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CMS and ACA ENROLLMENT FOR 2017 UNDERWAY - NOKIA CLOSED
NOKIA PRE-MEDICARE INSURANCE HAS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES
The UHC Connector Model that has been made available to pre-Medicare retirees.
► READ NOKIA'S STATEMENT ABOUT LETTERS IN MORE DETAIL HERE
► READ A COPY OF THE UHC CONNECTOR MODEL LETTER HERE. NOTE THAT UHC SELLS PLANS THEY DISCUSS.
► PRE-MEDICARE SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT HEALTHCARE.GOV
Minimum Part B insurance will be $109. up from $104.90. Read more at CMS
Medicare Costs at a Glance
Part D annual deductible increases to $183, up from $166.
► CMS Medicare has posted 2017 Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Rx Plans at medicare.gov
► Nokia online and call-in enrollment has ended.
Retirees can still enroll in Medicare and cancel their Nokia plan.
Download and print the LRO attached healthcare tracking sheet to summarize the healthcare plans that meet your needs.
IMPORTANT: Nokia has announced that it is ending healthcare for pre-Medicare management retirees. Read Nokia's Action announcement here. Also, pre-medicare retirees received a letter offering assistance from UHC: Read UHC letter here.
Nokia Medicare: Enrollment Has Ended
CMS Medicare: Open Enrollment Began October 15; Ends December 7, 2016
► Medicare Part B premiums are expected to increase slightly.
Pre-Medicare (under 65): ACA Enrollment Began 1; Ends December 15. 2016
► Nokia has announced they will not continue to offer coverage for pre-medicare management retirees who retired after March 1990. Read the Nokia Enrollment Action plan here. Nokia has said: (1) over 90% opt out; (2) the costs would be very high; and (3) the ACA marletgplace offers better opportunites.
CONSIDER TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
To help in comparisons of Medicare and pre-Medicare choices
| Read all the
mailings you receive from Nokia
Medicare retirees, there are many commercial
» Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7 at medicare.gov
l You have until Dec.31 to review ACA options and cancel the Nokia plan if there is a better plan.
» Be sure to check premiums, deductibles, maximum out of pocket and, possibly, subsidies available through ACA.
» Be sure to check whether you can receive a subsidy to lower your premiums and deductible costs. Visit healthcare.gov/retirees
Be sure to ask your
doctors and hospitals
whether they accept your insurance before you sign up.
• 'Nokia's mailings have said: