One Nationwide Health Plan for Medicare-Eligible GNY Retirees

All eligible GNY retirees who reside in the New York City, Westchester, Nassau/Suffolk area are eligible for the 1199SEIU Aetna MAPD Plan, so they have access to a large nationwide network of physicians rated highly for quality and service.

Here’s what you get under the Aetna MAPD Plan:

  • Medical, hospital and prescription benefits
  • No co-pay for primary care office visits
  • Dental, vision and hearing benefits

Early GNY Retirees ages 62-64 who reside in the New York area will become eligible when they turn 65 and become Medicare eligible.

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Summary of GNY Retiree Health Benefits

To Retire with Greater New York Benefit Fund Health Benefits

Age

Years of Service

Coverage (EC I)

(Benefits as a retired member cannot exceed coverage before retirement)

65+ 25

1199SEIU Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
(If living in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester County):
Rx, Vision.

You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (medical). IF not living in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester County: Medicare Part A deductible, co-insurance and reserve days; Vision Care and Prescription Drugs

62–64* 25

Early Retiree Dental Plus Plan:

Dental, Vision, Hospital Indemnity OR Early Retiree Prescription Plan: Rx, Vision

Any age with permanent disability* 25

Early Retiree Dental Plus Plan:

Dental, vision, hospital indemnity;

OR

Early Retiree Prescription Plan:

Rx, Vision

*When Medicare eligible, members who retired at the age of 62+ or at any age with permanent disability will have the same benefits as 65+ retirees.

GNY Retiree Health Benefits Overview

Age 65 with 25 Years of Service

If you retire at or after age 65 with Eligibility Class I benefits and at least 25 years of credited service and/or vesting service, you’ll receive your health coverage through the 1199SEIU Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan. To get these benefits, you must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (medical) and live in NYC, Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester County.

Age 62-64 with 25 Years of Service*

If you retire between the ages of 62 through 64 with at least 25 years of credited service and/or vesting service, you are eligible for the Early Retiree Dental Plus Plan OR the Early Retiree Prescription Plan.

Any Age with Permanent Disability and 25 Years of Service*

Members who retire at any age with permanent disability*, with at least 25 years of credited service and/or vesting service, are eligible for the Early Retiree Dental Plus Plan OR the Early Retiree Prescription Plan.

*When Medicare-eligible, members who retired at the age of 62+ or at any age with permanent disability will have the same benefits as 65+ retirees.