NSEA-Retired is the ONLY retired association in Nebraska that guarantees
continuation of your NEA member benefits and NSEA services!
New EHA plan design effective Sept. 1
NSEA-Retired members who are younger than 65 and insured through the Educators Health Alliance (EHA) Blue Cross plan will see several plan changes beginning September 1, 2013. All deductible amounts will be increased on September 1, office visit co-pays will change to a tiered rate schedule (higher co-pays for specialty, urgent-care and emergency room visits), and higher premiums for all plans. EHA held seminars in late May to explain the new plan designs. Click here to view the slides describing the changes that will be effective September 1, 2013.
New pamphlet for making the transition to Medicare
NSEA-Retired has prepared a new guide for members who are making the transition to Medicare. Click here to download this guide.
Our Spring Conference was a resounding success despite the return of winter! Now, save the date for our Fall Conference!
Back by POPULAR DEMAND! We are returning to the Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts
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Important Information on EHA BCBS Insurance options at retirement now available on-line.
In October 2012, NSEA-Retired cooperated with Educators Health Alliance (EHA), Blue Cross of Nebraska, and Union Bank of Lincoln to bring information about the new health care options available to members under the age of 65.
The options available from EHA for retirees under age 65 are:
$600 deductible PPO plan (the default plan for retirees);
$1,500 deductible PPO plan; and
$2,850 high deductible PPO plan that is eligible for a Health Savings Account.
Union Bank of Lincoln offers no-fee Health Savings Accounts for NSEA-Retired members younger than 65 who sign up for the $2,850 deductible PPO health insurance plan through EHA. To sign up for the Union Bank no-fee Health Savings Account, visit the EHA web site, www.ehaplan.org, click on the "Retirees info" link on the left side of the web page, then click on the Union Bank information link under “Early Retiree Information.” Follow the directions on the Union Bank web site to apply for a Health Savings Account with Union Bank. Be sure to select “employer sponsored” and then enter "Educators Health Alliance" as your employer, and "Retired" as your occupation as you fill out the form in order to get the no-fee Health Savings Account from Union Bank.
You can download the presentations from these seminars and view the presentations on your home computer. The files are all pdf files, so you don't need any special software to view the presentations. When you download the presentations, you will see some arrows at the top of the presentation files. Just click on the "down arrow" to move through the slides for the presentations.
Pre-65 retirees insurance options for 2012-2013
To download the Blue Cross presentation on new EHA retiree options CLICK HERE.
To download the Union Bank presentation on Health Savings Accounts CLICK HERE.
To download the NSEA-Retired presentation on how to sign up for a Health Savings Account CLICK HERE.
To download the Frequently Asked Questions about Health Savings Accounts and High Deductible Health Plan CLICK HERE.
To download the NSEA-Retired guide to Health Insurance after you retire CLICK HERE.
Medicare coverage for members age 65 and older
to download an important guide to insurance after retirement. The guide gives the simple steps you need to follow to move from insurance while you are actively working to retiree coverage prior to age 65, and the steps that you need to follow to move from retiree coverage to Medicare once you reach 65. The guide, written by NSEA-Retired President Roger Rea, will answer most, if not all, of the questions you might have about insurance after retirement.
Medicare for 2013
The presentations on Medicare, including changes in Medicare Part D for 2013, are available to download and view on your home computer.
To download the Medicare Basics guide prepared by NSEA-Retired CLICK HERE.
To download the Guide to Medicare Part D for 2013 CLICK HERE.
To download the Blue Cross guide to NSEA-Retired BlueSenior Classic Medicare Supplement CLICK HERE.
To see the rates for 2013, CLICK HERE.
Remember, if you decline dental coverage when you first enroll in NSEA-Retired BlueSenior Classic, you will not be able to add the dental coverage later. Premiums are effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
If you need an application packet for NSEA-Retired BlueSenior Classic, please call Blue Cross at 800-562-6394 to request one.
Only NSEA-Retired BlueSenior Classic offers dental coverage as part of the Medicare Supplement. Be sure to ask for the policy by name: NSEA-Retired BlueSenior Classic.
John Jensen, webmaster