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What to Do Before You Retire
- Call the RASC and say “retirement” when prompted to find out if you will be eligible for retiree medical coverage.
- Assess your medical coverage needs during retirement.
- Explore the medical coverage options that will be available to you once you retire, along with coverage costs for each.
- Schedule medical and dental services for whatever health care needs you may have before your coverage changes.
- Review the personalized Welfare Plan Retiree Enrollment Worksheet you will automatically receive from the RASC within 30 days before your retirement date if you’re eligible for retiree medical coverage and you informed the RASC earlier of your retirement date.
Call the RASC and say “retirement” when prompted if you don’t receive this information within 15 days before your last day worked and you think you will be eligible for retiree medical coverage.
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.
Check Out Your Choices
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 from Rockwell Automation for each year through 2019.
Other Possible Medical Coverage Options When You Retire
- Medicare if you’re age 65 or older
- Via Benefits: All Medicare-eligible individuals have access to Via Benefits, a Willis Towers Watson service that will assist you in choosing from hundreds of supplemental and Medicare Advantage plans to find the best fit for you, taking into consideration your health status, prescription needs, vision and dental coverage needs, financial situation, etc. You may be eligible for transitional financial support for each year through 2019 if you elect a policy through Via Benefits.
- COBRA* medical coverage (You should not enroll in COBRA medical coverage if you choose to enroll in a retiree medical plan.)
- Individual coverage you buy on your own, either from an agent or through your state’s health care marketplace
- Coverage through your spouse’s/domestic partner’s employer
* For more information about COBRA coverage, download the Termination Benefits Summary.
More Information About Individual Coverage
To find a link to your state’s marketplace, go to healthcare.gov.