Frequently Asked Questions

Retiree Coverage

What is Lineco's Retiree Plan?
How do I qualify for the Retiree Plan?
What if I am totally disabled?
Are there different options for the Retiree plan?
Are there different rates depending on who will be covered and whether the covered persons have Medicare?
Can I enroll online?
What about Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, should I enroll?
Does the plan coordinate coverage with Medicare?




QUESTION: What is Lineco's Retiree Plan?

ANSWER: Lineco has a special Retiree plan. Please contact the Fund Office if you should have any questions or wish to enroll.

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QUESTION: How do I qualify for the Retiree Plan?

ANSWER: For early and normal retirements there are 5 requirements. Please refer to the Retiree section of the SPD.

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QUESTION: What if I am totally disabled?

ANSWER: Being disabled may qualify you for the Retiree plan. Please refer to the SPD for the requirements.

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QUESTION: Are there different options for the Retiree plan?

ANSWER: Yes, there are 2 Retiree plans: Medical only or Medical/Dental/Vision. Click here for rates or contact the Fund office.

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QUESTION: Are there different rates depending on who will be covered and whether the covered persons have Medicare?

ANSWER:

Yes, there are different rates. Rates vary according to number of people covered and whether they have Medicare. The following are rates effective March 1, 2017:

Option 1:
Medical Benefits Only
Option 2:
Medical, Dental, Vision
Both Employee and Spouse have Medicare $   492.00 $   530.00
One of them has Medicare $   933.00 $   980.00
Neither of them has Medicare $1,377.00 $1,429.00
Single with Medicare $   246.00 $   265.00
Single without Medicare $   689.00 $   714.00
Single with Medicare (covering at least 1 child) $   369.00 $   398.00
Single without Medicare (covering at least 1 child) $   812.00 $   847.00


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QUESTION: Can I enroll online?

ANSWER: No, at this time you need to contact the Fund office to enroll.

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QUESTION: What about Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, should I enroll?

ANSWER: Lineco does not encourage you to enroll because then you would have to drop Lineco's prescription coverage.

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QUESTION: Does the plan coordinate coverage with Medicare?

ANSWER: Yes. If you and/or your spouse are eligible to participate in Medicare, this Plan's benefits will be calculated as though benefits under Medicare Part A and Part B have been paid, whether or not you actually enrolled in both Parts. You and your spouse should enroll in both Part A and Part B as soon as you are eligible to do so.

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