OP&F News

Changes proposed for 2020 retiree health care based on member feedback

The OP&F Board of Trustees announced several changes that will be discussed for the retiree health care plan in 2020. The proposed changes are based on the experience of transitioning retirees from the previous self-insured group plan that ended on Dec. 31, 2018 and feedback from members. At this time, these are only proposals that will be discussed.

Proposals for the 2020 plan year include:

• Reviewing the feasibility of allowing pre-Medicare members to shop and enroll in health care plans outside the exchange managed by Aon Retiree Health Solutions. Retirees may be required to sign a waiver claiming responsibility for the choices they make;
• Potentially allowing the health care stipend to be used for member COBRA payments following retirement (primarily for those who are applying for a disability benefit).

OP&F will work with its partners and affiliate groups on other health care-related efforts throughout 2019:

• OP&F and Aon will continue to work on expanding PPO markets with carriers;
• Lobbying efforts will continue with the FOP and IAFF for Medicare at 55 for public safety personnel;
• OP&F trustees who represent firefighters will work with the IAFF on potential new solutions not presently in the health care market.

Posted 3/1/2019

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- Posted October 12, 2020
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- Posted October 05, 2020
OP&F Investment Notes, September 2020
- Posted October 02, 2020
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- Posted October 01, 2020
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Health care webinars Sept. 15-24
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OP&F Investment Notes, August 2020
- Posted August 28, 2020
Rescheduled trustee election schedule approved
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OP&F retirees taking advantage of extended reimbursement deadlines
- Posted August 03, 2020
Pre-Retirement meetings to be webinars this year
- Posted August 03, 2020