Eligible employees have the opportunity to enroll in Rockwell Automation retiree medical coverage. The choices available depend on whether you and your spouse/domestic partner are eligible for Medicare, which typically happens when you reach age 65.
You are eligible for Rockwell Automation retiree medical coverage if you meet these three rules when you retire from Rockwell Automation:
- You are at least age 55, and
- You have at least 10 years of service, and
- Your age and service points equal 75 or higher.
About Your Retirement Age
If you meet eligibility requirements and retire before age 65 (before you’re Medicare-eligible), Rockwell Automation offers you pre-65 medical coverage. Then, when you turn 65 or become eligible for Medicare, you’ll have access to Via Benefits, a service that helps you choose an individual supplemental Medicare plan. And, if you meet the requirements, you may receive transitional financial support for your medical costs through Rockwell Automation for each year through 2019.
Coverage for your Dependents
If you are under age 65 and you enroll in Rockwell Automation retiree medical coverage, you can enroll your eligible dependents. In general, this includes your pre-65 spouse/domestic partner and children under age 26.
To be considered an eligible dependent, your family member must be eligible for coverage at the time you retire. You cannot enroll any new dependents you gain after you retire, such as a new spouse/domestic partner. Also, you must keep your pre-65 coverage as a retiree in order to cover a pre-65 spouse or dependent. If enrolled, your pre-65 spouse can remain covered after you are age 65 and eligible for Medicare.