Retiree Information

Please review the 2019-2020 Retiree Benefits Bulletin for information on important enhancements to retiree benefits taking effect in October 2019 and January 2020.

Below are a number of resources you may find helpful regarding the transition from the State Health Plan PPO Medicare Supplemental plan to the Medicare Advantage plan taking effect January 1, 2020. These changes do not apply to State Police Troopers and Sergeants who retired on or after October 1, 1987.

Opting Out of the State Health Plan Medicare Advantage Coverage:

Retirees may opt out of the transition to the State Health Plan Medicare Advantage coverage (Medicare Plus Blue Group PPO). If a retiree (or their covered spouse or dependent) completes the Opt Out Form and does not provide proof of having other primary coverage (aside from original Medicare), they will be disenrolled from health coverage through the State of Michigan, including prescription drug coverage.

If a retiree (or their covered spouse or dependent) completes the Opt Out form and has other primary coverage, they may remain in the State Health PPO Medicare Supplemental plan by providing proof of the other primary coverage with their Opt Out Form.

PPO/HMO Comparison Charts:

2019–2020

State Health Plan PPO:

HMOs:

2018–2019

State Health Plan PPO:

HMOs:

HMO Medicare Advantage (MA) Coverage Maps

Retirees or dependents enrolled in Medicare who wish to enroll in an HMO Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, please review the maps below to determine if there is coverage available in your area.

Blue Care Network (BCN) Coverage Map (PDF)
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) Coverage Map (PDF)

Priority Health Plan Coverage Map (PDF)

Please note if you or your dependents are not enrolled in Medicare and you wish to enroll in an HMO please use the Zip Code Tool to determine if there is coverage available in your area.

Flu Shots - Participating Locations
(For State Health Plan PPO Enrollees)

Every year, as much as 20% of the U.S. population comes down with the flu. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone over the age of six months. OptumRx provides resources for Medicare and non-Medicare eligible retirees enrolled in the State Health Plan PPO to find locations for an annual flu shot and other routine vaccinations in their Make Your Health a Priority flyer.

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Administrator

Effective October 1, 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, in partnership with New Directions, will be replacing Magellan Health as the State Health Plan (SHP) PPO Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse carrier. Current SHP PPO enrollees will be automatically transitioned with no gap or changes in coverage. New SHP PPO membership ID cards will be mailed in September.

Prescription Drug Plan Information

OptumRx

Formularies:

Active Employees and Non-Medicare Retirees
866-633-6433

Medicare Eligible Retirees
866-635-5941

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Dental, Vision, and Life Benefits

Retiree Benefit Booklets

Retiree Benefit Rates
HMO Retiree Eligibility
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Information
BCBSM Preventive Services Booklet 
Medical Resources

Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation: Change your life insurance beneficiary by submitting the Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation (R0782GHB) (PDF) to the Office of Retirement Services 

Additional Benefits

Benefits for Life
Long Term Care Insurance

Other Retirement Information