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Expanded Benefits for Retirees in 2014

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September 10, 2013

Use the new Retiree Open Enrollment Checklist as a guide.

For 2014, Stanford retirees will have expanded benefits offerings to consider when it comes to selecting a health plan.

During the university’s annual Open Enrollment, which begins on October 28 and ends on November 19, 2013, retirees can choose from the same benefits plans offered last year or a brand new, non-Medicare health plan called the Stanford HealthCare Alliance (SHCA).

Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to change plans, and add or drop eligible dependents from coverage. Stanford is committed to providing you with the benefits that promote your health and well-being; it is your responsibility to make educated choices about the offerings and select the plan that is right for you. Information and tools are available to help you decide which offering is right for you, including a Retiree Benefits Fair and a Retiree Open Enrollment online presentation.

Quick Glance: Your 2014 Retiree Benefits

Stanford will continue to offer the following retiree benefits plans in 2014:

  • Medicare Advantage plans (Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage, Health Net Seniority Plus, United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage) for retirees over age 65
  • Medicare Supplement plans (Blue Shield Retiree Medical P lan, Health Net Medicare COB, United Healthcare Senior Supplement) for retirees over age 65
  • Non-Medicare plans (Kaiser Permanente HMO; Stanford HealthCare Alliance; and Blue Shield EPO, PPO and High-Deductible Health Plan)
  • Delta Dental PPO Plan for Retirees

NEW! Stanford will also offer a new health plan for pre-65, non-Medicare eligible retirees and LTD Terms in 2014: Stanford HealthCare Alliance (SHCA). Read more about SHCA.

Make Educated  Choices

Whether you keep your current health plan or make changes, gather the information you need to make the best decisions--the most educated choices--for you and your family. You can learn more about your 2014 healthcare in a number of ways:

  • In Person (free visitor parking):

    • Retiree Benefits Fair: Wednesday, November 13, 10 am to 2 pm. Location: 3160 Porter Drive, first floor, Pacific Ocean Room
    • Retiree Open Enrollment Presentation (offered during the Retiree Benefits Fair): Wednesday, November 13, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Location: 3160 Porter Drive, first floor, Crystal Springs Room
  • Online:

    • Join a Retiree Open Enrollment WebEx session (you'll need a computer with Internet access and a phone to listen):
      • Monday, October 28, 2-3 pm
      • Friday, November 8, 10-11 am
    • Instructions to join the WebEx:
      • Go to: http://stanford.webex.com
      • Enter "Enrollment" in the search box
      • Click on the meeting you wish to attend
      • Password: Health
  • Call the Benefits Service Center:

    • Call us at 650-736-2985 or toll-free at 877-905-2985. Press '9' to ask health care questions.

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