As a retiree of the Episcopal Church, once you enroll in a Medical Trust Medicare Supplement Health Plan (through December 31, 2021) or Group Medicare Advantage Plan (effective January 1, 2022), your plan choice remains in place for the entire year. You are allowed to make a new plan selection for the following year during our annual Annual Enrollment period in the fall (which coincides with Medicare's Open Enrollment Period).
You may only change your election during the benefit year if you have a significant life event and you notify your group/diocesan administrator or the Medical Trust of your election change within 30 days of that event.
Annual Enrollment provides an opportunity to consider your current plan, compare your plan choices, and select the one that best meets your healthcare and financial needs for the coming year.
2022 Annual Enrollment
It's time to enroll in your Group Medicare Advantage Plan!
Annual Enrollment for retired clergy and lay employees takes place:
- October 15 – November 12
Your individual Annual Enrollment member mailing will include information you need to complete Annual Enrollment online.
Visit Retiree Resources for important program announcements, and links to additional information you need to determine which Group Medicare Advantage Plan may be right for you.
Please note: the Annual Enrollment site is available beginning October 15, 2021 from 7AM - 11PM ET daily.
Use our online system to verify and make any changes to your coverage. The online system is easier and faster to complete than hard copy forms that must be completed and mailed. However, if you do not have computer access, or prefer assistance, please call our Client Services representatives at (800) 480-9967, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM ET (excluding holidays).*
Are You Under Age 65?
If you are under age 65 and qualify under the Medical Trust's eligibility rules,* you can continue your healthcare coverage at your own expense until you turn 65 and are eligible for Medicare. If your former employer participates with the Medical Trust, you have access to the health and dental plans offered by your former employer at the same group rates. Access your plans and open enrollment information here.
* Check with your group or diocesan administrator for eligibility requirements, or to inquire if your former group or employer contributes to the cost of their retirees' premiums.
Changing Your Coverage?
If you are considering changing Medicare Supplement Health Plans for the coming year, we encourage you to review our Medicare Supplement Handbook, which has worksheets to help you find the best plan to meet your needs. You may also compare plan costs at Compare Plans.
If you have no changes to your medical or dental coverage for next year, then you will not need to take any action during Annual Enrollment. Your plan coverage will remain the same. However, we do encourage you to go online to review your personal and dependent information annually, and make any needed corrections to your contact information.
Call our Client Services call center at (800) 480-9967 Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM ET (excluding holidays). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org