Deadlines and links for HPInc, HPE, and Medicare
Advice and reference info from members of the independent HP Alumni Association.
Join the HPAA's Benefits Forum Covers topics such as COBRA and retiree health benefits, annual enrollment, and transition to Medicare.
(Updated Nov 8, 2022.) Comments: email@example.com
Technically, you have 31 days to change if you lose coverage from an employer or other plan -- or have a status change such as marriage, divorce, or transition to Medicare. This is not unique to HPInc/HPE. A fundamental principle of health insurance is that everyone continuously pays into the overall health insurance system pool when they are healthy. (For example, if you don't sign up for each of the various Medicare elements when first eligible, you pay a late enrollment penalty for years.)
If you have such a change, contact your Benefits Center ASAP -- or contact the insurance sales agency that you bought the plan from, such as Alight Retiree Health Solutions (formerly Aon Retiree Health Exchange) Alight Retiree Health Solutions contacts "They couldn't do the surgery because his insurance had been terminated. It took a very long three-way phone call with the Benefits Center and [the carrier] to get his new coverage entered into the system."
If you won't be able to resolve your Medicare situation by the HP/HPE
enrollment deadline -- for example, because you can't get an
AlightRHS advisor appointment in time, or you have an application
pending for an individual Medicare plan through AlightRHS -- HP and HPE
recommend that you enroll in the best HP/HPE plan now and change later
HPInc: "You must make corrections by December 16, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Pacific Time (8 p.m. Central Time). After that date, you won’t be able
to make changes for 2023 unless you experience a qualified status change
and call the HP Benefits Center within 60 days."
Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Covered California links and deadlines: https://www.hpalumni.org/health-other
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