Introducing Group Medicare Advantage
A Better Plan for Retirees
We are pleased to announce that The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) has chosen a UnitedHealthcare® Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan to provide eligible retirees and their dependents with health and prescription drug coverage, effective January 1, 2022.
In addition to delivering all the benefits of Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D in a single plan, it provides additional coverage for hearing aids, travel insurance, fitness programs and other benefits that are important to overall health.
As a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan, it allows members to see any provider (in-network or out-of-network) at the same cost share, as long as the provider accepts Medicare.
UnitedHealthcare's dedicated call center
(866) 519-5401For questions about Medicare, Group Medicare Advantage or group specific coverage details
Enhanced benefits at all plan levels
Less than half the monthly premium
Easier Benefits Management
Single point of access for both
medical care and prescriptions
Optimizing the Healthcare Experience
We made this decision after a review of the Medicare landscape concluded that Group Medicare Advantage (GMA) programs offer improved value, lower cost, and easier benefits management than our current Medicare Supplement Health Plan.
Continuity of benefits
We chose UnitedHealthcare because it has the resources and tools in place to help ensure that retirees experience little to no healthcare disruption while transitioning to the new plan. UnitedHealthcare also offers continuity of service as our current Medicare Supplement Health Plan provider – in almost all cases, retirees can keep their current doctors, as long as they accept Medicare.
Designed especially for our retirees
Not to be confused with individual Medicare Advantage plans, this is a custom Group Medicare Advantage plan designed exclusively for Medical Trust retirees and their dependents.
Choices for Our Retirees
During annual enrollment, October 15 to November 12, retirees will have a choice between two plan options, both of which are enhancements to the current Medicare Supplement Health Plan.
Benefits education sessions
Anyone interested in learning more is invited to attend a virtual benefits education session presented by the Medical Trust and UnitedHealthcare.
Note: Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases all sessions will be held online. If you previously registered for an in-person session that was cancelled, please visit the registration site to sign up for an online session.
Plan deep dive
UnitedHealthcare’s Virtual Education Center helps retirees and family members explore all the benefits and services the plan provides.
What Retirees Should Expect
Annual Enrollment Letter
Mailed late September
Mailed late September
Annual Enrollment Begins
Login to enrollment website beginning October 15
Deadline to Enroll
Annual Enrollment period ends November 12
Quick Start Guide and Member ID Card
Mailed mid- to late December
Coverage Effective Date
Group Medicare Advantage coverage begins January 1, 2022
Group Dental Insurance
Retirees may choose to purchase Cigna Dental insurance.
What if I need more help?
For questions about Medicare, Group Medicare Advantage or specific coverage details, contact UnitedHealthcare's dedicated call center at (866) 519-5401, TTY 711, 8:00AM to 8:00PM local time, seven days a week.
And as always, the Medical Trust’s Client Services team is available to help Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 8:00PM ET (excluding holidays) at (800) 480-9967 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.