Welcome UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust member
Get more out of your UAW Trust health benefits
The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the "Trust") provides health care benefits for eligible UAW retirees and their dependents. Aetna, in partnership with the Trust, is pleased to offer the Aetna MedicareSM Advantage PPO Plan.
Through the Trust, you can enroll in a health plan that offers coverage with the same benefits covered as original Medicare. You’ll also get programs to help improve health and wellness. And all at a lower cost than the Traditional Care Network Plan. This Medicare Advantage plan is designed to do more to help meet your coverage needs.
For all members who enroll in the Aetna Medicare Advantage plan for 2017, the Trust will waive your monthly contribution for the entire year.
Are you wondering if you’re eligible to enroll in the Aetna MedicareSM Advantage PPO Plan?
If you don't live within the Aetna Medicare PPO network area, you may be eligible for the Aetna MedicareSM Advantage PPO plan with an Extended Service Area (ESA). This Aetna Medicare AdvantageSM PPO plan with ESA option is available if the ZIP code where you live is located outside of our approved Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO network service area. If this is the case, you’ll get the Aetna MedicareSM Advantage PPO ESA plan. The Medicare Advantage PPO ESA plan allows you to see any licensed doctor as long as they accept your PPO plan and are eligible to receive payment from Medicare.
The Aetna Medicare Advantage plan offered by the Trust is available in the following states: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Wondering if your doctor is in the Aetna Medicare network?
With an Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll have coverage for your Medicare Part A and B hospital and medical benefits, plus you’ll have additional benefits not covered by Medicare. The Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan includes coverage for in-network and out-of-network services.
Help for being your best
You may be retired from one job, but each day is as busy as the one before it. You're still on the go. So your health plan includes extras to help you feel your best, day in and day out.
Click on the plus sign (+) for more information.
Disease Management Program(collapsed)
Personal attention for your health conditions
It's not always easy to live with an ongoing health condition. But you can get the support you need with our disease management program. You'll learn how to:
A 24-hour nurse line for your health questions*
Sometimes, a phone call makes all the difference. The Informed Health Line lets you talk to a registered nurse, any time, day or night, to:
Learn about health conditions
Find out more about a medical test or procedure
Get help preparing for a doctor's visit
And the call is at no cost to you at 1-800-556-1555.
* While only your doctor can diagnose, prescribe or give medical advice, the Informed Health Line nurses can discuss health topics. You should contact your doctor first with any questions or concerns regarding your health care needs.
Healthy Lifestyle Coaching(collapsed)
Just what you need to make the changes you want
Here's a program that can help you improve the way you feel. It offers a unique combination of wellness coaching and tools that can empower you to make the changes you want. Choose the healthy changes to work on:
Losing weight, eating better, exercising more
Quitting smoking or tobacco
To get started, call 1-800-650-2747 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., EST Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
Aetna Navigator® website(collapsed)
Your secure member website
If there's one tool to start using right way, it's Aetna Navigator. That's because this website puts all your plan information, health resources and online tools in one place. You can:
Manage your health and health care costs.
See details about your plan and review your claims.
Compare costs for doctors and health care facilities.
A way to learn about your health and lower any health risks
In 20 minutes or less you can take the first step to improve your health. Just fill out a simple health assessment. It asks questions about your health history and habits.
Then, it can:
Point out possible health risks so you can take steps to lower them
Find health concerns you didn't know about
Give your personalized health results to share with your doctor
To enroll, contact Retiree Health Care Connect at 1-866-637-7555, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Generally, plan changes are effective the first day of the second month following the date of the request.
What is Medicare?(collapsed)
Medicare is the nation's largest health insurance program. It's funded by the United States government. It provides high-quality health care to people 65 and over, and to people under 65 who have certain disabilities.
When am I eligible for Medicare?(collapsed)
For the most part, you are Medicare eligible if you:
Are age 65 or older
Are under 65 with certain disabilities
Have end-stage renal disease — permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant — or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig disease, regardless of your age
When can I apply for Medicare?(collapsed)
You can apply for Medicare:
Three months before your 65th birthday
The entire month of your 65th birthday
Ending three months after your 65th birthday
There is a total enrollment period of seven months
Where can I learn more about Medicare and my options?(collapsed)
Most health care professionals and organizations that provide Medicare services are honest. Unfortunately, there may be some who are not. If you ever suspect fraud, please contact Member Services at the number on the back of your ID card, or call Medicare toll-free at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), (TTY: 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For questions about Medicare eligibility and Social Security retirement benefits