Changes to the Loyola Retiree Health Plan and Medicare Part D Plan
Loyola University Chicago is changing the way we provide retiree health coverage to our Medicare-eligible retired participants by offering access to a variety of individual health and prescription drug plans through a private health insurance marketplace called Via Benefits.
As of December 31, 2017, Loyola University of Chicago is terminating the Loyola University Blue Cross Blue Shield Retiree Health Plan and Medicare Part D Plan.
All participants will be able to enroll in individual Medicare supplemental coverage through Via Benefits. Learn more below.
Changes to the Loyola Retiree Health Savings Account
The Retiree Health Savings Account funded by Loyola University of Chicago will be transferred to Via Benefits effective
BenefitExpress will no longer administer the Loyola University Retiree Health Savings Accounts for claims incurred after
- The first step in retirement planning is to review the 2018 Retirement Checklist at least 90 days prior to your retirement. The document provides you with a guide for what you may need to consider, or act on, in preparation for retirement.
- Complete the enrollment form for the Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).
To help you find coverage that meets your health and financial needs, Via Benefits has licensed benefit advisors who will provide personalized, over-the-phone support to guide you through your plan options and enroll you in new coverage. Via Benefits licensed benefit advisers work as unbiased advocates with no financial incentive or reward for enrolling you in one health plan over another.
Beginning October 22, 2017, you can also review available plan options on the OneExchange website: https://my.viabenefits.com/loyola
As of January 1, 2018, all retiree health plan participants will be able to enroll in individual Medicare supplemental coverage through OneExchange.
- As of January 1, 2018, if the retiree medical plan participant does not enroll in a plan through OneExchange during the specified enrollment period, then as of January 1, 2018, the participant will no longer be covered under the Loyola group health plan.
Guaranteed Issue during the Special Enrollment Period through OneExchange. If you enroll by December 29, 2017, you will be guaranteed issue, which means you will not be denied coverage or asked to pay a higher premium as a result of a current or prior health conditions.
- If you have any questions about what happens if you did not enroll by December 29, 2017, please contact OneExchange at 1-855-229-3283 (Monday thru Friday from 7:00AM - 8:00PM CT) or visit Medicare.OneExchange.com/Loyola.
- You can contact Via Benefits toll-free at 1-855-229-3283 (Monday thru Friday from 7:00AM - 8:00PM CST).
- If you are calling from outside the United States, please call 1-801-994-980
- Visit: https://my.viabenefits.com/loyola