RETIREES

PHIP New Enrollment Presentations

The PERS Health Insurance Program (PHIP) has scheduled presentations throughout the year for those retirees who will become Medicare-eligible (due to turning 65 years of age, or due to receiving Social Security benefits due to disability) within the next 12 months. We also encourage PERS members to attend who may be considering retirement within the next year and have questions regarding their healthcare options at retirement.

These meetings include an overview of the PHIP program, Medicare, PHIP enrollment timelines, and the PHIP medical and dental plan offerings. Meetings last approximately one and a half to two hours. Pre-registration is not needed.

More information and the schedule can be foun​​​​d on the PHIP website or by calling PHIP Customer Service at 800-768-7377 (toll free).

 

PHIP Plan Change Presentations

Already a PHIP member? 

PHIP offers an annual plan change period from October 1 to November 15. Information about making changes to your plan is mailed in September. During this time, you can change your current PHIP medical or dental plan to any PHIP plan that is available within your residing service area.

Plan changes made during this period become effective January 1. This annual plan change period is not an opportunity to add dental coverage or dependents. If you are enrolled and do not want to change plans, no paperwork is required. However, if you want to make a change, you must fill out both a disenrollment form for the plan you are ending and a new enrollment form for the new coverage you are requesting. Submit both forms to PHIP before the November 1 deadline. You may obtain forms online at www.pershealth.com or by calling 800-768-7377. If you do not submit a change during this period, you will be unable to change your enrollment mid-year unless you experience a family status change or new enrollment opportunity.

While we will miss seeing our members face to face, safety is our No. 1 priority. As large gatherings continue to pose a health risk to our population due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PHIP will not hold plan change meetings in fall 2020. The 2021 Benefit Guide, outlining your PERS Health Insurance Program benefit and rate information, will be mailed out in the fall.​​