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This on-demand video explains everything you need to know about the ASRS Medicare Plans from UnitedHealthcare. Topic-specific navigation allows you to come back and re-review areas of particular interest.

ASRS 2020 Medicare Plan Benefits

UnitedHealthcare is the sole provider offering Medicare plans depending on where you live and if you are Medicare eligible. We encourage you to review all the plan options to determine which plan best fits your health insurance needs.

The following plans are available:

    • Group Medicare Advantage HMO Plan
    • Group Medicare Advantage PPO Plan

For more details on these plans, refer to the Medicare Enrollment Guide:

2020 Medicare Retiree Group Insurance Guide

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Understanding the Medicare Plans

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Still Have Questions About the HMO vs PPO Plans?

UnitedHealthcare has put together this helpful explanation of their plan offerings for ASRS retiree participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

After I enroll in an ASRS retiree medical insurance plan, when will I receive my ID cards?

UnitedHealthcare will mail your medical card(s) approximately 10 days before the first day of the month that your medical plan becomes effective.

Will I get a new insurance card?

New enrollees, those who make changes to their enrollment, and all currently enrolled members will receive new insurance cards. You will receive one ID card for all services on Medicare Advantage plans.

Is there a pre-existing condition clause with any of the ASRS medical insurance plans?

A pre-existing condition is generally considered an illness a person has prior to applying for medical insurance. Currently ASRS does not deny medical insurance for any reason relating to a pre-existing condition.

Must I notify the ASRS of an address change?

It is always in your best interest to ensure a correct mailing address. While many retirees and LTD recipients have seasonal or secondary addresses (such as a PO Box), the address of the primary residence is key to the availability of medical plan options and their costs as well as the forwarding of important periodic information that may be time sensitive. It is your responsibility to notify ASRS in writing or via the secure ASRS website when you have an address change.

How do I determine my current medical insurance premium costs?

Login to your myASRS secure account and click on the “Medical/Dental Insurance Details” link to see your current ASRS or ASRS employer retiree medical and dental plan, monthly premiums, premium benefit and your net cost.

What if my monthly health insurance premiums exceed my monthly pension?

If your pension does not cover your net insurance costs, the insurance carrier(s) will mail a bill directly to you. It will be your responsibility to pay premiums directly to the insurance carrier(s). Direct bills are mailed at the end of the month and due by the 25th of the following month.

What happens if I fail to pay my insurance premium direct bill?

Your health insurance coverage will be terminated. If you wish to re-instate coverage, you must pay any remaining balance in full and wait for our annual Open Enrollment period to enroll.

Enrollment starts November 1st  Online Enrollment icon  

The online health insurance application allows you to:

  • Enroll in an ASRS medical/dental plan
  • Make changes to your current coverage
  • Add or remove a dependent from your current coverage
  • Cancel your current coverage

Just log into your myASRS account to get started!

myASRS Login

Next Steps: 

Start now and use the dedicated online resources that are available to you. If you are not currently registered, you can do so at UHCRetiree.com/asrs. Sign up today for your UnitedHealthcare Online Account. Use this account to access the tools to help you keep track of your heath and so much more.

    • Search for network doctors
    • Review personal health records
    • Look up your latest claim information
    • Review benefit information and plan materials
    • Learn about the additional services and programs to keep you healthy

Follow these four easy steps:

  1. Go online to UHCRetiree.com/asrs
  2. Click on the “Register now” link
  3. Enter the ID number on the front of your member ID card and you birth date, then click “Continue”
  4. Create your user name and password
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