2018 Benefits Information for Medicare Eligible Retirees

Medicare Open Enrollment

The 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment period is October 15, 2017 – December 7, 2017. If you are enrolled in health care coverage through the Aon Retiree Health Exchange and want to keep your current coverage for next year, no action is required.  If you would like to change your coverage for next year, please contact the Aon Retiree Health Exchange at 1-866-212-5052.


USG Life, Dental and Vision Coverage

If you are currently enrolled in USG life, dental or vision coverage, you do not need to take any action to continue coverage in 2018. If you drop coverage under these plans, you cannot re-enroll. For more information, view the 2018 Comparison Guide.


Did you Know….

  • USG will reimburse retirees for the full amount of any Medicare Part D copayment and coinsurance expenses incurred in the catastrophic phase of coverage for prescription drug covered under Medicare Part D. Retirees with an extremely high usage of prescription drugs may reach the Medicare Part D catastrophic coverage limit. To help these retirees, USG has created a special program called the Catastrophic HRA.
  • Your USG Retiree Health Reimbursement account (HRA) with Your Spending Account includes a “rollback” feature, which allows for claims to be reimbursed as long as the date of service occurs within the effective date of your HRA and there is a remaining balance in your account. Claims that were previously denied due to your exhausting your remaining HRA balance will be automatically approved by YSA once allocations for the new year have been added to your USG Retiree Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

Resources & Guide

2018 USG Benefits Comparison Guide

Aon Retiree Health Exchange

Preparing for 2018 Benefits: Information for USG Retirees Age 65 or Older

USG Retiree Benefits