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I have read some of the comments regarding Bill One. So I am clarifying what I have been fighting for on your behalf. The State eliminated Prescription drug coverage in 2011 when a retiree turns 65. No matter at what age you retired once you turned 65 your prescription drug coverage was eliminated.
Prior to 2011
- In order to vest in the State Prescription drug plan, you had to work for the State at least 5 years.
- Prior to 2011, you could retire after 16 years of service.
- Prior to 2011, retirees would stay on the State’s plan until you turned 65.
- Prior to 2011, if you turned 65 and were retired you were placed on Medicare Part D, however the State’s RX drug coverage plan offset the additional costs.
- In 2013, The Maryland General Assembly eliminated the State’s RX drug coverage for any retiree who vested in the prescription drug coverage plan.
- Specifically, they eliminated RX coverage for any employee who vested prior to July 1, 2011.
- That means anyone who had worked at least 5 years for the State before 2011 was removed from the State RX program when they turned 65, at an age when they need it most.
So it does not matter at what age you retired.
So it does not matter what age you were in 2011.
What matters is whether you worked a least 5 years prior to 2011.
What matters is that Bill One will reinstate your coverage
Attorney will explain about the loss of coverage and who it affects.