Medicare retirees able to file early for 2018 recurring reimbursements
By Heather Drago, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Dec. 15, 2017 – Retirees who enrolled in a plan through the OPERS Medicare Connector need to access a health care premium receipt from OPERS that reflects the amount deducted from their pension benefit for health care. This receipt is needed to file for a recurring reimbursement of those deductions from their Health Reimbursement Arrangement accounts.
Last year we were unable to generate these receipts until early January. We’ve got good news: Based on your feedback, we worked throughout the year to change this process, and we’re happy to report this year’s premium receipts are automatically mailing this week to all Medicare retirees with an HRA.
During this time, OneExchange will mail personalized recurring reimbursement forms. Put the two mailings together, and file now for your reimbursements for 2018.
Also, participants enrolled in a medical plan through the Connector will receive their annual $300 deposit into their HRAs on Jan. 2.