NAU Retirees’ health care
Insurance and Your Future Health Care
NAURA Benefits Representative: William Nietmann
Although this article was expressly developed for NAU retirees, it may have application for retirees and soon to be retirees who are also employed by the state universities. The subjects covered in this article present various facets and stages of your involvement with Medicare. Discussions range from the period of time when you enter Medicare and a little bit on your involvement with Social Security. It addresses the sign-up period, the Medicare options you will face each year, something about the cost of various Medicare options, a segment which considers dropping health insurance plans offered by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), and finally it addresses some questions people often ask about health care. Thus, there is a logical progression to the segments of this discussion: (1) the beginning, (2) the middle, and (3) the conclusion, the progression of the stages of involvement with Medicare.