One Nationwide Health Plan for All NBF 65+/10 Retirees
All eligible NBF retirees enrolled in the 1199SEIU Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan have access to a large nationwide network of physicians rated highly for quality and service.
Here’s what you get under the plan:
- Medical, hospital and prescription benefits
- No co-pay for primary care office visits
- Dental, vision and hearing benefits
You are also eligible to receive 50 percent Medicare Part B premium reimbursement, burial and life insurance directly from the National Benefit Fund.
Summary of NBF Retiree Health Benefits
To Retire with National Benefit Fund Health Benefits
Years of Service
Coverage (WC I)(Must retire from active service)
|62.5–64*||25||Full (active) benefits, excluding dental|
|65+||10||1199SEIU Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan: You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (medical). Includes Rx, vision, hearing, dental, life insurance, burial and 50% Part B premium reimbursement.|
Dental Plus Plan: Includes dental, vision, limited hospital indemnity and spousal coverage**
Prescription Plan: Includes vision, hearing, Rx and spousal coverage**
*Members born before July 1, 1959, or commencing benefit payments prior to January 1, 2019, are eligible for retiree health benefits at age 62 with 20 years of service.
**Eligible members retiring at age 60–64 are eligible for the “65+” benefits when they turn 65 and enroll in Medicare. Eligible members retiring at age 55–59 are only eligible for the Prescription Plan when they turn 65 and enroll in Medicare.
Age 65 with 10 Years of Service
If you retire at or after age 65 with Wage Class I benefits and at least 10 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) to supplement traditional Medicare, including Part B partial reimbursement, full prescription drug coverage, vision and dental, life insurance, burial and spousal coverage.
Members who retire at any age on a Disability Pension, with at least 10 years of credited service and/or vesting service, are eligible for age 62.5–64 benefits until they become eligible for Medicare; then they will receive the same retiree health benefits that members retiring with a normal pension benefit receive when they reach age 65.