Choice Options Comparison  Group Program F Summary
2020 Iowa Choice Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Group Program N Summary
2020 National Choice Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) 2020 State of Iowa Retirees Currently Enrolled in Group Program F or N Guaranteed Issue Right

Retiree Applications and Forms

Wellmark State of Iowa Retiree Application 
Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx Application (for Group Progrma F or N)
Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx Application (for Iowa Choice or National Choice)
Group MedicareBlue Rx Disenrollment 
Delta Dental Application
 
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Forms
Wellmark Automatic Payment Authorization 
Group MedicareBlue Rx Automatic Payment Authorization 
Delta Dental Automatic Payment Authorization

Contact Information

Department of Administrative Services
Human Resources Enterprise 
866-895-2464 or 
stateretirees@iowa.gov
Wellmark, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa – Customer Service 800-622-0043
MedicareBlue Rx – Customer Service 877-838-3827
Medicare website https://www.medicare.gov/

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

To schedule an appointment with a SHIIP counselor:

  • Dallas and Polk county call  515-281-6793
  • Boone and Story county call  515-357-5000
  • All other counties call your local SHIIP site or call  800-351-4664  (you can find your local SHIIP site at www.shiip.iowa.gov

SHIIP is an excellent resource in Iowa for information regarding Medicare. It is a free, confidential and objective State of Iowa service designed to help Iowans make informed decisions regarding Medicare and other health coverage.

If you drop your State of Iowa health plan for any reason, you will NOT be able to rejoin at a later date.


Important Information about the 2020 Enrollment and Change

For All Retirees

  • If you do not want to make any changes to your health or dental coverage for 2020, you do not need to take action - your options will automatically roll over from last year. 
  • There have been NO CHANGES to the benefit design, deductibles, coinsurance, or copays for 2020. There have been changes to plan premium .  

For Medicare-Eligible Retirees Only

  • Group Program F and Group Program N will continue in 2020.
  • Beginning in 2020, the State of Iowa will NO LONGER offer the Group MedicareBlue Rx Iowa, Basic and Plus prescription plans. Instead, the State will offer Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx ($5/$10/20%/45%/33%) hereafter referred to as the Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx plan, effective January 1, 2020.
  • If you or your dependents are currently enrolled in one of the current Group MedicareBlue Rx plans, Wellmark will automatically enroll you in Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx effective January 1, 2020, unless you choose a different Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
  • If you are enrolled in Group Program F or Group Program N, you may:
    • Maintain coverage with Iowa Group MedicareBlue Rx.
    • Elect an individual Medicare Prescription Drug Program from an insurance company offering a Medicare Part D program in your state.
  • The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) has determined State of Iowa retirees currently enrolled in Group Program F or Group Program N will qualify for a guaranteed issue opportunity to purchase any Medicare Supplement plan A, B, C, F, K or L (including Medicare Select or high deductible choices) from any company selling these plans in Iowa. 

If you drop your State of Iowa health plan for any reason, you will NOT be able to rejoin at a later date.

 


updated 11/06/2019