The State Teachers’ Retirement Board has selected UnitedHealthcare to administer the Connecticut Teachers’Retiree Health Plan for Medicare-eligible retirees and dependents.
Effective January 1, 2022, coverage will be offered through the UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage plan, which will now include prescription coverage combined in one plan. The Group Medicare Supplement plan and Prescription Drug Plan will also be offered through UnitedHealthcare. Plan benefits remain the same, while the Group Medicare Advantage plan includes new programs and services.
The TRB states that the move to an integrated Group Medical/Pharmacy plan will significantly reduce costs for retirees and the Teachers’ Retirement Board while preserving benefits for Medicare retirees and dependents. Informational workshops are being planned. Members will still have the option of choosing the Medicare Advantage or the Medicare Supplement plan. More information will follow.