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Find Out if You're Eligible
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.
Retiree Medical Age and Service Points
One “point” is given for each year of your age and each year you’ve worked at Rockwell Automation. (You receive one twelfth of a point for each full month of your age and each month in which you work at least one day at Rockwell Automation.)
For example, if you’re 56 years old and you’ve worked at Rockwell Automation for 22 years, you have 78 service points (56 + 22 = 78). This means you’re eligible for retiree medical coverage from Rockwell Automation.
When You Can Enroll
If you’re eligible for retiree medical coverage from Rockwell Automation, you can choose to enroll and start this coverage at one of the following times:
- The first of the month following your retirement date.
- The date you no longer have other group medical coverage, such as through your spouse’s employer, provided you had other coverage at the time of your retirement. You have to enroll in Rockwell Automation’s retiree medical coverage within 31 days of your other coverage ending. However, you will not receive the company subsidy.
- During the Annual Enrollment period, which is typically held in November of each year. Your coverage will start on Jan. 1 of the following year.
If you enroll in an individual medical policy through Via Benefits when you first become eligible, you may qualify for transitional financial support provided by Rockwell Automation.
What Happens if You Decline or Stop Coverage
You may defer the start of your Rockwell Automation retiree medical coverage if you have other coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan, either as an active employee, a dependent or a retiree. If you lose that coverage mid-year, you may start your Rockwell Automation retiree coverage immediately if you notify the RASC within 31 days of losing your other coverage.
You also will have an opportunity to enroll in retiree medical coverage during the Annual Enrollment period, which is typically held in November of each year. Your coverage will start on Jan. 1 of the following year. You must keep your coverage as a retiree in order to cover a spouse or dependents.
If you or your dependent defers or drops coverage under the Plan after termination of your employment, you or your dependent may later re-enroll in a retiree medical plan, but Rockwell Automation will not pay any employer contribution. In addition, if you do not elect a supplemental Medicare plan through Via Benefits when you first become eligible, or if you later drop this coverage, you will not be eligible for post-65 transitional financial support from Rockwell Automation.
Retirement Summary Plan Descriptions
The following Summary Plan Descriptions have details about what happens to your coverage when your employment with Rockwell Automation ends and are available on EmployeeConnect > Your Benefits ResourcesTM or by calling the RASC:
- Rockwell Automation Pension Plan
- Rockwell Automation Savings Plan (the 401(k) Plan)
- MetLife Dental
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- STD and LTD