Plan at a glance
Plan at a glance the Employee Retiree Medical Plan - POS II A and POS II B Options
You may enroll yourself and your eligible family members within 60 days of your retirement. If you do not enroll at this time, you will have limited opportunities to enroll at a later date. See the Eligibility and enrollment section for more information.
Basic plan features
The Plan covers medically necessary and preventive treatment, care and services, that are not otherwise excluded. You can save money and time if you use a provider who participates in the Retiree Medical POS II network. When you receive care through the Retiree Medical POS II network, the provider files claims and obtains necessary pre-certifications and the negotiated rates generally lower your out-of-pocket costs. See the Basic Plan features section.
The prescription drug program
The Plan offers you three cost-saving ways to buy prescription drugs – at a local participating network pharmacy for short-term prescriptions, through Express Scripts home delivery for long-term prescriptions, and through Accredo home delivery for specialty prescriptions. See the Prescription drug program section.
Mental health and substance abuse care
The Plan provides for mental health and substance abuse care through Magellan's nationwide Mental Health PPO. All inpatient and intensive outpatient care must be precertified. If an in-patient stay is not precertified, a $500 penalty will apply and the stay may not be covered. See the Mental health and substance abuse care section.
Covered and excluded expenses
The Plan provides benefits for many, but not all medically necessary, treatment, care and services. See Covered expenses and Exclusions.
You and the Retiree Medical Plan share costs for covered treatment and services. You pay a fixed copayment for covered items such as a POS II network doctor's office visit and most related lab work. For other types of care, you must first satisfy a deductible before the Plan begins paying. If you meet your annual out-of-pocket limit, the Plan pays 100% of most covered costs for the rest of that calendar year. See Payments section.
Retiree Medical POS II network providers file claims for you. You are responsible for ensuring that claims for non-network care are filed. The Plan treats the assignment of benefits to non- network providers as a direction to pay rather than as an assignment of benefits. See Claims section.
Health Management Programs
Additional integrated programs are available to you and your family members to help you manage your health and to assist you in obtaining good health care when care is needed. These programs reflect a commitment by you and the company to good health and quality care. The Health Management tools and resources available to POS II participants include a 24-Hour Nurse Line, Medical and Behavioral Health Advocates, Condition Management Programs, Cancer Care Program, Musculoskeletal Conditions Support, Expert Medical Opinion Services, and Centers of Excellence.
Health management tools and resources are available to you at no additional cost. However, health care claims (e.g., doctor's fees or facilities charges) are processed according to the Plan’s provisions. See the Health Management Programs section.
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 1985 (COBRA)
You and your family members who lose eligibility may continue medical coverage for a limited time under certain circumstances. See section.
Administrative and ERISA information
This Plan is subject to rules of the federal government, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), not state insurance laws. See Administrative and ERISA information Section.
This is an alphabetized list of words and phrases, with their definitions, used in this SPD. These words are underlined and linked throughout the SPD for easy identification. See Key terms section.