News & Updates

How long do I have to submit an eligible receipt for reimbursement from my HRA?

Requests for reimbursement must be submitted within one year (12 months) from the date the service(s) where incurred.

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What happens to my HSA if I am no longer an eligible individual? For example, if I change coverage from the CDHP to an HMO or EPO or if I enroll in Medicare?

If you are no longer an eligible individual, you can still receive tax-free distributions to pay or reimburse your qualified medical expenses. However, you can no longer contribute money to your HSA.

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What is the Medicare Exchange Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)?

The Medicare Exchange HRA is a pass-through account for Medicare retirees enrolled in a medical plan through the Medicare Exchange. Contributions to the Medicare Exchange are determined by the years of service and date of retirement of eligible retirees. HRA funds may be used to reimburse retirees for qualified medical expenses, health plan premiums, and...

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I am enrolled in the Medicare Exchange with an HRA. How long do I have to request reimbursement from the date-of-service?

The Exchange-HRA has a timely filing period of 365 days from the date of service.

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I will not qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A. May I maintain my PEBP CDHP, EPO or HMO coverage?

Yes. If you do not qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A, you will be able to maintain your PEBP CDHP, EPO or HMO plan. However, you will be required to submit verification that you do not qualify for premium-free Part A. You will also be required to purchase Part B Medicare at age 65 if you...

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I am retired with Medicare and will be transitioning to the Medicare Exchange. May I keep the PEBP dental plan?

The PEBP Dental Plan is available to Medicare Exchange retirees as a voluntary option.

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I am retired and have TRICARE for Life. Am I required to enroll in a medical plan through the Medicare Exchange to receive a Years of Service HRA contribution?

An otherwise eligible retiree who has TRICARE for Life and Medicare Parts A and B will not be required to enroll in a medical plan through the Medicare Exchange. However, before PEBP will authorize the Years of Service HRA funding, PEBP will require a copy of the retiree’s military ID card (front and back) and...

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How do I notify Medicare that I have current group drug coverage through my employer since I am 65 but an active employee?

PEBP will send out a Credible Coverage notice each August. Keep this Creditable Coverage notice. If you decide to join one of the Medicare drug plans, you may be required to provide a copy of this notice when you join to show whether or not you have maintained creditable coverage and, therefore, whether or not...

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Are retirees required to enroll in Medicare at age 65?

Yes, PEBP requires all retirees who are eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A to enroll in Part A coverage. PEBP also requires retirees to purchase Medicare Part B coverage at age 65 (or under age 65 if Medicare eligible due to a disability), regardless of whether a retiree qualifies for free Part A. Active employees...

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Are active employees required to enroll in Medicare at age 65?

No, PEBP does not require active employees aged 65 or older to enroll in Medicare until they retire.

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