dependent benefits

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by upsczar, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. upsczar

    upsczar Member

    I am in Southern CA. Next summer I am eligible to retire under the peer 80 plan. Will my wife lose her health care insurance when i draw from social security? Thank you.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Questions like this boggle my mind.
     
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy



    YES---keep her working at a job with health benefits.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You would think that there would be an office staffed with competent personnel willing and able to answer this and any other questions that you may have regarding your upcoming retirement.
     
  5. upsczar

    upsczar Member



    One can only hope. I have asked several local members including BA and have gotten several answers. Thank you.
     
  6. upsczar

    upsczar Member


    She won't be happy about that. Does that also mean that if i have any dependents under 26 years of age they too will lose their health care?
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Actually they won't lose their insurance until you reach Medicare age--65. Then every family member loses their Teamster insurance--including you. If you are taking early SS (62 and a half I believe it is now) you still are covered until you reach 65. As usual these dates are subject to change.
     
  8. Pismo Bill

    Pismo Bill Member

     
  9. Brownslave688

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  10. Pismo Bill

    Pismo Bill Member

    am also so ca retiree your wife will have our health care the rest of her life
     
  11. Pismo Bill

    Pismo Bill Member

    not in the west (so cal), i retired in 09 still under ups health plan. when medicare kicks in our health plan becomes secondary. my wife remains on the plan the rest of her life.
     
  12. upsczar

    upsczar Member


    I hope your not being sarcastic.
     
  13. upsczar

    upsczar Member


    As i understand it we in the west (so cal) are no longer in the ups plan. We are now under the enhanced team care plan. I will have to look into it further.
     
  14. upsczar

    upsczar Member


    I wonder if that's true nation wide. Or maybe is particular to your region only.
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    From what I have heard it is similar everywhere. You have to switch to Medicare at 65.
     
  16. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I don't think so. You will be covered until you turn 65., and as a dependent on your insurance she will also. Once your 65 you and your wife will not be covered on your insurance. If you draw SS at 62 this should not affect your insurance until you turn 65. If your daughter is under 26 when you go on retiree healthcare she may not be covered unless she's a full time student.
     
  17. Pismo Bill

    Pismo Bill Member

    yes sorry i retired in 09 still under ups plan. do not know the rules of teamcare.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I think it is the same whether you are under Teamcare or not.
     
  19. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Whatever retiree health plan you and your family had when you retired will stay the same unless they've changed it. You would have received something in the mail saying there was a change. Did you retire as a part time employee? That could explain the UPS plan/team care you mentioned.
     
  20. Pismo Bill

    Pismo Bill Member

    under the ups plan my wife (who is 65 now) and i keep our health insurance including dental, vision and prescriptions the rest of our lives.