A note to readers: following is a CORRECTED version of this Newsline article, which first appeared on Nov. 5. Some of the contact information given in the original piece was incorrect and has been corrected here:
A release from Brethren Benefit Trust
If you missed signing up for Medicare Supplement insurance during the six-month enrollment period that immediately follows your Medicare eligibility date, you now have a one-time opportunity to do so.
Who is eligible for Medicare supplement through Brethren Insurance Services? Church of the Brethren employees, and retirees (and Medicare-eligible spouses) who are age 65 or older, and enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.
For eligibility information, call Connie Sandman at 800-746-1505, ext. 366.
You can still get on board! Open Enrollment continues through the end of November.
Get on board with other products offered by Brethren Insurance Services for 2016:
Medical: Open enrollment will take place in November for currently enrolled Brethren Medical Plan participants. Specific details will be provided by your human resources representative just prior to open enrollment.
Dental: Choose from one of three dental plan options for you or your family. These plans can cover checkups and other preventive services, as well as fillings, oral surgery, and orthodontia. This coverage is offered in partnership with Delta Dental of Illinois.
Vision: Three plan options are available to you and your family through EyeMed Vision Care. These plans offer various levels of coverage for eye exams, lenses, and frames.
Supplemental Life: This insurance is available to members who already have Life insurance coverage through Brethren Insurance Services. This age-rated product is available for up to $50,000 of additional insurance for those who have not yet reached their maximum benefit amount.
Short-Term Disability: Cover the gap between the onset of disability and the start of Long-Term Disability coverage with Short-Term Disability insurance. This plan will pay up to 60 percent of your salary--up to $1,250 per week.
For eligibility requirements specific to your employer, please contact your employer's human resources representative. For general information, visit http://cobbt.org/insurance . For more information about open enrollment go to http://cobbt.org/open-enrollment .
*Supplemental Life applies to current life insurance members, who are eligible to add up to $50,000 of additional coverage.