Brookhaven Retired Employees' Association (BREA)
Medical Benefits & Information
A video of the third BNL information session with SelectQuote,
which took place in Berkner auditorium on October 17, is available online
Article Offers Advice for Selecting Your New Healthcare Plan
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, BSA will no longer offer the medical plans CIGNA
and HIP VIP for Medicare-eligible participants. Instead, BSA has
chosen SelectQuote Senior, a private healthcare exchange, to assist
participants in electing new healthcare plans for medical and prescription
drug coverage that best meets their needs. This
New York Times article from Oct.
3, 2014, offers clear and critical information for BNL retirees who are
in the process of choosing medical and prescription drug coverage.
Required Distribution - Will we out live it?
is the leading question on the front page of the
October 8, 2007 BREA Newsletter.
Auerbach addressed this question at the request of the BREA Board; in
to the article he has provided an Excel
spread sheet which can be downloaded, allowing one to modify the
computation using differing assumptions about earnings, future
Medical Screening Program
BNL management has informed BREA of a
program which has as its stated goal is to “provide
a free medical screening to construction workers who helped to build
nation's nuclear defense sites”. Click
here for more information.
Medicare Prescription Drug Program
people have been confused about the new Medicare Part D Prescription
and their current coverage from BSA/BNL. Human Resources
strongly recommends that retirees NOT enroll in a Part D plan. An
committee from BREA consisting of Barney MacAlary
Auerbach have been looking into this and agree with HR.
Click here for the BREA
ANALYSIS OF MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE and here for an important
notice from BNL about your
Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare.
Please note that the Benefits Office states that recipients should save
notice as it might be needed if you change plans. It is intended
retain a copy on this web site.
Update from Dr. Falco
Concerning EEOICPA changes
Last Modified: January 9, 2015
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