Medical insurance out of local area upon retirement

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by creekwalker, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. creekwalker

    creekwalker New Member

    I am looking to retire and relocate from mo to tx but no insurance plans available. Has anyone moved from one state to another that insurance was not available?? Local union hall just said had not had that happen before,all were medicare age.
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I would think I carry the insurance through my local no matter where I live when retired. I could be wrong.
  3. creekwalker

    creekwalker New Member

    Yes, but only pays 40% instead of normal 80%. Teamstar can't be used in TX according to website and local union. Only other option is the basic and the most they pay is $20, the rest is your responsibility. Looks like a union this size would offer something that is good in any state. Just discouraged waited 38 years now have 1/4 of pension to outside insurance- no group rate.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps you should cancel the moving van.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Have you thought of moving to Houston, MO? or Odessa, MO? or maybe Waco, MO?

    A little bit of Texas in Missouri!
  6. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Why not go international? Mexico, Mo or Paris, MO. Both delivered out of my center. :funny:
  7. tommysts

    tommysts New Member

    Hi I moved from Colorado to Texas, and haven't had any problems seeing a doctor, or being admitted to a hospital. The only problem we have had is, our insurance being raised from $600 a year to $6000 year. I realize some people pay much more than that, but it sure was a shocker when your already retired.
  8. downtime8763

    downtime8763 Member

    When I retired I asked the same question,but was told (and looked on paperwork to verify ) the we at my center had changed a few years ago to company insurance could go anywhere and use the best plane for that area.