Medicare Webinars for NARVRE Members
As 2024 rolls in, railroad retirees need to monitor their healthcare plans. As a member of NARVRE, you can rest assured that we have got you covered. We are committed to ensuring that our esteemed members stay well-informed amidst the ever-changing retirement benefits landscape, particularly regarding Medicare. To this end, we will host free special webinars for our members who qualify for Medicare.
During the webinar, we will discuss the changes that are set to take place in Medicare in 2024. Here are a few examples of some of the upcoming changes. Plus, how NARVRE is dedicated to safeguarding the retirement benefits of railroad veterans and retirees.
Understanding Medicare Changes for 2024
Medicare Advantage Expansion
As of 2024, beneficiaries will also have the opportunity to receive their Medicare benefits through a wider range of private insurance plans. This expansion promises to offer more choices for beneficiaries who opt for Medicare Advantage, potentially leading to better healthcare outcomes and more personalized care options. However, this could take you out of network with your preferred doctor, so the information we provide at the webinar will be informative and helpful.
Medicare Part D Enhancements
The Medicare Part D program, which provides coverage for prescription drugs, is set to undergo significant changes. These changes aim to make prescription drugs more affordable for beneficiaries by reducing costs. The changes are expected to impact positively by ensuring that beneficiaries can access the medications they need without financial barriers. Overall, the improvements to Medicare Part D are a step towards a more accessible and equitable healthcare system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how healthcare services are provided, with telehealth services becoming more popular. Additionally, Medicare has announced that it will continue supporting telehealth services in 2024 by providing greater access to a broader range of healthcare services that can be delivered remotely from the comfort of your home. This will make healthcare more convenient and accessible for patients who may have difficulty traveling to a healthcare facility or prefer the convenience and privacy of receiving healthcare services at home.
Medicare Premiums and Deductibles
Every year, the government changes Medicare premiums and deductibles, which can certainly impact retirees’ healthcare coverage. Retirees need to keep themselves informed about these changes to make informed decisions and ensure they have adequate healthcare coverage.
How to Attend the NARVRE Retiree Webinar and What to Expect
It’s easy to attend one of these free webinars. You only need to register for a scheduled online webinar at tlcmedicare.info/NARVRE. During the webinar, we will discuss the following topics:
- Intro to free services provided by TLC.
- A basic overview of Medicare (A, B, C, and D).
- Review all your Medicare plan options, including Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplemental Plans, and also Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans.
- Find out if you are eligible and when you can enroll.
- Help you get a free personalized review.
NARVRE’s Commitment to Protecting Railroad Retirement Benefits
The NARVRE motto is to PROTECT, PRESERVE, and PROMOTE your railroad benefits. We have been doing it for practically a century and have no plans of stopping. At NARVRE, we firmly believe that railroad workers deserve their benefits after dedicating years of hard work to ensure timely and safe freight delivery. We understand the long hours and sacrifices made by railroad workers, and for those who have devoted their careers to the railroad industry, we assure you that NARVRE will fight to protect your rights. However, to make this happen, we need your support. We have a team in Washington, D.C., that is ready to keep your retirement benefits intact. If you are a member experiencing any issues in receiving your benefits, our team will work tirelessly to resolve the issues. We are committed to safeguarding your interests and benefits, and we will remain vigilant in doing so.
As we move toward 2024, NARVRE retirees and veterans are preparing to inform our peers about the forthcoming changes in Medicare. Our commitment to safeguarding the railroad retirement benefits remains solid and unyielding. If you are a railroad worker, veteran, or retiree, we strongly encourage you to join NARVRE today to guarantee that your retirement years are secure and backed by a community that recognizes and caters to your unique needs.