Many thanks to NEA-Alaska/Retired members, and members of RPEA, who have contacted the Division of Retirement and Benefits regarding the Draft Retiree Health Plan booklet and the concerns we all have over the way it is written. The State has postponed the publication of the booklet and will continue taking comments until April 30. We need to continue on-going reporting of our issues to the Division of Retirement and Benefits, our legislators, and Aetna.
Please be aware that the postponement of the booklet does not postpone the health plan amendments the State imposed on January 1, 2014. They are still in affect.
Following is the announcement regarding the postponement and the meeting schedule for public comments.
PO Box 832
Skagway, AK 99840
Draft Retiree Insurance Booklet
•Retiree Insurance Booklet [PDF 1.02M]
AlaskaCare Draft Retiree Booklet Adoption Postponed
At this time, the Division has determined the above draft booklet will not be implemented in 2014. The retiree health plan will continue to operate under the 2003 booklet as amended January 1, 2014. The above draft booklet or any future re-written plan booklet will not be adopted without notice and additional opportunity for comment.
Comments on the draft retiree health plan document will continue to be taken through April 30, 2014. Comments can be submitted in writing or through email to the addresses below. The Division will hold meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau to answer retiree questions regarding the transition of the retiree health plan administration to Aetna and Moda/Delta Dental of Alaska and to hear comments on the draft retiree health plan document.
Public Meeting with AlaskaCare Retirees
Please note: Open comment period for the Retiree Draft Health Plan Booklet has been extended to April 30, 2014.
The Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits will hold informational meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. The purpose of the meetings to answer questions regarding the transition of the retiree health plan administration to Aetna and Moda/Delta Dental of Alaska.
Comments on the draft retiree health plan document will also be taken. A summary of comments and responses will be made available at a later date.
Anchorage, Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fairbanks, Raven’s Landing, 949 McGown Street
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Juneau, Centennial Hall – Hickel Room, 101 Egan Drive
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Teleconference (800) 779-8416
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•State of Alaska
•Division of Retirement and Benefits
•Attn: Michele Michaud
•P.O. Box 110203
•Juneau, AK 99811-0203