Overview for Pre-Medicare Retirees


The Fund offers eligible Pre-Medicare Retirees subsidized coverage based on years of service.


As a Pre-Medicare Retiree, you are eligible for the following benefits to support the overall health of you and your family:

(optional at an additional cost)

In addition, you receive the following benefits:

Benefits include $2,000 once every five years for hearing aids or repairs (batteries are not included). For dependents under age 16, the Fund covers a replacement hearing aid annually.

The Fund offers you two important programs, Amplifon Hearing Health Care and EPIC Hearing Healthcare, designed to help you save money on hearing aids. Choose from products from these leading manufacturers (* Amplifon only, ** EPIC only):

  • Lyric*
  • Miracle-Ear**
  • Phonak
  • Oticon
  • ReSound
  • Rexton**
  • Siemens
  • Sonic Innovations
  • Starkey
  • Unitron
  • Widex
Benefits include $500 every two years for exams, frames, lenses, and contact lenses. (The allowance is replenished on the first day of every even year.)
Death Benefit

In the event of your death, your beneficiary will receive $2,000.

Accidental Death Benefit
If your death occurs due to an accident, your beneficiary will receive $2,000. (This is the principal sum.) If the accident results in the loss of a limb, you will receive a percentage of the principal sum.

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