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Medicare Plans

UnitedHealthcare is the sole carrier offering Medicare plans depending on where you live and if you are Medicare eligible. We encourage you to review all 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 Health Insurance Enrollment Guide:

2021 Health Insurance Enrollment Guide

On-Demand Medicare Plans Video

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 2021 Medicare Plan Benefits

Need help choosing a Medicare Plan?

Infographic to help you choose your Medicare plan
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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.

Have a Qualifying Life Event & Need to Enroll?

If you've had a qualifying life event (QLE) and are eligible to enroll in an ASRS retiree Medicare plan, 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 health 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 Name, group number, and Health Plan as found on the front of your card, as well as your birth date, then click “Continue”
  4. Create your user name and password

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 ID card(s) within 10 days of your enrollment being received and processed.

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.

More On-Demand Videos 

Open Enrollment, Non-Medicare, and Dental Videos are available 24/7 on the Retiree Video page for you to view at your convenience. They are self-paced with segmented navigation to allow you to watch, and re-watch, any part you desire. All aspects of open enrollment are covered, including medical and dental plan options.

24/7 Education from UnitedHealthcare 

Explore your Medicare plan benefits virtually with the Virtual Education Center from UnitedHealthcare. Available November 1 at UHCVirtualRetiree.com/ASRS

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