Retiree Benefits

Welcome to the L.C.S.D. Retiree webpage.  

Our goal is to provide our retirees with access to benefit information and forms from anywhere they live or travel.   Information will updated and published as needed.  PDF's of available forms can be found at the bottom of this page. 

New Benefit Information

  • Wegmans Pharmacy Home Delivery is now available for 90-day mail order prescriptions.  Information is available below or by calling 1-800-586-6910.
  • Express Scripts has replaced PrimeMail effective January 1, 2016.  Call Express Scripts 1-855-315-5220.
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield of CNY has created a web landing page for district subscribers.  You can now view your plan information, order ID cards, change your address/phone number, check your claims, find a doctor or enjoy a variety of health and wellness tools and programs.  
  • Shingles vaccines are covered by Excellus for subscribers age 60 through age 64. 

Medicare Enrollment Q & As

Q.  When should I enroll in Medicare?

A.  You should contact the Social Security Administration within 90 days of turning 65.   Medicare Part A and B will be effective the 1st of the month of your 65th birthday.  Once you are retired and age 65 or older you must enroll in Medicare Part A and B.  Claims payments may be reduced if you are not properly enrolled.

Q.  What if I am still actively employed beyond age 65?

A.  You may waive enrolling in Medicare Part B until retirement without penalty.  Contact the SSA for any exceptions or questions.

If you have questions regarding how your district group health plan works with Medicare contact Tracy Sheridan at 315-622-7978.


Change of Address and Phone Numbers

Please notify us if you have a change of address or phone number.  We will take care of updating the information with Excellus and Guardian.


Health Insurance Benefits

Retirees who maintain health benefist will be invoiced quarterly for your health insurance premiums.

As you or your spouse approach 65, it is imperative that you contact the district regarding Medicare and Classic Blue Secure coverage (see Medicare Parts A & B information below).

You may call Tracy Sheridan at (315) 622-7978 in Human Resources to set up an appointment to discuss questions regarding health benefits.


Medicare Parts A & B Information

Medicare Parts A & B -
Typically, if you are retired and attain age 65, you must enroll in Medicare Parts A & B. You may waive Part B, if you are actively employed beyond the age of 65, until you retire. Part A is automatic but you will pay a premium for Part B. If you do not elect Part B and do not qualify for delayed enrollment, you may be assessed a penalty by Medicare and have reduced claim payments by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. It is your responsibility to notify us when you and/or your spouse turn 65 years old.

Medicare Disability Part B -
If your spouse is receiving Medicare Part A due to a disability, he/she must enroll in Medicare Part B, whether or not they are 65 years old, once you retire from the district. There are very few exceptions of this law. Penalties and reduced claim payments may be assessed.

Actively employed past age 65 -
If you are over age 65, actively employed and plan on retiring soon, you will need to apply for Medicare Parts A & B at least 30 days in advance of your retirement. Contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 for enrollment information.

Additional Medicare information is available on the official US Government Site for Medicare. 

 

Contact Tracy Sheridan, Human Resources at 315-622-7978 with any other questions or concerns.

 

Related Files
pdf Wegmans RX Home Delivery Application pdf 46 KB
pdf Wegmans RX Home Delivery Brochure pdf 78 KB
pdf Understanding Medicare and Your Options (Excellus Brochure) pdf 3.6 MB