Thursday, October 31, 2013

10-31-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.

Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.:





Questions for Central Management Services.
If your doctor accepts Medicare but chooses not to participate in the PPO Advantage Plan, can you pay his charges at time of service and submit a claim to United Healthcare for reimbursement?  If so, what is the time period for reimbursement? State of IL is a notoriously slow pay, so much so that some doctors have refused to take public employees as patients.  While TRIP was a “slow pay”, the St


Medicare Advantage roll-out is heading off the cliff.
. The deadline for deciding what our retiree health care will look like – whether we go with Medicare Advantage or op out – is December 13th. Central Management Services is co-sponsoring informational seminars across the state between November 11th and December 11th. The one for retirees who live in Chicago is at the Thompson Center on December 6th. That gives me seven days to figure out what I w


10-30-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Don’t TRIP on this TRAIL.The move by Illinois to change the Teachers Retirement Insurance Plan (TRIP) to the Total Retiree Advantage Illinois Plan (TRAIL or is TRAILP?) is going badly by any measure. Over the past several weeks I have tried to keep readers up to date with all the information I could g

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