EPC MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLANS
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are age 65 or over and elect to decline the EPC Medicare Supplement Plan, you will be ineligible for coverage under the EPC Medical Plan in the future.
MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLAN SUMMARIES
Individual Monthly Premium: $364.35
Individual Monthly Premium: $408.77
Individual Monthly Premium: $560.55
EMPLOYEES OF SMALLER CHURCHES (<20 EMPLOYEES)
You also should look at the costs and coverages (including network doctors and covered medications) of various Medicare Advantage Plans in your area and find the package that provides the best coverages for you. Because these other Medicare supplements and Advantage programs receive federal subsidies, in some situations they may be more economical than the EPC Medicare Supplement Plans.
Please note that if you elect the EPC Medicare Plan (or another Medicare Supplement Plan), your dependents under age 65 are eligible to continue to be covered under their current EPC Medical Plan. You will need to complete a Medicare Supplement Enrollment Form to select dependent only coverage. If your dependent has reached age 65 and he or she also qualifies for Medicare Supplement coverage, you will need to complete a Medicare Supplement Enrollment Form to select Medicare Supplement coverage for you and your spouse.
Evaluate and determine which Medicare Supplement coverage you will enroll in (Silver, Gold, or Platinum) and verify with your church administrator or authorized church representative.
Your church administrator will complete the Small Employer Exemption Form and send to the BRI Admin Office. This form confirms the small employer exemption status of the church. In addition, CMS uses this form to authorize Medicare as your primary coverage.
Complete the Medicare Supplement Enrollment Form for the appropriate level of coverage (Silver, Gold, or Platinum), sign, and return to the BRI Admin Office at email@example.com or fax to 412-224-4465.
When you receive your Medicare card, send a copy to the EPC Admin Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 412-224-4465. You will not be fully enrolled until the EPC Admin Office receives both the completed Medicare Supplement Enrollment Form and a copy of your Medicare card.
EMPLOYEES OF LARGER CHURCHES (20+ EMPLOYEES)
Even if you are employed by a large employer, you should still enroll in Medicare A when you become eligible for Medicare because Medicare may pay benefits for you as a secondary payor to the extent that the employer provided benefits are less than otherwise would be provided by Medicare.
REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYERS
Information provided in this web site does not constitute legally binding advice. EPC benefits are subject to the provisions of the Medical Plan and Retirement Plan documents available on this web site or in print from EPC Benefit Resources, Inc. (BRI), 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510, Orlando FL 32822. For more information, contact BRI at email@example.com or 407-930-4492 (voice and fax).