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New Lumen UHC/MAPD (excludes Qwest
Pre 91/ERO 92)
Lumen UHC/MAPD Announce Letter and Brochure – mailed 9/30
UHC/MAPD Education Meeting Invite – mailed 10/5, meetings begin 10/19
Lumen UHC/MAP Plan Guide (includes all details) – mailed 10/17
UHC/MAPD Education Webinars – begin 10/24
Lumen Annual Enrollment Guide & Worksheet – mailed week of 10/24
Lumen Annual Enrollment Period: 11/7 – 11/18
hosted by Lumen, UHC and Businessolver to learn about the new Lumen
MAPD and how to enroll
November 7thfrom 2:00pm – 3:30pm CST
November 15thfrom 2:00pm – 3:30pm CST
Learn About New MyChoice (MCA)
Enhancements and 2023 HRA claims submission:
Post 90 Occ HRA: Thursday, Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm CST
Post 90 Mgmt/CenturyLink: Tuesday, Dec 6 @ 10:00 am CST
Embarq SHARE: Wednesday, Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm CST
Corporate Money In Politics -- The
2010 Citizens United opened the gates to unlimited corporate money in
politics, making a bad situation, even worse. CWA, our Legislative
Political Action Teams in every district and our progressive allies are
fighting back against the flood of corporate dollars that is destroying
our democratic process. Read
Support the Call Center Bill -- Over
the last decade, the U.S. has lost around half a million call centers
jobs to off-shoring. Often companies pocket millions in taxpayer
dollars to establish local call centers before shipping those jobs
abroad just a few years later. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer
Protection Act strikes back by cutting off-shorers off from federal
grants and loans, giving you the right to know where your operator is
based and giving you the right to transfer back to a US-based
Collective Bargaining Rights -- CWA
continues to stand up for workers in the United States and across the
globe, and carries on the fight for the right of people everywhere to
organize for fairer wages, benefits and working conditions. Read
Affordable High-Speed Internet for America -- Speed
Matters is a project of CWA to support policies
to bring affordable high speed Internet to all Americans.
Congressional Scorecard -- find
out where your lawmakers stand on issues
important to working families, including strengthening Social Security
and Medicare, freedom to join a union, improving workplace safety and
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Everyone - I wanted to give you a heads up on a few changes in your
Lumen retiree benefits coming in 2023 so you can be thinking about what
you want to do when annual enrollment starts (Nov 7 – Nov 18).
eligible Non-Medicare retirees/dependents:
The CDHP Opt 1 and CDHP Opt 2 will be combining into one plan – CDHP.
Coverage and cost will change.
Bind is changing their name to Surest. And for 2023, the “add-in”
feature for certain services will eliminated. These services will be
covered under normal plan provisions. Surest will be the lowest premium
cost to retirees.
A new narrow network plan will be offered in AZ and CO called The
Doctor’s Plan which will cost less than the CDHP.
eligible Medicare retirees/dependents
Lumen will offer eligible Medicare retirees a new Lumen-sponsored
medical plan option in lieu of the Retiree HRA and Lumen Retiree Dental
Plan (it's your choice to enroll or not). This new group plan is
designed to combine the best features of individual Medicare
Supplement, Medicare Part D Prescription Drug (PDP) and Medicare
Advantage plans with enhanced benefits from custom group plans. It
provides access to any willing Medicare provider, worldwide emergent
and urgent care and expanded coverage for nearly all Part D medications
at your current pharmacy”.
Benefits that go beyond Original Medicare like comprehensive Dental,
Renew Active fitness, hearing aid discounts, post discharge meals and
transportation, acupuncture, chiropractic services, and more
Expanded clinical and wellness programs including HouseCalls, incentive
rewards, and special clinical and wellness programs like for diabetes
or heart disease
Annual out-of-pocket maximums for both your medical and prescription
The Lumen retiree must be enrolled in a Lumen non-Medicare medical plan
or the new Lumen Retiree Medicare Advantage PPO Plus Dental in order
for an eligible spouse/dependent to enroll.
The monthly cost of new plan is determined by your retiree group and
retiree medical subsidy cap. Info will be provided in your custom
When enrolling in the new Lumen Retiree Medicare Advantage PPO Plus
Dental, the plan replaces both the 2023 Retiree HRA and Lumen Dental
Plan for the plan year and cannot be changed until the next annual
enrollment period. NO MORE NEED TO SUBMIT CLAIMS TO GET REIMBURSED
LQ Occ, if enrolling in the new plan you will not receive a new annual
allostop the Merdicarecation of HRA dollars; however, you may use your
balance, if applicable, to pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
you have a CDHP HRA, you may continue to use the account for eligible
meetings (in limited locations) and live webinars will be offered to
learn more about the new plan.
Also new for 2023/24: For LQ Occ, as a result of the recent union
contract ratification your remaining 2023 HRA balance will be frozen
and can be used for eligible expenses until the balance is used up.
Starting in 2024, if you elect the HRA, you will receive your annual
contribution (no change in amount) but the unused balance at the end of
the year does not rollover to the new year.
want to read this Opinion article...
It's time to stop the
Medicare Avantage scam before Medicare is dead. https://www.rawstory.com/medicare-advantage/